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Apprenticeship Standard in Fire Emergency and Security Systems Level 3

This new standard will develop the apprentice into a fully competent Security Systems Technician.  Once completed the apprentice will have gained the following skills:

Apply and implement system design, planning, installation, testing, commissioning and handover of security systems.

Carry out preventative and corrective maintenance, diagnosis and repair faults, of Intruder and holdup alarms, Access Control, video surveillance (CCTV) and other electronic security systems and components.


The requirement and implementation of security risk assessments, the principles, functions and operation for design criteria.

The planning and project management for system installation, commissioning and handover.

The preventative and corrective maintenance of Intruder and hold up alarms, Access Control, video surveillance (CCTV) and other electronic security systems and components.

Entry requirements will be determined by individual employers. Initial assessment of literacy and numeracy on entry to the Apprenticeship should show potential to achieve the main outcomes of the programme. Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.

Each apprentice will have access to a personal assessor who will guide them through the apprenticeship. Each apprenticeship is designed to suit the requirements of employer and training provider. This may require block release from the work place for the apprentice to attend college.

The apprentice will be expected to attend an independent ‘End Point Assessment’ during the last 3 months of their apprenticeship.

With a completed evidence based portfolio, industry specific exam results and successful completion of the end point assessment the apprentice will be adjudged to gained a level 3 advanced apprenticeship.

By the end of this apprenticeship the candidate will have satisfied the requirements for registration as EngTech by the Engineering Council.

ECS membership is included for every apprentice once relevant exam are completed

Key Facts

Level:Level 3


Location:Lincoln Campus

Course Code:3AL0006AA0

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