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FSA backs approval of industry apprenticeship assessment plan

The government approves the Assessment Plan for the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship

23 August 2016

The government has approved the Assessment Plan for the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship. The Assessment Plan sets out how Fire, Emergency and Security Systems apprentices will be assessed, and details the apprenticeship's synoptic end point assessment, which will be taken by the apprentice in the final three months of their apprenticeship.

Steve Martin, Head of the Fire and Security Association (FSA), commented:

"The government’s approval of the assessment plan is the final step towards our industry having an apprenticeship that is tailored to the needs of employers, and that reflects what our industry is - a specialist engineering discipline. It means we now have a means of recruiting high calibre individuals at entry level and offer them a structured training programme, something which will help our succession planning and our efforts to develop the industry's future skills base. For too long our industry has relied on others to train people at entry level who we have then migrated across, but now we are in a position to develop our own pipeline of talent and offer those seeking to join our industry at entry level the opportunity to do so."

"The FSA is proud to have contributed to the development of the apprenticeship plan and apprenticeship standard through our work on the stakeholder group. I would like to congratulate Pat Allen, our Chairman, for his work on this project - and for his - and the other members of the employer group's - efforts to turn the aspiration for an apprenticeship for this industry into a reality."

For more information on the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship Assessment Plan, click here