This apprenticeship standard is in the process of being revised. In the meantime, the version below remains approved for delivery. Further details of this and other occupational standards in revision are available in the revisions status report.
A temporary dispensation has been applied to the ST0161 Junior energy manager end-point assessment plan version 1.1/AP02 for this apprenticeship. The dispensation will run until all apprentices registered to version 1.1 are complete, including resits and retakes, but may be withdrawn if the assessment plan is revised sooner or the dispensation is no longer necessary.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:
Reference to external documents now optional rather than mandatory.
Weighting of assessment methods removed.
Numerical marking removed.
Double assessment removed.
Assessment methods clarified.
Grading criteria outlined.
Assessor requirements updated.
Practical assessment updated to reflect current practices.
Delivery of EPA updated allowing EPAs to be delivered independently of other organisations on the APAR.
Version 1.1/AP02 is superseded by version 1.1/AP03 and can be found here.
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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