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Overview of the role

Maintain site process standards for water or wastewater.

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Water industry treatment process technician

Details of standard

This standard has options. Display duties and KSBs for:

Occupation summary

This occupation is found in the water industry.

Water industry treatment process technicians work for clean water or wastewater (sewerage) treatment companies regulated by OFWAT - Office of Water Services (UK government). Technicians typically work in only one type of treatment stream.

Employers in the industry are small to large but mainly large.

This is a core and option apprenticeship standard. Apprentices will be trained and assessed against the core and one option. There are two options:

Option 1. Water treatment process technician

Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician

Technicians work at treatment sites. They may be required to drive between sites.

They work in all weather conditions.

As a 24 hour and seven days a week operation, they may need to undertake standby duties and work shifts outside normal working hours.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to maintain site process standards for water or wastewater.

Water treatment technicians maintain and ensure the safe supply of drinking water. This involves abstraction of raw water, treatment, and supply into distribution network. They ensure a balance between water production with network demand. They also manage and operate waste processes onsite such as, sludge management, offsite discharges, and general wastes (oils, paper, and food). 

Wastewater treatment technicians maintain the removal and treatment of wastewater. They monitor and maintain wastewater treatment processes including preliminary (for example, storm), primary settlement, biological and chemical treatment, tertiary, and sludge treatment. They manage sludge preparation and storage and liaise with sludge processing facilities.

Both roles seek to optimise processes to maximise efficiency and compliance. They respond to and resolve process failure or failures. They manage asset maintenance and faults: directly or via escalation. Maintaining documentation is also an important part of the role. They support develop other members of the team.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with process operatives, technicians, and stakeholders from teams across water services or the wider business. This may include maintenance, water quality, and regional control rooms. They may also interact with external stakeholders. This may include representatives from the Environmental Agency, and Health and Safety Executive.

They typically report to a treatment manager or site manager. They work with minimal supervision. They may work as part of a team and alone.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for meeting quality, regulatory, safety, security, and environmental requirements. They ensure the health and safety of self and others including ensuring hygiene practices are followed. They need to consider how their work has the potential to impact customer service and the company - financially and reputationally.

Water treatment process technicians must take account of The Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations. 

Wastewater treatment process technicians must take account of Environmental Quality Standards for effluent discharge and air quality.

UK water companies require individuals entering clean water sites or working on the clean water network – known as ‘Restricted Operations’, to hold a National Water Hygiene EUSR registration: Blue card. This involves training and assessment, and health screening.

Typical job titles include:

Recycling technician Green leaf Sewage production operator Green leaf Treatment works controller Green leaf Wastewater process controller Green leaf Wastewater treatment process technician Green leaf Water process controller Water process technician Water production operator Water treatment process technician

Entry requirements

Typically, 3 to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and mathematics, or equivalent qualifications.

Core occupation duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 1 Seek ways to optimise processes. For example, operational expenditure, compliance, and tighter restrictions on regulatory parameters.

K2 K3 K4 K7 K9 K10 K13 K14 K16 K17 K20 K21 K22

S1 S8 S15 S18 S19 S20 S22 S23 S24 S25 S26

B1 B2 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 2 Respond to alarms.

K2 K3 K8 K9 K10 K11 K15 K16 K17 K18 K20 K21 K22 K23

S1 S2 S9 S15 S18 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24 S25 S26

B1 B2 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 3 Supervise chemical deliveries.

K1 K2 K10 K12 K16 K17 K18 K19 K21 K22 K23

S1 S15 S16 S18 S20 S22 S23 S24 S25 S26

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 4 Co-ordinate work activities and site response with internal and external stakeholders.

K1 K2 K8 K9 K10 K16 K17 K18 K20 K21 K22 K23

S1 S15 S16 S18 S20 S22 S23 S24 S25 S26

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 5 Manage asset maintenance: directly or via escalation. For example, equipment validation or calibration.

K2 K6 K7 K8 K9 K10 K14 K16 K18 K19 K20 K21 K22

S1 S3 S4 S6 S15 S18 S20 S22 S23 S24 S25 S26

B1 B2 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 6 Resolve faults and problems on process streams, systems, equipment, instruments, and control systems: directly or via escalation. Identify action to prevent reoccurrence of the issue(s).

K2 K3 K4 K5 K7 K8 K9 K10 K11 K14 K15 K16 K19 K20 K21 K22

S1 S5 S7 S10 S15 S18 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24 S25 S26

B1 B2 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 7 Complete site safety and security activities. For example, complete site security checks, and site safety inductions.

K1 K2 K10 K12 K16 K18 K19 K21 K22 K23

S1 S15 S16 S18 S20 S22 S23 S24 S25 S26

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 8 Ensure vital safety equipment is maintained and available for use. For example, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), harnesses, and first aid kits.

K2 K6 K10 K14 K16 K18 K19 K20 K21 K22

S1 S3 S4 S6 S11 S15 S18 S20 S22 S23 S24 S25 S26 S27

B1 B2 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 9 Maintain documentation - records and reports. For example, validation records, and site visit records.

K2 K3 K5 K6 K8 K10 K11 K12 K16 K17 K18 K19 K20 K21 K22

S1 S3 S4 S6 S14 S15 S16 S18 S20 S21 S22 S23 S24 S25 S26

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 10 Action response to incidents. For example, out of compliance, toxic gas leaks, chemical or fuel spills.

K1 K2 K3 K4 K8 K9 K10 K11 K12 K15 K16 K17 K18 K19 K20 K21 K22

S1 S12 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S20 S22 S23 S24 S25 S26 S27

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 11 Maintain site standards and conditions (site ownership). For example, free from hazards, good housekeeping.

K2 K10 K12 K16 K17 K21 K22 K23

S1 S13 S14 S15 S18 S20 S23 S24 S25 S26

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7

Option duties


Water treatment process technician duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 12 Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Manage routine activities to maintain and ensure safe supply of drinking water – abstraction, treatment, and supply into distribution network.

K2 K3 K4 K5 K7 K9 K10 K12 K13 K14 K16 K17 K20 K21 K22 K23 K24 K25 K26 K27 K28 K29 K30 K31 K32 K33

S1 S7 S8 S9 S10 S14 S15 S16 S18 S20 S21 S23 S24 S25 S26 S28 S29 S30 S31 S32 S33 S34 S35 S36 S37

B1 B2 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 13 Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Maintain water quality site process standards.

K2 K3 K4 K5 K9 K10 K14 K16 K17 K18 K20 K21 K22 K23 K24 K25 K26 K27 K28 K29 K30 K31 K32 K33

S1 S7 S8 S9 S10 S14 S15 S16 S18 S20 S21 S23 S24 S25 S26 S28 S29 S30 S31 S32 S33 S34 S35 S36 S37

B1 B2 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 14 Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Monitor control systems and respond to ensure balance between water production with network demand.

K2 K3 K5 K9 K10 K14 K16 K17 K20 K21 K22 K23 K24 K25 K26 K27 K29 K30 K31 K32 K33

S1 S7 S8 S9 S10 S14 S15 S16 S18 S20 S21 S23 S24 S25 S26 S28 S29 S30 S31 S32 S33 S34 S35 S36 S37

B1 B2 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 15 Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Respond to and resolve water treatment process failure(s) or problem(s). For example, coagulation failure or disinfection failure. Identify action to prevent reoccurrence of the issue(s).

K2 K3 K4 K5 K9 K10 K11 K15 K16 K17 K20 K21 K22 K23 K24 K25 K26 K27 K28 K29 K30 K31 K32 K33

S1 S7 S8 S9 S10 S14 S15 S16 S18 S20 S21 S23 S24 S25 S26 S28 S29 S30 S31 S32 S33 S34 S35 S36 S37

B1 B2 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 16 Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Manage and operate waste processes onsite such as, sludge management, offsite discharges, and general wastes (oils, paper, and food).

K2 K3 K4 K5 K9 K10 K16 K17 K20 K21 K22 K23 K24 K25 K26 K27 K29 K30 K31 K32 K33

S1 S7 S8 S9 S10 S14 S15 S16 S18 S20 S21 S23 S24 S25 S26 S28 S29 S30 S31 S32 S33 S34 S35 S36 S37

B1 B2 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 17 Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Manage and control emergency process response. For example, run to waste.

K2 K3 K4 K5 K9 K10 K12 K15 K16 K17 K20 K21 K22 K23 K24 K25 K26 K27 K29 K30 K31 K32 K33

S1 S7 S8 S9 S10 S14 S15 S16 S18 S20 S21 S23 S24 S25 S26 S28 S29 S30 S31 S32 S33 S34 S35 S36 S37

B1 B2 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 18 Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Assist with process stream and full treatment works shutdown for routine planned maintenance and in emergencies.

K2 K3 K8 K9 K10 K11 K16 K17 K20 K21 K22 K23 K24 K25 K26 K27 K29 K30 K31 K32 K33

S1 S7 S8 S9 S10 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18 S20 S21 S23 S24 S25 S26 S28 S29 S30 S31 S32 S33 S34 S35 S36 S37

B1 B2 B4 B5 B6 B7


Wastewater treatment process technician duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 19 Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Manage routine activities to maintain removal and treatment of wastewater.

K2 K3 K4 K5 K7 K9 K10 K12 K13 K14 K16 K17 K20 K21 K22 K23 K34 K35 K36 K37 K38 K39 K40

S1 S7 S8 S9 S10 S14 S15 S16 S18 S20 S21 S23 S24 S25 S26 S38 S39 S40 S41 S42 S43 S44 S45 S46 S47

B1 B2 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 20 Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Maintain wastewater quality site process standards.

K2 K3 K4 K5 K9 K10 K14 K16 K17 K20 K21 K22 K23 K34 K35 K36 K37 K38 K39 K40

S1 S7 S8 S9 S10 S14 S15 S16 S18 S20 S21 S23 S24 S25 S26 S38 S39 S40 S41 S42 S43 S44 S45 S46 S47

B1 B2 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 21 Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Monitor and maintain wastewater treatment processes including preliminary (for example, storm), primary settlement, biological and chemical treatment, tertiary, and sludge treatment.

K2 K3 K4 K5 K9 K10 K12 K16 K17 K20 K21 K22 K23 K34 K35 K36 K37 K38 K39 K40

S1 S7 S8 S9 S10 S14 S15 S16 S18 S20 S21 S23 S24 S25 S26 S38 S39 S40 S41 S42 S43 S44 S45 S46 S47

B1 B2 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 22 Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Manage sludge preparation and storage and liaise with sludge processing facilities.

K2 K3 K5 K9 K10 K12 K16 K17 K20 K21 K22 K23 K34 K35 K36 K37 K38 K39 K40

S1 S7 S8 S9 S10 S14 S15 S16 S18 S20 S21 S23 S24 S25 S26 S38 S39 S40 S41 S42 S43 S44 S45 S46 S47

B1 B2 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 23 Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Respond to and resolve process failure(s) or problem(s). For example, divert flows, escalate, process stream shut down and isolation, and take samples. Identify action to prevent reoccurrence of the issue(s).

K2 K3 K4 K5 K8 K9 K10 K11 K12 K15 K16 K17 K20 K21 K22 K23 K34 K35 K36 K37 K38 K39 K40

S1 S7 S8 S9 S10 S14 S15 S16 S18 S20 S21 S23 S24 S25 S26 S38 S39 S40 S41 S42 S43 S44 S45 S46 S47

B1 B2 B4 B5 B6 B7

Duty 24 Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Maintain pumping operations including associated equipment and control systems.

K2 K3 K8 K9 K10 K16 K17 K20 K21 K22 K23 K34 K35 K36 K37 K38 K39 K40

S1 S3 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S14 S15 S18 S20 S21 S23 S24 S25 S26 S38 S39 S40 S41 S42 S43 S44 S45 S46 S47

B1 B2 B4 B5 B6 B7


KSBs

Knowledge

K1: Overview of water and wastewater industries. Regulators and stakeholders: Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI), Water Services Regulation Authority (OFWAT), Consumer Council for Water (CCWater), Environment Agency (EA), and Health, Safety Executive (HSE), and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) - roles and powers. Back to Duty

K2: Technician’s role. Limits of autonomy. Different teams and functions involved in operations: how they work together. Back to Duty

K3: Business operation considerations: how activities may impact customers, financial constraints, ethical business practices. Customer Experience Measure (CMEX). Regulatory and legislative performance measures. Back to Duty

K4: Water and wastewater science. Liquids, gases, and solid states commonly found in water industry. Elements, molecules, compounds, and ions. The pH scale, acids, and alkalinity. Physical, chemical, and biological process definition. Dissolved oxygen in treatment and processes. Back to Duty

K5: Maths commonly used in the water and wastewater industries. S.I units. Calculations. Standard form. Measurement of distance, area, volume and flow, and unit conversion. Simple transposition of formula. Routine flow and hydraulics theories, principles, and calculations. Back to Duty

K6: Planned preventative maintenance of monitoring equipment requirements. Asset health check requirements. Back to Duty

K7: Energy performance monitoring methods. Energy consumption reduction guidelines. Triad arrangements. Back to Duty

K8: Isolation, shutdown, and recommissioning of process streams requirements and procedures. Back to Duty

K9: Process control systems. Types of equipment used for process control operations and the functions they perform, set-points, and alarm values. Back to Duty

K10: Operational and quality procedures. Escalation procedures. What they are and how to use them. Back to Duty

K11: Different types of incidents and emergency situations (internal and external): pollution, loss of process, security, weather, and accidents: their potential impact. Incident management and procedures. Back to Duty

K12: Chemical awareness. Transport, acceptance and use of chemicals. Agreement of Dangerous Goods transported by Road regulation (ADR). Chemical delivery requirements. Chemical control methods. Back to Duty

K13: Optimisation in the treatment process: what it means and how it can be achieved. Back to Duty

K14: Asset optimisation and performance: quality, cost, time, safety, and impact. Back to Duty

K15: Fault finding and problem-solving techniques: root cause analysis and diagnostics. Back to Duty

K16: Health and Safety at Work Act – responsibilities. Management of health and safety at work regulations. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH). Risks and hazards. Risk assessments and controlling risk. Control methods for harmful substances and chemicals, effluents, and sludge. Health and safety signage. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Working in confined spaces: safety equipment and lifting equipment. Harnesses, gas detectors and respiratory apparatus. Manual handling. The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). Asbestos awareness. Lone working. Working at height. Working time directive. First aid. Emergency procedures. Drug and alcohol awareness. Permits to work. Storage of tools, equipment, and materials. ATEX compliance (safety requirements of the workplace and equipment used in explosive atmosphere). Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR). Pressure System Safety Regulations (PSSR). Provision of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER). Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER). Safe isolation of plant and equipment (lockout, tagout). Back to Duty

K17: Environment and sustainability. Environmental Protection Act. Types of pollution and control measures. Environmental permitting and discharge consents. Operator Self Monitoring (OSM): sampling requirements. Monitoring emissions to air, land, and water (MCERTS). Principles of sustainable development. Waste management and waste streams. Invasive species and Duty of Care in the Environmental aspect. Back to Duty

K18: Information and digital technology: email, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, remote working platforms, work and asset management systems. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Cyber security. Back to Duty

K19: Documentation requirements for example maintenance records, asset check records. Back to Duty

K20: Planning, prioritising, work scheduling, and time management techniques. Back to Duty

K21: Communication techniques: verbal, written and electronic. Adapting style to audience. Back to Duty

K22: Team working and culture. How to work as part of a team, the importance of establishing and meeting the requirements of different roles. Negotiation and conflict management techniques. Back to Duty

K23: Equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. Back to Duty

K24: Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations. Consequences of non-compliance. Back to Duty

K25: Option 1. Water treatment process technician. National water hygiene: importance of water, water as a carrier of disease, potential contamination and its consequences and preventing contamination. Back to Duty

K26: Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Water quality requirements. Drinking water safety plans. Water quality parameters and the role of water quality alarms. Water quality incident investigation requirements. Water quality records. Consequences of failure. Back to Duty

K27: Option 1. Water treatment process technician. DWI asset and site security requirements: water storage alarms. Back to Duty

K28: Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Water quality monitoring, sampling, and testing requirements and techniques. Equipment, resources, and materials used. Sampling points. Back to Duty

K29: Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Raw water and catchment management permitting and protection. Back to Duty

K30: Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Treatment processes: abstraction, clarification, coagulation, disinfection, and filtration. Water works design flows - impact of flow change on treatment process. Hydraulics principles. Objectives, parameters, variables, optimal performance measures (quality, cost, and waste) and the consequences of sub-optimal performance. Waste stream processes. Back to Duty

K31: Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Plant shutdown and re-start procedures: planned and reactive. Impact and causes of shutdown. Back to Duty

K32: Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Distribution system protection: disinfection, chemical treatment, flow, and valve operation controls. Back to Duty

K33: Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Treated water storage point objectives and requirements. Back to Duty

K34: Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Treatment processes: preliminary treatment, primary treatment, secondary treatment, tertiary treatment, sludge treatment, and odour management. Wastewater works design flows - impact of flow change on treatment process. Back to Duty

K35: Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Wastewater compliance and performance monitoring requirements: wastewater quality standards, sampling, analysis, and reporting. Back to Duty

K36: Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Nature and sources of wastewater effluent and its impact on the environment. Back to Duty

K37: Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Chemical, biological, microbiological, and physical characteristics of wastewater effluent and trade effluents. Back to Duty

K38: Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Risks of working on wastewater treatment site – personal hygiene risks and requirements. Back to Duty

K39: Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Configuration, operation, and performance requirements of types of sewerage systems and pumping stations: inter-stage pumping stations, detention tanks, combined sewer overflow screens (CSO). Pumps and associated ancillary equipment used. Back to Duty

K40: Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Purpose, application, and impact of wastewater flows: volumes, permits, catchment area consent, and impact of weather conditions. Back to Duty

Skills

S1: Comply with (water or waste waste) industry regulations and procedures. Back to Duty

S2: Follow alarm intervention procedures. Resolve alarm issues. Back to Duty

S3: Inspect (planned) and check assets (reactive) and identify action. Back to Duty

S4: Follow procedures to remove assets for routine maintenance and recommission. Back to Duty

S5: Carry out validation or instrument checks of online equipment and identify action. Back to Duty

S6: Monitor first line maintenance of process control equipment and instrumentation. Back to Duty

S7: Identify issues. Apply fault-finding and problem-solving techniques: identify root cause. Resolve faults. Back to Duty

S8: Consider, identify, and promote areas for improvement for example, in relation to quality, cost, time, safety, and impact. Back to Duty

S9: Interrogate and interpret electronic control systems. For example, HMI or SCADA. Back to Duty

S10: Use data monitoring and control systems to monitor and control equipment. Back to Duty

S11: Inspect and check safety equipment: identify and take action. Back to Duty

S12: Identify and instigate incident escalation procedures. Back to Duty

S13: Apply site standards for housekeeping. Back to Duty

S14: Conduct risk assessments: identify and document risks and hazards in the workplace. Apply control measures. Back to Duty

S15: Comply with health and safety regulations and safe working practices and procedures. Back to Duty

S16: Follow site security procedures. Back to Duty

S17: Follow procedures for emergency situations. Back to Duty

S18: Comply with environmental and sustainability regulations and requirements. For example, safe disposal of waste, re-cycling or re-use of materials, and efficient use of resources. Back to Duty

S19: Apply principles of sustainable development. For example, in choice of materials. Back to Duty

S20: Conduct and assess impact of activity for example, environmental, cost, reputation, safety, and health. Apply control measures. Back to Duty

S21: Identify and escalate issues. Back to Duty

S22: Read and interpret written information. For example, work instructions, and service level agreements. Back to Duty

S23: Complete work records. Back to Duty

S24: Use information technology. Follow cyber security procedures. Comply with GDPR. Back to Duty

S25: Plan tasks. Identify and organise resources to complete work tasks. Back to Duty

S26: Communicate verbally and in writing. For example, with colleagues, stakeholders, or others. Use water industry terminology where appropriate. Back to Duty

S27: Liaise with, negotiate with, and handle conflict in individual or group environments. Back to Duty

S28: Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Select raw water source or blend of sources. Back to Duty

S29: Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Monitor and control water abstraction. Back to Duty

S30: Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Monitor and control water chemical dosing procedures. Back to Duty

S31: Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Operate water process control equipment and instrumentation. Back to Duty

S32: Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Take water samples. Back to Duty

S33: Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Analyse and interpret on-site laboratory data and check against water process parameters. Back to Duty

S34: Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Monitor and control water treatment processes and performance. Back to Duty

S35: Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Monitor and control the effectiveness of disinfection. Back to Duty

S36: Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Monitor and control waste stream processes and performance. Back to Duty

S37: Option 1. Water treatment process technician. Apply procedures to shut-down, isolate, and re-commission water process streams. Back to Duty

S38: Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Monitor and control incoming flows. Back to Duty

S39: Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Control internal pumping station operations. Back to Duty

S40: Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Operate wastewater process control equipment and instrumentation. Back to Duty

S41: Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Take wastewater samples. Back to Duty

S42: Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Analyse and interpret on-site testing data and monitoring equipment data and check against wastewater process parameters. Back to Duty

S43: Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Monitor and maintain grit removal and screening assets. Back to Duty

S44: Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Monitor and control the performance of sedimentation, biological and chemical treatment operations. Back to Duty

S45: Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Monitor and control wastewater treatment processes and performance. Back to Duty

S46: Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Apply procedures to shut-down, isolate and re-commission wastewater process streams. Back to Duty

S47: Option 2. Wastewater treatment process technician. Follow wastewater hygiene personal procedures. Back to Duty

Behaviours

B1: Prioritise and promote public health, workplace health and safety, and security. Back to Duty

B2: Prioritise and promote the environment and sustainability. Back to Duty

B3: Apply a professional approach. Back to Duty

B4: Take ownership for work and responsibility for the quality of work and impact on others. Back to Duty

B5: Team-focus to meet work goals: support others. Back to Duty

B6: Respond and adapt to work demands. Back to Duty

B7: Committed to continued professional development to maintain and enhance competence in own area of practice. Back to Duty


Qualifications

English & Maths

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.

Professional recognition

This standard partially aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • The Institute of Water for Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech)

    The experience gained and responsibility held by the apprentice on completion of the apprenticeship will either wholly or partially satisfy the requirements for registration at this level.

  • The Institute of Water for Engineering Technician (EngTech)

    The experience gained and responsibility held by the apprentice on completion of the apprenticeship will either wholly or partially satisfy the requirements for registration at this level.

  • The Science Council for Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)

    Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship and upon receipt of the apprenticeship certificate, individuals are eligible to apply for RSciTech through a shortened application route. Individuals also need to be a member of a professional body that is licensed by the Science Council to be awarded this status. Further information is on the Science Council’s website


Additional details

Occupational Level:

3

Duration (months):

36

Review

Status: In development
Proposal approved Standard approved Assessment plan approved
Level: 3
Reference: ST1291
Route: Engineering and manufacturing
Typical duration to gateway: 36 months
Typical EPA period: 4 months
Options: Water treatment process technician, Wastewater treatment process technician
Trailblazer contacts (for apprenticeship standard content and trailblazer membership queries only): dchamberlai@anglianwater.co.uk aleck.bruce@nwl.co.uk
Employers involved in creating the standard: Anglian Water, Northumbrian Water, Severn Trent Water, South West Water, Thames Water, United Utilities, Wessex
EQA Provider: Ofqual

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