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October 25, 2021


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First IET approval for the security industry awarded to Banham Academy

Banham Academy has become the first provider in the security sector to be approved by the IET for the content and delivery of its Fire and Security Apprenticeship Standard. 

Gaining approved apprenticeship status has been a huge achievement for both the Academy and the sector as a whole. This appreciation is said to reinforce the quality of the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems (FESS) Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship content.

The apprenticeship created by employers in the sector, is being recognised as one that contains learning outcomes which, do not only meet the needs of employers, but is now also benchmarked against IET requirements.

This approval will allow all apprentices through the Academy to apply for the Engineering Technician Registration, providing them with invaluable credentials for their careers and the vital letters ‘ENG Tech TMIET’ after their names. Furthermore, it provides employers with a competitive edge in the workforce by their employees officially being recognised and accredited by the IET as engineering technicians.

The IET approval process involves an assessment by trained and experienced engineers who consider a range of evidence including, roles undertaken by apprentices, how the scheme supports the wider business, and mentoring and support available to apprentices.

Kevin Faulkner, Head of Banham Academy, said: “I am thrilled we are the first training provider in the security industry to be awarded with approval from the IET. This incredibly important IET accreditation will mean our apprentices graduate with even more confidence and value as they embark on their careers as engineers.”

Dan Canty, IET Accreditation Manager, concludes: “The IET congratulates Banham Academy on being awarded approval status, which demonstrates that they maintain the highest standards of quality, content, technician support and assessment and continuously improve on those standards.”


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