Do you want to help make a difference and protect people in their homes? Study an apprenticeship in electronic security systems and join an industry that is focused on making Scotland safer. You can learn valuable practical techniques such as security system installation and intruder detection.  

The apprenticeship is suited for people who are safety-focusedYouill be able to learn about the latest anti-terrorist technology and how to apply it to offices, businesses and homes. You can also develop your knowledge of security systems and contribute to the enhancement of existing machines.  

Whether you’re interested in electronics or safety equipment, theres a job for you in Scotland’s security sector. Fix and improve complex systems as a maintenance engineer. Help firefighters respond to emergencies quickly by installing an advanced alarm device. The apprenticeship is geared towards helping you make a positive impact in the security industry. 

What's the qualification?

You will gain a providing electronic fire and security systems qualification at SCQF level 7. The qualification includes:  

  • Core units of aSVQ in electronic fire and security systems at SCQF level 7 
  • Work experience designed to give you practical knowledge of the security industry  

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

During your work, you will be assessed at SCQF level 7. You can learn how to:   

  • Commission electronic security systems  
  • Survey sites to prepare specifications for electronic security systems 
  • Make presentations to sell electronic security systems 
  • Implement work to meet installation requirements 
  • Promote a healthy and safe culture in the workplace 
  • Provide leadership in your team 
  • Manage your own resources and professional development   

You will develop the following core skills:   

  • Teamwork 
  • Problem-solving  
  • Communication  
  • Time management   

These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as electrical engineering and installation.  

Where could it take me?

This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a range of study and work optionsChoose to carry on your studies with an electronics degree or go into full-time work.    

Further education: Study for a higher qualification such as a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering. Your experience will support your university application.   

Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a job in the electronic security system industrySeveral jobs are listed below:

  • Installation engineer  
  • Maintenance engineer 
  • Installation and maintenance supervisor  
  • Electrical engineer  
  • Electronic security system engineer  

Entry requirements

There are no set requirements for the apprenticeship, However, it is useful to have an interest in the electronic security system field.   


This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12-24 months to complete.  

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