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Network Construction Operations (G) NVQ Level 2 Main Laying Upskill (Experienced Candidate)

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6 days


Assistant/Main Layers with a measure of industry experience, in possession of current EU Skills registration.


To provide support and direction to help Assistant/Main Layers to achieve a level 2 qualification and continue their EU Skills accreditation.


Candidates to achieve City & Guilds, NCO (G) level 2 Main Laying, leading to Energy & Utility Skills accreditation, which is a mandatory requirement for individuals undertaking service laying activities on the UK gas network. To enable candidates to demonstrate competence against the EUS framework, allowing Gas Industry Registration Scheme (GIRS) status to be achieved with Lloyd’s Register.


The course will include:


Trainer/Assessor led theory refresher and practical sessions, including in course written and practical assessments.


Candidates must hold a current relevant EU Skills registration. Candidates must possess a current SHEA Gas Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness. Candidates need to have a reasonable level of practical experience within the industry. This will be assessed prior to training commencement.

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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