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

 

Qualification Number 600/4686/7
Title IQ Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Fire Inspectors) (QCF)
Category National
Sector Facilities | Fire Safety | Fire Safety
Operational Start Date 03/07/2012
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

Registration Fee : £51.00

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (international delivery rates may apply).

Qualification Purpose

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About this Qualification

The IQ Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Fire Inspectors) (QCF) is a qualification for individuals who work or intend to work in a position of responsibility for fire safety arrangements. It provides learners with formal recognition of their competence to work as a regulatory fire safety inspector within complex premises. 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 and environments. 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. Objectives of the qualification include: meeting relevant programmes of learning and supporting a role in the workplace.

Definitions of Simple and Complex Premises

This qualification features units which refer to ‘complex premises’ in the title. This distinguishes them from ‘simple premises’ which are relevant to lower level fire safety qualifications.

Simple premises are defined as those buildings for which the means of escape are covered by the Communities and Local Government guides. These typically include offices and shops, factories and warehouses, sleeping accommodation, residential care premises, educational premises and small and medium places of assembly.

Complex premises are defined as those buildings for which the means of escape cannot be adequately covered by the Communities and Local Government guides. It does not include those premises requiring a fire safety engineer to assess.

A link to the Communities and Local Government guides website is located in the resources section at the end of this specification.

Progression

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.

Take this Qualification

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.

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.

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

Assessment

Assessment for this qualification is by portfolio, internally set and marked and externally quality assured by IQ. It must be in accordance with the Skills for Justice Assessment Strategy for Justice and Community Safety Sector October 2010.

All assessment criteria must be met and mapped and the location of the evidence must be indicated in the achievement record.

This qualification is not graded, successful learners achieve a pass.

All learning outcomes in this qualification must be assessed using methods appropriate to the assessment of knowledge, understanding and competence, these can be assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • Direct observation
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Work products
  • Records
  • Reflective accounts
  • Professional discussion

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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