A temporary dispensation has been applied to the ST0161 Junior Energy Manager end-point assessment plan AP02 for this apprenticeship. The dispensation will last from 20 May 2022 to 30 May 2024 but may be withdrawn if the assessment plan is revised sooner or the dispensation is no longer necessary.
End-point assessment organisations (EPAOs) delivering EPAs for the apprenticeship will implement the dispensation as required, supported and monitored by the relevant EQA provider.
The key changes are: Any recognised professional body is not directly involved in the assessment process, nor do they make the final assessment decision where it is undertaken by a competitor organisation on the RoEPAO. EPAOs on the RoEPAO can deliver the end-point assessment independently of their competitors. All EPAOs must still comply with all other parameters within the assessment plan except the requirement for the assessor to be a fellow of a recognised professional body. Going forwards, the assessor must be a member of a recognised professional body. The assessor must meet all other assessor requirements as outlined in the published EPA plan. The Energy Audit (synoptic practical assessment) can consist of an on-site or off-site energy audit task and written report in-line with the practices and policies of the employer
Helping organisations meet sustainability commitments by reducing energy consumption and reducing costs.
The UK will be one of the most competitive market places for energy managers’ skills in the next 5-7 years, as British businesses start to see the rise in the cost of energy as a priority. Many companies in the UK either have no energy managers in place or have outsourced energy management skillsets, and therefore have reduced ability to manage their own energy consumption. In-house skills in energy management will lead to long term savings for companies. There is a major shortage of trained energy managers and this apprenticeship will help to address the need for basic in-house energy management skills which can benefit organisation across all industries, including hospitality, leisure, retail, banking, manufacturing, construction and property.
Junior Energy Managers often work in fields such as facilities management, property or sustainability. Such broad fields offer specialised skillsets in a wide range of vocations.
Junior Energy Managers perform an essential role in supporting their company or organisation to meet energy and cost reduction objectives and targets within the context of wider sustainability commitments such as carbon and water management and corporate social responsibility. They need to be technically aware, numerate, have good communication skills and be keen to broaden and continually improve their existing knowledge of energy management core topics.
Junior Energy Managers would be expected to focus on energy assessment and measurement of energy consumption, their organisation’s technical and operational energy management issues, energy management strategy, regulatory and legal compliance, reporting and communicating on the status of their organisation’s energy performance and progress of improvements.
Energy management is itself a specialist profession and increasingly, at a senior level, energy managers undertake a key strategic role in the influencing of senior management and setting the energy policy for organisation.
Employers will set the entry requirements for their apprenticeships but apprenticeship candidates will normally have a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grades A* to C (including mathematics, English), or equivalent qualifications such as: IGCSEs, Scottish Standard Grade, 14-19 Diploma, BTEC/NVQs. Apprentices without English or Maths GCSE at grade A* to C or equivalent must achieve this prior to the completion of the Apprenticeship.
This is a level 3 Apprenticeship and will typically be of 24 months long.
On successful completion of this Apprenticeship, the successful Apprentice will be eligible for relevant membership of energy management related bodies:
The following section describes the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers would expect a competent Junior Energy Manager to demonstrate.
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