This qualification has been developed in partnership with the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP). It will be suitable for those who install or inspect passive fire protection measures.
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.
To view the specification for the qualification, click IFE Level 3 Certificate in Passive Fire Protection.