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December 3, 2015 ◄ Back

BIS approves Fire, Security and Emergency Systems Apprenticeship Standard

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has approved the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard for the Fire, Security and Emergency Systems industries.

The Standard sets out the core competencies for apprentices who aspire to become a Fire, Security and Emergency Systems Technician. It is expected to take 36 months to complete, and upon completion, candidates will be eligible to apply for membership of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) at EngTech level.

This is a significant development for the Fire, Security and Emergency Systems industry. The Standard was developed by a group of employers and industry stakeholders and was put out for consultation by the industry in April of this year, prior to its submission to BIS in June. The next step of the Trailblazer’s development is the creation of an assessment plan in support of the new apprenticeship Standard, which is scheduled for submission at the end of this year.

Skills Minister Nick Boles said:“Businesses are better placed than anyone to train the next generation of workers and will help us deliver 3 million high-quality apprenticeships by 2020. By designing apprenticeships, organisations like the Fire and Security Association and their group of employers are ensuring that young talented people develop the skills needed to progress up the career ladder and help drive businesses forward.”

Kevin Faulkner, Operations Director of Banham Academy, said: “Banhams have been happy to contribute to the development of the apprenticeship trailblazer standard for Fire, Security and Emergency Systems. It will contribute to our skills needs as an employer in this sector, as well as helping to raise the standards across the wider industry.”

To view the Trailblazer Standard and full list of the organisations involved in its development visit the BIS website.

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