Electronic Security and Emergency Systems (1853)

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2016
A Certificate in Knowledge of Electronic Security and Emergency systems develops the knowledge you need to install security systems - you can specialise in anything from intruder alarms to fire detection.

These qualifications are part of the apprenticeship framework for security systems.

A Certificate in Knowledge of Electronic Security and Emergency Systems is for anyone who needs to work with security systems, including CCTV.

You should have some basic experience but you don't need a work placement to take the qualification.

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You'll cover things like:

  • electrical and electronic principles
  • working effectively and safely in the electro technical environment.

You'll also choose one specialism from:

  • Intruder Alarms
  • CCTV
  • Access Control
  • Fire detection and Alarms
  • Electronic Article Surveillance
  • Integrated electronic security systems

To gain your Certificate you learn with your training provider - maybe through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments.

Which level is right now me?

Level 2
You have some knowledge and basic skills in the in the security and emergency sector - you probably work as an engineer. You want to increase your broad knowledge and your skills working with a particular type of system.

At Level 2 you will take multiple choice exams and complete written assignments.

Level 3
You've worked as an engineer in the systems engineering sector of the security industry for some time - you have plenty of experience. You want to develop your skills further and gain a deeper knowledge of the type of system you work with.

At Level 3 you will take a combination of multiple choice and short answer written exams.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Certificate in Knowledge of Electronic Security and Emergency Systems could help you get a job installing or maintaining security systems.

It can also help you in your work if you commission security systems, perhaps if you're a designer or architect.

After taking Level 2 you could move on to the Level 3 qualification. You could also take an NVQ in Providing Security Emergency and Alarm Systems.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

City and Guilds will set and mark examinations, and your assessors will mark pre-set assignments.

To find all the requirements for assessment and delivery, download the handbooks from the centre documents section.

You can get fast-track approval if you offer the Level 2 NVQ in Providing Security, Emergency and Alarm Systems (1882) , or the Level 3 NVQ in Providing Security, Emergency and Alarm Systems (1882).

Anyone can take this qualification but you must make sure all learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

Level 2

This level is ideal if you have some knowledge and basic skills in the security and emergency sector. You probably work as an engineer, and you want to increase your broad knowledge and your skills working with a particular type of system.
To receive a qualification, you must complete mandatory and optional units, including:
  • electrical and electronic principles in electro technical environments
  • intruder alarm systems
  • closed circuit television (CCTV) systems.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Certificate in Knowledge of Electronic Security and Emergency Systems could help you get a job installing or maintaining security systems.

It can also help you in your work if you commission security systems, perhaps if you're a designer or architect.

After taking Level 2 you could move on to the Level 3 qualification. You could also take an NVQ in Providing Security Emergency and Alarm Systems.

Level 2 in Electronic Security and Emergency Systems (1853-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 2 Certificate in Electronic Security and Emergency Systems (Access Control Systems)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6209/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 33 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 258 - 268 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Electronic Security and Emergency Systems (Closed Circuit Television Systems) (CCTV)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6209/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 33 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 258 - 268 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Electronic Security and Emergency Systems (Electronic Article Surveillance Systems)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6209/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 33 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 258 - 268 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Electronic Security and Emergency Systems (Fire Detection and Alarm Systems)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6209/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 33 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 258 - 268 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Electronic Security and Emergency Systems (Integrated Electronic Security Systems - Stand Alone Personnel Alarm Systems)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6209/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 33 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 258 - 268 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Electronic Security and Emergency Systems (Intruder Alarm Systems)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6209/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 33 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 258 - 268 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

This level is ideal if you've worked as an engineer in the systems engineering sector of the security industry for some time. You have plenty of experience, and you want to develop your skills further and gain a deeper knowledge of the type of system you work with.

To receive a qualification, you must complete mandatory and optional units, including:

  • electrical principles
  • access control systems
  • closed circuit television systems.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Certificate in Knowledge of Electronic Security and Emergency Systems could help you get a job installing or maintaining security systems.

It can also help you in your work if you commission security systems, perhaps if you're a designer or architect.

After taking Level 2 you could move on to the Level 3 qualification. You could also take an NVQ in Providing Security Emergency and Alarm Systems.

Level 3 in Electronic Security and Emergency Systems (1853-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 3 Diploma in Electronic Security and Emergency Systems (Access Control Systems)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9798/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 38 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 261 - 269 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Electronic Security and Emergency Systems (Closed Circuit Television Systems) (CCTV)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9798/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 38 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 261 - 269 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Electronic Security and Emergency Systems (Electronic Article Surveillance Systems)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9798/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 38 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 261 - 269 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Electronic Security and Emergency Systems (Fire Detection and Alarm Systems)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9798/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 38 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 261 - 269 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Electronic Security and Emergency Systems (Integrated Electronic Security Systems - Stand Alone Personnel Alarm Systems)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9798/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 38 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 261 - 269 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Electronic Security and Emergency Systems (Intruder Alarm Systems)

  • Accreditation No: 500/9798/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 38 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 261 - 269 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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