Fire Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship Standard.
Core Knowledge Skills Requirements

The Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Technician will understand the following knowledge, skills and behaviour:


  • Health and Safety
  • Electrical and Electical Principles
  • Practices and Procedures
  • Core Systems
  • System Technologies
  • Environmental Principles
  • Customer Services
  • Communication
  • Commercial Awareness


  • Working Safely
  • Core Systems Techniques
  • System Technologies
  • Supervisory


  • Honesty & Integrity
  • Dependable & Responsible
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Openness to Learning
  • Work with others
  • Safe & Sustainable working


In addition to the core skills, knowledge and behaviour requirements, apprentices must choose on of th following options:

  • Fire
  • Security
  • Fire & Emergency Lighting
  • Fire & Security


Typical completion time is likely to be 36 months. This may reduce if an apprentice has gained previous relevant knowledge and skills, through Recognised Prior Learning.

Entry Requirements and Qualifications:

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.

Link to professional registration:

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


This is a level 3 Apprenticeship.

Review date:

This Apprenticeship standard will be reviewed in three years.

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