The agreement will see the College’s range of courses, designed specifically for the sector covering topics from fire prevention to leading teams at major incidents and everything in between, including compartment fire training, officially accredited by SFJ Awards.
New courses developed by SFJ Awards – the sector-specialist awarding organisation – will also be offered by the College.
Following significant investment from Capita, the College is further enhancing its delivering by reshaping its curriculum including developing state-of-the-art facilities at its Gloucestershire base as well as offering ‘mobile’ services across the UK.
Awarding Organisation Manager at SFJ Awards, Steve Batty, said: “We have been successful in offering sector-specific qualifications for the Fire and Rescue sector for some time now, and we’re delighted to expand this offer through our relationship with the Fire Service College.
“We’re confident this partnership can grow to help sector employees to continue their professional development and make the UK a safer place to live.”
The agreement adds to SFJ Awards’ current offer to the Fire and Rescue sector, which includes qualifications covering fire investigation, water rescue, incident command, community safety and fire risk management at Levels 2 to 5.