Banham Academy


We are a specialist technical training provider for the Level 3 Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship.

About Our Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship from Banham Academy helps 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.

The learning outcomes are designed to enable you to become a fire, emergency and security systems technician, or specialise in one of these areas, and develop the skills to design, install, commission and maintain electronic security devices.

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Banham Academy have been part of the Employer-Led working group developing the Level 3 Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship Standard. We currently deliver training to apprentices for a growing number of employers within the fire and security systems sector. We are the first organisation in our industry to have an End Point Assessment Centre for this apprenticeship.

Our trainers are industry specialists that have built up a reputation for high quality training with excellent results. Banham Academy apprentices have won the IFSEC Engineers of Tomorrow Competition.

The Academy is based in Earlsfield close to Central London with excellent transport links. The training centre is a modern purpose-built building featuring workshops, classrooms and e-learning facilities.

To discuss how we can make apprenticeships work for your business, contact [email protected]


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-E)

Typical Length: 36 months

The course 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 you will need to be able to explain and demonstrate how emergency systems work

  • Provide you with a practical alternative to a university qualification


While the overall entry requirements will be set by the employer, each of Banham Academy’s security systems apprentices must:

  • Hold at least a provisional driving license

  • Have successfully completed their driving theory test before the program begins;

  • Pass a DBS check

  • Before completing the final assessment, apprentices must have achieved level 2 English and Maths, or the equivalent GCSE at grade A*-C.


You’ll be given the opportunity to demonstrate your skills in a workplace environment, as well as some classroom-based work which will take place at Banham Academy, close to Central London. Electronic systems are available within our workshops for you to practice and hone your technical skills.

You’ll learn 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

  • 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.

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