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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.

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Related : IFE Level 2 Certificate Examination Syllabus :

** 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:





Processes of heat transmission:





Principles of thermal expansion

The thermal expansion of solids

The coefficient of linear expansion


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:












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:






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:


Other plastic sheathed


Copper sheathed

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