The ability to carry out a fire risk assessments of a complex building requires extensive technical knowledge and experience in applying analytical tools and methods in fire risk assessment practice. This qualification has been developed specifically to deliver these criteria in support of persons who are required to resolve risk assessments of complex commercial and residential buildings, which, due to their inherent intricacy, require the use of more sophisticated risk assessment techniques and methods.
Entry and Admissions
Part Time, 1 Year
School of Engineering
No Partner College
September and January
Successful completion of the NEBOSH Fire safety and Risk Management qualification, or proven experience in fire risk assessment practice.
Forming a core part of a wider competency framework for fire risk assessment, this course offers a clear development pathway to competence through higher educational programmes. Also mapped to the Skills for Justice Occupational standards for Level 4 Fire Auditor Complex Buildings and Level 4 Fire Auditor Complex Dwellings.
The course focuses on fire risk assessment practice and covers determining the nature and scope of an inspection, setting up the necessary working arrangements. Identifying and evaluating available information about the premises including building construction, fire hazards, fuel sources and associated risks. Determining the level of risk in terms of fire initiation, development and risk to life and reporting of the risk assessment findings.
- Module 1 Advanced Fire Auditor None Residential Premises
- Module 2 Advanced Fire Auditor Residential Premises
Learning Environment & Assessment:
- A course developed in partnership with the fire industry and mapped to occupational standards
- Accredited by Skills for Justice
- State-of-the-art facilities
- Taught by fire professionals and academic experts Supporting the fire industry and public sector in developing competent staff
- Central location with country-wide transport network links
- Flexible attendance and delivery
We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.
Learning outcome & aims
We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.
Industry links & professional accreditation
- Skills for Justice Level Fire Auditor Complex Buildings
- Skills for Justice Level Fire Auditor Complex Residential Buildings
Work experience and international opportunities
At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.
The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.
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Forms part of a wider competency framework which can lead to a BSc (Hons) Fire Safety and Risk Management.
Fees & Funding
You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
Part-time: £1,540 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU). Other associated fees: £100 Skills for Justice Administration Fee
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.