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Level 2 Diploma in Distribution Control


Course Reference



6 to 8 days


Water Network/Distribution Operatives


To assess candidates through direct observation and under-pinning knowledge to enable them to achieve CABWI level 2 Diploma in distribution control


To demonstrate competence in Distribution Control candidates must carry out practical operational activities on the water distribution network.

Candidates to achieve 25 credits from 4 mandatory units plus 3 optional units (from five)

Mandatory units

Optiponal Units


The course will cover:
  • Operating safely on the distribution network
  • Addressing and resolving customers' water distribution related enquiries
  • Carrying out valve operations on the distribution network
  • Determining the exact location of water loss (acoustic listening techniques)
  • Cleansing water mains
  • Disinfecting water mains
  • Carrying out simple sampling operations
  • Measuring system performance using flow and pressure equipment
  • Provide and maintain emergency water supplies
  • Methods

    Practical assessments, oral and written questions - Compilation of portfolio of evidence


    must have distribution experience

    NB. Participants must provide PPE appropriate to activities to be undertaken. Please see joining instructions for more information.

    “Utilise were the first in this sector to access external funding packages to assist trainees to achieve their qualifications. Most recently and yet another first, Utilise has helped Morrison to develop a First Line Manager programme linked to a Team Leading NVQ which has seen over 140 Morrison employees achieve this benchmark qualification.”

    Glen Tymon, Skills Development Manager, Morrison Utility Services

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