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NVQ Level 2 Passive Fire Protection Diploma (FireStopping)
Work-based Assessment for Experienced Fire Stoppers
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NVQ Level 2 Passive Fire Protection (Fire Stopping) Requirements
The NVQ Level 2 Passive Fire Protection (Fire Stopping) assessment and training course has been carefully designed for skilled passive fire stoppers that have sufficient expertise in their sector and those that are capable of demonstrating the necessary passive fire protection expert knowledge, according to the National Occupational Standards.
A skilled passive fire stopper should have the required skills to:
identify and safely use the access equipment such as podium, tower or scissor lift
achieve the required fire rating according to specifications
The NVQ Level 2 firestopping assessment and training course must contain sufficient proof to show that the learner has a clear understanding of the general H&S rules. Thus, an experienced passive fire stopper must demonstrate the ability and knowledge to carry out the appropriate tasks in a safe manner, according to the general site guidelines.
To achieve the firestopping NVQ , you should be able to carry out any two of the following (in no particular order):
firestop walls/floors using compound or fire batt and mastic
apply intumescent coatings to surfaces using brush or roller
install encasements around service pipes, columns or steel beams
apply non-reactive spray coatings
install cavity barriers
erect fire-resisting walls and linings (partitions)
NVQ Level 2 Passive Fire Protection Diploma (FireStopping)
When you commit to starting the NVQ Level 2 Passive Fire Protection assessment course, you will be examined according to a collection of knowledge and performance assessment requirements, which have been sourced from the National Occupational Standards relevant to this work-related area. The assessment will be carried out by a friendly, certified, and well-qualified professional assessor who will provide advice and assistance to help you accomplish your firestopping assessment course.
This assessment and training course allows the candidates to show their experience, abilities, and clear understanding of the fundamentals of passive firestopping. It also gives them the opportunity to demonstrate their competence in an actual work environment to ensure that they can carry out Passive Fire Protection work within the building and construction sector.
The NVQ Level 2 Fire Protection course is devised for those who have substantial knowledge in a real-world work environment that demonstrates his or her capability to complete the Passive Fire Protection (Fire Stopping) qualification.
NVQ Level 2 Passive Fire Protection (FireStopping) Mandatory Units
Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
Erecting and dismantling access/working platforms in the workplace
Passive Fire Protection NVQ Optional Units – Two Units Required
Installing dry cladding in the workplace
Applying intumescent coatings in the workplace
Installing fire resisting ductwork systems in the workplace
Installing fire stopping in the workplace
Installing cavity barriers in the workplace
Erecting fire resisting walls and linings in the workplace
Erecting fire resisting ceiling systems in the workplace
Applying non-reactive spray coatings in the workplace
Installing fire resisting timber doorsets in the workplace
NVQ Assessment Process
As soon as you make an application for the NVQ Level 2 Passive Fire Protection assessment & training course, you'll be appointed a dedicated assessor for the NVQ assessment who will assist you during the entire assessment program as you complete your qualification.
Our professional assessor will conduct the On-Site Assessment & Training (ASAT) program, which means that no time off work is required. The assigned assessor will agree to visit your site on a day and time which suits you. And with your assistance and involvement, the assessor will create a plan for methods of assessment—such as monitoring of your job, asking questions, discussion, and possibly written testimony from others—to efficiently gather enough evidence to verify your proficiency in Passive Fire Protection (Fire Stopping) .
Normally, it takes 2 site visits to cover all assessment requirements, yet this may vary depending upon your capability—and your motivation—to collaborate with the assessor.
The NVQ assessment course may take from 2 to 6 months from start to finish, but the assessment timeframe can differ and greatly depends on your circumstances, motivation, and capability to provide the assessor with the needed details for the NVQ Level 2 Passive Fire Protection qualification.
Before beginning the Passive Fire Protection NVQ assessment and training course, you'll discuss all aspects of your employment situation with the assessor to confirm the assessment end date. As soon as you can agree on a practical and attainable assessment end date, the process can start.
NVQ Level 2 Passive Fire Protection Fast Track Course
It is possible to speed up your passive fire protection NVQ assessment and training course by selecting the relevant option in the booking form on this website (check out the booking form options for more info).
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Do I need to do CSCS H&S test once I have completed the NVQ course?
To apply for a CSCS card, you must have a valid H&S test, passed within the last two years.
As of 2nd September 2019, all applicants who apply for the CSCS card with the NVQ Diploma are required to pass the CITB Health, safety and environment test. You can read more about this change by following this link: https://www.cscs.uk.com/about/faqs/?faq_category=983
How can I verify your company accreditation?
Up Level training centre is officially registered and accredited by several nationally recognised organisations such as National Specialist Accredited Centre (NSAC) - CITB Division, Pearson (Edexcel) and Open College Network West Midlands (OCN) as NVQ assessment and training centre for construction-related qualifications.
This can be verified independently by contacting either organisation:
CITB, National Specialist Accredited Centre (NSAC)
Norfolk, PE31 6RH
Tel: 0300 456 6447
Can I skip levels and get higher NVQ level qualification?
Yes, you can skip levels as long as you can prove your competence in your field of expertise.
Can I fail the NVQ assessment?
Before invoicing and registering you with the Awarding Body, our assessor will carry out screening of your knowledge and overall work experience to confirm your ability to cover the assessment criteria for the qualification. The assessment cannot be completed without your participation; you must be motivated and be able to co-operate with the assessor to achieve the qualification.
How soon can I apply for a CSCS card?
The assessment timeframe might vary depending on circumstances of your employment status and ability to present evidence of your work practice. Typically, you'll discuss all aspects of your circumstances with your assessor before commencing the course to confirm the potential completion date. Once you can agree on the realistic and achievable completion date, the assessment can start.
As an option, in the booking form on this website it is possible to select the Fast Track NVQ assessment package (check out the booking form options for more info).
Can I register for the NVQ course without National Insurance number?
Yes, you can register for the course without NI number.
When can I expect my NVQ Diploma/Certificate?
Once your assessment is completed, and your portfolio submitted to the awarding body for the achievement, typical waiting time is 5-7 working days. The actual wait time might vary from case to case depending on awarding body's workload. Our sales dep will release the certificate upon receiving the final payment.
* we might experience delays during pandemic outbreak period due to Awarding Body's reduced office admin capacity
Are any discounts available?
In cases when a group of people or a company commit to multiple (3+) assessment courses, our company is ready to discuss the potential discount offer.
Can I still do NVQ if I’m dyslexic or find myself being non-academic mind?
Yes, your grammar ability doesn’t affect the outcome of the NVQ assessment. The assessor will take into consideration your unique situation and will make up the assessment plan that suits your needs.
* to apply for a CSCS card, you must have a valid H&S test, passed within the last two years