Network Construction Operations (6028)

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2016
These qualifications cover all aspects of Gas and Water network construction. They were designed by industry and cover technical skills in areas such as excavating, electrofusion welding, operating tools and machinery and installation, while maintaining safety standards.
 
All level 2 qualifications form part of the Energy & Utility Skills apprenticeship frameworks
These are for network operatives and engineers already employed on the gas and water distribution networks, either directly with an asset owner or through an outsourced operations company
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You can choose the qualification that includes the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed, such as: 

  • Locate and avoid supply apparatus
  • excavating holes and trenches in ground and pavement structures
  • operating powered tools
  • electrofusion and butt fusion welding
  • assembling components to meet specifications for network construction operations.
 
You will learn mainly on the job in the work environment.

Assessment will also take place in the workplace and will include practical tasks and oral questioning.

Which level is right for me?

Level 1 - You are working under supervision and possibly just starting out in, or are very new to, network construction.
Level 2 - You are working in network construction and have developed some knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress as a gas or water network construction operative involved in main and service laying and repair. 
  • Gas Network Operative - Mainlaying
  • Gas Network Operative - Servicelaying
  • Water Network Operative - Mainlaying
  • Water Network Operative - Servicelaying

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors - you can train suitably experienced 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.

All learners must be network operatives employed on distribution networks, either directly with an asset owner or through an outsourced operations company.

Centres currently offering the Level 1-3 NVQ in Gas Network Operations (6029) have automatic approval to offer the Gas pathways of these qualifications. Full approval is required for 6028 Networks Operations Water.

The Gas qualifications are combined knowledge and competence. Question banks to cover the knowledge requirements can found in assessment materials.

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

Level 1

Level 1 will suit you if you are just starting out in, or are very new to, network construction.

This level has Gas and Water pathways and comprises mandatory and a range of optional units, including:

  • Assist in locating and avoiding supply apparatus and sub structures
  • Working under supervision, excavate holes and trenches in ground and pavement structures
  • Working under supervision, assemble components to meet specifications for network construction operations
  • Assist in preparing resources and signing and guarding the area for site works.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress as a network construction operative involved in main laying and service laying.

You might also need to take a New Roads and Streetworks qualification (6156). This is a requirement to work on the highway.

Level 1 Certificate in Network Construction Operations (Gas) (6028-10)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 1 Certificate in Network Construction Operations (Gas)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1311/4 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: 17 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 77 - 85 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: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 1 Certificate in Network Construction Operations (Water) (6028-15)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 1 Certificate in Network Construction Operations (Water)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1533/0 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: 11 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 61 - 76 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: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

Level 2 is ideal if you are working in network construction and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

This level has Gas and Water pathways and comprises mandatory and a range of optional units, including:
  • Maintain a safe and secure working environment in utilities network construction
  • Locate and avoid supply apparatus for utilities network construction
  • Install or replace external gas service risers
  • Conduct specified testing of gas networks associated with leakage location
  • Disconnection of gas meters.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress as a network construction operative involved in main laying and service laying.

You might also need to take a New Roads and Streetworks qualification (6156). This is a requirement to work on the highway.

Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) - Main Layer (6028-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) - Main Layer (Distribution)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1534/2 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: 51 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 253 - 253 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: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) - Main Layer (Repair and Maintenance)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1534/2 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: 62 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 323 - 323 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: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas)- Main Layer (Self Lay)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1534/2 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: 44 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 210 - 210 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: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) - Service Layer (6028-22)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) - Service Layer (Distribution)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1535/4 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: 41 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 215 - 215 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: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) - Service Layer (Repair and Maintenance)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1535/4 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: 52 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 285 - 285 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: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Gas) - Service Layer (Self Lay)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1535/4 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: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 190 - 190 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: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Water) - Main layer (6028-25)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Water)- Mainlayer (Distribution)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2670/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 223 - 248 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: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Water) - Main Layer (Self lay)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2670/4 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: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 223 - 248 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: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Network Construction Operations (Water) - Service Layer (6028-26)

Last Registration Date: 29 Feb 2016

Level 2 Certificate in Network construction operations (Water)- Service layer (Distribution)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2669/8 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: 32 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 198 - 223 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: 28/02/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Network construction operations (Water)- Service layer (Self lay)

  • Accreditation No: 600/2669/8 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: 32 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 198 - 223 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: 28/02/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Water) - Repair and maintenance (6028-27)

Last Registration Date: 30 Sep 2016

Level 2 Diploma in Network construction operations (Water)- Repair and maintenance

  • Accreditation No: 600/2668/6 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: 43 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 268 - 268 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: 30/09/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Award for Installing Water Meters and Proprietary Boundary Boxes (6028-28)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Level 2 Award for Installing Water Meters and Proprietary Boundary Boxes

  • Accreditation No: 601/3000/3 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: 4 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 21 - 21 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: 31/10/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you are working in Gas network construction and are in or working towards a supervisory role.

This level consists of mandatory units including: 

Control gas network activities and contribute to controlling costs
Commission gas networks
Carry out risk assessments
Record, store and analyse information
Advise and inform others and customers
Carry out operational planning
Monitor signing, lighting and guarding
Locate and avoid supply apparatus
Decommissioning and abandonment of mains and services

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress as a supervisor in Gas Network Construction involved in main and service laying.

You might also need to take a New Roads and Street works qualification (6156). This is a requirement to work on the highway.

Level 3 Diploma in Gas Network Construction Operations (6028-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Jan 2016

Level 3 Diploma in Gas Network Construction Operations

  • Accreditation No: 601/2739/9 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: 73 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 318 - 318 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: 31/01/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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