Level 5 Diploma: Fire Engineering Design

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


Three courses form this qualification, these are:

  1. Fire Engineering Design 1course
  2. Fire Engineering Design 2course
  3. Fire Engineering Design 3course
  4. Principles of Fire Development and Spread self-study

Note: Evidence in addition to course work is required to complete this qualification.

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Educational development and study

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

To complete this qualification you are committing to a programme of study of 230 GLH (Guided Learning Hours) which consists of a wide variety of activities:

  1. Attending courses
  2. Self-study and research:
    • Reading course reference material
    • Viewing online videos
  3. Application of learning and writing assignments

The programme consists of 100 hours attending courses with the remainder being from self-study, research, application of learning and written assignments.

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.