FD&A Advanced Designer

Level 3 Fire Detection and Alarm Advanced Designer

**Now Aavailable online as a 2 part course. Contact Michael Gregg FIA Training Manager for more Information [email protected]**

Next dates online :

Part 1 (2 Days) Jan 12-13 2021

Part 2 (3 Days) Jan 19-21 2021

Five day course.

Taking this unit in combination with the other units in the qualifications pathway will qualify learners in fire detection and alarm systems design.

People involved in system design and estimation. Designers, consultants and system house engineers

To take the Advanced Designer unit, you MUST have passed the Foundation in Fire Detection and Alarm Course

To complete a Qualification in this subject you need to have also passed (or completed the prior learning requirments) the Enviromental Course and Health & Safety Course as explained HERE

It is highly recommended that anyone taking this course reads the Foundation Course manual (given to candidates when attending the Foundation Course), and watches the Foundation Course pre-learning videos before embarking on this course. 

In addition, please watch and study the pre-learning videos below.  Please ensure that you watch it all the way through to the end, and replay it a few times to ensure you understand and remember the information.

Design pre-learning (Part 1) - Categories

Design pre-learning (Part 2) - BS 7974 - BS 9991 - BS 9999

Design pre-learning (Part 3) - EN 54-13 - BS 7273-4

Design pre-learning (Part 4) - Audible Visual Tactile

All pre-learning materials»

Full Design practice exam»

Short practice exam»

  • Legislation
  •  BS 5839/IS 3218
  •  BS EN 54
  •  BS 7273
  •  BS 6266
  •  BS 7671
  •  Emergency Lighting/Signage
  •  BS 9999/BS 9991
  •  BS EN 12845
  •  BS 7974
  •  Interpreting Customer Specifications
  •  Selecting system type/System design
  •  Communication, Liaising with third parties and Documentation
  •  Advanced System Design Principles
  •  Designing for Inspection and Test
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Level 3 Fire Detection and Alarm Advanced Designer is intended to provide technicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to work on the Design of Fire Detection and Fire Alarms Systems. Technicians will understand the specific requirements of current and relevant UK legislation,
BS 5839 alongside other associated standards, the technologies available and their application, through to certificating the design and record keeping.
Learners completing this qualification will be able to design a Fire Detection and Alarm System for most premises, there will remain special circumstances where designers will require more specialised knowledge and subject matter and expert support. Learners will however be able to apply the design principles gained through this qualification to produce system designs for comprehensive and effective coverage in accordance with the requirements of the premises, its use and the recommendations of the Fire Risk Assessment and Fire Strategy.
  • FIA member £750+VAT
  • Non-member £1200+VAT