Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study


  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • study towards a related qualification (usually one day a week)
  • Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level.


Skills for Security officers apprenticeships to those of age 16 or over, living in England and not in full time education.

We currently offer the following apprenticeship standards:

  • Level 3 Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Technician

  • Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor

  • Level 2 Customer Service

Fire, Emergency and Security Systems Technician

This apprenticeship standard is aimed at those who wish to learn how to install and maintain fire or security alarm systems, CCTV equipment, or access control systems. In addition to the core modules, the standard has different pathways available for completion, depending on an apprentice’s job role.
The apprenticeship will typically take a maximum of three years to complete. During this time, apprenticeships will be supported by off-the-job training delivered from Skills for Security’s training centre as well as by their employer.

Team Leader/Supervisor and Customer Service

The Team Leader/Supervisor apprenticeship standard is at Level 3 and is perfect for those members of staff whose responsibilities include managing teams or for those who are looking to move into this type of job role. The Customer Service apprenticeship standard is at Level 2 and is ideal for those who work in roles that involve dealing with members of the public.  This could include those who work in manned guarding or contact centre positions, for example. The contents of the Team Leader/Supervisor and Customer Service apprenticeship standards can be specifically tailored to the security industry, making them a cost effective solution for your training needs.

Contact Us

For further information on Skills for Security’s apprenticeship services, whether you are an employer or a jobseeker, please contact us at or on 01905 744000.