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James Moore is the Editor of IFSEC Global, the leading resource for security and fire news in the industry. James was previously Editor of Professional Heating & Plumbing Installer magazine.
March 12, 2020

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Training providers updated on FESS Apprenticeship scheme

A recent conference held by the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems (FESS) Employer Group enabled fire and security training providers to learn more about the industry’s apprenticeship and End Point Assessment.

During the conference, delegates received updates on the FESS Apprenticeship, which included the numbers of those currently undertaking the structured training programme. Planning and preparation for the End Point Assessment, which apprentices must complete at the end of their apprenticeship, was also covered in detail by National Electrotechnical Training (NET) who sponsored the event.


To share best practice and ideas, round table discussions were held between delegates to explore issues such as how training providers can engage more with employers, what issues are being faced and how can training delivery be enhanced to give apprentices the best chance of success.

In addition to presentations from FESS Employer Group members and NET, special guest speaker Helen Gorner of the National Apprenticeship Service also explained how training providers can support smaller employers with the apprenticeship service process and how they can access funding.

The FESS Apprenticeship was developed by a group of fire and security employers to meet the needs of the industry. A number of those companies – Banham Security, Chubb Fire & Security, Lindum Fire Services and Secom – hosted discussions at the conference to speak directly to training providers and learn from their experiences.

Find out all you need to know about the FESS Apprenticeship scheme

“This was an extremely useful day which allowed training providers to network and helped us as employers to understanding the issues being faced by our education partners and how we can support them,” said Pat Allen chair of the FESS Employer Group. “We’ll now be looking at what actions, materials and resources we might develop to help all parties support apprentices throughout their training.”

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