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Scottish Fire Emergency & Security Systems


This apprenticeship leads to jobs in the security sector as an installation, commissioning or service engineer.​

The duration of the course is 36 months and all apprentices will qualify as Fire and Security Level 3 Apprentices achieving a SVQ level 3 qualification.

The apprenticeship is government funded and there is no cost for the training of the apprentices.

Skills required: 

We recommend the apprentices have Maths and English at Standard Grade Level 3 or National 4 or equivalent, but this is not mandatory.


Fire and Security Technician Level 3

Subjects covered
  • Design and Installation Practices and Procedures

  • Health, Safety and Environmental Considerations

  • Terminations and Connections of Cables

  • Fault Diagnosis and Rectification

  • Scientific Principles and Technologies

  • How to Plan and Oversee Work Activities

  • Inspection, Testing and Commissionin

  • Choose Fire and Security pathway

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