Diploma Information

Diploma LevelAdvanced
Names of Related ATCEI DiplomasN/A
Semester IntakeFebruary
Entry requirements (statement of
knowledge, skill and competence for
incoming students)
Basic Fire Safety Awareness
Duration of the Diploma24 hrs Tuition and 12hrs Assignments
Number of Contact Hours per week8 contact hours per week (three week one day per week)
Diploma-specific physical resources and support requiredThis Diploma will be delivered in a standard classroom,
with full audio-visual capability. The room will facilitate
appropriate circulation of learners, including assessment work to meet the Diploma requirements.

In-house support including Fire Drill
Analysis of required learning effort (in hours)
Continuous AssessmentSupervised ProjectProctored Practical ExaminationProctored Written ExaminationTotal
Percentage Contributionx100%
Allocation of marks (within the Diploma)
Classroom and
(total hours)
Directed e-learning
e.g. on Moodle (hours)
Independent learning
Effort on Assessment
Total effort (Hours)

Diploma Aims & Objectives

Comprehensive Tuition in terms of “Train the Trainer” Fire Marshal & Fire Warden

Participants will on completion of the Workshop programme and assignments have the skills and knowledgebase with the ability to train in-house fire marshals and fire wardens, plan evacuation
drills and understand statutory fire safety obligations.

Diploma Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this Diploma the learner will be able to:

  • Understand Company Statutory Fire Safety obligations
  • Understand Company Pre-emergency planning arrangements
  • Undertake Company Fire and Evacuation drills

Diploma Organisation & Structure

The Full Workshop programme will require a minimum of forty hours active participation involving attendance at three eight hour tuition days, assignment completion (twelve hours) and on site company pre-fire landing including fire drills.

Diploma Content

Specific intended learning outcomes

  • Basic principles of fire
  • Classification of fires
  • Basic principles of heat transmission and fire spread
  • Common causes and consequences of fires in the workplace
  • Legislation and fire risk assessment requirements
  • Control measures to minimise the risk of fire
  • Structural measures to prevent the spread of fire and smoke
  • Fire detection, fire warning and fire fighting equipment
  • Requirements for fire plans
  • Emergency evacuation procedures
Module 1
  • Introduction
  • Fire Safety Tuition
  • Group Presentation
Module 2
  • Irish Fire Code
  • Irish Fire Safety Legislation
Module 3
  • Means of Escape in the event of fire
  • Case History
  • Learning and Development
Module 4
  • Fire Marshalling
  • Fire Evacuation
Module 5
  • Fire Safety
  • Risk Assessment
Module 6
  • Fire Safety Skills
  • Demonstration

Diploma Teaching, Learning & Assessment Strategy

Experienced Course Director & Tutor (Forty eight years of fire service experience)

Reading Lists & Academic Resources

All necessary reference publications available online

Diploma Assessment

Adult learning and development individual to each candidate on their personal competencies

Lecturer Profile

Brendan Kavanagh

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have Basic Fire Safety Awareness.