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Dual Fuel Apprenticeships

Why choose Utilities Academy?

Our bespoke facilities are developed in collaboration with industry experts to deliver the highest quality training. In partnership with Euskills and employers, we help develop and improve the industry standards. All our staff members are fully qualified, highly skilled experts. We tailor our apprenticeship training to suit both our employers’ requirements and meet learners’ individual needs. Our exceptional teaching will prepare your future employees for overcoming any obstacles they might encounter in the field.

Clients we have now trained candidates for include SSE, OVO Energy, Trojan Utilities (now SMS) Lowri-beck, Morrison Utility services, Siemens and IMserve

Apprenticeship Course Details

Awarding Body: EUSKILLS

Sector Skills: Energy and Utilities Sector

Registration: Includes Qualifications standards and End Point Assessment

Timescale for completion: 14 Months

Our apprenticeship training takes place in our 28 000 sqf Bolton training centre, which is equipped with the following facilities:

5x Classrooms, 2x Power Workshops, 1x 3 Phase Power Room, 8x Gas Stage 1 bays, 12x Gas Stage 2 bays, 8x Gas Stage 3 Houses, 2x ACS Rooms

Incredible experience! Able to quickly and confidently get a job in industry, would recommend the Academy to anyone.

— Sean Bailey (Dual Fuel New Entrant)

Complete Curriculum & Work Placement

Includes the following modules:

  • Week 1 Power Induction & Enrolment and Class Room Sessions
  • Week 2 Power Knowledge Sessions Class Room Based, Functional Skills Maths and English
  • Week 3 & 4 Power Practical on Site with Mentor
  • Week 5 Final Exams for Power, Complete on Site Evidence, Functional Skills Maths and English
  • Week 6 Gas Induction and Class Room Sessions, Functional Skills Maths and English
  • Week 7, 8 & 9 Gas Knowledge Sessions Class Room Based, Functional Skills Maths and English
  • Week 10, 11 & 12 Gas Practical on Site with Mentor
  • Week 13 High intensity Training and End tests 1 Theory and 1 Practical Assessment
  • Week 14 Accredited Certification Scheme, 7 Written Test Papers and Scenario Based Assessments in Centre
  • Week 15 Portfolio Building, Knowledge Sessions
  • Week 16 to Week 53 Work Placements, Re-Sits if Required, Assessments in the Work Place, Observations and Ongoing Support in Preparation for End Point Assessments

Trailblazer Apprenticeships

Giving you fully trained engineers after 12 months

Once the 16-week Power and Gas training at Utilities Academy is completed, your employees will be signed off to show they are competent, but not qualified. Utilities Academy in partnership with Euskills and yourselves will not sign off any apprentice until the apprenticeship has been fully completed and your employee has passed the end point assessment interview. The minimum time on the programme is 12 months and 1 week, the maximum time on programme is 14 months.

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Register your interest in a Dual Fuel Apprenticeship. Fill in the form below and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss in more detail. Your new career starts now!

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