smart home


Occupational Profile

The growth of home networks connected to the internet and the level of
communication between people and devices has created a new technological landscape in which almost every aspect of our homes can become one home technology ecosystem.  From our audio, video, home cinema, and security systems to our heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems, and even our window blinds, doors, and gates, our home environments are integrating into single, controllable home experiences.

Today’s Smart Home Technician (SHT) is the professional who installs, configures, and maintains this ecosystem.  Their work objective is to deliver a simple, secure, reliable, and sustainable user experience according to industry best practice and within project timelines and scope.  The SHT will work on construction sites and in homes with senior colleagues such as a Senior SHT, Smart Home Designer, Networking Specialist, or Home Theatre Designer to create integrated systems using a variety of equipment and services from other suppliers.  These projects will vary in size and scale from small homes to luxury mansions, yachts, multi-dwelling developments, and will range from simple component installation to creating a complex, electronic integrated systems environment.

The SHT will be able to install, configure, calibrate, and troubleshoot a range of electrically connected Digital Home Technologies or Separated Extra-Low Voltage (SELV) devices. To do this, the SHT will have a good working knowledge of common hardware, software, IP networking, audio and visual distribution, and RF systems and user interfaces. Additionally, they will have appropriate personal skills to deal with home owners and colleagues in associated construction trades, such as electricians, IT professionals, Security, Access Control, Fire and Intruder Alarm companies, Lighting designers and Installers, professional light and sound suppliers, Commercial AV companies.

Full details of the apprenticeship and End Point Assessment can be found here:

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You’re an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. By the end of an apprenticeship, you’ll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

It can take between one and 6 years to complete an apprenticeship depending on which one you choose, what level it is and your previous experience. It’s funded from contributions made by the government and your employer. The Smart Home Technician Apprenticeship takes 18 months.

Levels of an apprenticeship

Each apprenticeship has a level and an equivalent education level. You can start an apprenticeship at any level. The Smart Home Technician Apprenticeship is Level 3 (equivalent to A Level).

This means you will:

• require previous qualifications such as an English or maths GCSE
• require extra training in the English or maths skills needed so you’re at the right level

At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent education level. For example, if you complete a level 3 apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent of an

Duration and Attendance

The course duration is 18 months plus 3 months for the End Point Assessment. Attendance is one day a week and will start Friday 6th September 2024.

Total Cost

Our course is government funded for apprentices up to £9,000 including the End Point Assessment. If your apprentice is aged 19+ you will be required to pay 5% (£450) contribution.

Training Equipment

When training at our centre, we will provide all materials including any books, materials, tools and paperwork. You will only need to have your own safety boots for the workshop. No prior learning is required, your apprentice will have an interview with us prior to enrolment to ensure it is the right apprenticeship for them.

How Do I Book?

Our next Smart Home Technician Apprenticeship course starts in September 2024.  Please register your interest using this ticket link, and we will be in touch –  Book Now – Click here

Or complete our online booking form and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your requirements. Or you can contact us via phone 0117 971 1770 or email if you prefer.

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