Level 5 Diploma in Fire Engineering Design (Technician)

This qualification is for individuals who work or intend to work in a position where they are involved in auditing or risk assessing fire engineering premises and designing or assessing fire engineering design submissions.

NEW – Incident Command in Fire and Rescue Services

The overall objective for these qualifications is to support the learner to update and continue with professional development, and to develop knowledge and skills relevant to incident command in the fire and rescue services.

Preparing for Work in the Justice Sector

This qualification aims to prepare learners for employment in the Justice Sector, introducing them to the underpinning purpose, principles and priorities of the sector.

Fire and Rescue Service Quality Assurance Framework

The scheme audits FRS Development Programmes in line with criteria set out by the National Joint Council (NJC), allowing services to pay development rates of pay to fire fighters until they are assessed as being competent in role.

Incident Command in Fire and Rescue Services

The overall objective for these qualifications is to support the learner to develop knowledge and skills relevant to incident command in the fire and rescue services. These qualifications are being replaced by updated versions – please see our website for further details.

Level 3 Award in Breathing Apparatus Instruction

Designed to accredit the knowledge and skills development of learners who are instructing other learners on the use of Breathing Apparatus. There are no pre-entry requirements for enrolling to complete this qualification.

Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Fire Inspectors)

This qualification is aimed at experienced fire safety officers working in complex environments and situations. It covers reviewing fire protection systems and fire safety matters and assessing risks associated with fire.

Level 4 Certificate in Fire Safety (Fire Auditors)

This qualification is aimed at experienced fire safety officers who are looking to develop their knowledge and skills for more complex premises and environments, with specific reference to fire auditors.

Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety (Fire Auditors)

This qualification is aimed at those who are new to working in a fire safety role and wish to build their knowledge and gain recognition of their competence. This qualification can be completed by both operational and non-operational staff working in a relevant role.

Compartment Fire Behaviour Training

The objective of these qualifications is to provide those working in the fire and rescue services with the knowledge and understanding required to train firefighters in compartment fire behaviour.

Level 5 Certificate in Fire Investigation

This qualification has been designed to accredit the knowledge and skills of learners who investigate, report and present evidence related to incidents involving fire and/or explosion.

Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Emergency Fire Services Watch Management

The main objective of this qualification is to develop the knowledge and skills of those who work, or who are aiming to work, in the Emergency Fire Services in the role of Watch Manager. This qualification has been withdrawn, please see the qualification page for more information.

Water Rescue Awards

These qualifications have been designed to accredit the knowledge and skills of learners who carry out roles as part of water rescue operations.