Diploma Water Distribution Control SCQF level 5

The Diploma in Water Distribution Control at SCQF level 5 provides learners with a qualification that will demonstrate their aptitude in this area. This Diploma covers areas such as maintaining a safe and secure working environment, respond to customers' enquiries, and carrying out valve operations on the water distribution network.

This qualification is available through employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

The Diploma in Water Distribution Control at SCQF level 5 has been developed by Energy & Utility Skills

The units that make up this competence-based qualification combine assessment criteria covering skills/performance and knowledge requirements.

The Diploma can be offered within a workplace environment. The evidence demonstrating achievement of the qualification can be assessed within a workplace environment or, where simulation is used, within a realistic working environment.

Who does this qualification suit

This Diploma is suitable for experienced water distribution operatives and new apprentices who will be able to take the qualification as part of the Water Industries Modern Apprenticeship.


Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, candidates are likely to be working on or have experience of working on a water distribution network. 


The Diploma in Water Distribution Control at SCQF level 5 could provide progression to other water-related qualifications at SCQF levels 5 and 6. Successful completion of the qualification could also open up more employment opportunities and career prospects in the sector.


Centres interested in offering this qualification require to come forward for approval and should contact SQA's Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA's general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide. The specific delivery requirements are set out in the Assessment Strategy.

How to assess

The Diploma is designed to be assessed in the workplace, or in conditions similar to the workplace. Assessment evidence will primarily be generated via workplace evidence. Each unit provides assessment evidence requirements and guidance on instruments of assessment.

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Qualification Structure

Group Award Code: GR74 45

The Diploma in Water Distribution Control at SCQF level 5 consists of four mandatory units and three optional units. Please refer to the qualification structure (71 KB) for details on the units making up this qualification.

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Unit information for this qualification is available on our Unit Search.

Modern Apprenticeships

The Diploma in Water Distribution Control at SCQF level 5 is included in the Water Industries Modern Apprenticeship.

SQA also offer the following Core Skills components and other qualifications included in the Apprenticeship framework:

Unit title SCQF 4
Core Skills: Communication F426 04
Core Skills: Numeracy F42A 04
Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology F42E 04
Core Skills: Problem Solving F42J 04
Core Skills: Working with Others F42N 04

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