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Development Spotlight: Community Fire Safety

In this month's edition of Development Spotlight, we take a look at two upcoming qualifications from our Fire Safety suite.

The IQ Level 2 Certificate in Delivering Community Safety Activities (QCF) and the IQ Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Community Fire Safety (QCF) are currently entering the final stages of development and focus on training young people (16-24) in fire prevention & community fire safety.

Both qualifications are intended to provide a new progression route for young people looking to enter the sector and can also be delivered as part of the Community Safety (England) apprenticeship framework. The content focusses on ensuring candidates are aware of ways to reduce the risks of fire and are able to communicate this information effectively to members of the public.

Discussing the qualifications, IQ’s Head of Business Development Sallyann Baldry said “Careers in the fire service remain highly attractive to young people and these new qualifications and the apprenticeship will provide a new pathway for those seeking to join emergency fire services or aspiring to contribute to fire safety within local authorities or those in the working in a voluntary capacity within their communities. We are excited to be helping more young people enter the fire industry and ensure that they are recruits of the highest calibre”.

The addition of these certificates to IQ’s fire safety suite enables the organisation to offer qualifications to a much broader audience than has previously been the case. Current provision, including a level 3 and 4 Certificate in Fire Safety (Fire Auditors) and a level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Fire Inspectors), has focussed on those whom currently work or are planning to work in a position of responsibility within the fire safety or emergency services sectors.

With regards to future developments in the fire sector, Industry Qualifications are also looking to extend the range of fire safety qualifications at levels 1 and 2, with an eye for making these available both internationally and in the UK.

If you’re interested in taking one of these qualifications, seeking approval to offer them within your organisation or you simply want to find out more, please call 01952 457 452 to find your nearest IQ centre or visit the IQ website at

For more information please get in touch.

Feb 13, 2014 04:43 PM