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.
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
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).
- End-Point Assessment
- More Information
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.