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# ife.org.za Level 3 Certificate Examination Syllabus : Institution of Fire Engineers

Organization : IFE – The Institution of Fire Engineers
Examination : IFE Level 3 Certificate Examination
Announcement : Syllabus
Subject : fire science, operations, fire safety and management (vrq)

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## Level 3 Certificate Examination Syllabus :

** The IFE Level 3 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations, Fire Safety and Management (VRQ) has been developed by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), representatives of Fire and Rescue Services and other fire professionals.

Related : IFE Level 2 Certificate Examination Syllabus : www.southafricain.com/7058.html

** The content and structure of the qualification has been established to reflect best professional practice.

Fire Engineering Science :
1. Mathematics and Mechanics :

 Assessment Objective Knowledge, Understanding and Skills 1.1 Carry out mathematical processes Processes to include: Transposition and transformation of formulae Use of standard form of numbers Simple trigonometry 1.2 Carry out calculations to determine the area, volume and capacity of various shapes Shapes including squares, triangles, rectangles, trapeziums, circles, spheres, cylinders, cubes, cuboids, irregularly shaped objects How to calculate area, volume, capacity Units of measurement for different purposes Presentation of calculations

2. Heat :

 Assessment Objective Knowledge, Understanding and Skills 2.1 Define the terms “heat” and “temperature” and explain the relationship between them  Definition of “heat”  Definition of “temperature”  Relationship between heat and temperature  Definition of “critical temperature”  Definition of “critical pressure” 2.2 Understand the effect of heat on materials Effect of a change of temperature on: Solids Liquids Gases   Processes of heat transmission: Conduction Convection Radiation   Principles of thermal expansion The thermal expansion of solids The coefficient of linear expansion Thermostats

3. Hydraulics :

 Assessment Objective Knowledge, Understanding and Skills 3.1 Define and carry out calculations involving: a) Density b) Relative density c) Specific gravity d) Pressures in fluids Definitions of the terms Methods of calculation Understand the significance of the difference in specific gravities between liquids such as petrol and water 3.2 Define atmospheric pressure and describe methods of measuring and calculating it Definition of “atmospheric pressure” Methods of measuring it Method of calculation

4. Chemistry :

 Assessment Objective Knowledge, Understanding and Skills 4.1 Define and use chemical terms Terms to include: Atom Element Compound Mixture Solution Solubility Suspension Metal Non-metal 4.2 Describe the construction of an atom and show how the electron shell configuration has an effect on reactivity Definition of “reactivity” Components of an atom – protons, neutrons, electrons, shell Elements that are most reactive Elements that are least reactive Periodic Table

5. Electricity :

 Assessment Objective Knowledge, Understanding and Skills 5.1 Define and use basic electrical units to solve problems Define and use the following in calculations: Volts Amperes Ohms Watts Joules Electrical current 5.2 Describe and use Ohm’s Law to solve problems Principles of Ohm’s Law Use Ohm’s Law to solve problems 5.3 Identify types of electrical cable and explain their use Types to include: PVC Other plastic sheathed Mineral-insulated Copper sheathed
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