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.

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

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.

Course Structure:

7 days of lectures, ranged over several weeks.

Assessment:

3-hour written examination

Suitable for:

  • Managers and technical supervisors working in passive fire protection roles
  • Technical sales staff
  • Designers
  • Inspectors & enforcement officers
  • Fire Risk Assessors

Winter 2021 – Watford 

HILTON LONDON WATFORD HOTEL

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

Wednesday 17th February
Tuesday 23rd February
Tuesday 2nd March
Tuesday 9th March
Tuesday 16th March
Tuesday 23rd March
Tuesday 30th March

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

AUTUMN 2020 – Dublin 

Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport

The course taking place from the 17th September has now been postponed due to an increase in COVID-19 restrictions

Please register for your interest for a future course.

ASFPI Member Price: €2,165 +VAT
ASFP Non-member Price: €3,145 +VAT
IFE Members: €2,675 +VAT

Winter / Spring  2021 – East Midlands

HILTON EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT HOTEL

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

Thursday 18th February
Thursday 25th February
Friday 5th March
Thursday 11th March
Thursday 18th March
Thursday 25th March
Tuesday 1st April

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

Postponed due to government restrictions

Winter 2020 – Glasgow

Academy for Construction People, Nisbet Business Centre

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

Wednesday 9th December
Thursday 10th December
Wednesday 16th December
Thursday 17th December
Wednesday 6th January
Thursday 7th January
Friday 8th January

 

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.

Course Structure:

4 days of lectures, ranged over several weeks

Candidates will select only TWO passive fire protection units from Module 2

Assessment:

1.5-hour written examination

Suitable for:

  • Team leaders/senior installers working in passive fire protection roles
  • Technical sales staff

AUTUMN 2020 – DUBLIN 

CARLTON HOTEL DUBLIN AIRPORT

The course taking place from the 15th September has now been postponed due to the increase in Covid-19 restrictions.

Please register your interest for a future course.

ASFPI Member Price: €1,237 +VAT
ASFP Non-member Price: €1,797 +VAT
IFE Members: €1,527 +VAT

The ASFP works with several partner organisations to deliver the ASFP Foundation Courses.