London South East Colleges has been unveiled as BAFSA’s preferred provider in London and the south of England to deliver the IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fire Sprinkler Installation qualification course.

The qualification, developed by the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA), is aimed at individuals employed in the fire sprinkler industry and is designed to help people employed in installing fire sprinklers to develop the knowledge and competencies necessary to meet the industry installation standards. With a labour shortage predicted for 2020, the IQ Level 2 Fire Sprinkler Installation certificate is becoming increasingly important.

The course will be delivered at London South East Colleges’ Greenwich Campus. It will cover key topics including health and safety, industry regulations, installation and maintenance skills and resource management.

Speaking at today’s launch event Ruth Oliver, BAFSA Consultant said:We are delighted to announce London South East Colleges as the fifth preferred provider to offer this course. This national qualification will enable those operating in the industry to upskill and ensure that they have the right skills, knowledge and training required to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.”

Rob Lynch, Head of Kidbrooke Construction Skills Centre said: “Our first cohort of trainees start in November. London South East Colleges is delighted to have the opportunity to deliver such a well-respected course. Both organisations are committed to ensuring that those working in the sector have the skills they need to ensure that sprinkler systems are fitted to the highest professional standards.”

Dany Cotton, the London Fire Commissioner said: “Sprinklers play a really significant role in reducing the impact of fire on people, property and the environment and London Fire Brigade has long been campaigning for sprinklers to be included more widely as a matter of course. I am delighted that London South East Colleges and BAFSA have got together to introduce this first of its kind qualification - colleges have a real role to play in equipping people with skills to help make everyone safer.”

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