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SFJ IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fire Sprinkler Installation – Experienced Worker Route – Remote Interactive Programme (EWR On-Line)

All learning outcomes within the qualification must be achieved and the multiple choice test paper passed.

This interactive approach for experienced installers is not to be referred to as fast tracking or upskilling but may be more commonly referred to as the Experienced Worker Route (EWR-Online).

When we say ‘learning’ what we mean is ‘remote interactive learning’.  What will NOT be permitted by OFQUAL Awarding Organisations is simply providing candidates with a set of slides, notes, workbook, etc, and them working through it on their own. There must be full live interaction for the duration of the programme. (Hence the repeated use of the expression ‘remote interactive’ rather than simply ‘online’ and something different from sitting in front of a computer screen.

A tutor must be able to see all candidates live and be able to communicate with them live, and two-way, ie candidates must also be able to speak.  (Skype/Zoom are platforms which easily allow this kind of interaction).

Candidate must have a minimum of 3 years installation experience encompassing both Residential and Commercial Fire Sprinkler installations*.  Colleges expect the candidate to have experience in both types of systems, demonstrated within the BAFSA Evidence of Prior Learning record book.

As part of the qualification evidence requirements candidates are required to complete an Evidence of Prior Learning portfolio for submission to the college. A downloadable template document is  available free of charge from the BAFSA website here.

*Those installers that have not had experience in either metallic fire sprinkler systems installations or plastic fire sprinkler systems installations will be required to gain a working knowledge of installation and jointing techniques before completion of the electronic practical module/assessment through a manufacturer training opportunity or a potential one day teaching programme delivered in college at an additional cost.

The online programme consists of approx. 40 hours learning delivered online through a wide variety of learning methodologies. The candidate will be able to access the learning modules and assessments in their own time and at their own pace and will be allowed 12 weeks from the time of enrolment to complete their programme.

The course fee is £600 +VAT per person for BAFSA Members. For NON BAFSA members the fee is £650 +VAT.

Full course fee payment is made payable directly to BAFSA at the time of booking. Course Fees for this particular EWR Online course will attract VAT. Payment can be made online below. Please note: The course fee is non refundable.

An audio visual introduction will introduce the programme to the candidate. The learner will be able to contact the tutor electronically should they need to at any point in the learning programme.

The interactive learning course consists of teaching and seven assessments, two competence based, and five knowledge based using a variety of media.  All requirements of the L2 qualification are covered through the modules, each designed to allow learning and assessment:

  1. Communicate effectively in the workplace
  2. Establish effective working relationships
  3. Manage own resources
  4. Health & Safety in the Workplace (If a valid CSCS card is held by the candidate this unit is not required) A photographic copy of the CSCS card is required.
  5. Awareness of Regulations in the Fire Sprinkler Industry. The BAFSA L2 Certificate in Fire Sprinkler (Unit 5) Handbook covers all aspects of Legislation & Regulation in the Fire  Sprinkler Industry (as covered in the online module) and is available to download free of charge here
  6. Fire Sprinkler Installation & Handover (practical). This unit requires practical assessment by the candidate’s designated college tutor and video evidence of candidate competency is acceptable.
  7. Understanding the Fire Sprinkler Industry

This unit requires practical assessment by the candidate’s designated college tutor and video evidence of candidate competency is acceptable.

Providing video evidence of fire sprinkler installation and handover is an essential part of this online programme and allows the candidate to evidence their capability, skill and competency without attending any college.

Good quality video material is essential and the key to success so it is important that each candidates reads and understands the requirements of the activity to be video and the assessment requirements before submitting their video to their chosen college.

It is anticipated that 5 or 6 videos, each of no more than 2 or 3 minutes duration will be sufficient to evidence the activities/learning outcomes required for this programme.

Please see our document here for requirements on videos.

Personal Protective Equipment where required and appropriate must be worn during the video session if the activity being undertaken requires it.

Practical assessment through video evidence by a college tutor is required. The designated college will examine the students “evidence of prior work” submission for compliance, complete module 6 section within the candidate IQ Qualification Achievement Record, and when they are satisfied the designated college will submit to IQ for candidate to receive the award.

Please identify your designated college for this activity:

Neath Port Talbot Group of Colleges (NPTC), West College Scotland (WCS), Llandrillo College, Rhos on Sea, N. Wales (LC) (from 1st December 2021)

Following completion of the online modules and practical evidence by the candidate there is further activity required which is undertaken by an independent Verifier and the Awarding Organisation (Skills for Justice) before any certificate can be awarded. This process can take up to 45 days.

This activity is required to ensure that the candidate evidence demonstrates Validity, Reliability, Comparability, Manageability and Minimises Bias and the qualification remains robust. 

BAFSA and the College Course Tutor have no influence in these steps. 

  • Candidates record of achievement (evidence of completion) is put forward by the College for Internal Verification by an Independent Verifier. 

If any evidence is missing or not meeting the specification it is returned to the College for remedial action. 

  • Once internal verification is complete, the record of achievement (evidence of completion) is provided to Skills for Justice (Awarding Organisation) for verification and certification. If any evidence is missing or not meeting the specification it is returned to Internal Verifier for remedial action.
  • SFJ have 30 days to respond by returning the submission or issuing a certificate.

I wish to register a candidate for SJF IQ L2 Certificate In Fire Sprinkler (EWR On-line) Programme

  • Please identify your Designated College for this activity relative to a nation within the UK ie West College Scotland (Scotland), Neath Port Talbot Group of Colleges (Wales), Llandrillo College, Rhos on Sea (Wales).
  • £ 0.00

Following receipt of payment candidate log in details will be provided . Please Note that this can take 5 – 7 working days.

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