Intermediate Incident Command in the Fire Service - Level 2

Course overview and learning outcomes

This course aims to accredit the knowledge and skills development of FRS learners in Intermediate Incident Command. Successful completion of the course will confirm that learners, are ready to work as a Level 2 Incident Commander.

Following the completion of the award, the learner will:

  • Understand the key principles of the Incident Command System
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of personnel within the Incident Command Structure
  • Understand the management of risk at operational incidents
  • Understand effective communication at operational incidents
  • Be able to plan an initial response to an operational incident
  • Be able to implement actions at an operational incident to meet planned objectives
  • Be able to close down the operational phase of an incident
  • Be able to review a response to an operational incident.

Who should attend and key benefits

This course is aimed at FRS personnel who:

  • Are deemed competent by their host FRS at Watch Manager level or above
  • Want to confirm and develop their skills to lead, monitor and support people as a Tactical Commander
  • Have a working knowledge and technical understanding of the Incident Command System

Building on the ICL1 programme, this course will provide learners with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding required to be a tactical incident commander. The course also develops learners knowledge and understanding of wider fire and other agency issues when dealing with and resolving incidents.

How is the course assessed and accredited?

The stages of assessment are:

  • Precourse - Written assignments mapped against the Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
  • In course - Formative and summative practical assessments utilising the Simulation Suite with XVR technology
  • Professional discussion where necessary to further develop, explore and evidence specific Learning Outcomes

Successful completion will result in the award of the Skills for Justice Award in Intermediate Incident Command in Fire and Rescue Services. This is a nationally recognised qualification developed by firefighter subject matter experts at the request of CFOA through Skills for Justice, the Sector Skills Council for the fire sector. The course is underpinned by National Occupational Standard EFSM2 - Lead, monitor and support people to resolve operational incidents. The Fire Service College has developed a clear Learner Pathway for Incident Command levels 1-4.

Successful completion of this course will also see the delegates receive 30.5 Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) Continual Professional Development (CPD) hours.


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Dates and prices

17/07/2023 - 20/07/2023

£3260.00 +VAT

04/09/2023 - 07/09/2023

£3260.00 +VAT

30/10/2023 - 02/11/2023

£3260.00 +VAT

04/12/2023 - 07/12/2023

£3260.00 +VAT

Prices quoted are our standard, one-off rates and discounts are available. Please contact us via the form on the right so that we can discuss your training requirements and how we can work together to offer you the best price.

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"I have heard from the candidates on the ICL2 course that they have all passed. Please pass on my thanks to the instructors for the additional gap training and for their time and efforts spent on our candidates. We have carried out ICL2 courses at other training establishments but my staff have not brought back as much learning as they have by completing your course. They have all fed back positive comments on the level of training and the professionalism of the instructors.

I look forward to developing more staff on your ICL courses in the near future.”

DCFO Chris O’Leary

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