Historically, there have been no recognised training schemes specific, or even particularly relevant, to the design and installation of Fire Sprinkler Systems.
To address this issue, Skills for Security Ltd, working in conjunction with BAFSA, are preparing a National Occupational Standard with the intention to create an NVQ based upon the new approved standard. A draft copy of the NOS can be viewed here: NOS Mechanical Fire Protection. This document should also aid companies in the interim by providing a structure for training of apprentices.
Feedback on the draft NOS can be provided by completing a brief survey located here: sfstraining.org.uk/survey.