Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety (Fire Auditors)

Course overview and learning outcomes

This is part of a suite of qualifications that are nationally recognised both within and outside of the Fire and Rescue Service arena.

The content of the qualifications is based around the National Occupational Standards (NOS) developed by Skills for Justice, the sector skills council that is responsible for the FRS sector.

The qualifications are intended to both support and formalise development in the Fire Safety Officer role, and also allow a wider recognition and accreditation of the role that you are performing.

How long will it take?

Each module varies in length – the number of guided learning hours (GLH) or more simply the length of time it is expected to take is set by the qualification body.  There is some flexibility in that in addition to any formal learning, you are also expected to undertake learning in your own time – which does include both work time and anything you decide to do for yourself.  This can take many forms and can include shadowing a colleague, spending time reflecting on issues and methods, reading journals and publications relating to the role – so probably exactly what you are already doing at various times in the day.

The course is spread out over the timescale decided by your organisation.

What resources will I need?

Many of the learning resources you need as reference materials will be provided by the FSC, however copyright prevents us from giving free access to some materials although it is expected that you will be able to access these documents through your employer as part of your normal role: the RRO, the CLG guides to Fire Risk Assessment.

How is the course assessed and accredited?

This varies from module to module, and will be a combination of both formal and informal assessment.  There will be practical tests for some parts, and for others it may involve answering a number of short questions, or completing longer assessments online using information provided.

The aim all the way through is to allow you to demonstrate you have gained the requisite skills, knowledge and understanding about the issues concerned, and so that when you are successful you can be confident you have met all of the required learning outcomes, which themselves have been derived from the NOS.



Looking to train a group of employees? We are able to run this course at a location of your choice such as your premises or a local venue. To find out more, contact the business development team using our enquiry form.

Dates and prices

For further information or to make a booking on this course please contact the Business Development Team on 01608 812984 or email sales@fireservicecollege.ac.uk

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