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IQ Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Fire Inspectors) (QCF)

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Qualification Number 600/4686/7
Title IQ Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Fire Inspectors) (QCF)
Category National
Sector
Operational Start Date 09/03/2012
Operational End Date 30/04/2016
Total Units 12 Min Credit 37
Min Guided Learning Hours 179 Max Guided Learning Hours 198
Min Age From 18 Min Age To 100

About this Qualification

The IQ Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Fire Inspectors) (QCF) is a qualification for individuals who have high levels of fire safety experience and are familiar with inspecting the most complex of environments and situations. Those learners who have already achieved the Level 4 Certificate in Fire Safety (Fire Auditors) (QCF) can use credits already gained towards this qualification, as there is an overlap of units. It provides learners with formal recognition of their competence to work as a regulatory fire safety inspector.

 

All learners will complete the mandatory units, which address the protection of people, risks, construction, protection systems and a range of other safety measure in the context of complex premises. Furthermore, there is considerable scope for the learner to choose from a range of optional units those most relevant to them, covering areas such as safety matters in relation to construction sites, presenting evidence in court, community risks and drafting statutory enforceable documents. Complex premises are defined as those buildings three or more stories high, typically including but not limited to shopping mauls, tower blocks and factories. Objectives of the qualification include: preparing Learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding, preparing them to progress to a qualification in another subject area, meeting relevant programmes of learning and preparing for employment.

Structure

To achieve the IQ Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Fire Inspectors) (QCF), the learner must achieve 37 credits. All 30 credits from the Mandatory Group must be completed and 7 credits from the Optional Group.

IndexGroupUnit Ref.Unit TitleCreditGuided
Learning
Hours
1Mandatory GroupY/503/3606Assess risks associated with fire in complex premises and environments520
1Mandatory GroupT/503/1927Ensure measures are in place to protect people from fire in complex premises and environments521
1Mandatory GroupM/503/3613Review fire protection systems in complex premises and environments528
1Mandatory GroupH/503/3401Review fire safety matters relating to existing or proposed construction750
1Mandatory GroupR/503/3605Review safety measures at locations that are regulated and/or licensed428
1Mandatory GroupK/503/3593Visit complex premises and environments for the purposes of fire safety regulation415
1Optional GroupL/503/3604Draft statutory enforceable documents for the purposes of fire safety regulation37
1Optional GroupT/503/3421Prepare and present evidence in court and other formal proceedings in relation to fire safety matters321
1Optional GroupA/503/3405Review fire safety matters relating to premises under construction, demolition and alteration410
1Optional GroupF/503/3597Serve statutory enforceable documents for the purposes of fire safety regulation37
1Optional GroupT/503/3600Support the management of risks at incidents415
1Optional GroupF/503/3406Work in partnership to minimise risks to the community410
Total51232

Assessment

Assessment for this qualification is by portfolio.

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 3 or above and be proficient in the use of English Language.

Tutor Requirements

All trainers/assessors and internal verifiers delivering this qualification must meet the requirements as per the Skills for Justice Assessment Strategy for Justice and Community Safety Sector October 2010. See Appendix A at the end of this document.

Centre Requirements

 

 

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