Level 3 diploma

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Preparing for Examinations

The IFE does not provide training courses for candidates preparing for the examinations. Candidates are required to manage their own learning in preparation for the examinations. Some IFE branches provide events and training days that may be relevant to the examinations. Candidates are advised to contact their local branch to find out about possible learning opportunities.

Candidates should use the published syllabus as the starting point for their learning and reading.

A brief guide for candidates on answering examination questions is available. The guide includes information on level of difficulty, instructions and command words, common errors and tips for approaching examination questions – Candidate Guide.

Recommended Reading 

All candidates are advised to use the published syllabus as their starting point in determining the study that they need to undertake. Candidates should cross-reference their learning against the content of the syllabus to ensure that they have covered all aspects of the syllabus in their learning.

A recommended reading list is provided for each syllabus and this can be found in the relevant syllabus document or can be downloaded on the links below. The reading lists are not intended to be comprehensive but to provide a starting point for candidates. Candidates may also use other learning sources which contain up to date information that is relevant to the syllabus content. 

Download the Book List for ALL units for Level 3 Diploma here.

Download the Book list for Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety (L3D3) here.

Download the Book list for Level 3 Certificate in Aviation Fire Operations (L3D4) here.

Download the Book list for Level 3 Certificate in Leadership & Management (L3D5) here.

Download the Book list for Level 3 Certificate in Fire Service Operations & Incident Command (L3D6) here.

Download the Book list for Level 3 Certificate in Fire Investigation (L3D7) here.

Free downloads for Level 3 Diploma can found on the links below or requested from the IFE Office.

Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety (L3D3)

Recommendations for graphic symbols and abbreviations for fire protection drawings: https://www.firesafe.org.uk/graphical-symbols-and-abbreviations-for-fire-protection-drawings-2

Health Technical Memorandum 05-01: Managing healthcare fire safety – free downloads from: Https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/managing-healthcare-fire-safety

Guidance for reduction of false alarms & unwanted fire signals – free downloads from: http://www.cfoa.org.uk/download/49412

Fire Safety Law and Guidance documents for business – Fire Safety Risk Assessment: Offices and Shops,Factories & Warehouses, Sleeping Accommodation, Residential Care Premises, Educational Premises, Small& Medium Places of Assembly, Large Places of Assembly, Theatres, Cinemas and Similar Premises, Open AirEvents and Venues, Healthcare Premises, Transport Premises & Facilities, Animal Premises & Stables, Meansof Escape for Disabled People: Https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fire-safety-law-and-guidance-documents-for-business

Guide to Health & Safety & Welfare at Music and similar event – free download from: Https://www.qub.ac.uk/safety-reps/sr_webpages/safety_downloads/event_safety_guide.pdf

Guidance on the emergency use of lifts and escalators – free download from: Http://www.highrisefirefighting.co.uk/docs/guidanceemergemcylifts.pdf

Fire Safety in purpose built flats – free download from: Https://www.local.gov.uk/fire-safety-purpose-built-flats

Emergency Lighting: BS5266 from: Https://www.firesafe.org.uk/emergency-lighting

Passive Fire Protection solutions British Gypsum January 2011 from: Https://www.asfp.org.uk

The CFPA website also provides a number of free download guides that cover a number of the areas of the syllabus: Https://cfpa-e.eu/cpfa-e-guidelines/guidelines-fire-protection-form/#link-register-bottom

Level 3 Certificate in Aviation Fire Operations (L3D4)
CAP 168 from: https://www.ife.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/L3D-L4C-Leadership_and_Management_resource_2016.pdf
CAP 699 from: http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?appid=11&mode=detail&id=235
CAP 748 from: Http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?appid=11&mode=detail&id=1357
Airport Service Manual Doc 9137 Part 1 Rescue & Firefighting:
CAP 789 from :
https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP 789

Level 3 Certificate in Leadership & Management (L3D5)
Leadership & Management Resource 2018 – IFE here:

Level 3 Certificate Fire Service Operations & Incident Command(L3D6)
National Operational Guidance Programme – all sub-sections, additional new study references: http://www.ukfrs.com/guidance/published-guidance
Generic Risk Assessments – comprehensive range of topics; the link below takes you to a portal from which relevant documents can be downloaded here (349-428): Https://www.ukfrs.com.guidance
Joint Operating Principles for Emergency Services can be downloaded here:
Joint Operating – The inter operability framework can be downloaded here:

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