Launch of the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship

Last month an event was held at the UBM offices in London to mark the launch of the Fire, Emergency and Security sector’s Apprenticeship. 

9th March 2017

The event was a collaboration between the employers group, the FSA, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the British Security Industry Association (BSIA). It included speeches by Simon Banks of CSL, and Gerry Dunphy – who runs the industry-leading IFSEC and FIREX conferences.

Since the government approved our sector’s Standard and Assessment Plan and agreed our funding allocation, work has been underway to design the best possible syllabus for training providers, colleges, and candidates.

As a result of significant work by all involved, we have been able to develop the first Apprenticeship that reflects the common and specialist needs of fire, security and emergency systems businesses ─ something the industry has needed for many years.  

As desired by the government, the material for the training syllabus has been provided by employers within the industry. This is on track to be finalised before most candidates start their training in September this year.

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