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Enabling trained fire investigators to deepen their skillset

The SFJ Award Level 2 in Fire Investigation enable trained fire investigators to deepen their skillset and enhance their expertise in the field, with an eye to greater competence.

Qualifications like these are required for a fire investigator to present a case which is deemed acceptable in a court of law

Specifically, the core objective of the Level 2 Award in Introduction to Fire Investigation course, is to improve awareness of fire investigation practices among Crew Managers, Watch Managers, and Junior Scenes of Crime Officers (SOCOs).

The course does not, however, qualify individuals as competent fire investigators – as this is a far more specialised and advanced role.

Upon completion of the course and achievement of the qualification, Watch Managers, Crew Managers, and SOCOs will be able to make more effective and accurate judgments, while having a better awareness of their professional and legal responsibilities, and a greater understanding of best practices in fire investigation.

This qualification is accredited by Skills for Justice.

Vital Fire Solutions offer a range of UK-based fire investigation courses, both for courses to be delivered on site and as an “open” course. Contact us for more information on these courses.

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

This course does not include any pre-entry requirements for enrollment, as a prerequisite for completing the qualification.

This qualification is made up of a single mandatory unit which must be completed as specified below, in order for the learner to be awarded the qualification.

There are a variety of different assessment methods that may be used in order to evaluate the learner’s performance in this unit.

For content relating to knowledge and understanding (Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3), the assessment methods might include the following:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • A written assignment
  • Extended questions
  • Professional discussion
  • Assessor questioning of the learner

For content relating to performance (Learning Outcome 4), the assessment methods might include the following:

  • Simulations
  • Performance observation by an assessor
  • Professional discussion
  • A written report and post course assessment

Film, photographs, and simulated environments may all be used as the basis for conducting the fire investigation.

Contact us for a more in-depth discussion on our level 2 fire investigation course page here and how we can fully meet your expectations via our online enquiry form here. Or call us on: 0191 375 5690.

One of our team will get back to you with details on how we can help very soon. Thank you for your time and interest in Vital Fire Solutions Ltd, part of the County Durham and Darlington Fire Authority’s service.