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Entry Requirements

GCSEs Grade E and above in Maths & English or equivalent Level 2 qualification.

A good level of English is required.

Who is the course for

The course includes information on how to install, inspect and maintain fire detection and alarm systems.

Course Content

001 Electrical & Electronic Principles in Electrotechnical Environments:

1. Basic SI units and quantities

2. Basic electrical principles, formulae, calculations, understanding the use of measuring equipment in electrical and electronic circuitry

3. Basic electrical applications, principles of fault protection, principles of system installation, maintenance and fault identification

4. Basic data transmission and information technology systems.

002 Working Effectively and Safely in Electrotechnical Environments.

1. Safe systems of working.

2. Statutory regulations, codes of practice and memorandum of guidance relevant to maintaining a safe working environment.

3. Technical information and data supplied for working effectively and safely.

006 Fire Detection and Alarm Systems

1. Understanding the Fire Safety Industry and Fire Detection and Alarm Systems (FD&A) within this industry

2. Understanding the basic principles and features of Fire Detection and Alarm (FD&A) systems

3. Understanding the basic principles and features of Fire Detection and Alarm (FD&A) systems’ control and indicating equipment (CIE)

4. Understanding the function and operation of wiring and common circuit configurations used in Fire Detection and Alarm (FD&A) system

5. Typical power supplies used in Fire Detection and Alarm (FD&A) systems

6. Understand the basic principles of planning, specifying, quotations, auditing, commissioning, handover, corrective/preventative maintenance and administration of Fire Detection and Alarm (FD&A) systems.

Study Methods

Lectures, tutorials, assignments, and practical tasks.

How is the course assessed

Assessment will take place in the second year of the course and will comprise of:

  • Multiple choice on-line exams.
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment

Where next - Further Studies

Level 3 Certificate in Intruder or CCTV courses. On successful completion of the first year you will proceed onto the second year scheduled to run September - October 2015 (8 weeks).

Please note: There will be an additional fee for the second year.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Various in the Security Industry.

If you are or become employed in the sector we have strong business links with the sector skills body for the Security industry who working with security system installers, have designed a Security Systems Apprenticeship. We would be happy to arrange for them to contact you to discuss their apprenticeship opportunities with you.

More Information

  • For further information please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 18 August 2016

How to Apply

This course requires an informal interview.

To arrange an assessment and interview time please contact Information, Advice & Guidance on 01895 853333.

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