Euralam Member UK Fire Industry Association launches qualifications for the fire detection and alarm sector

14 June 2017

UK-based Euralarm Member the Fire Industry Association (FIA) announced last month that it will be offering four new qualifications for the fire detection and alarm sector, available to book from early July after the official launch at the FIREX event this year. 

The four new qualifications are designed to reflect the four main job roles of the sector - Designer, Installer, Maintainer, and Commissioner – with one qualification for each. Working in combination with employers, recruiters, member organisations, and learners, the FIA identified four main areas of study, related to specific jobs roles, and developed the qualifications around the precise needs of each specific job role.  The new qualifications, which have taken years of research, have been designed to give those working in, or wishing to join the Industry, a professional in-depth knowledge of their specialist field.  

The new qualifications are equivalent to a Level 4 on the European Qualifications Framework - one level higher than that specified in the newly released European Standard, EN 16763 - the services standard that specifies the minimum level of education for those working in the fire and security services standard that specifies the minimum level of education for those working in the fire and security services sectors. 

Each qualification pathway begins with a Foundation unit, which gives learners a thorough understanding of the relevant standards, and best practice for the industry.  Upon passing the Foundation unit, learners can then progress through the other units before choosing the final one from a choice of four, which will qualify them in their chosen area: Design, Install, Maintain, or Commission. 

The FIA will be officially launching the qualifications at their stand at FIREX International, on June 20-22, where visitors can pick up a brochure, ask questions, or listen to one of the FIA’s seminars to find out more about the new qualifications. 

Learn more about the qualification on the FIA website.

Piotr Pogorzelski

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