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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.

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

  1. Principles of fire safetycourse
  2. Auditing complex premisescourse
  3. Regulated and licensed venuescourse

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

The four mandatory courses are:

  1. Principles of fire safetycourse
  2. Auditing complex premisescourse
  3. Regulated and licensed venuescourse
  4. Building Regulations & Technical Guidancecourse

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.

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