Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Water) – Mains Laying

This qualification pairs with the Water Network knowledge pathway. To achieve a full diploma, the learner must complete either the Self Lay Pathway (11 mandatory units) or Distribution Pathway (12 Mandatory units). Self Lay – mandatory units:

  • Create an efficient and effective environment in utilities network construction
  • Maintain a safe and secure working environment in water network construction
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships in utilities network construction
  • Install equipment for safe working onsites for utilities network construction
  • Locate and avoid supply apparatus utilities network construction
  • Excavate and maintain holes and trenches for utilities network construction
  • Operate powered tools and equipment for routine and predictable requirements on utilities network construction
  • Joint materials by electrofusion processes on utilities network construction
  • Joint materials by butt fusion processes on utilities network construction, up to 180mm diameter
  • Joint materials by mechanical means on water network construction
  • Install water mains up to 150mm nominal bore or 180mm polyethylene
  • Distribution – mandatory units:

  • Create efficient and effective environment in utilities network construction
  • Maintain a safe and secure working environment in water network construction
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships in utilities network construction
  • Install equipment for sage working on the highway for utilities network construction
  • Locate and avoid supply apparatus for utilities network construction
  • Excavate and maintain holes and trenches for utilities network construction
  • Operate powered tools and equipment for routine and predictable requirements on utilities network construction.
  • Joint materials by electrofusion processes on utilities network construction
  • Joint materials by butt fusion processes on utilities network construction, up to 180mm diameter
  • Joint materials by mechanical means on water network construction
  • Install water mains up to 150mm nominal bore or 180mm polyethylene
  • The additional units below are available for either pathway, to allow the learner to cover further skills that may not be common to the rest of the workforce but they do not contribute to the achievement of this diploma. Additional units:

  • Reinstate excavation and pavement surfaces after utility network construction operations
  • Joint materials by butt fusion processes between 180mm and 315 mm for utilities network construction
  • Joint materials by butt fusion processes above 315mm for utilities network construction
  • Install water mains from 150mm-300mm nominal bore or 180mm-315mm polyethylene
  • Install water mains above 300mm nominal bore or 315mm polyethylene
  • Conduct pressure and soundness testing of water network engineering products or assets
  • Restore water network components to operational condition by repair