EAL Level 3 Diploma in Providing Electronic Fire and Security Systems


This qualification is for learners who wish to embark on a career in providing and installing fire or security systems or for those already working in the industry who require a formal qualification to facilitate progression to becoming industry recognised in their role. The content of this qualification was created from working with employers, their representatives and Skills for Security, the sector body.

Centres should ensure that the learners have the potential to achieve these qualifications. Learners must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to complete the learning outcomes and the external assessment
Learners must have obtained Essential Skills in:
• Application of Number Level 2
• Communication Level 2
• ICT Level 2.
Centres should make learners with particular requirements aware of the content of the qualification and they should be given every opportunity to successfully complete the qualification. EAL will consider any reasonable suggestions for, and from, those with disabilities that would help them to achieve the learning outcomes without compromising the standards required.

This qualification is for those who are new to the industry and those already in the industry who wish to gain a formal qualification and industry recognition in their occupation.


Learners will be assessed in relation to their chosen discipline and endorsed accordingly. The endorsement will be printed on the certificate to show future employers which discipline was covered during their assessment. All units must be assessed against all the mandatory units and one of the following endorsements:
- Pathway 1: Fire detection and alarm systems
- Pathway 2: Security systems (intruder, CCTV and access control)

Located in: Electrotechnical