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Operational Firefighter Apprenticeship

The Operational Firefighter Level 3 Apprenticeship is a two year programme directly linked to the Operational Firefighter Apprentice Standard technical knowledge, skills and behaviours. It also includes the internationally recognised Firefighter Foundation Development Programme (FFDP) from the Fire Service College (FSC).

At the end of the programme successful apprentices will:

  • Be awarded a certificate from the Institute for Apprentices
  • Gain a professional qualification from Skills for Justice for completing the FSC FFDP
  • Be eligible for professional registration with the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) at Technician (TIFireE) Level.

Programme overview

The programme consists of four elements, all of which ensure your apprentices gain a full understanding of the knowledge, skills and behavioural components of the
Standard. These are:

  • Delivery of professional qualifications
  • On-programme support
  • Personal development
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA).

During the programme, a sector component talent coach will, working with their line manager, support the progress of your apprentices and help identify evidence of where they have demonstrated the required knowledge, skills and behaviour in the workplace. They will contact your apprentices on a monthly basis and every 12 weeks carryout a review with your apprentices and their line manager. Apprentices will have access to our apprenticeship platform, which will support their learning journey and provide all resources needed to take them through to completion.

At the end of the programme, apprentices will be assessed against the industry set criteria for Operational Firefighter Level 3. The EPA is carried out by an assessor from an independently registered organisation.


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