Skills for Security one of first training providers to offer new Fire, Emergency and Security Systems apprenticeship standard

Skills for Security is among the first cohort of training providers to offer the all-new Fire, Emergency and Security Systems apprenticeship standard. The apprenticeship focuses on employer-designed standards to ensure that the training and assessment apprentices receive meets precise industry standards. It’s set at Level 3 and mapped out as a three-year programme designed to replace the previous Security Systems frameworks, which were offered at both Levels 2 and 3.

Skills for Security aims to continue as an industry-leading performer in apprenticeship delivery. Data analysis shows that the organisation performs well above the industry averages in areas such as overall and timely achievement rates and retention rates in all age bands.

Peter Sherry, interim director of Skills for Security, commented: “I believe that the changes brought in with the new Fire, Emergency and Security Systems apprenticeship standard will result in many positive outcomes for our industry, not least in terms of ensuring that all apprentices complete at Level 3 following a comprehensive programme that builds and improves on the previous framework.”

Sherry added: “It’s important to me that Skills for Security leads the way in adapting to and embracing changes to apprenticeship delivery. This is why I’m delighted to invite both Apprenticeship Levy and non-Apprenticeship Levy paying employers to contact us with a view to arranging the sign-up of their new apprentice recruits.”

*There are limited spaces available on the first wave of apprentice enrolments. Employers wishing to enrol apprentices on to the new Fire, Emergency and Security Systems should contact Joey Hambidge (operations manager at Skills for Security) via e-mail at: joey.hambidge@skillsforsecurity.org.uk

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014.

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