Advanced Certificate in Fire Risk assessment

Advanced Certificate in Fire Risk assessment

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


STUDY MODE: Part time


COURSE LENGTH: Part Time, 1 Year

SCHOOL: School of Engineering

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: Start date dependant on applicant

Entry Requirements:

Successful completion of the NEBOSH Fire safety and Risk Management qualification, or a qualification deemed equivalent, or proven experience in fire risk assessment practice.

Course Content

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 Risk Assessment Complex Non-residential Buildings

Module 2: Advanced Fire Risk Assessment Complex Residential Buildings

Learning Environment & Assessment

- A course developed in partnership with the fire industry and mapped to occupational standards
- 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

Industry links & professional accreditation

Professional Accreditation


Progression Routes

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: £2500 course fee (UK/EU)

How to Apply

Apply online

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University of Central Lancashire,
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Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400