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Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship


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Course overview

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.

Course Facts


Course Length

Entry Requirements

How much does it cost?

Qualifications

Course Length


Typical completion time is likely to be 36 months

Entry Requirements


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.

You will need to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths, if you don’t already have these qualifications or equivalent GCSEs prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.

How much does it cost?


The full training cost for an Apprenticeship is £18,000 however, as an apprentice you will not be required to pay anything towards your apprenticeship other than any travel costs you may incur getting to and from your employer’s workplace.

 For employers there is no cost for hiring an apprentice aged 16 to 18years. If you recruit an apprentice aged 19 or over then the costs are 5 per cent of the full cost of the apprenticeship (e.g. £900 over 4 years). 

For apprentice wages, JTL recommend that employers follow the JIB pay rates.

Qualifications


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

 

More information

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.

Pathway options

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.

Delivery and Assessment

The course is delivered via day release over an academic calendar year at a JTL training centre or college partner near you however, some regions may offer block release. Your dedicated JTL Training Officer will be able to advise you.

Each apprentice will be allocated a dedicated Training Office to monitor and assess their learning progress throughout their apprenticeship.

 

Why choose JTL

We offer a range of benefits for both apprentices and their employers. 

  • Free study books for apprentices to support with theoretical knowledge
  • Support from a dedicated JTL Training Officer 
  • Access to our free recruitment service 
  • Practical training in fully equipped and supervised workshops 
  • Free advice and support from the Electrical Industries Charity 
  • Access to the JIB Registered Electrician Skills Development Fund 
  • Help accessing funds to support with training costs
  • Ofsted have consistently awarded us as a Grade 2 GOOD Provider 
  • Our Regional and National Awards which celebrates high achieving apprentices 

Equality & Diversity

JTL is committed to equality and diversity for all. We want to establish a culture of equality and diversity so that all applicants, apprentices, employers, sub-contractors and staff have the opportunity to work in and towards an environment that is non-discriminatory.

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Career progression

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.

 

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How to apply


1

Complete online application form

2

Pass our JTL initial assessment

3

Take an electrical colour blind test

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