Fire is not discriminatory. It maims, kills and destroys property irrespective of socio economic status and race. Effective fire safety is embedded in the concepts of safe building design, safe product design, risk management and community education. Inevitably serious fires do occur and a fundamental process in learning from these incidents is the conduct of an effective and efficient fire investigation to determine origin and cause. Mapped to the Skills for Justice Occupational Standards for Fire Investigation at Level 5 and offering a gateway to further progression. The course caters for the needs of Level 2 Officers in Fire and Rescue Services and can lead to an advanced certificate with further role related development. This is the development pathway to further qualifications in fire investigation.
Part-time: One module - Two week taught programme; 60 hours pre-course guided reading and 60 hours post-course guided learning.
School of Engineering
No Partner College
September and January. Next course date is 29th February – 11th march 2016
Assessment is by assignments and practicals. Practical assessment involves full scale room burns, preparation of reports and simulated court attendance.
Accredited by the Forensic Society for 120 points continuous professional development.
Students graduating from this course will be well placed to deal with the challenges of fire investigation. Skills learned will be signed off in acquisition. This course is specifically designed for fire service officers required to conduct Level 2 investigations, but is equally relevant to anyone who wishes to obtain a qualification in this area of expertise.
UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.
For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
An additional charge of £50 is payable with regard to the awarding body registration and issue of the L5 Skills for Justice Award.
If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.Fire and Rescue Service and other organisations wishing to nominate a number of officers onto the programme should contact The School of Engineering and speak to the Course Leader. Individuals applying for the course can apply online.
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Institution Code Name: CLANC
Institution Code: C30
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University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, Lancashire, United Kingdom