Level 4 Diploma in Fire Risk Assessment

DURATION: 6 months

PRICE: £3,329.00


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 UK Government’s Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the Fire Safety Act 2021, the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, 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: L43 and L45.


  • ABBE Level 4 Diploma in Fire Risk Assessment (RQF Level 4)


How to apply

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

Download our fire risk assessment learner handbook here.

FPA members will receive a 15% discount.

Download our Level 4 Diploma in Fire Risk Assessment FAQs.

Read our case study about the Level 4 Diploma in Fire Risk Assessment.

Download our training course prospectus.

Qualification Structure and Aims

L41: Fire risk assessment fundamental principles

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

Post course assessment is through a written response to a series of essay-style questions within four weeks of undertaking the course.

L42: Health, Safety, and Security

The aim of this unit is to:

  • develop knowledge, understanding and skills to contribute to the health, safety and security of the workplace
  • demonstrate effective working relationships
  • conduct fire risk assessments in a professional and ethical manner, complying with organisational and legal requirements

Assessment is through a written response to a series of essay-style questions and may require a professional discussion with your assessor.

L43: 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.

L44: Prepare to undertake fire risk assessments

Undertaken as a self-study module, you will be need to meet criteria including:

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

L45: 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 unit.


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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