The smart metering industry is growing fast and there’s never been a higher demand for smart metering engineers.  With fantastic earning potential and exciting progression routes, you don’t want to miss out!

Smart metering can suit people from all backgrounds.  Whether you’ve never picked up a screwdriver in your life, you’re a life-long ‘fixer upper’ or already working in the power or gas industry – we’ve got the tools to help you succeed in your new career.

Our expert trainers are highly skilled with over 70 years combined experience in the industry, can help you achieve the Level 2 Diploma in Smart Metering and get you fully qualified within 14 weeks.


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Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about smart meters and our training programme.

If you need any further information, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.

What is a smart meter?

A smart meter is a starter to a completely new world of in-home technology.

It gives the customer a chance to get a real grip on their energy usage without the complications of estimated bills.

It automatically sends readings to the supplier and comes with an In Home Display (IHD) that shows usage in real time, giving an indication on the big energy users in your home.  Caution! – May cause arguments!

Why is everyone talking about smart meters?

The government are aiming to install smart meters in every home in the UK by 2020, that’s 26 million homes!

To do that, it’s estimated that they’ll need around 7,600 new engineers.

Find out more about the targets

Why train to be a smart meter engineer?

Starting a career as a smart metering engineer opens the door to many more opportunities if that’s what you’re looking for and there is currently huge demand.

With a generous salary (starting at £24,000 and rising to £34,000 for highly experienced engineers) there are also plenty of other ways to boost your pay packet.

It gives you the chance to meet new people every day and you’ll never get tired of the same working environment.

What do I need to be a smart meter engineer?

You don’t need much to get started.  We’re looking for people with:

  • A driving licence
  • GCSE A*-C in English and Maths or equivalent
  • A passion for communicating with people

Find out more about the skills and behaviours that make a great smart meter trainer here.

How do I get started?

If you’re still not sure whether a career as a smart meter engineer is right for you, visit our home page and try out the quiz.  You can always get in touch with us for a quick chat too.

Once you’ve spoken to a member of our team to register your interest, we’ll conduct an interview with you to make sure that the course is right for you, and that you’re right for the course.  If you’re not able to travel down to our centre in Runcorn for this, we’ll arrange a web-based interview with you instead.


How long is the training?

The Level 2  Diploma in Smart Metering from COSAC will get you fully qualified within 14 weeks, with no previous gas or electrical experience or qualifications.

If you do have skills and experience in this area, you may be able to complete your training in as little as 6-8 weeks.

How much does it cost?

Please contact us for a our current prices

Where is the training?

You’ll carry out most of your training at our state of the art training facility in Runcorn, Cheshire.

Some of your training take place on-site fitting meters, but the location of this will vary depending on where our partner is fitting meters across the UK at that time.

Do I need to pass exams?

The course requires you to take two practical exams, one electrical and one gas.

There are also theory-based exams in both subjects and onsite assessments to ensure that you’re competent.


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To meet government targets, over 50 million gas and electricity meters need to be replaced across the UK.

By the end of 2020, every home and small business in the UK will be offered a smart meter.

An additional 7,600 smart meter engineers are needed.

We don’t guarantee you a job, but we do guarantee you an interview – the rest is up to you!

An experienced smart meter engineer can expect to earn up to £34,000.

Why not invest in yourself and your future earning potential?