Level 5 Certificate in Management of Water Networks | L&DA

Water Network – The Level 5 Certificate in Management of Water Networks

This qualification is designed for Water Network Field Managers, Operational Managers, Project Managers, Department Heads, Specialist Managers and other practising Senior and Middle Managers. The qualification will develop your skills and understanding of the Management of Water Networks and improve your performance. It will encourage strategic thinking at this level of management, to foster business improvement.

Water Network learners will be taught how to take responsibility for planning and developing courses of action, including, where relevant, responsibility for the work of others and how to exercise autonomy and judgement within broad parameters and to address the knowledge and understanding of the Management of Water Production.

The qualification addresses the practical competencies required for the effective management of Water Networks Operations and provides evidence of organisational competence for Regulators and other stakeholders.

Overview of the Qualification – Main Themes

  • Understand the regulatory and legislative framework in which the water industry operates, with particular emphasis on the impact of the framework on the operation and maintenance of the water network
  • Understand the implications of water treatment on the water quality aspects of water networks
  • Understand the impact of major components of water network on water quality and resilience of the water network
  • Understand the water company’s clean water delivery systems for effective operational management of the water network
  • Understand hydraulic principles in relation to the water network
  • Understand best practice for leakage and demand management
  • Understand best practice for management of water network assets
  • Understand the importance and application of innovation within the Water Sector
  • Understand the importance and application of resilience within the Water Sector
  • Understand the management of the customer experience within water networks

Assessment

Candidates must demonstrate the level of knowledge and/or skills described in the units. Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s knowledge and understanding against the standards set in the qualification. Each candidate is required to produce evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.

Upon successful completion of their qualification, learners are able to progress to further learning within the suite of Water Level 5 Qualifications – i.e. completing an Award or Certificate and topping up to Foundation Degree and on to Honours Degree.

Learners may also wish to further their ongoing personal and professional development by accessing other qualifications.

Summary – Award

Level 5
Number of Credits 12
Guided Learning Hours 120
Course Duration 12 Days
Course pre-requisites There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. Centres should carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment.

Summary – Certificate

Level 5
Number of Credits 24
Guided Learning Hours 240
Course Duration 12 Days
Course pre-requisites There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. Centres should carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment.

Download the qualificaton leaflet as a PDF file.