Diploma in Construction Fire Safety & Fire Risk Management


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The Diploma course has been recognised by the IFSM, the IFE have confirmed it as a Recognised Educational Programme and the SQA have confirmed that it meets the academic qualification of Diploma level 10 with 50 credit points. CHSG is also an Approved Centre for the IFSM.

The course consists of 10 training days and two days of exams, followed by a minimum 8000-word dissertation. The course is aimed at those who undertake the role of Responsible Person, or who are being developed to undertake this role.

The Diploma teacher time is 10 days, and attendance is compulsory (please ensure delegates can attend all sessions before booking the course). The delegate is expected to dedicate adequate time to undertake regular private study in-between the units and to also undertake significant private study time in order to achieve the required level of understanding required to pass all of the exams along with the dissertation.

Any examination resits or missed classroom sessions are chargeable. Please speak to a member of our team if you have any questions.

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All units covered within this Diploma are related to the construction industry, and include the following:

  • Unit 1 Legal Structures and the requirement for effective Management of Fire Safety
  • Unit 2 The Chemistry of Combustion & Principles of Explosion
  • Unit 3 Creating, Managing and Maintaining an Effective Means of Escape
  • Unit 4 Building Control and Enforcement Lectures – The Storage and Handling of Flammable and Explosive Materials
  • Unit 5 Fire Safety in Temporary Accommodation Units (TAU’s) and Fire Safety in Timber Construction
  • Unit 6 Active Fire Safety Systems – Including Fixed Fire Suppression Systems, Fire Alarm Systems and Emergency Lighting
  • Unit 7 Accident (Fire) Causation and Theory, Accident Investigation Process and Analysis
  • Unit 8 Presentation Skills, Preparation, Presentation and Fire Load Calculations, Fire Modelling and Building Information Modelling – BIM
  • Unit 9 Life safety, Persons at Risk, Human Organisational Factors, Fire Alarm Psychology and Evaluating Competence
  • Unit 10 Fire Risk Assessment
  • Unit 11 Exam Presentation
  • Unit 12 Multiple Choice and Written Exams

Please select from the options (further dates will follow shortly) below which course date you would like to attend. You will then see further information detailing all the dates for the course and the frequency of the sessions. 

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Course Information


“Knight Harwood have a long history of attending training with the CHSG. The Head of Health and Safety recommended CHSG’s Fire Diploma course.

I have now attended 4 days of the course and am really enjoying it. 

The facilities at the centre are clean and tidy and everything that you might want is available.

Our tutor is engaging and knowledgeable and the content of the course is relevant to my role as a Health and Safety Manager. 

If you are looking for a construction specific fire qualification then I would highly recommend the Fire Diploma and CHSG for training generally.”


Jamie Robinson, Health and Safety Manager, Knight Harwood

2024 Dates

Round 2:

Day 1 – 11th June 2024
Day 2 – 16th July 2024 
Day 3  – 20th August 2024 
Day 4 – 20th September 2024
Day 5 – 15th October 2024 
Day 6 – 13th November 2024 
Day 7 – 3rd December 2024 
Day 8 – 7th January 2025
Day 9 – 11th February 2025 
Day 10 – 18th March 2025 
Day 11 – Presentations 8th April 2025 
Day 12  – Written Exams 9th April 2025

Course Content

On this course delegates will be involved in various teaching techniques involving presentations, case studies and group working.

Delegates will be expected to contribute to the group discussions and will already have a working awareness of health, safety, and fire legislation, ACOPs, JCOPs and other recent fire related documentation, especially related to the Construction and associated industries.

Delegates should also be aware, that there will be homework required to be undertaken in-between units.

Several of the course days also include specialist external speakers, who will provide greater in-depth knowledge and understanding in their particular fields.

Some of these also include additional CPD certificates, that delegates are able to include for their own CPD portfolio.

Each day will always start with a review from the previous day, to ensure full understanding and confidence regarding the previous units’ content (except of course Unit 1) and also a forum for all delegates to gain greater clarity and further information as and where required.

Course Units

Course Summary

By the end of this course, delegates will have consolidated their learning on all units by having successfully completed the following:

  • Attended all of the 12 units 
  • Written examination 
  • Multiple choice examination 
  • Practical fire risk assessment
  • Examination presentation
  • Dissertation minimum 8,000 words (max of 8,500 words)
Any examination resits or missed classroom sessions are chargeable. Please speak to a member or our team to discuss charges and options.

On successfully completing 60% or above in each exam, the delegate will have achieved the Diploma in Construction Fire Safety and Fire Risk Management and will receive a parchment and will be authorised to use the nominals – DCFsFRM.

Note: Delegates have three years to complete the Diploma course and examinations. All retakes do carry an additional charge.

If a candidate does not choose to undertake the exams at the end of the course, they have to have completed all of the required examinations within the three-year window and again all deferred examinations carry an additional examination charge.

All training is conducted at our John Ryder Training Centre in Chertsey. Centre opening hours are 8am to 5.30pm, but this course commences at 9am and will finish at approx 5pm, unless otherwise stated in the joining instructions you receive.

Refreshments are included on all courses, but NO LUNCH is currently provided, but there are lots of lunch options within walking distance of the centre.

Please ensure you have read the joining instructions before arriving at our training centre. 

If you are travelling by road, Chertsey is served by both the M3 and M25. No parking is permitted on the grounds of the Centre, but there is sufficient free parking in and around Chertsey, all within walking distance.

For those using public transport, Chertsey is served by a good service from Waterloo, changing at Staines, Weybridge or Virginia Water for the Chertsey line. The station is approximately ten minutes walk from the Centre. 

If you are attending a two day course and require overnight accommodation, a local hotel list is available upon request.

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Additional information


Round 2 starting date June 11th 2024 – ONCE MONTHLY FOR ELEVEN MONTHS