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Apprenticeship draft

The public consultation on the draft assessment plan for the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Technician Trailblazer Apprenticeship is now live.

Developed by the dedicated Trailblazer Employer Group, consisting of employers from across the industry, the assessment plan details how fire, emergency and security systems technician apprentices will be assessed over their training, and includes plans for an end-point assessment, which will be taken at the end of the apprenticeship.

Pat Allen, pictured, director of Leicester-based Abel Alarm, is the lead employer on the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Trailblazer Employer Group. He said: “This is an opportunity for employers from our sector to provide input on how they want their apprentices to be assessed, and it’s crucial that they make the most of this chance to do it. I urge any employer to take this opportunity to view and comment on the proposals so we can gather as much feedback as possible before they are submitted, and develop a clear and cohesive industry perspective on how we want our apprentices to be assessed.”

The assessment plan is part of the Government’s ‘Trailblazer’ initiative – which aims at employer-designed apprenticeship standards and assessment so that apprentices’ training and assessment meet needs of employers and businesses. It will form part of the new Fire, Emergency and Security Systems apprenticeship, which was approved by BIS in August of this year and is scheduled to be introduced in 2016.

The consultation is now live and closes on Friday, December 11. Visit:


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