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SFJ IQ L2 Certificate in Fire Sprinkler Installation

Vocational Qualifications are neither training courses nor examinations. They are methods of assessing competency and providing recognition to people who have been trained in accordance with the appropriate sector specific.

The SFJ IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fire Sprinkler Installation (QCF) is a qualification aimed at individuals employed in the fire sprinkler industry. This qualification is intended for people employed in installing fire sprinklers to develop the knowledge and competences necessary to meet the industry standards for the installation role. The framework of the qualification should provide sufficient flexibility for the variations in different jobs and locations.

The main objective of this qualification is supporting a role in the workplace and it has two purposes; confirming occupational competence and confirming competence in an occupational role to the standards required by industry.

To achieve the SFJ IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fire Sprinkler Installation (QCF) the learner must achieve seven mandatory units:

  • Communicate effectively in the workplace
  • Establish effective working relationships
  • Manage own Resources
  • Health and Safety
  • Awareness of Regulations in the Fire Sprinkler Industry
  • (This unit develops knowledge and understanding; however some assessment criteria should be assessed in the workplace)
  • Fire sprinkler installation and handover
  • Understanding the Fire Sprinkler Industry

Training and development plays a significant part in the opportunities open to people and the ways they carve out their career path. Some will do this within one company while others will attempt to climb the ladder by moving to other companies. Traditional career paths are changing as today people move more often into different industries, often starting lower-down in the new industry than they were in the previous industry.

However, those with skills applicable to different roles will find it easier to move into new industries at the same or more senior level. Since 2016, BAFSA together with four colleges Neath Port Talbot College Group (S. Wales), The Manchester College, Llandrillo College (N. Wales) and West College Scotland has overseen the development and delivery of a national industry based competency qualification. This year sees a new college deliver the qualification, London South East College, Greenwich.


This qualification for the Active Fire Industry introduces new and existing practitioners to the practical skills and knowledge required for installing automatic Fire Sprinkler systems. The framework of the qualification will provide sufficient flexibility for the variations in different jobs and locations whilst confirming occupational competence set by industry


This qualification is approved for learners 18 and above. There are no formal entry requirements although learners must be able to work at heights.


Assessment for all units in this qualification is through a portfolio of evidence (internally set and marked and quality assured by IQ) which demonstrates the learner’s knowledge and understanding or consistent performance in the workplace as indicated in the unit specifications.

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