Fire and rescue EPAs

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SFJ Awards has significant experience in providing end-point assessments (EPA) for the fire and rescue sector.

As a reputable and recognised awarding organisation, SFJ Awards collaborates closely with employers, training providers, and other stakeholders within the sector to ensure that the assessment process is rigorous and aligned with industry standards, whilst also offering employers and apprentices exceptional support throughout.

Fire and rescue apprenticeship standards we assess

Firefighter teaching children

Community Safety Advisor

Working within local communities providing life-improving advice, guidance and interventions that support people to remain safe and reduce from risks of harm such as fire, falls, crime or due to the circumstances in which the individual is living.

  • Qualification level: 3
  • Typical duration: 12-18 months
  • Typical organisations: With further training and qualifications, this apprenticeship could lead to career pathways within the protective services sector such as police, fire and rescue, youth justice, health, and housing.
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Emergency contact handler

Emergency Contact Handler

This occupation is found in organisations which receive contacts from members of the public who are in emergency and non-emergency situations.

  • Qualification level: 3
  • Typical duration: 12 months
  • Typical organisations: Ambulance, fire, police, the NHS, National Highways, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
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Man checking fire extinguisher

Fire Safety Advisor

A Fire Safety Advisor works with businesses to help them keep people, premises, and the environment safe from fire by offering advice and education to reduce risk.

  • Qualification level: 3
  • Typical duration: 18 months
  • Typical organisations: People in this role may be employed by a fire and rescue organisation or they may work for a organisation in the public, private or not-for-profit sector.
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Operational firefighter

Operational Firefighter

The board purpose of the occupation is to deal with a wide range of emergency situations where problem solving and initiative is vital to resolve incidents quickly and calmly.

  • Qualification level: 3
  • Typical duration: 24 months
  • Typical organisations: This occupation is found in 45 fire services across England.
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