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Operational Firefighter

Tackling fires and other emergencies.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
24 months
Current funding band
Up to £12,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • working safely and effectively in emergency situations
  • using specialist breathing equipment
  • resolving incidents involving hazardous materials
Qualifications
  • apprentices without level 2 (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C) English and maths will need to achieve this before taking the end-point assessment
  • some employers may set local entry requirements
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible for professional registration as a technician with the Institution of Fire Engineers.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email apprentice.assessment@education.gov.uk if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.