- Fire and Leadership Studies is the result of a unique, pioneering collaboration with the fire and rescue services, it recruits bright talent to the services and fast tracks you to senior positions.
- Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly enter their chosen Honours degree programme.
- This course combines academic study with practical hands-on training in fire service operations. It covers leadership, fire risk management, fire and rescue operations, fire science, fire safety, fire investigation, human resource management, business and management practice.
- We combine theoretical science with hands-on practical and leadership skills. Recent course improvements include breathing apparatus, road traffic accident rescue technician training and trauma care.
- The course is supported by an industrial liaison group, which reviews and inputs into the course to ensure it meets fire industry needs.
- An operational module is delivered in cooperation with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service so you’ll learn from their expertise.
- There’s a part-time option for serving officers. This also means full-time students benefit from learning alongside experienced operational firefighters.
- This programme has many practical aspects including a four-week operational fire-fighting course where time is spent within services carrying out community fire safety education.
- You are encouraged to seek summer placements within supporting fire and rescue services and every effort is made to assist in this important aspect of development and service integration.
- This course offers an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry between the second and third years.
Year 1: Essential Study Skills for Higher Education, Developing Academic Knowledge, Introduction to Forensic Science, Introduction to Current Legal Issues, Introduction to Geography and Environmental Management, Investigation Project, Archaeology Project, Key Themes in Archaeology, Professional Policing, Introduction to Engineering Analysis, Introduction to History Year 2: Compulsory modules; Introduction to Combustion and Fire, Leadership and Motivation, Safety & Fire Law, Community Safety, Skills for Fire Studies, Buildings Materials & Fire. Optional modules; One module of elective choice which may be Operational Firefighting Year 3: Compulsory modules; Safety Health & Environment, Project Management, Fire Safety Management and Legislation, Work Organisation & Change, Community Safety Strategies, Managing Personnel & Human Resources, Accidents & Catastrophes. Optional modules, one module of elective choice Year 4: Compulsory modules; Fire Studies Dissertation, Fire Investigation, Strategic Risk Decision Making, Leadership and Change Management, Hazards & Risk Management
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6500||Year 1|