The new OFQUAL recognised Level 3 qualification has been carefully designed to deliver a great introduction to a key part of the Fire Detection & Alarm (FD&A) sector.

15 July 2020

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is pleased to announce the launch of our new Level 3 qualification on BS 5839-6, “FIA AO Fundamentals of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems in Domestic Premises.” The new OFQUAL recognised qualification has been carefully designed to deliver a great introduction to a key part of the Fire Detection & Alarm (FD&A) sector.

British Standard, BS 5839-6:2019 provides detailed recommendations for fire detection and fire alarm systems in all domestic premises large and small and addresses both new-build and existing properties. The standard includes a large amount of detail on all aspects relating to the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of these systems.

The updated BS 5839-6 came into effect in April 2019 and is intended for use by architects and other building professionals, enforcing authorities, installers and others responsible for implementing fire precautions in domestic premises.

Our new BS 5839-6 course is a one-day unit which gives delegates a strong grounding in the requirements of BS 5839-6, which is essential for anyone working in FD&A in domestic premises.

To take this new course delegates must have taken and passed the exam for BS 5839-1 Fundamentals of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems in Non-Domestic Premises.

It is widely accepted that a key way to demonstrate competency in FD&A is to be qualified to Level 3. As a result, the FIA Awarding Organisation’s Fundamentals qualification has been developed to Level 3 and registered on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), equivalent to a Level 4 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

We are pleased to announce that our first courses start on August 5th and August the 12th 2020. 


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