Level 3 Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Technician Apprenticeship.

Core Subjects:

  • Health and safety
  • Commercial awareness
  • Customer service
  • Asbestos
  • Environmental Principles
  • ECS
  • Core support
  • Behaviours
  • Hand and Power tools
  • Wiring, Fixings and EEP
  • SI units
  • Protection
  • Faults
  • Ohms Law
  • Formulae and components
  • Electronic Principles
  • Electro Magnetism
  • Power Supplies
  • System Technologies

Pathway Fire:

Understand the relationship of fire detection and alarms to the fire industry, the principles and features for design criteria, and the methods of surveying new and existing systems. The planning and project management for system installation, commissioning and handover. The preventative and corrective maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems, emergency systems and components.

Apply and implement system design, planning, installation, testing, commissioning and handover. Carry out preventative and corrective maintenance, diagnosis and repair faults, of fire detection and alarm and other emergency systems and components.


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.


This is a level 3 Apprenticeship.

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Next steps:

For further information please contact Skills for Security