Level 4 Award in Intermediate Incident Command in Fire and Rescue Services

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The overall objective for these qualifications is to support the learner to update and continue with professional development, and to develop knowledge and skills relevant to an effective incident command system in the fire and rescue services.

The awards enable learners to be ready to work, but not yet competent, in incident command at the appropriate level.

The qualifications align with the CFOA National Operational Guidance (NOG) 2015 for ‘The Foundation for Incident Command’ and ‘Incident Command’.


This qualification is made up of one mandatory unit. To be awarded this qualification the learner must achieve the unit – Intermediate Incident Command in Fire and Rescue Services. There are 40 Guided Learning Hours to complete the qualification.


On completion of the course, students will be able to: –

  • Understand key roles and responsibilities within Incident Command
  • Understand command and leadership skills within Incident Command
  • Understand the application of effective decision making during operational incidents
  • Understand the principles of risk management at operational incidents
  • Understand the methods of communication for operational incidents
  • Understand joint working and interoperability
  • Be able to review and determine the status of operational incidents
  • Be able to assume responsibility for actions to support those involved in operational incidents
  • Be able to review responses to operational incidents

    Contact us for a more in-depth discussion on our intermediate incident command system course 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.


    40 Guided Learning Hours



    0191 375 5690




    Vital Fire Solutions Ltd
    Belmont Business Park, Durham, DH1 1TW