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Professional SFJ accredited breathing apparatus instructor training

Knowing when and how to use your breathing apparatus (BA) is a life-saving skill for fire and rescue service personnel. If you are an experienced user of breathing apparatus, then why not pass on this critical knowledge to your colleagues. With our SFJ accredited breathing apparatus instructor training, you can train to teach.

Breathing apparatus instructor training

This training is designed for fire and rescue personnel who are competent wearers of breathing apparatus. You should already have completed a teaching or training qualification, and you must be deemed fit for operational duties.

There are two mandatory units (one knowledge-based, one knowledge and skills-based) and students are expected to complete 60 hours of guided learning.

Unit one – knowledge of breathing apparatus instruction

  • Understand the use of a breathing apparatus set and ancillary equipment
  • Understand instruction safety procedures
  • Understand the effects of the BA instruction environment
  • Understand how to facilitate sessions

Unit two – deliver instruction in the use of breathing apparatus

  • Be able to plan and facilitate practical breathing apparatus sessions
  • Be able to lead familiarisation sessions on the equipment
  • Be able to debrief everyone involved in the sessions

These units are intended to support national occupational standards (NOS) aimed at saving and preserving life, and resolving fire and rescue operational incidents.

Skills for Justice (SFJ) accreditation

Vital Fire Solutions is an approved centre for delivering Skills for Justice awards. SFJ accredited breathing apparatus instructor training is a nationally recognised level three award. This accreditation proves that you are competent and proficient in teaching fire and rescue personnel how to use breathing apparatus.

Skills for Justice is part of the Sector Skills Council and represents the justice, fire and rescue, local government, and armed forces sectors. They are committed to improving and developing the workforce behind the UK’s front-line services.

What to do next

If you’re ready to take the next step in your professional development, book your training with Vital Fire Solutions. Customers consistently rate us highly for customer service and course delivery. Our outstanding tutors are leaders in their field, and they have an unrivalled depth of knowledge.

Courses take place at our purpose-built training centre in County Durham or one of our fire stations across the region. For more information on SFJ accredited breathing apparatus instructor training, contact the team today.

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