This qualification is intended to develop and provide an understanding of the statutory duties for fire safety officers within Northern Ireland.
Those who undertake this qualification do not require previous experience or training in fire safety and it may be appropriate for officers not engaged in fire safety on a full time basis.
The qualification has been developed to provide the necessary training for Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) personnel enabling the fire authority to meet the statutory duties.
These officers are responsible for the enforcement of fire safety legislation and for providing advice on fire risk assessment in buildings.
This qualification is available through C S Todd & Associates Ltd. and those wishing to undertake it should contact the organisation to discuss the process of enrolement. The Centre can be contacted on 01252 792 088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following table provides an overview of the important information relating to this qualification
|Qualification Title||FireQual Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety Enforcement Officers (Northern Ireland)|
|Availability||Northern Ireland only|
|Qualification Reference Number||603/7663/6|
|Date for First Registrations||1st July 2021|
|Last Date for Registrations||31st December 2024|
|Total Qualification Time (hours)||148|
|Guided Learning (hours)||76|
|Direct Learning (hours)||60|
|Assessment Time (hours)||12|
|Assessment Type||Portfolio of evidence|
|Candidate Entry Requirements||
Candidates should be proficient in core skills literacy, numeracy, and communication. Candidates do not require previous experience or training in fire safety, and it may be appropriate for officers not engaged in fire safety on a full time basis
|Delivery Staff Requirements||
Those wishing to deliver, assess or quality assure this qualification should hold sufficient knowledge of the subject matters covered within the qualification and demonstrate that they have undertaken continuous professional development to ensure their knowledge is kept up to date.
Sufficient knowledge will be demonstrated by individuals having been serving officers or having worked within a related area for a minimum of two years.
Although not mandatory, Assessors and IQAs would be demonstrating best practice if they held or were working towards a relevant teaching/training qualification.