The Association for Specialist Fire Protection Foundation Course in Passive Fire Protection provides essential knowledge and understanding in this key fire protection specialism.

The content of the training embeds current best practice and draws on the technical expertise provided by the ASFP. It 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 training courses are the first in the UK and Ireland to enable candidates to study to obtain a recognised qualification in passive fire protection. Individuals who undertake the training will 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), a nationally and internationally recognised awarding organisation regulated by the qualification regulators Ofqual and CCEA.

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.

The scheme is suitable for all involved in the construction industry from designers and specifiers to contractors and specialist installers. It is also suitable for building owner occupiers and enforcement agencies.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The training is delivered by experienced passive fire protection experts in a series of 1-day lectures ranged over several weeks.
The course offers a foundation in fire safety and fire science as well as units on different forms of passive fire protection and is structured in four modules:

  • Module 1: Essential underpinning knowledge, fire science
  • Module 2: Installation of Passive Fire Protection:
  1. Unit 1: Fire protection to the structural frame of the building, Fire retardant coatings
  2. Unit 2: Fire resisting walls, floors and ceiling and  fire resistant glazing
  3. Unit 3: Fire stopping, penetration seals, cavity barriers, ductwork and dampers and the building envelope
  4. Unit 4: Fire resisting doors, industrial shutters and hardware
  • Module 3 : Understanding active fire protection
  • Module 4: Understanding  building regulations, approved documentation, regulatory guidance, CDM, CE marking and codes of practice, and BIM

QUALIFICATIONS

This high level course offers a foundation in fire safety and fire science as well as units on the full range of passive fire protection systems. This is the knowledge that will equip delegates to study towards the IFE Level 3 certificate in passive fire protection qualification.

Learners who obtain the IFE Level 3 Certificate are eligible to apply to join the IFE at Technician level enabling them to gain professional recognition in the global fire sector and use the post nominal TIFireE.

AUTUMN 2019 – MANCHESTER

HILTON MANCHESTER AIRPORT HOTEL

The course takes place over 7 days of lectures, ranged across several weeks. The dates for Manchester are:

Thursday 5th September
Tuesday 10th September
Thursday 19th September
Tuesday 24th September
Tuesday 1st October
Monday 7th October
Thursday 17th October

ASFP Member Price: £1,925 +VAT
ASFP Non-member Price: £2,800 +VAT
IFE Members: 15% discount on non-member price

AUTUMN 2019 – DUBLIN

CARLTON HOTEL DUBLIN AIRPORT

The course takes place over 7 days of lectures, ranged across several weeks. The dates for Dublin are:

Tuesday 1st October
Tuesday 8th October
Tuesday 22nd October
Tuesday 29th October
Tuesday 12th November
Tuesday 19th November
Tuesday 11th February 2020

ASFPI Member Price: €2,165
ASFPI Non-member Price: €3,145
IFE Members: 15% discount on non-member price

AUTUMN 2019 – WATFORD 

MERCURE LONDON WATFORD HOTEL

The course takes place over 7 days of lectures, ranged across several weeks. The dates for Watford are:

Tuesday 29th October
Tuesday 5th November
Tuesday 19th November
Thursday 28th November
Tuesday 3rd December
Tuesday 10th December
Tuesday 19th December

ASFP Member Price: £1,925 +VAT
ASFP Non-member Price: £2,800 +VAT
IFE Members: 15% discount on non-member price

This intermediate level course offers a foundation in fire safety and fire science and provides units on a selected range of passive fire protection systems. This is the knowledge that will equip delegates to study towards the IFE Level 2 Certificate in passive fire protection.

AUTUMN 2019 – EAST MIDLANDS

JURYS INN, EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT

The course takes place over 4 days of lectures, ranged across several weeks. The dates for East Midlands are:

Tuesday 3rd September
Thursday 12th September
Tuesday 17th September
Thursday 26th September

ASFP Member Price: £1,100 +VAT
ASFP Non-member Price: £1,600 +VAT
IFE Members: 15% discount on non-member price