Worked in the Fire and Security Systems Sector for years, but with no formal qualifications? Always wanted to achieve your "papers"? Then this is the course for you! Newly developed in 2017, this course offers experienced workers from the fire and security industry the opportunity to achieve a Modern Apprenticeship.
The course is held over 2 years with 11 mandatory & 9 optional teaching/assessment days in year 1 and 11 mandatory & 9 optional teaching/assessment days in year 2.
The PDA in Electronic Fire and Security Systems provides the underpinning knowledge required to work in the industry.
The 11 units of the award are carried out through a mixture of classroom and distance learning.
In Year 1 & 2 learners will gain the basic knowledge needed to succeed in this industry. Topics covered include:
Including specific subjects that are covered along with standards and installation practices specific to that discipline. Topics covered include:
Year 2 is where learners focus more on engineering practices for example:
Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ)
The SVQ focuses on the practical elements of the course which students will demonstrate their understanding of in an on-site log book.
Over three years of the MA, learners will cover a range of units in the workshop, including:
Once the units are covered in the workshop, a student is expected to complete the same unit practically under supervision onsite with their employer. Units include:
Students complete 13 logbooks over the course of the two-year MA relevant to what they are working towards onsite and in the workshop.