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ASFP launches passive fire protection training

07 March 2018

THE ASSOCIATION for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is launching a passive fire protection training programme in April 2018.

The Foundation Course in Passive Fire Protection has been developed in response to demand from employers and contractors operating in the passive fire protection sector. The content of the training embeds current best practice and draws on the technical expertise provided by the ASFP.   

The training aims to equip candidates with the knowledge required to demonstrate competency, while also offering a route for progression and academic recognition in this key fire protection specialism. The courses will be the first in the UK and Ireland to enable candidates to study to obtain a recognised qualification in passive fire protection.  

Each training course 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 and enforcement agencies. The courses offer a foundation in fire safety and fire science as well as units on different forms of passive fire protection, with the courses structured in four modules.

Individuals who undertake the training will also have the opportunity to progress to new Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in Passive Fire Protection provided by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) awarding organisation. The new qualifications have been developed in partnership between the ASFP and the IFE specifically to align to the new training programme and to provide recognition of individuals who have attained the essential knowledge and understanding to work efficiently and safely in passive fire protection roles.  

For further information visit www.asfp.org.uk