Energy & Utility Skills launches the Licence to Control (Bronze Award) Scheme - EU Skills

Energy & Utility Skills launches the Licence to Control (Bronze Award) Scheme

The Licence to Control (Bronze Award) Scheme is designed to accredit and recognise the skills and knowledge required to operate in a water control room operations environment.

Energy & Utility Skills launches the Licence to Control (Bronze Award) Scheme

Aimed at water companies, and launching at an event on 25 March 2019, the Licence to Control (Bronze Award) Scheme is designed to accredit and recognise the skills and knowledge required to operate in a water control room operations environment. The Bronze Award is the first of three awards to be designed by Energy & Utility Skills for water control room staff (Silver and Gold are still to be finalised). The scheme requirements are derived from a newly-designed Control Room Operations Competence Framework, and it is aimed at individuals working at operative level carrying out scheduled work and responding to incidents.

The scheme sets out to provide consistent standards which clearly define expectations in terms of performance and knowledge of individuals completing operative control room tasks. The scheme rules set out minimum requirements for programme size and core content, but allow for significant flexibility for organisations to fashion programme design and delivery according to their own needs and requirements.

For those working in water company control room environments, the scheme offers the following benefits:

  • Helps clarify workforce management and development.
  • Harmonises skills and knowledge development.
  • Supports clearer career progression and greater transferability of skills between roles and companies.
  • Creates a minimum standard of ongoing competence for a role(s).

Registration is based on successful completion of a training programme and assessment, delivered by a water company approved by Energy & Utility Skills. EUSR registration for Licence to Control is for 3 years from the date of completion of assessment.

If you need any further information in connection with this scheme, then please contact EUSR Support email: eusr@auskills.co.uk or tel: 0845 077 99 22