JTL has launched a new apprenticeship in fire, emergency and security systems that leads to a recognised Level 3 NVQ qualification. The course will be delivered in two locations – The Midlands and Essex.
The Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship will provide apprentices with a clear pathway towards becoming a fully qualified technician, engineer or installer of alarm, fire, emergency and security systems.
In just three years an apprentice can achieve an industry recognised qualification, giving them the opportunity to pursue an exciting career. An occupation as a technician in this field typically involves the following responsibilities:
- Designing, installing, commissioning and maintaining electronic systems within and outside premises to protect individuals, homes and properties from risk and danger.
- Working with fire, security and emergency systems to detect intrusion, provide surveillance, monitor and control access to buildings and detect fire and emergencies.
- Interconnecting equipment, programming, verifying performance and fault finding, testing and maintaining.
- Responding to call-outs to repair faulty systems by using problem solving skills.
The Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship standard was developed by an employer group with the support of the FSA, BSIA, FIA and other key industry stakeholders. As an employer-designed apprenticeship, the focus is to ensure that apprentices receive the precise training and assessment to meet industry and business needs.
Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Training Course
This Level 3 apprenticeship provides a choice of pathways, a core module and an end point assessment (EPA). There is also an opportunity to transfer Level 2 City and Guilds Electronic Security and Emergency Systems (1853) and Providing Electronic Security and Emergency Systems (2882) to this new apprenticeship.
- Entry requirements will be determined by the employer. Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their apprenticeship.
- This apprenticeship is currently available in the Midlands and London regions. The typical completion time is 36 months.
- You can view full details of the Standard for the Fire Emergency and Security Systems Technician qualification here.
Learners can choose a specific pathway in one of the following four options to suit their individual careers:
- Fire – the maintenance, diagnosis and repair of fire detection, alarm and other emergency systems.
- Security – the maintenance, diagnosis and repair of intruder and holdup alarms, access control, video surveillance (CCTV) and other electronic security systems.
- Fire and emergency lighting – the maintenance, diagnosis and repair of fire detection and alarm, emergency light systems and other emergency systems.
- Fire and security – the maintenance, diagnosis and repair of fire detection, alarm and other emergency systems, intruder and holdup alarms, access control, video surveillance (CCTV) and other electronic security systems.
By the end of this apprenticeship the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements for EngTech registration by the Engineering Council.
Find Out More
If you are interested in the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship and want to find out more, contact your local JTL representitive.