Level 4 Diploma in Fire Risk Assessment

DURATION: 6 months

PRICE: £3,170.00


This qualification provides learners with more advanced principles and concepts for carrying out fire risk assessments in all buildings (in all but the most complex buildings) as defined by the UK Government’s Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, The Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006, The Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 and The Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010. The Level 4 qualification consists of 5 units. Those who have already completed Level 3 are only required to do 2 units.


  • ABBE Level 4 Diploma in Fire Risk Assessment (RQF Level 4)
  • 51.5 Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) CPD hours


How to apply

Download our application form here and return this to training@thefpa.co.uk

FPA members will receive a 10% discount.

Download our Level 4 Diploma in Fire Risk Assessment FAQs

Qualification Structure and Aims

L41: Fundamental principles and concepts for fire risk assessment

Undertaken as a 5-day class-based course, providing the underpinning framework for practical fire risk assessments including:

  • The legal framework
  • Building construction and the risks posed from fire
  • Fire growth and hazard identification
  • Fire safety in the protection of people at risk

Assessment is through multiple-choice questions and a practical fire risk assessment report.

L42: Advanced principles and concepts for fire risk assessment

Undertaken as a 4-day class-based course, this module builds on your knowledge of fire risk assessment including:

  • Building designation and risk profiling
  • Fire and smoke dynamics
  • Fire suppression and firefighting

Assessment requires post-course work on our online platform to continue to build your portfolio of evidence.

L43: Prepare to undertake fire risk assessments

Undertaken as a self-study module, you will be required to produce a portfolio of specified evidence to meet the criteria including:

  • Determine the necessary level of competence
  • Ensure the necessary level of resource
  • Ensure that responsibilities are understood and agreed

L44: Undertake and report on fire risk assessments for all buildings (except complex buildings)

You will be required to complete a minimum of 3 fire risk assessments over a variety of building types and provide the specified evidence to achieve this module.

L45: Work in a safe and professional manner

This module allows you to demonstrate effective working relationships and provide evidence of working in a professional and ethical manner, complying with organisational and legal requirements. Assessment will be evidenced throughout your portfolio, demonstrated through activities and may require a professional discussion with your assessor.


You will be required to complete a portfolio of evidence consisting of self-study, in-class assessment, and practical examples of work. You will be required to complete a minimum of 3 fire risk assessments and provide the specified additional evidence to achieve this qualification. The total qualification time for this certificate is 470 hours.

This course is suitable for employees and consultants who intend to carry out fire risk assessments.


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