What qualifications do you need to be a smart meter installer?

You’ll need:

  • practical skills for installing equipment.
  • customer service skills.
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail.
  • problem-solving skills.
  • the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools.
  • the ability to use your initiative.
  • maths knowledge.
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Are smart meter installers qualified electricians?

Smart Meter installer training Many Smart Meter installers will be complete new entrants, but existing electricians and/or gas engineers can up-skill to include Smart Meter installation in their offering, providing a worthwhile additional business stream over the next few years.

What is smart metering technology?

FEATURE SMART METERING. A smart meter is an electronic. device that records consumption of electric energy in intervals of an hour or less and communicates that information at least daily back to the utility for monitoring and billing. Smart meters enable two-way communication between the meter and the central system.

What is MOCoPA qualification?

The Meter Operation Code of Practice Agreement (MOCoPA) is an Agreement between Electricity Distribution Businesses and Electricity Meter Operators in Great Britain.

How long does smart meter installation take?

around 1.5 to 2 hours
How long does it take to fit a smart meter? It takes around 1.5 to 2 hours for a typical smart meter installation.

Will smart meters be compulsory by 2020?

Is a smart meter compulsory? The simple answer is ‘no’.

What does a smart meter engineer do?

Smart meter installers are trained to fit new gas and electric meters into people’s homes and businesses, maintain and repair them and explain how they work, including offering impartial energy efficiency advice.

What is diploma in smart metering (power)?

Diploma in Smart Metering (Power) This is a QCF Level 2 qualification of 37 credits and 112 guided learning hours consisting of 7 mandatory units. ALL units must be achieved to achieve the overall qualification.

What is the QCF Level 2 Diploma in smart metering (gas)?

Qualification Guide – Smart Metering Page 4 of 57 Suite C Diploma in Smart Metering (Gas) This is a QCF Level 2 qualification of 41 credits and 262 total guided learning hours consisting of 8 mandatory units. ALL units must be achieved to attain the overall qualification and there are no compensations.

What qualifications do I need to become a smart meter technician?

Courses are open to those who already hold gas or electrical qualifications, as well as those who are new to the industry. Please see our brochure on the Level 2 Diplomas in Smart Metering for further information on these qualifications.

What is a Level 2 in smart meters?

Level 2 – You are working, or looking to work, in installing and maintaining Smart Meters and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you’ve been supervised. What Careers Can This Lead To? These are designed for those installing and maintaining Smart Meters for electricity and gas.