Lantra Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Highway Electrical Systems

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Summary / introduction: 
This is a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) which has been developed to measure the competence of operatives installing and / or maintaining highway electrical equipment.  This qualification satisfies the requirements for competency as stipulated in the National Highway Sector Scheme (NHSS) 8 Quality Management document.
Target audience: 

Qualification Specification Highway Electrical NVQs

These qualifications are aimed at operatives installing and/or maintaining highway electrical equipment, ensuring that they work safely, effectively and efficiently in the workplace. It provides an opportunity to achieve a recognised national qualification which reflects the national standards for the role(s) they perform. These qualifications are available for learners aged 16+.


This Qualification aims to give learners the opportunity to develop their skills and demonstrate competence across the full range of activities that highway electrical systems operatives need to be able to do as part of their everyday work. The Qualification is flexible by design to meet the sector and sub-sector requirements.

Product objectives: 

This qualification aims to assess the learner’s knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Health and safety, environmental and working practices
  • Establish effective working relationships
  • Prepare for the installation and maintenance of highway electrical systems and equipment
  • Identify and correct faults in electrical systems, equipment and components
  • Install and connect highway electrical systems, equipment and components
  • Install highway electrical infrastructure equipment
  • Maintain highway electrical systems, equipment and components
  • Carry out emergency work on highway electrical systems
  • Apply surface protection to highway electrical systems
  • Mechanical maintenance of highway electrical systems and equipment
  • Co-ordinate the work of others.
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English qualification level: 
Level 2
Assessment type: 
Internal assessment and external verification
Course / product delivery: 
Work based
Guided Learning Hours: 
Working on the Public Highway
Highway Electrical Academy and NHSS 8