Security Systems

Christopher Dawson, an Uxbridge College Apprentice, was praised for his professionalism and commitment at the British Security Industry Association’s Annual Lunch and Awards on 13 July. The BSIA’s national awards recognise the hard work and dedication of apprentices in the security industry and Chris, who is an apprentice with Crozet Alarms, was praised for his ability to relate the learning from his course and apply it to real working examples. He was presented with his award by Lynne Featherstone the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Equalities and Criminal Information.

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Skilled engineers are in demand to keep pace with the fast-changing technology in the security industry. Keep your skills up to date and learn new areas of work through one of our part-time courses. We offer a range of City & Guilds courses covering Fire Alarm and Detection and Intruder Alarms suitable for those already working in the industry and for those keen to pursue a career in security systems.

Earn as you Learn with a Security Systems Apprenticeship

UxbridgeCollege and Skills for Security are working together to train the security and fire systems installers of the future. As an apprentice on the Skills for Security scheme, you will be working for an employer who will train you in the practical skills needed to install and maintain security cameras, intruder and fire alarms and card-access systems. You will also attend UxbridgeCollege one day a week to study for the technical certificate that is an essential component of the apprenticeship. Entry to the scheme is usually at Level 2 (Intermediate) which usually takes approximately 18 months to complete, but many students do go on to complete the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.

Once qualified you can progress to running your own jobs, specifying the best equipment to meet the clients’ requirements. There are opportunities for further, specialist training and you can progress to supervisory and management roles.

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To find out more about becoming an apprentice, contact the College at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01895 853417.

Uxbridge College works with major companies including GENT by Honeywell, Reliance Hi Tech and Skills for Security.

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