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Banham Academy


We are a specialist technical training provider for the Level 3 Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Apprenticeship.



Banham Academy is the leading specialist training provider for the Level 3 Fire, Emergency, and Security Systems Apprenticeship.

Currently, over 50 employers in England trust the academy to build their workforce with future-ready skills.

The Academy was Ofsted inspected in December 2021 and rated Good with an Outstanding area.

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Banham Academy was formed in 2014 and is open to all employers wishing to have apprentices within the fire and security sectors. We have an Approved Apprenticeship Scheme by the Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET). Our apprentices can achieve this international recognition of competence and use the letters Eng Tech TMIET after their name. We are the only training provider in the fire and security systems sector able to do this.

Our trainers are industry specialists that have built up a reputation for high-quality training with excellent results. We have an extensive list of equipment from many manufacturers in our workshops. We can also help you recruit the talent needed to future-proof your workforce.

To discuss how we can make apprenticeships work for your business, contact us by clicking here.



Role Overview: Designing, installing and maintaining electronic systems to protect businesses, homes and properties against fires, break-ins and other emergencies.

Level: 3 (Equivalent to A Levels at grades A-E)

Typical Length: 36 months

The course will:

  • Teach all of the necessary skills for gaining employment in all areas of the security systems industry, from engineering to management

  • Help develop problem solving skills

  • Help improve customer service skills, as you will need to be able to explain and demonstrate how emergency systems work

  • Provide you with a practical alternative to a university qualification

If you are interested in undertaking the Level 3 Fire, Emergency and Security Systems apprenticeship, you can search all current vacancies here.




You’ll be given the opportunity to demonstrate your skills in a workplace environment, as well as some classroom-based work which will take place at Banham Academy, close to Central London. Electronic systems are available within our workshops for you to practice and hone your technical skills.

You’ll learn about:

  • Installing, testing and maintaining different systems – For a wide range of fire, emergency and security systems

  • System technologies – This includes retrieving, storing, receiving, transmitting and manipulating electronic data using a range of devices

  • Electrical and electronic principles – This includes codes of practice, design criteria, and commissioning

  • Communication – To clearly and concisely communicate any issues with security systems to their owners

  • Specialist fire, security, and emergency lighting — Essential knowledge for any security technician

  • Health and safety practices — All the relevant legislation and regulations surrounding the field, including environmental compliance

  • Security systems training –  Apprentices will be working towards gaining the skills to become a security systems installer. These include how to conduct site surveys in order to provide the most efficient coverage possible, the installation and testing of security systems including access control panels and CCTV, and how to service and repair these systems.

If you are interested in undertaking the Level 3 Fire, Emergency and Security Systems apprenticeship, you can search all current vacancies here.



  • To have a reputation for high quality teaching, learning and assessment that leads to outstanding performance
  • To design and deliver programmes that lead to successful and positive outcomes
  • To prioritise learner progression and employability/life skills
  • To continue to work with strategic partners to promote learner engagement and sustainable community development To support individuals of all abilities and aspirations to help fulfil their potential through learning.


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