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First four Diploma qualifiers receive certificates

by Andy Clutton

L-R: Dr Tom Brookes, Daren Pool, Andy Reakes, Dame Judith Hackitt DBE, Al Parkes, John Watts, Gary Flockton, Shaun Wright and Kevin Sparrow

The first four people to complete the EAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Providing Electronic Fire and Security Systems; Shaun Wright, Daren Pool, Gary Flockton and John Watts recently had the honour of having their qualifications presented to them by EAL’s Managing Director Al Parkes and Dame Judith Hackitt DBE, Chair of the EAL board.

When it was launched in 2020, the EAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Providing Electronic Fire and Security Systems was an advancement in providing meaningful certification for the fire safety industry, but up until now, no one had successfully completed the experienced worker assessment.

This is an important development for the fire safety industry as this qualification is simultaneously part of an apprenticeship in Northern Ireland and Wales, and provides a pathway for those who have experience of working in the fire sector, but did not have the chance to undertake an apprenticeship, to meet the same standard through use of this qualification as an Experienced Worker Assessment. Not only does it meet the requirements for industry recognition through the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) for a Fire, Emergency and Security Systems (FESS) Technician gold card, but also meets the baseline competency requirements as part of the review into individual competence following the tragedy at Grenfell led by Dame Judith Hackitt DBE.

All four of these successful learners came through ZZEUS Training.

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