The first ASFP Foundation Course in Passive Fire Protection in Ireland will commence in Dublin on 6th September 2018 and will assist candidates in their preparation for IFE Level 3 Examinations in March 2019.

The ASFP Foundation Course in Passive Fire Protection provides essential knowledge and understanding in this key fire protection specialism. It has been developed in response to demand from employers and contractors operating in the passive fire protection sector. 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 will be 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 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:
– Fire protection to the structural frame of the building, Fire retardant coatings

– Fire resisting walls, floors and ceiling and fire resistant glazing

– Fire stopping, penetration seals, cavity barriers, ductwork and dampers and the building envelope

– 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


ASFP Member Price: €2,165

IFE Member Price: €2,765

Non-Member Price: €3,145

Venue: Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport, Old Airport Rd, Cloghran, Dublin, Ireland

Module 1, Part 1:            Thursday 6th September
Module 1, Part 2:            Thursday 13th September
Module 2, Part 1:            Tuesday 18th September
Module 2, Part 2:            Tuesday 25th September
Module 2,, Part 3:           Tuesday 2nd October
Module 2, Part 4:            Wednesday 17th October
Modules  3 & 4:              Wednesday 24th October