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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
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

Rate: £50.00

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.

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, 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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