Electrical Power Networks Engineer


Qualification level: 4

Typical duration: 30 months (excluding End-Point Assessment)

Offered at both our Birmingham and Doncaster campuses

Block release/day release/delivery in the workplace are available, subject to meeting demand and minimum numbers

Available pathways: Asset Management; Control; Design; Electrical Project; Operational Delivery; Planning

The Electrical Power Networks Engineer apprenticeship gives learners the skills to work in an engineering team to solve complex electricity network scenarios in order to safely manage electricity supplies in normal and abnormal conditions.


Maximum funding (the maximum amount government will fund for apprenticeship training): £27,000

Apprenticeships are funded either via your apprenticeship levy (if your organisation has an annual PAYE bill of over £3m) or via the Education and Skills Funding Agency (who provide 95-100% funding depending on the size of your business).

Entry requirements

The employer sets the entry requirements for the programme, but apprentices will need to achieve Level 2 English and Maths (GCSE or equivalent at grade 4/C+) before taking their end-point assessment.

Apprentices will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to become ‘Occupationally Competent’ in the role. The main themes of what they will learn include:

  • Electrical power principles
  • Three-phase systems
  • Electricity network design, capabilities, complexities, operations and topologies
  • The operation of the electricity network in normal and fault conditions
  • Safe systems of work and risk management
  • Identifying and solving engineering problems
  • Electricity network interfaces

In addition to the core, they will specialise in one of the following pathways: Asset Management; Control; Design; Electrical Project; Operational Delivery; Planning

Apprentices completing the apprenticeship will also:

  • Gain their English and Maths at Level 2 (if they don’t already hold them).
  • Meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) by an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution.