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This Modern Apprenticeship is designed for employees who have little or no experience in electronic fire and safety systems. It’s suitable for employees working in roles such as an installation or maintenance engineer.

The qualification

SCQF level 6

Your employee will study for a qualification in Providing Electronic Fire and Security Systems at SCQF level 7.

Entry requirements

Candidates don’t need any previous experience at this level.

Progression and development

Once they complete their apprenticeship, your employees should be capable of roles such as:

  • Installation engineer
  • Maintenance engineer
  • Installation and maintenance supervisor
  • They could also progress their career through further study, such as an HNC, degree course in electronics or electrical engineering, or a teaching qualification.

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

Use our Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table to work out the funding level for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employers to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

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Sound right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

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Need a little more information or advice?

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