Association for Specialist Fire Protection

Passive Fire Protection Apprenticeship Scheme

The Passive Fire Protection Apprenticeship Scheme is an 18 months scheme open to all newcomers to the industry and will lead to the National Vocational Qualification Level 2 in Passive Fire Protection.

This sector scheme is designed to be delivered in a modularised manner by a mix of formal instruction off the job training, followed by non consecutive days of supervised on the job training at the employer level, with a final end assessment by an ASFP approved Assessor.

The content of the course is designed to ensure that the apprentice is able to understand the hazards and the safe working practices within this specialised trade and, upon completion of the training, the apprentice will be able to operate equipment and apply/install passive fire protection materials and or systems to industry standards of competence.

The course modules will include:

Module Number Course Modules Mandatory Off Site Instruction Programme Month

1

Core sector introduction and enrolment. To include Employer Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

1Day

1

2

Generic Health & Safety

2 Days

1

3

Safe use of Cartridge Tools  (For local delivery)

½ Day

Within 3 months

4

Abrasive & Diamond Wheels  (For local delivery)

½ Day

Within 3 months

5

Manual Handling  (For local delivery)

½ Day

Within 3 months

6

IPAF MEWP Training  (For local delivery)

1 Day

Within 3 months

7

First Aid “Appointed Person”  (For local delivery)

½ Day

Within 3 months

8

Introduction to Passive Fire Protection

1 Day

Within 3 months

9*

Structural Fire Protection – Intumescent

2 Days

Between 3 - 12

10*

Structural Fire Protection – Mineral Sprays

2 Days

Between 3 - 12

11*

Structural Fire Protection – Dry Cladding

2 Days

Between 3 - 12

12*

Fire Resistant Walls and Linings

2 Days

Between 3 - 12

13*

Fire retardant Coatings

2 Days

Between 3 - 12

14*

Fire Stopping, Fire Seals & Cavity Barriers

3 Days

Between 3 - 12

15*

Fire Resistant Ducting

2 Days

Between 3 - 12

16*

Fire Resistant Ceiling Systems

2 Days

Between 3 - 12

17

Refresher in Passive Fire Protection Knowledge

1 day

Between 12 - 18

 

On-site training, unit assessments and final sign off

 

Between 12 - 18

 

 

24 Days

 


The apprentice will be required to undertake a minimum of 2 of the above modules for on-site training and assessment purposes; however off-site training will given, in all modules, as part of the NVQ course programme.

There are currently no schemes running but for up to date information please contact Lauren Fairley on 01420 471612