The Level 2 qualification to improve awareness of fire investigation

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The main objective of this SFJ Awards Level 2 Award in Introduction to Fire Investigation course is to improve awareness of fire investigation amongst Watch Managers, Crew Managers and Junior Scenes of Crime Officers (SOCOs).  It does not qualify individuals as competent Fire Investigators which is a much more advanced and specialised role. 

Achievement of the qualification will enable Watch Managers, Crew Managers and SOCOs to make more accurate and effective judgements, considering their professional and legal responsibility whilst understanding fire investigation procedures.

Vital Fire Solutions offer a range of fire investigation courses in the UK. If you require fire investigation courses online, please contact us.

Qualification Structure

This qualification is made up of one mandatory unit covering fire investigation procedures. To be awarded this qualification the learner must achieve the unit as shown in the table below.

Total Qualification Time comprises of the following two elements

  • The number of hours which an awarding organisation has assigned to a qualification for Guided Learning, and
  • An estimate of the number of hours a Learner will reasonably be likely to spend in preparation, study or any other form of participation in education or training, including assessment, which takes place as directed by – but, unlike Guided Learning, not under the immediate guidance or supervision of – a lecturer, supervisor, tutor or other appropriate provider of education or training.


The Total Qualification Time for this qualification is 20 hours – of which 8 hours are Guided Learning.



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