The apprenticeship will cover a wide range of knowledge, skills and behaviours all of which will assist the student in their day to day work duties. These will include:
- 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
What qualification will I achieve?
- Successful apprentices on completion, will achieve the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems – Technician (level 3) apprenticeship standard.
- Functional skills in Maths and English would be achieved if the apprentices does not already hold the required qualification at the time of starting the apprenticeship standard.
How long is the course?
- 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
How will I learn?
- The apprenticeship will largely take place at the site of the employer, using day to day working activities to underpin knowledge that is learnt. A portion of the apprenticeship will take place at Furness College through classroom based learning. This is likely to be as part of a day release from the employer although each sector has differing delivery structure and this will be discussed with the employer and apprentice.
How will I be assessed?
At the end of the apprenticeship students will be expected to take part in an end point assessment. The End-point Assessment will assess how an apprentice can apply their skills, knowledge and behaviours acquired in their apprenticeship, through the three assessments carried out at the end of the apprenticeship.
1. Knowledge test –this test will consist of multiple-choice questions on a computer-based platform or paper-based.
2. Skills test – this test will consist of practical activities to assess the apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviours
3. Professional Discussion – assessed by an Independent Assessor, this discussion will consist of questions that clarify and probe the apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviours based on the portfolio of evidence developed by the apprentice. Throughout the apprenticeship, students will also build up a portfolio of work for discussion, which will compromise of evidence produced in the work place to show the apprentice has met the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the standard.
Can I get more information?
For more information please contact us: T: 01229 825017 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.furness.ac.uk
Typical job roles
- Fire Emergency
- Security Systems
What opportunities will this lead to?
Progression comes in a variety of ways after achieving the apprenticeship, which are:
•Progression onto HE Learning
• Progression onto Higher Apprenticeship levels
• The potential for advancement in their job role