Dual Fuel/Smart Meter Training

Smart Meter Industry Employers and Recruiters

Whatever your training need COSAC is here to help!

Smart Meter Installer Training

Train New Recruits

Smart Meter Installer Training

We work collaboratively with recruiters and employers to ensure new candidates are fully trained and qualified, working within the relevant regulations including – SMICOP, MOCoPA, MAMCOP and Gas Safe. It is our priority that all staff work safely and industry standards are maintained.

Upskill Your Staff

Smart Meter Installer Training

We provide training that supports staff development and improves overall performance in the workplace, whether it is health and safety awareness or pipework skills or by providing a refresher course before their Domestic ACS. We offer a variety of upskilling courses across the gas and power skillsets.

EUSR Training

Smart Meter Installer Training

As an EU Skills accredited provider, we offer the full 5-day induction training including MOCoPA, SMICOP, gas/power refresher training, company operating procedures, pipework, fault finding etc. If you train in-house, we can provide trade testing and EU Skills NAS assessments in single phase power and low pressure gas.

Why Choose COSAC?

Employer Focused

We will devise a bespoke delivery plan to meet your requirements

Purpose built, state of the art DFSM Training and Assessment Centre

Located in Runcorn, easily accessed by Cheshire‘s motorway network. Visits welcome

Embedded EUSR course material

EUSR accredited by 6 months

The added value of an integrated industry recognised Smart Metering qualification

100% student pass rate

100% Awarding Organisation and Regulator audit record

IGEM
LCL Awards
Energy & Utility Skills
EEIAS Gold-Provider
Gas Safe

Dual Fuel/Smart Meter Installer Training Course

COSAC is an established, Logic and EUSR/NSAP accredited Dual Fuel/Smart Meter (DF/SM) installer training provider and is always looking to partner with metering companies and/or energy providers who are already, or who might be considering, Smart Meter installations, or who have other utilities training requirements.

In terms of experience, COSAC has been delivering DF/SM installer, EUSR upskill and related trade test training since October 2017. Some of the benefits that COSAC might bring in partnership with a DF/SM installer provider are as follows:

COSAC Level 2 Diploma students in Smart Meter installation are both EUSR and Gas Safe registered on completion of the course. Currently 100% pass and employment rate.

An illustration of the COSAC 12 week course is provided below.

In addition to delivering safe work, installers have a key role in communicating the energy and cost saving benefits of Smart Meters to households. Through technical proficiency and an experienced, customer services bias, COSAC training creates a culture where communicating the message is as important as delivering a confident skills based service.

Our training and facilities are accredited to both EUSR/NSAP and ACS standards with re-assessment packages available for gas installers/engineers reaching the 5 year threshold.

E-Learning/web-based capability is utilised to optimise training efficiency.

A portfolio of potentially complementary industry focussed training can be provided in addition to the standard 12 week DF/SM course – e.g. CSCS Green card, SSSTS/SMSTS, First Aid at Work, Safe Driving, Asbestos Awareness, Customer Services – delivered both traditionally in the classroom and online.

Proven experience, that in close cooperation with employer/end-users, COSAC can assist in generating a cohesive, mutually supporting and culturally in-tune group of installers qualifying off each course.

DFSM 12 Week Programme

EUSR Course

EUSR is essentially a licence to practice for the metering industry. The card is issued by Energy and Utility Skills (EU Skills) which incorporates NSAP (National Academy for Power). It is mandatory for all active meter installers to be registered with EU Skills and to carry a current EUSR card in the relevant categories.

Individual registration is conditional on the meter installer being employed by a registered meter installation company, EU Skills keep a list of registered companies.

To apply for the EUSR licence to practice there are several pre-requisites. Applicants must be employed and hold a current MOCoPA certificate and Gas Safe registration. Suitable applicants then need to undertake the NAS assessment in each category.

EU Skills issue approximately 4,000 cards per year, renewal takes place on starting a new job and after 3 years.

When employing experienced meter installers companies typically conduct a full week of induction activities to include MOCoPA, SMICOP, gas refresher training, power refresher training, company operating procedures, pipework, fault finding and unsafe situations. If the employer conducts this training in house they must ensure that the end assessments/ trade tests are conducted by a registered, independent third party.

COSAC as an EU Skills accredited provider are able to offer the full 5 day induction training as outlined above. For those companies who train in house COSAC can offer trade testing and EU Skills NAS assessments in single phase power and low pressure gas (ie the requirements for domestic meter installation). We are also able to tailor CPD courses to meet employer requirements.

All training, trade testing and NAS assessment takes place in our purpose built, state of the art Dual Fuel training centre in Runcorn. We encourage prospective clients (employers) to visit the facility and meet the Academy Manager who can tailor a programme to meet their specific needs from a complete end to end to simply conducting trade tests or the NAS Assessments and all connotations between.

A one hour drive from Runcorn would cover Preston, Liverpool, Greater Manchester, Chester, Wrexham, Stoke-on-Trent and much of North Wales.

Assessments (NAS or trade testing) inclusive of EUSR registration is 1 day at £225 +VAT per person, minimum group of 4, and maximum of 8 dependant on the assessments required.

A full week induction course inclusive of all trade testing, NAS assessments and EUSR registration is £850 +VAT per person. Group sizes as above. For repeat customers a discount may be applied at the discretion of COSAC.

Bespoke CPD courses with or without assessment – price dependant on course duration and group size. Individually negotiated with the Academy Manager.

The Smart Meter Rollout

To meet government targets, over 50 million gas and electricity meters need to be replaced across the UK.

By the end of 2023, every home and small business in the UK will be offered a smart meter.

To accommodate the rollout, an additional 7,600 smart meter engineers are needed.

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