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This two day course provides an understanding of the design process of fire detection and fire alarm systems to BS 5839-1:2017. It will also enable you to complete designs for non-domestic premises. This module is designed to meet the knowledge requirements of the relevant standards of the BAFE Scheme. Before enrolling on this course, candidates must have completed the Fire Detection & Fire Alarm Systems Unit 1 Fundamentals of BS5839 Part 1 & 6.

Who is the course aimed at?

Candidates should be familiar with electrical system design and should already work within the electrical industry and have a basic understanding of the requirements of fire alarms in the UK.

How long will the course take?


Two days (9am to 4pm each day) including exam.

What topics will it cover?

Understanding detection zone size

Understanding alarm zone size

Technology of system components and principles of detection

Sound pressure level requirements

Advanced detector spacings

Understand certificate requirements

False alarm issues

Battery standby/capacity

Cause and effect

Communication with the fire and rescue service

What books will I need?

None - all training materials will be available during the course.

Is there an exam?

Yes - an NICEIC set question paper

When will I know if I've passed?

On the day.

How much will it cost?

NICEIC, ELECSA or ECA Registered - £275+VAT (including buffet lunch, assessments and certification)

Non-Registered - £305+VAT (including buffet lunch, assessments and certification)

What's next?

On successful completion of this course you can now consider:

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