Level 4 Certificate and Diploma in Fire Safety

Target audience

This national qualification is suitable for those who assess fire safety in complex premises e.g:

  • Regulators – fire services, local building control officers and approved inspectors
  • Assessors – fire risk assessors and fire safety professionals
  • Designers – designers and architects of new buildings and alterations to existing
  • Responsible for fire safety – managers, employees, owners and occupiers

Complex premises

These qualifications apply to those who audit complex premises and venues, such as shops and shopping centres, offices, hotels, residential care homes, industrial units, firework displays and pop concerts. Premises which are beyond the range of DCLG Fire Risk Assessment Guides. They may require guidance documents such as BS 9999, BS 9991, ADB, LACORS, Sports Grounds.


Courses

Level 4 Certificate: Three courses form this qualification, these are:

  1. Principles of fire safety course
  2. Auditing complex premises course
  3. Regulated and licensed venues course

Level 4 Diploma: Four mandatory and optional courses form this qualification.

The four mandatory courses are:

  1. Principles of fire safety course
  2. Auditing complex premises course
  3. Regulated and licensed venues course
  4. Building Regulations & Technical Guidance course

Optional courses (minimum of 7 credits required) for qualification:

  • CDM Regulations (4 credits) course
  • Community Fire Safety (4 credits) course
  • Fire Safety at Incidents (4 credits) course
  • Fire Safety Enforcement (9 credits) course
  • Draft Enforceable Documents (3 credits) course

For more details on these courses, see navigation on left.


National Occupational Standards (NOS) and qualification units

Level 4 Certificate in Fire Safety (Fire Auditors)

This qualification has five mandatory NOS:

For more details about Level 4 Certificate, see qualifications

Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Fire Inspectors)

This qualification has six mandatory NOS:

Plus two/three optional NOS from following:

For more details about Level 4 Diploma, see qualifications

Specialist Fire Safety courses

Target audience

These courses are suitable for those who assess fire safety in specialised areas e.g:

  • Regulators – fire services, local building control officers and approved inspectors
  • Assessors – fire risk assessors and fire safety professionals
  • Designers – designers and architects of new and extend existing buildings and venues
  • Responsible for fire safety – managers, employees, owners and occupiers

Specialist courses

These include:

  • BS 9991: Fire safety in residential buildings: course
  • Fire safety in blocks of flats: course
  • BS 9999: Fire safety in commercial buildings: course
  • BS 9999: Update to 2017 standard: course
  • HTM: Healthcare premises: course
  • Fire safety at Sports grounds: course
  • BS 9251: Checking residential sprinkler systems: course
  • BS EN 12845: Checking commercial sprinkler systems: course
  • BB100: Fire safety in schools: course

National Occupational Standards (NOS)

These courses are assessed to the following NOS:


Legislation, British Standards and technical guidance documents

Delegates have access to a wide range of Technical Guidance, British Standards, best practice and reference material on courses. Hard copies for classroom work and on-line versions for distance learning, study programmes and project work are available.


Continuing Professional Development

All delegates receive CPD certificates on course completion. All courses are designed and assessed to approved centre standards which are, in turn, regulated by national awarding bodies and OFQUAL.

Core Sprinkler courses

There are a range of sprinkler courses we provide, these include:

  • BS 9251: Installation course
  • BS 9251: Design course
  • BS 9251: Checking sprinkler designs course
  • BS EN 12845: Hazard Review course
  • Canute FHC Design software course

Professional bodies

Following organisations represent the sprinkler industry:

  • British Automatic Sprinkler Association BAFSA
  • Residential Sprinkler Association RSA

Third-party accreditation

Following organisations provide third party accreditation in the sprinkler industry:


Core guidance documents

  • BS 9251: Residential and Domestic Sprinkler Systems
  • BS EN 12845: Commercial Sprinkler Systems
  • LPC Rules for automatic sprinkler installations

Investigation and Enforcement Training

Tutors

The tutors Xact use have decades of hands-on, top level experience in investigation and the legal profession. Our dedicated and enthusiastic team will strive to provide the best possible service to the customer.


Course format

Courses will normally consist of three phases:

  • Learning – acquiring knowledge, understanding and skills
  • Practicing learning – using real-life reconstructions
  • Comprehensive debrief – to confirm learning

Delegates receive support, guidance and tutoring throughout courses and to enhance learning reconstructions often feature professional actors.


Accreditation

A range of awards can be achieved on courses which include Level 3-4 awards, certificates and diplomas.


National Occupational Standards (NOS)

Courses are designed to fulfil the requirements of National Occupational Standards NOS


Continuing Professional Development

All delegates receive CPD certificates on course completion. All courses are designed and assessed to approved centre standards which are, in turn, regulated by national awarding bodies and OFQUAL.

Fire Risk Assessment: Level 4 Certificate in Fire Safety

Target audience

This national qualification is suitable for those who assess fire safety in complex buildings e.g:

  • Assessors – fire risk assessors and fire safety professionals
  • Responsible for fire safety – managers, employees, owners and occupiers

Complex buildings

This qualification applies to those who fire risk assess complex premises and venues, such as shops and shopping centres, offices, hotels, residential care homes, industrial units, firework displays and pop concerts. Premises which are beyond the range of DCLG Fire Risk Assessment Guides. They may require guidance documents such as BS 9999, BS 9991, ADB, LACORS, Sports Grounds.


Courses

Three courses form this national qualification, these are:

  1. Principles of fire safety course
  2. Fire risk assessment of complex premises course
  3. Regulated and Licensed Venues course

For more details on these courses, see navigation on left.


National Qualification

Level 4 Certificate in Fire Safety (Fire Auditors)

A further level 4 qualification is available: Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Fire Inspectors). More details


National Occupational Standards (NOS)

This qualification has five National Occupational Standards:

For more details about this qualification see qualifications

Level 5 Diploma: Fire Engineering Technician

Target audience

This qualification is suitable for those who assess and design fire engineered buildings e.g:

  • Regulators – fire services, local building control officers and approved inspectors
  • Assessors – fire risk assessors and fire safety professionals
  • Designers – designers and architects of new buildings and alterations to existing

Courses

Three courses form this qualification, these are:

  1. Fire Engineering Technician 1 course
  2. Fire Engineering Technician 2 course
  3. Fire Engineering Technician 3 course

Note 1: Additional work in addition to course work is required to complete the qualification.
Note 2: This qualification has been developed by CFOA and will be available in 2017.


Educational development

These courses and qualification enable attendees to develop an understanding of fire engineering at technician level. It is a natural progression from achieving qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Fire Inspectors) or an equivalent qualification or experience.


Prior learning

Delegates must have an in-depth working knowledge of fire safety guidance documents such as Approved Document B (Volume 2) and BS 9999 fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings.

Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety (Fire Auditors)

Target audience

This national qualification is suitable for those who assess fire safety in simple buildings e.g:

  • Regulators – fire services, local building control officers and approved inspectors
  • Assessors – fire risk assessors and fire safety professionals
  • Responsible for fire safety – managers, employees, owners and occupiers

Simple buildings

This qualification applies to those who audit simple premises, such as small shops, offices, hotels, residential care homes and industrial units with a simple layout and easy means of escape. Premises which can be easily be assessed using a DCLG Fire Risk Assessment Guide.


Courses

Three courses form this qualification, these are:

  1. Principles of fire safety course
  2. Auditing simple buildings course
  3. Gathering evidence course

For more details on these courses, see navigation on left.


National Occupational Standards (NOS)

This qualification has six National Occupational Standards:

For more details about this qualification see qualifications

Fire Risk Assessment: Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety

Target audience

This national qualification is suitable for those who assess fire safety in simple buildings e.g:

  • Assessors – fire risk assessors and fire safety professionals
  • Responsible for fire safety – managers, employees, owners and occupiers

Simple buildings

This qualification applies to those who fire risk assess simple premises, such as small shops, offices, hotels, residential care homes and industrial units with a simple layout and easy means of escape. Premises which can be easily be assessed using a DCLG Fire Risk Assessment Guide.


Courses

Three courses form this national qualification, these are:

  1. Principles of fire safety course
  2. Fire risk assessment of simple buildings course
  3. Gathering evidence course

For more details on these courses, see navigation on left.


National Qualification

Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety (Fire Auditors)


National Occupational Standards (NOS)

This qualification has six National Occupational Standards:

For more details about this qualification see qualifications

Fire Safety courses

  • In-house – which can be designed to customer requirements. We offer free training needs analysis and quote in-house enquiry
  • Open – Xact offers courses at various locations. For more information open courses

Qualifications

Xact provides Level 3, 4 and 5 qualifications via national awarding bodies. Follow link for more details qualifications

These fire safety qualifications are suitable for those who are:

  • Regulators – fire services, local building control officers and approved inspectors
  • Assessors – fire risk assessors and fire safety professionals
  • Designers – designers and architects of new and extend existing buildings and venues
  • Responsible for fire safety – managers, employees, owners and occupiers

National Occupational Standards (NOS)

NOS-3 Courses are designed to requirements of National Occupational Standards: NOS


Continual Professional Development

All delegates receive CPD certificates on course completion. All courses are designed and assessed to approved centre standards which are, in turn, regulated by national awarding bodies and OFQUAL.


Course format

Courses will normally consist of three phases:

  • Learning – acquiring knowledge, understanding and skills
  • Practising learning – using real-life reconstructions
  • Debrief – to confirm learning

Delegates receive support, guidance and tutoring throughout courses.


Tutors

Our tutors have decades of hands-on, top level experience in fire engineering, fire risk assessment, auditing and investigation. Our dedicated and enthusiastic team will strive to provide the best possible service.


Legislation, British Standards and Technical Guidance

BSI LogoDelegates have access to a wide range of Technical Guidance, British Standards, best practice and reference material on courses. Hard copies for classroom work and on-line versions for distance learning, study programmes and project work are available.

Note: Online versions of documents which are copyrighted are not available e.g. British Standards.