This Apprenticeship programme is a four year specialised course which works with some of the biggest companies in the security industry. Apprentices will attend Belfast Met's Castlereagh campus two days per week in year one and on-the -job training for the remaining three days per week with a suitable employer. In year two, apprentices will attend college one day per week and four days on-the-job training in addition to completing a level three portfolio in third and fourth year. Apprentices are fully employed with an intruder alarm company.
Training will be undertaken in a range of areas including the study of managing, installing and upgrading security and alarms systems, providing technical advice and fault diagnosis, workplace safety and working practices.
This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.
On successful completion of the above, apprentices will achieve City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma 1853 in Electronic Security and Emergency Systems and be fully qualified security alarms engineers on completion of year four.
• Entrants should have minimum grade Ds in English, Maths or equivalent in Essential Skills at Level 1
• Due to the nature of the work entrants should be physically fit, not afraid of working at heights or confined spaces, and not have any colour vision deficiency
• Entrants would ideally be able to work flexible working patterns
• Must be between 16-24 years (other options available for students aged 25+)
• Apprentices should be prepared to work full-time on the programme
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.
• Industry standard co-ordinated practical workshops for directed training in some of the most up-to-date learning facilities in the college to complement training received on site
• Six-week personal training plan and review of progress carried out for each participant
• A dedicated Training Support Officer will liaise with employers and support apprentices
• Funded programme includes employer grant payments
If you are an employee of a Northern Ireland business with less than 250 employees, your employer may be eligible to apply for up to 75% funding towards the cost of this programme. Please contact Business Development Executive, Nikita Brijpaul, [email protected] for more information.