Course Title Providing Electronic, Security and Emergency Systems Level 2 Apprenticeship
Level: 2
Code M36

Overview of the Course

The Providing Electronic Security and Emergency Systems qualification is ideal for engineers and others working within the electronic security and emergency systems industry. This apprenticeship has been designed to meet the needs of engineers involved with security and emergency systems, installation, commissioning, maintenance, auditing, surveying and design. The Level 2 apprenticeship has been designed as the base qualification for engineers involved in the installation and maintenance of electronic security and emergency systems in any of the specialist areas stated above. The qualifications also provide for marketing and sales personnel who specialise in this industry. The content of the course covers the following areas - Level 2 Mandatory units: Reducing the risks to health and safety at work, Communicate effectively with others, Portray a positive personal image. Level 2 Mandatory Technical units: Make preparations and arrangements to install electronic security and emergency systems, Installing cabling for electronic security and emergency systems, Install electronic and emergency systems, Test and confirm functional operation of electronic security systems, Optional units available: Protecting from the risk of violence at work, Work effectively with other agencies, Promote a healthy and safe workplace, Assess and address risk to the environment, Use radio communications effectively, Maintain the performance of electronic security systems, Diagnose and rectify faults on electronic security systems, Test and confirm operation of electronic security and emergency systems, Commission and handover of systems to the client. This course will involve 20% of your time to be dedicated to off the job training.

What are the entry requirements?

Initial assessment and diagnostic testing on maths and English will take place prior to commencement of apprenticeship.


The Level 2 qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of engineering roles working with: Intruder alarms systems, Fire detection and alarm systems, Closed circuit television systems, Access control systems.

Course Duration

24 months.

Apprentice Benefits

  •  Earn while you learn
  •  Learning skills that employers want
  •  Excellent progression routes
  •  Increase career opportunities and earning potential
  •  Improve your confidence

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of your apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional skills are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level you will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications you have achieved, the results of an assessment prior to your apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship you are completing. If you have not already achieved Level 2 English and maths you must study for and take the tests for Level 2 English and maths and achieve Level 1 English and maths for Level 2 Apprenticeship.


As well as the college attendance, your assessor will visit you on a regular basis and support you with developing your electronic portfolio which is used as evidence along with assignments and online tests. At these meetings observations, question and answer sessions and reviews will take place. The range of assessments carried out by the assessor will be used to pass all the units within this qualification.

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