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Training and assessment for Water competency

Our Water Industry Operative Competency Framework is an accredited programme of competency based training and assessment units developed specifically for operatives in the water industry.

The framework consists of a series of modular units for operatives working in the water industry to demonstrate their competence, the units are in areas not covered by National Occupational Standards or where employers seek a trade test rather than a full vocational qualification.

Please see below for our full training overview for Water Industry Operative Competency Framework.

Benefits of attending for the delegate

  • A demonstration of competence.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • A structure for competence and evidence of a competent workforce.
  • Structured training pathways that can enhance IIP and other HR related measures.
  • The programme can be linked to competence frameworks of the employer.

How is this training delivered?

  • Units are modular and delivery can be tailored to particular needs.
  • Accreditation is recognised under the Frontline Skills Framework Utilities 5831 Scheme, accredited by City and Guilds.
  • Training and assessment is typically between one day and one week in duration dependant upon the complexity of the assessments.
  • Wherever possible scheme assessment is undertaken by observation of practical exercises in addition to written testing.
  • The delivery method is targeted training followed by assessment, but the programme can be assessment only where the goal is the accreditation of existing skills.

Example of units available in the scheme:

  • Alterations to Existing Mains.
  • Control Supplies to Distribution Systems.
  • Data Logging for Pressure and Flow Measurement.
  • Electro Fusion Jointing for Polyethylene pipes and Ferrule Saddles.
  • Inspect Services Reservoirs (External).
  • Inspect Surface Water Balancing Ponds.
  • Leakage Detection - Acoustic.
  • Leakage Detection - Leak Noise Correlator.
  • Main laying - Ductile Iron Pipes.
  • Mains and Services Tracing and Surveying.
  • Mains Cleansing - Air Scouring.
  • Mains Cleansing - Disinfection.
  • Mains Cleansing - Flushing.
  • Mains Cleansing - Swabbing.
  • Mains Repairs.
  • Monitor and Maintain Raw Water Transmission Systems.
  • Monitoring of Leakage.
  • Operate and Maintain Aeration Plant.
  • Operate and Maintain Biological Treatment Plant.
  • Operate and Maintain Borehole Pumping Station.
  • Operate and Maintain Carbon (GAC) Absorbers.
  • Operate and Maintain Carbon (GAC) Filters.
  • Operate and Maintain Chemical Dosing Equipment.
  • Operate and Maintain Chlorination Plant Using Chlorine Gas.
  • Operate and Maintain Chlorination Plant Using Chlorine Generated On Site.
  • Operate and Maintain Chlorination Plant using Sodium Hypochlorite.
  • Operate and Maintain Clarifier/Thickeners.
  • Operate and Maintain Construction Wetlands.
  • Operate and Maintain De-Chlorination Plant Using Sulphur Dioxide.
  • Operate and Maintain Dissolved Air Flotation Plant.
  • Operate and Maintain Dry Well.
  • Operate and Maintain Ejector Pumping Station.
  • Operate and Maintain Emergency Chlorination Equipment.
  • Operate and Maintain Final Settlement Tanks.
  • Operate and Maintain Fine Bubble Diffused Air Activated Sludge Plant.
  • Operate and Maintain Gas Chlorination Plant.
  • Operate and Maintain Grit Removal Equipment, Grit Processing and Disposal.
  • Operate and Maintain Humus Tanks.
  • Operate and Maintain Inlet Works Flow Measurement and Control Equipment.
  • Operate and Maintain ION Exchange Plant for Nitrate Removal.
  • Operate and Maintain Membrane Filters.
  • Operate and Maintain Microstrainers For Tertiary Treatment.
  • Operate and Maintain Ozonisation Plant.
  • Operate and Maintain Plant for Dosing Miscellaneous Chemicals.
  • Operate and Maintain Plant for Dosing Phosphoric Acid.
  • Operate and Maintain Plant Using UV Radiation.
  • Operate and Maintain Pressure Filters.
  • Operate and Maintain Primary Sedimentation Tanks.
  • Operate and Maintain Rapid Gravity Filters.
  • Operate and Maintain Raw Water Pumping Station.
  • Operate and Maintain Reservoirs and Catchment Areas.
  • Operate and Maintain River Intake.
  • Operate and Maintain Sand Filters.
  • Operate and Maintain Screens, Screenings Processing and Disposal.
  • Operate and Maintain Screw Type.
  • Operate and Maintain Sequencing Batch Reactor.
  • Operate and Maintain Slow Sand Filters.
  • Operate and Maintain Sludge Settlement Lagoons.
  • Operate and Maintain Sludge Treatment Plant Using Centrifuges.
  • Operate and Maintain Sludge Treatment Plant Using Filter Presses.
  • Operate and Maintain Spring Source.
  • Operate and Maintain Storm Tanks.
  • Operate and Maintain Submersible.
  • Operate and Maintain Surface Aeration Activated Sludge Plant.
  • Operate and Maintain Tertiary Lagoons.
  • Operate and Maintain Treated Water Pumping Station.
  • Operate and Maintain Upward Flow Clarification Plant.
  • Operation of Valves and Hydrants.
  • Pressure and Flow Measurement.
  • Pressure Testing of Water Mains.
  • Sample and Test Waste Waters.
  • Service Pipe Repairs and Modifications.
  • Subcoil Water.
  • Transport of Dangerous Water Supply Chemicals.
  • Under pressure Mains Branching.
  • Under pressure Service Pipe Connections - Dual Spindle Machines.
  • Under pressure Service Pipe Connections - Single Spindle Machines.
  • Valve and Hydrant Repairs.
  • Waste Water Treatment for Sludge Technicians.
  • Water Meter Reading.
  • Water Sampling.
  • Water Testing.

Please call us on 0800 876 6708 for more information or to discuss your particular requirements.