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Fire emergency and security systems technician

Designing, installing and maintaining electronic systems to protect businesses, homes and properties against fires, break-ins and other emergencies.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £18,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer

What apprentices will learn
  • electrical and electronic principles - including codes of practice, commissioning, design criteria and installation, testing and maintenance techniques
  • installing, testing and maintaining different systems - including a range of fire, emergency and security systems
  • system technologies - including storing, retrieving, manipulating, transmitting and receiving electronic data across a range of information communication technology (ICT) applications
  • using ICT tools and equipment - including email, mobile devices, personal computers and web applications
  • communications - including communication styles and communicating in a clear, articulate and appropriate manner
  • specialist fire, security, fire and emergency lighting or fire and security technician skills
  • health and safety practices, regulations and legislation within fire, emergency and security environments - including environmental compliance
Qualifications

None specified.

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

On completing their apprenticeship, apprentices can register as an engineering technician (EngTech) with the Engineering Council (EngC).

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email apprentice.assessment@education.gov.uk if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.