Apprenticeships

Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship from Banham Academy

With over half a million Brits working in the industry, the security sector has never been more important, nor in such a good position to nurture and absorb new talent.

If you are looking to further your knowledge and skills in security systems, Banham Academy offers a 36-month level 3 security, fire and emergency systems apprenticeship scheme (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E) which will help you to pursue a full-time career in the security systems sector.

Banham Academy has been part of the Employer-led working group developing a new standard for security systems apprenticeships.

The learning outcomes are designed to enable an apprentice to become a fire, emergency and security systems technician, or specialise in one of these areas, and be able to design, install, commission and maintain electronic security devices.

 


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What apprenticeships do we offer?

Banham Academy offers the fire emergency & security systems technician apprenticeship with the following details:

Role overview: Designing, installing and maintaining electronic systems to protect businesses, homes and properties against fires, break-ins and other emergencies.

Level: 3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical Length: 36 months

Entry Requirements: Set by employer

Security, fire and emergency apprenticeships from Banham Academy help you develop essential technical and vocational skills for the future. Our apprenticeship is ideal for anyone with an interest in security or engineering, who can work practically in a hands-on environment.

Apprentices can develop more than just the knowledge to repair security systems during their course. Banham Academy’s security apprenticeships will:

  • teach all of the necessary skills for gaining employment in all areas of the security systems industry, from engineering to management
  • help develop problem solving skills
  • help improve customer service skills, as our apprentices will need to be able to explain and demonstrate how emergency systems work
  • provide you with a practical alternative to a university qualification

 

What are the entry requirements for a Banham apprenticeship?

While the overall entry requirements will vary by employer, every one of Banham Academy’s security systems apprentices is required to:

  • hold at least a provisional driving license,
  • have successfully completed their driving theory test before the program begins; and
  • pass a DBS check.

Before completing the final assessment, apprentices must have achieved level 2 English and Maths, which is the equivalent of a GCSE at grade A*-C. Should the applicants have previously achieved the aforementioned qualifications, they are exempt from these requirements.

 

What does our apprenticeship involve?

Banham Academy’s security apprenticeship schemes give aspiring young individuals the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in a workplace environment before becoming engineers and technicians.

The classroom-based element of the apprenticeship takes place at our state of the art academy, located close to Central London. Electronic systems are available within our workshops for apprentices to practice and hone their technical skills.

During the course of the apprenticeship, candidates will gain comprehensive knowledge about:

  • Installing, testing and maintaining different systems – For a wide range of fire, emergency and security systems
  • System technologies – This includes retrieving, storing, receiving, transmitting and manipulating electronic data using a range of devices
  • Electrical and electronic principles – This includes codes of practice, design criteria, and commissioning
  • Communication – To clearly and concisely communicate any issues with security systems to their owners
  • Specialist fire, security, and emergency lighting — Essential knowledge for any security technician
  • Health and safety practices — All the relevant legislation and regulations surrounding the field, including environmental compliance

Our apprentices will delve deep into the security systems training route:

  • Security systems training

Apprentices will be working towards gaining the skills to become a security systems installer. These include how to conduct site surveys in order to provide the most efficient coverage possible, the installation and testing of security systems including access control panels and CCTV, and how to service and repair these systems.

 

What can a Banham apprenticeship do for employers?

Businesses can benefit from apprenticeships as a long term investment in new talent, with government support available for companies who choose to enter their staff into a training program. 80% of a security apprenticeship is comprised of on-the-job training, with Banham providing access to state-of-the-art security technology training facilities and highly-reputable and skilled training staff, which constitutes the remaining 20%.

Banham’s apprenticeships give businesses the chance to utilise and assess students’ newfound technical knowledge in real-time, practical situations.

 

 

About Banham Academy

Established in 2014, Banham Academy is part of the Banham Group of companies, and was formed to meet the training and development needs of its employees and clients. The Academy also works with colleges and other agencies to provide employment opportunities for young people in areas such as traineeships and apprenticeships.

We hold Centre Approval status with both Edexcel and Highfield awarding bodies, and our courses are QCF accredited.

To find out more about Banham Academy’s security apprenticeship program, contact us today.

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