The Foundation Course in Passive Fire Protection offered in partnership with the Association of Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) provides essential knowledge and understanding in this key fire protection specialism.

This is a 7-day training course:

  • 11-14 May 2020
  • 18-20 May 2020


  • 07-10 September 2020
  • 14-16 September 2020.

The content of the training embeds current best practice and aims to equip candidates with the knowledge required to demonstrate competency, while also offering a route for progression and academic recognition in this key fire protection specialism.  The training course will be the first in the UK and Ireland to enable candidates to study to obtain a recognised qualification in passive fire protection.

Delegates who undertake the training will have the opportunity to progress to new Level 3 qualifications in Passive Fire Protection provided by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), a nationally and internationally recognised awarding organisation regulated by the qualification regulators Ofqual and CCEA.

The new qualifications have been developed by the ASFP and the IFE, specifically to align to the new training programme and to provide recognition of individuals who have attained the essential knowledge and understanding to work efficiently and safely in passive fire protection roles.


The training is delivered by experienced passive fire protection experts in a series of 1-day lectures ranged over several weeks.

The course offers a foundation in fire safety and fire science as well as units on different forms of passive fire protection and is structured in four modules:

  • Module 1: Essential underpinning knowledge, fire science
  • Module 2: Installation of Passive Fire Protection:
    1. Unit 1: Fire protection to the structural frame of the building, Fire retardant coatings
    2. Unit 2: Fire resisting walls, floors and ceiling and  fire resistant glazing
    3. Unit 3: Fire stopping, penetration seals, cavity barriers, ductwork and dampers and the building envelope
    4. Unit 4: Fire resisting doors, industrial shutters and hardware
  • Module 3: Understanding active fire protection
  • Module 4: Understanding  building regulations, approved documentation, regulatory guidance, CDM, CE marking and codes of practice, and Building Information Modelling

Delegates are required to undertake all 4 modules of study which will be delivered during 7 days of lectures ranged over several weeks. Significant additional self-study is recommended.


3 hour written examination undertaken at an IFE approved assessment centre. Examinations take place every March and October and will need to be booked by delegates via the IFE website Additional charges may be levied.

Further details of the Level 3 course can be found here


The course is suitable for all involved in the construction industry from designers and specifiers to contractors and specialist installers. It is also suitable for building owner-occupiers, Building Control Officers, Safety Inspectors, Insurers, Fire Risk Assessors, Fire Professionals and Facilities Managers.

In our range of active and passive fire protection courses, we have a fire door inspection course,  an introduction to cladding and fire and an online fire safety awareness course.  You can find LPCB approved fire products on RedbookLive.

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