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This course is designed to equip applicants with the skills and knowledge required to install electric and gas smart meters.


With the introduction of smart meters, there is an ever increasing demand for smart meter installers across the UK. The Level 2 Diploma in Smart Metering - Dual Fuel, is designed to equip those successful with the skills and knowledge required to install smart gas and electric dual fuel meters.

Candidates must be employed with an energy provider and be able to access onsite supervised work placements by an authorised third party in order to complete the work-based element of the training.

The course is delivered in block release format, where you will spend some weeks in college and others working onsite with an experienced dual fuel smart meter installer.

Key Areas

Subjects studied include:

  • Working safely in the energy and utilities sector
  • Using and communicating technical information in the energy and utilities sector
  • Install and commission communication systems for smart meters
  • Install single phase meter and associated equipment
  • Applied practices and principles for installing low pressure natural gas smart meters up to U6 only
  • Prepare, install and commission low pressure natural gas smart meter
  • Low pressure gas smart meter tightness testing and direct purging

Entry Criteria

You will need to complete an interview with the energy supplier you will be employed by. Entry requirements vary depending upon employer. As the role requires mobility, you will require a full, clean driving license.

What Next

Upon successful completion of the course and performance deemed satisfactory by the employer, you could be offered a permanent post as an Installer.

Course options

  • 2018/19 Part Time Day


    South & City College Birmingham


    Bournville Campus

    Mode of attendance

    2018/19 Part Time Day


    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    16-18 Throughout the Academic Year | 2018/19 - 2 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
    19-23 Throughout the Academic Year | 2018/19 £0.00 2 Academic Year(s) -
    24+ Throughout the Academic Year | 2018/19 Please contact the college for fee information 2 Academic Year(s) -
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
    40.00 - 16 8 12 0.00 0.00

    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
    0.00 - -
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