Level 4 Diploma (Previously Certificate)

Recommended Study Material

Recommended Study Material for IFE Level 4 Diploma (Previously Certificate)  in Fire Science & Fire Safety

This qualification recognises the knowledge and understanding of those operating in, or preparing for, a range of roles at level 4 including Station Managers and other fire professional specialists (eg Fire Safety).

In order to achieve the qualification, candidates must achieve the two mandatory units and also two optional units. Each unit is assessed by an examination of three hours. Please see the separate qualification specifications in the syllabus for full details.

Download the Book List for ALL units for Level 4 Diploma here.

Download the Book list for Level 4 Diploma in Fire Engineering Science here.

Download the Book list for Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety here.

Download the Book list for Level 4 Diploma in Aviation Fire Operations here.

Download the Book list for Level 4 Diploma in Leadership & Management  here.

Download the Book list for Level 4 Diploma in Fire Service Operations & Incident Command here.

Download the Book list for Level 4 Diploma in Fire Investigation here.

Free downloads for Level 4 Diploma (Previously Certificate) can be requested from the IFE Offices at adminstaff@ife.org.za or can be downloaded from the links below:

Fire Safety

The IFE has applied the following criteria in determining which resources should be included on this recommended reading list:

  • the resource provides information which will be of benefit to the candidate in their professional life, providing depth and breadth of understanding;
  • the resource contains some information that will be relevant to part of the syllabus;
  • the resource is recognised by industry professionals as providing valuable information.

Candidates preparing for the examinations are advised to refer to the list below:

The Fire Protection Handbook, NFCC/CFOA, available online: https://www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/write/MediaUploads/NFCC%20Guidance%20publications/Protection/DSFRS_Protection_Handbook.pdf

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

Aviation Fire Operations
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

Leadership & Management in Fire & Rescue
Leadership & Management Resource 2018 – IFE here:

Fire Service Operations & Incident Command
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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