Aims of the Qualification
- This qualification has been designed to recognise, and to encourage learners to develop:
- The underpinning knowledge and understanding related to fire science and human behaviour that affects the requirements for passive fire protection
- specialist technical understanding of passive fire protection measures
- understanding of the breadth of factors that affect effective passive fire protection measures
- underpinning knowledge of the range of active fire protection systems and how these systems align with passive fire protection measures
- specialist understanding that supports effective performance in the workplace
- Managers and technical supervisors working in passive fire protection roles
- Technical salesstaff
- Fire Risk Assessors
- Site Inspectors
- Demonstrate understanding of fire science
- Demonstrate understanding of methods of active protection
- Demonstrate understanding of the following passive fire protection measures:
- Fire protection to the structural frame of the building and fire retardant coatings
- Fire resisting walls, floors and ceiling and fire resistant glazing
- Fire stopping, penetration seals, cavity barriers, ductwork and dampers and the building envelope
- Fire resisting doors, industrial shutters and hardware
Form of Assessment
- Section 1 of the examination will address section 1 of the unit ie fire and fire protection. This section will comprise short questions. Questions will target all aspects of the content of section 1 of the unit. There will be 40 marks available.
Section 2 of the examination will address section 2of the unit ie passive fire protection measures.This section will also comprise short questions. Questions will target all aspects of the content of section 2 of the unit. There will be 80 marks available.
In order to achieve a pass, candidates will be required to attain at least 70% of the marks available (ie 84 marks).
Grading and Certification
Achievement at unit level is not graded. Successful candidates are awarded a Pass Certificate.
Qualification Learning Time
- 347 hours of study. Study may be self-study but the IFE recommends that candidates undertake at least 35- 40 hours of direct training.
- 3 hours of assessment (directed time) ie one three-hour examination.
Candidates taking examinations in October 2019 should refer to the updated syllabus – IFE Level 3 Certificate in Passive Fire Protection.
Candidates taking examinations in March 2020 should refer to the updated syllabus – IFE Level 3 Certificate in Passive Fire Protection
The Book List for the IFE Level 3 Certificate Passive Fire Protection is available here.