Apprenticeship Standards Telecoms Field Operative
This apprenticeship standard is designed as a minimum 15 month programme and is for apprentices who wish to gain the skills, knowledge and behavioural competences required to work as a Telecoms Field Operative.
The broad purpose of a Telecoms Field Operative is to build, provide or repair telecom services for commercial or residential customers on the UK's National Telecom Access Network. Working on the copper and fibre connections to 4G & 5G services, homes and businesses from the local telephone exchanges.
An employee in this occupation will be responsible for maintaining, repairing, upgrading, protecting and installing telecoms services on the UK’s National Telecom Access Network. This field-based role will require the individual to work under supervision, alone or as part of a team as required.
In order to meet the apprenticeship standard apprentices will be required to hold or achieve:
- Minimum of Level 1 English and attempt Level 2 English
- Minimum of Level 1 maths and attempt Level 2 maths.
English and Maths
Apprentices without English and mathematics at Level 1 will need to achieve this and those without Level 2 will need to take the tests for Level 2 prior to taking the EPA.
For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and mathematics minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualifications are an alternative to English qualifications for those for whom this is their primary language.