Standby Battery Systems

Engineering and manufacturing

This qualification is a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) which sits on the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF). The qualification focuses on the knowledge and, where appropriate, the practical skills associated with standby battery systems. This arrangement ensures that when the learner completes the qualification they will have gained some practical experience and expectation of some of the situations that they could face within the occupational sector in which it is being delivered. It covers the intermediate level knowledge and understanding of standby battery systems and has been developed in consultation with industry and training providers to ensure that it meets the needs of employers and learners.

There are no formal entry requirements unless this is a legal requirement of the process or the environment. Assessment is open to any learner over the age of 19 who has the potential to achieve the assessment criteria set out in the assessment routes.

Those who are, or aspire to be, an engineer within the energy, communication or information technology sector Those who operate, maintain, design or commission standby battery systems Those who are responsible for their own safety and possibly the safety of others Those who wish to formalise their experience of operating, maintaining, designing or commissioning standby battery systems.


This qualification is assessed by a series of externally set, internally marked (Centre marked) knowledge and practical assessments. The learner must pass all the assessments of their chosen units to achieve the qualification. Learners are not required to complete an exam for this qualification.

Knowledge and skill based qualifications are delivered within a controlled training environment.