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
Next course date is 5th – 16th March 2018
This course has no specific entry requirements.
To read about the course in more depth, please download the course handbook: .
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
Assessment is by assignments and practicals. Practical assessment involves full scale room burns, preparation of reports and simulated court attendance.
We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.
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.
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