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1/12/2015 14:38
Consultation on Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship assessment plan published
The public consultation on the key components of the draft assessment plan for the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Technician Trailblazer Apprenticeship is now live. 

Following on from the recent publication of the new Trailblazer Apprenticeship standard for Fire and Security Systems, the dedicated Trailblazer Employer Group – which consists of a range of employers from across the industry – have now completed their work on the associated assessment plan. A consultation on its content and key components is now live for the wider public to make comment on. 

The assessment plan details how fire, emergency and security systems technician apprentices will be assessed throughout their training and includes plans for an end-point assessment which will be taken at the end of the apprenticeship. The significance of the “end point” assessment is to ensure that employers are in a position to determine if their apprentice has reached the standards of competence required. 

The assessment plan is part of the Government’s ‘Trailblazer’ initiative – a programme which focuses on employer-designed apprenticeship standards and assessments to ensure that apprentices’ training and assessment directly meet the needs of employers and businesses. It will form part of the new Fire, Emergency and Security Systems apprenticeship which is scheduled to be introduced in 2016. 

David Wilkinson, Director of Technical Services at the British Security Industry Association, comments: “The BSIA fully supports the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Trailblazer and I would also like to encourage employers in our industry to take up this valuable chance to help shape the way apprentices working in the security sector are assessed.”

The consultation is now live and is available until the 11th December. To take part, visit: