Level 3 certificate

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements and candidates are not required to achieve other qualifications prior to undertaking this qualification. However, candidates are advised that this specification provides progression from the Level 2 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations and Safety (VRQ); therefore, candidates who have previously achieved an IFE qualification at Level 2 will be able to build upon relevant knowledge and understanding.

Candidates will need to be able to communicate effectively in writing in order to respond to the written answer questions. In addition, candidates are advised that mathematical skills will be required in order to complete the examinations.


Candidates who are successful in achieving the IFE Level 3 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations, Fire Safety and Management will have developed knowledge and understanding that will prepare them to undertake further study.

Candidates may wish to extend their knowledge and understanding at Level 3 and progress to the IFE Level 3 Diploma in Fire Science and Fire Safety. Alternatively, candidates may wish to progress to the IFE Level 4 Diploma in Fire Science and Fire Safety or to other qualifications at Level 4. Candidates may also choose to specialise in specific areas and to progress to specialist units/qualifications eg the IFE Level 3 Certificate in Passive Fire Protection.

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