Network Construction Operations Water Level 2 Service Laying (NCO2WS)
Course for NCO1 Water Assistants looking to upskill to Level 2 and operatives and supervisors with onsite experience who require skills in service pipe installation including under pressure connections for self-lay organisations, water network asset owners and WIRS registered companies.
Learners must have their EUSR Water SHEA and National Water Hygiene card prior to completion of the qualification.
5 day course
Benefits for the learner
- Gain confidence in relevant skills, knowledge and understanding required to lay new service pipes using copper and polyethylene.
- Better communication with colleagues and assessment of risk.
Benefits for the employer
- Competent employees.
- Compliance with industry standards, registration with EUSR.
- Employers can remotely access digital portfolios to review progression of their learners at any time.
What you’ll learn on this course
A review of relevant technical information is followed by practical demonstrations, exercises and assessments (if required) in:
- The characteristics of service pipe materials.
- Understanding the repair and modification of service pipes.
- Jointing of PE pipe by fusion and mechanical means.
- Jointing of copper pipe.
- Jointing of dissimilar materials.
- The installation of copper and PE service pipes.
- The normal limits of undertakers responsibility relating to service pipes.
- Identification of ferrules and saddle straps.
- The use of dual spindle drilling/tapping machines.
- Electrofusion service connections.
- The use of self-tapping ferrules, straps.
- The installation of water meters and proprietary boundary box systems.
- Current Water hygiene procedures including company specific SSOW (if required).
What do I need to bring with Me?
- Learners should bring a helmet, high visibility clothing, safety boots and safety glasses, overalls and working gloves.
- Learners should bring their EUSR ID if applicable.
- Learners can bring with them any materials used in their work, copies of risk assessments or management systems so that they can see how their materials fit in to the context of the training.
How is the training delivered?
- The course consists of a practical demonstration and assessment of practical skills.
- Learners and assessors agree a timetable to complete the collation of evidence, to meet the requirements of the client.
- Learners and assessors complete an electronic portfolio of evidence allowing more efficient assessment, verification and storage of supporting evidence. Employers can access an overview of progress at any time.
- Following the course a number of observed assessments are planned in the workplace to provide the necessary evidence to meet the standards of the qualification. The number will depend upon experience. (Please note that late cancellation of observed assessments may incur further fees to achieve completion).
- This course incorporates assessment and certification for the Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Water) - Service layer awarded by CABWI.
- Upon successful achievement of the qualification it is registered with the EUSR database.
- On completion of the course learners will be sent a virtual EUSR card to their mobile phones. Therefore a mobile phone number must be provided on the day. Hard copy cards, if required, must be requested prior to course delivery and will incur additional fees.
April 2021 - Adam Davidson
Course material. Since it covered a lot of which I have already done seemed unnecessary. Also questions were not easy to understand.
April 2021 - Simon Jeffreys
The trainer on the course Mick was very knowledgeable and ensured everyone understood things. The course was very enjoyable
November 2019 - John Harris
It was a calm and peaceful environment and staff was friendly, our trainer Phil frost was a credit to the company and would recommend to other collages
July 2019 - Christian Tonks
Phil Frost was an excellent teacher and Made all practicals easy to follow and offered support when necessary
July 2019 - Michael Hegarty
I found it very interesting
July 2019 - Richard Johnson
I enjoyed all the practical.