Licence to Control Scheme


What is the Licence to Control (Bronze Award) Scheme?

The Licence to Control (Bronze Award) Scheme is designed to accredit and recognise the skills and knowledge required to operate in a water control room operations environment. The Bronze Award is the first of three awards for water control room staff (Silver and Gold are still to be finalised). The scheme requirements are derived from the Control Room Operations Competence Framework, and it is aimed at individuals working at operative level carrying out scheduled work and responding to incidents.

The scheme sets out to provide consistent standards which clearly define expectations in terms of performance and knowledge of individuals completing operative control room tasks. The scheme rules set out minimum requirements for programme size and core content, but allow for significant flexibility for organisations to fashion programme design and delivery according to their own needs and requirements.


The benefits of the Licence to Control (Bronze Award) Scheme

 For those working in water company control room environments:

  • Helps clarify workforce management and development.
  • Harmonises skills and knowledge development.
  • Supports clearer career progression and greater transferability of skills between roles and companies.
  • Creates a minimum standard of ongoing competence for a role(s).

Registration on EUSR

Registration is based on successful completion of a training programme and assessment, delivered by a water company approved by Energy & Utility Skills. EUSR registration for Licence to Control is for 3 years from the date of completion of assessment.


Find Out More

If you have any queries relating to EUSR or the evidence requirements for any of our schemes or programmes, please contact the EUSR Support team. We are available Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 5.00pm via email eusr@euskills.co.uk or tel: 0845 077 99 22.