Our awarding bodies are approved by the Qualification Regulation to provide qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They all develop and deliver nationally recognised qualifications and ensure that, through regular visits, we maintain the required standards through robust quality assurance of assessment, verification and delivery.

International Accreditations


The Pro Board

The College has become the first centre in Europe to achieve Pro Board accreditation to certify to the US based National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards. The NFPA is a leading world authority on fire prevention and safety. The specific NFPA standards that the FSC can test against are:

  • NFPA 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional qualifications
  • NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents – Awareness Level
  • NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents – Operations Core with Missions Specific PPE and Product Control Levels

The accreditation is the Pro Board stamp of approval of the College’s test certification processes and procedures which tests the knowledge, skills and abilities of learners wishing to be certified to NFPA standards.


UK Accreditations


SFJ Awards

Skills for Justice (SFJ) Awards is an awarding organisation approved by the Qualification Regulators to provide qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They develop and deliver nationally recognised qualifications for the Justice and Community Safety Sector, the Legal Sector, Local Government and the Military.



Industry Qualifications (IQ) is approved by Qualification Regulators in the UK and is designed to provide a new type of awarding environment, with a philosophy based upon quality, partnership and transparency. The Fire Service College is an IQ recognised centre which enables us to offer training and assessment for IQ qualifications, course dependent.


Pearson / Edexcel

Pearson / Edexcel is the largest awarding organisation in the UK, offering academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised. Edexcel qualifications are world-class academic and general qualifications from Pearson, providing our learners with specific courses that meet the standards of the international awarding body.



NCFE is a national UK Awarding Organisation with over 167 years’ experience in the sector, and the College is approved to offer NCFE qualifications on specific courses.



JOIFF accreditation is a system of quality assurance that ensures that a minimum standard of training carried out safely is provided to all learners on an on going basis. JOIFF accredited courses run by the Fire Service College are internationally recognised qualifications and learners who successfully complete the courses receive a JOIFF accredited certificate of competence.


The Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE)

The IFE assesses knowledge of fire and professional experience, awarding internationally recognised membership grades and fire-related qualifications. The College is an IFE recognised training provider for specific courses.


Institute of Leadership Management (ILM)

ILM is Europe’s premier organisation in leadership and management development. ILM recognition is the benchmark for high-quality, bespoke in-house management and leadership training.




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