Designing, installing and maintaining electronic systems to protect businesses, homes and properties against fires, break-ins and other emergencies.
Fire emergency and security systems technician
Summary of this apprenticeship standard
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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)
On completing their apprenticeship, apprentices can register as an engineering technician (EngTech) with the Engineering Council (EngC).
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.
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