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Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Water) in Mainlaying


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12 days


Water Operatives identified as potential team leaders, installing, maintaining or replacing water mains & installations within the UK networks.


To provide skills, knowledge and competence to enable individuals to install and maintain assets (water mains) to national standards.


Candidates to achieve CABWI Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Water) - Main layer, leading to Energy & Utility Skills accreditation, which is the recommended minimum requirement for individuals undertaking main laying activities on the UK water network. To enable candidates to demonstrate competence against the EUS framework, allowing Water Industry Registration Scheme (WIRS) status to be achieved with Lloyd’s Register.

Candidates must obtain a number of credits from the mandatory units depending on the pathway chosen:

37 credits - Main layer (Self lay) 

41 credits - Main layer (Distribution)

Further optional units are also available as part of the scheme.

This qualification is an opportunity for progression for learners who have already completed the Level 1 Certificate in Network Construction Operations (Water).


The course will cover:


Trainer/Assessor led theory and practical sessions, followed by awarding body written and practical assessments.


Candidates must possess a current National Water Hygiene qualification, and SHEA Water is mandatory for EU Skills registration. Candidates should preferably hold current NRSWA accreditation (minimum units 1 - 6). Additional training can be provided where required.

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

“We’ve been involved with Utilise since the start of the West Midlands Gas Alliance. We’re in our 5th year and 500 employees have been through the training. We operate the training from first class facilities, with first class trainers who deliver the end product we’re looking for - a well trained workforce who are compliant with gas industry regulations. ”

Andy Crowder - Managing Director, Utilities, Morgan Est

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