The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced several new autumn dates for its Foundation Course in Passive Fire Protection at both Level 2 and Level 3, as demand for the courses grows.
The 7-day classroom-based Level 3 courses will take place in Manchester, commencing on 5 September; Dublin starting on 1 October; and Watford commencing on 29 October. The 4-day Level 2 courses will take place in Dublin from 27 August; and East Midlands commencing on 3 September.
The courses offer a foundation in fire safety and fire science, as well as units on different forms of passive fire protection. Candidates can then study towards obtaining Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications provided by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), an internationally recognised awarding organisation.
These are the only passive fire protection qualifications in the UK and Ireland recognised by regulators Ofqual and CCEA. Furthermore, those who obtain the IFE Level 3 Certificate are eligible to apply to join the IFE at Technician grade enabling them to gain professional recognition in the global fire sector and use the post nominal TIFireE.
The training is suitable for all involved in the construction industry from designers and specifiers to contractors and specialist installers. Courses are also suitable for building owner occupiers, fire risk assessors and enforcement agencies.
The courses are now in high demand, with the majority of students continuing their studies to sit IFE examinations, which take place in March and October each year. These qualifications allow delegates to formally demonstrate their knowledge and experience. Since launching the courses in April 2018, the ASFP has trained some 190 delegates; 39 at Level 2 and 151 at Level 3. Feedback to date has been extremely positive.
Past delegate Gary Allison stated:
“Many thanks for all your help, guidance and professionalism throughout the ASFP Foundation in Passive Fire Protection course… I found the course to be very informative and very interesting and your presentation style was very effective and your subject matter depth of knowledge impressive too.”
While Adrian Munn of PFC-Corofil declared:
“Thank you for presenting a very well run and informative course on passive fire protection, with the amount of industry knowledge and information you have passed on I feel more confident of passing in October.”
About the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP)
The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) was formed in 1975 in recognition of a need to bring together passive fire protection manufacturers, contractors and testing/certification bodies to encourage, develop and give guidance on essential standards in passive fire protection.
The Association reflects a diversity of expertise in the fields of fire stopping, fire resisting ducting, fire dampers, fire resisting partitions and all elements used for compartmentation.
For 40 years, the ASFP has either taken the lead or maintained a significant input into developing the vast majority of guidance and standards that exist today across the whole spectrum of the passive fire protection sector.
In recent years, the ASFP has progressively broadened its membership and remit to reflect and respond to the significant changes and challenges within the fire sector and the built environment in terms of technical innovation, regulatory direction, the changing political dimension, evolving commercial forces and geographic expansion of the industry.
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