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Course Title: Emergency Fire Services Advanced Apprenticeship
Course Code: OR196

This is an Advanced Apprenticeship which will allow firefighters to build the knowledge and skills needed to perform their job role competently. Aimed at new and existing firefighters, apprentices will be expected to carry out a variety of duties, including responding to emergencies and rescue life and property, make areas safe by minimising the risks caused by fire and other hazards and work closely with the local community to help prevent fires occuring in public and commercial premises. Firefighters must be physically and mentally prepared as their role can, at times, be very demanding.



NVQ Diploma in Emergency Fire Services Operations in the Community

Course Content

Units include:
Leadership and management
Community safety
Fire safety
Learning and development

Plus further professional qualifications.

Entry Requirements

GCSEs at grades A*-C including English. Functional skills are desirable. You will need a keen interest in a career in this subject, be willing to learn new skills and undertake practical tasks. You will be required to successfully pass selection in line with DFRS recruitment policy Experience of teamwork, sporting interests and voluntary activities are desirable.

Next Steps

Internal Watch Leader Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications Higher Education

Career Opportunities

With further training: Crew Manager, Watch Manager, Section Manager, Group Manager, Area Manager, Brigade Manager. Other areas of the Uniformed Public Services