Electrical Power Engineering (2343)

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2016
These SCQF level 5 & 6 knowledge and competence qualifications cover all the essential knowledge and skills needed to work in electrical power engineering and to specialise in overhead lines, substation plants or underground cables, which is considered to be a credit based qualifications. 

They form part of the Energy & Utility Skills Modern Apprenticeship framework.
These qualifications are for those in the power industry working as overhead line, substation plant or underground cable engineers. They could be undertaking a Modern Apprenticeship, wishing to gain knowledge and prove competence or progress to a more responsible role.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • Scotland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

The knowledge qualifications include:

  • Legislation
  • Mathematics and mechanical and electrical theory
  • Cables, substations and overhead lines.

The Level 3 also includes supervision of others  and design principles.

For the competence qualifications you can choose the qualification that demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed. Unit options include:

  • installing plant and apparatus
  • testing and maintenance
  • health and safety
  • jointing
  • working with fibre optics
  • carrying out inspections.

You will learn on the job in the work environment. Assessment will also take place in the workplace and will include an evidence book and practical tests.

Which level is right for me?

This will depend on your job role and might mean completing a level 5 qualification prior to a level 6.

For some occupations with a high degree of technical knowledge and skill you might move straight to level 6.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of engineering roles relating to maintenance and repair of substation plant, underground cables and overhead lines in the power industry.

Learners can also choose other qualifications from the following:

  • Level 5 Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Distribution & Transmission (Technical Knowledge)
  • Level 6 Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Distribution & Transmission (Technical Knowledge)
  • Level 5 Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Substation Plant: R065 04
  • Level 5 Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Underground Cables: R067 04
  • Level 5 Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Overhead Lines: R069 0
  • Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Substation Plant: R066 04
  • Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Underground Cables: R068 04
  • Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Overhead Lines: R070 04.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications, you will need qualified assessors.  You can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the resource requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Centres currently offering the qualification 2339 have automatic approval to offer these qualifications.

There are no eligibility requirements.

Level 5

Level 5 is ideal if you are new to the power industry, or preparing for your first job, and want to gain the skills you need to do your job well or get the foundation you need to move on to the next level of qualification.

There are four qualifications available:
  • Level 5 Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Substation Plant
  • Level 5 Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Underground Cables
  • Level 5 Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Overhead Lines
  • Level 5 Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Distribution & Transmission Technical Knowledge

The competence qualifications comprise mandatory and optional units, including:

  • Working safely in the power sector
  • Electrical and functional testing of plant and apparatus
  • Install underground cables
  • Live low-voltage distribution work.

The knowledge qualification contains seven mandatory units including:

  • Power engineering: electrical networks, plant & apparatus
  • Mathematics, mechanical & electrical theory in power engineering
  • Power engineering: cables, sub stations, and overhead lines  

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of engineering roles relating to maintenance and repair of substation plant, underground cables and overhead lines in the power industry.

Learners can also choose to take the following related qualifications:

  • Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Substation Plant
  • Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Underground Cables
  • Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Overhead Lines
  • Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Distribution & Transmission Technical Knowledge

Level 5 in Electrical Power Engineering - Substation Plant (2343-11)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2014

Level 5 Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Substation Plant

  • Accreditation No: R06504 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 5 in Electrical Power Engineering - Underground Cables (2343-12)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2014

Level 5 Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Underground Cables

  • Accreditation No: R06704 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 5 in Electrical Power Engineering - Overhead Lines (2343-13)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2014

Level 5 Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Overhead Lines

  • Accreditation No: R06904 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Distribution and Transmission (Technical Knowledge) at SCQF Level 5 (2343-17)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Distribution and Transmission at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: R20004 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SCQF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SCQF 5

Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Substation Plant at SCQF Level 5 (2343-51)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Substation Plant at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SCQF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 53 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Substation Plant at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: R22704 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SCQF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 53 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Underground Cable at SCQF Level 5 (2343-52)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Underground Cable at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SCQF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 35 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Underground Cable at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: R22804 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SCQF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 35 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Overhead Lines at SCQF Level 5 (2343-53)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Overhead Lines at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SCQF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 53 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Certificate in Electrical Power Engineering - Overhead Lines at SCQF Level 5

  • Accreditation No: R22904 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SCQF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 53 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

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