Security Systems
36 Months*

Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Technicians design, install, commission and maintain electronic systems in and outside simple and complex premises to protect individuals, homes and properties from risk and danger.   Systems include fire, security and emergency systems to detect intrusion, provide surveillance, monitor and control access to buildings, properties and sites or to detect fire and emergencies.

What will I learn?

The Apprenticeship Standard in Fire Emergency and Security Systems has multiple specialist pathways including, intruder alarm systems, access control systems, fire detection and alarm systems, integrated electronic security systems, electronic article surveillance systems and closed circuit television (CCTV) systems. The content of the course consists of several mandatory units including;

  • Electrical and electronic principles of electro-technology
  • Working effectively and safety in electro-technical environments

How will I be taught?

You will learn in the workplace with a day release at College. Classes will be taught by experienced professionals through a range of classroom activities designed to apply your learning to real life situations.

How will I be assessed?

  • A synoptic end test (including multiple choice exam, professional discussion and practical observation)
  • Online tests
  • ECS Health and Safety Assessment
  • Portfolio and reflective discussion 
  • Assessment within the workplace every 6 weeks

A review every 12 weeks 

What can I do next?

On completion of this Apprenticeship programme you will have the skills and knowledge to progress within your chosen specialism.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Duration: 36 Months (this may reduce based on skills, knowledge and recognised prior learning)

Entry Requirements

Candidates will ideally have Maths and English at Grade 4 or above (or equivalent) and be working in a role that meets the requirements for the Apprenticeship.  All candidates will have an interview and undertake an assessment before being accepted on to the Apprenticeship.

If the start date for your course has already passed we may still be able to accommodate you.

Any questions? Just ask!

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