Qualification for Apprenticeship in Fire and Intruder Alarms

This Level 2 technical qualification provides the underpinning knowledge for engineers employed in the following security and emergency occupational areas Intruder alarms systems Fire detection systems CCTV systems Access control systems Integrated Systems - Personnel alarm systems Electronic article surveillance systems (EAS) The qualification covers electrical and electronic principles and working effectively and safely in the electro technical environment and also the basic occupational knowledge for surveyors and designers and those involved in the commissioning, installation and maintenance of systems. This qualification forms the technical certificate for the Electronic Emergency & Security Systems Foundation Modern Apprenticeship in England and Wales

The level 2 NVQ qualification has been designed to meet the needs of engineers involved with security and emergency systems’ installation, commissioning, maintenance, auditing, surveying and design. The qualifications also provide for marketing and sales personnel who specialise in this industry.



City and Guilds 1853-02 Level 2 Certificate in Knowledge of Electronic Security and Emergency Systems 

Functional Skills in Maths L1 English L2 and ICT L1



1.1 Qualification structure Technical Certificate

  • Y/600/1146, Unit 001, Electrical and electronic principles of electro technology, Mandatory, 12 credits
  • L/600/1147, Unit 002, Working effectively and safely in electro technical environments, Mandatory, 5 credits
  • Y/600/1166, Unit 004, Intruder alarm systems, Optional, 18 credits
  • T/600/1191, Unit 006, Fire detection and alarm systems, Optional, 16 credits

Entry Requirements

Maths A-D/9-4

English A-D/9-4

Science A-D/9-4

Suitable employment covering range of work for NVQ


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