Fire Emergency and Security Systems Technician Standard Level 3

Occupational profile

Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Technicians design, install, commission and maintain electronic systems in and outside simple and complex premises to protect individuals, homes and properties from risk and danger.

Systems include fire, security and emergency systems to detect intrusion, provide surveillance, monitor and control access to buildings, properties and sites or to detect fire and emergencies.

Skills include interconnection of equipment, programming, verifying performance/fault finding and testing and maintaining. Technicians will carry out planned jobs to install new systems, modify and maintain existing systems as well as respond to call-outs to repair faulty systems where they will utilise their problem-solving skills.

It is important for Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Technicians to be able to work independently or as part of a team and use their knowledge and skills to ensure systems have been appropriately selected and installed and maintained to a professional industry standard.



Typical completion time is 36 months


Core Knowledge and Skills Requirements

The Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Technician will understand:

Health and Safety

Health and safety legislation, codes of practice and safe working practices.

Electrical and electronic principles

Installation and testing techniques for electrical and electronic components, equipment and control systems for fire, emergency and security systems.

Practices and procedures

Fundamental principles and quality processes associated with industry/company codes of practices.

Core Systems

Fundamental design criteria, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire, emergency, security systems and components.

System technologies

How to  store, retrieve, manipulate, transmit or  receive data/information electronically in a digital form across a range of ICT applications (e.g. personal computers, digital transmission over IP, email, mobile communication technology).

Environmental principles

Compliance to environmental legislation and the impact of processes and technologies associated with fire, emergency and security systems.

Customer service

Principles of high quality customer service and the needs of others.


Different communication styles, how to communicate in a clear, articulate and appropriate manner and how to adapt communication style to suit different situations.

Commercial awareness

Commercial risks and responsibilities.




February to August.  Most apprenticeships commence in September of each year.


You can register your interest in being considered for an apprenticeship, direct via our website, click on Register Now and fill in our form, include as much details about yourself as you can at this stage. 


You should have or hope to gain Grade C or above in GCSE Math, English, Science and a Technical subject or equivalent.