Couse Title: IFE Level 2 Certificate

Course Ref: IFC 220222

Course Start Date: 22nd February 2022

Course Duration: 4 days

Course Location: Princes Risborough

Course Cost: £1,600 Non Member / £1,100 ASFP Members


Gain the knowledge required to study to obtain a Level 2 Certificate in Passive Fire Protection, awarded by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE)


Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) Level 2 Certificate in Passive Fire Protection is comprised of:

4 non-consecutive training days 

1 examination (booked separately via the Institution of Fire Engineers).

The training is delivered in a series of 1-day lectures ranged over several weeks and offers a foundation in fire safety and fire science as well as units on different forms of passive fire protection.

Delegates will be required to attend all course dates before taking the IFE examination. 

There will be an optional Exam Practice Day (TBC). This is subject to additional cost not covered by the course fees and can be booked at any time through out the course.


This qualification will be appropriate for individuals who are directly engaged in installing passive fire protection measures or who work with equipment and materials relevant to passive fire protection measures.

It will be of interest to those who are entering into roles involving passive fire protection and who need to demonstrate key understanding prior to commencing work and also to those who are already employed and who need to demonstrate that they have acquired the key knowledge and understanding relevant to their roles.

The qualification will be specifically relevant to the following roles:


In addition you will be able to demonstrate technical understanding of two the following passive fire protection areas:




There will be a short assessment to complete at the end of the course. This will be solely based upon the content delivered through-out the day. 

Course Materials

You will not be expected to bring any tools, or written material to the training venue. All stationery and course material will be provided by your tutor.

Tutor Support

Help and support from your tutor will be available throughout the day to answer questions on the course subject, along with any follow-up questions. 

Food & Refreshments

Hot beverages (coffee and tea) and snacks will be available during the day and a light lunch will also be provided for all course delegates.


Colin Keeley, BSc (Hons), CIEH

Colin is a Senior Fire Engineer and Training Manager at IFC, heading teams of site inspectors in site investigation projects and also providing passive fire protection training for companies and individuals involved in such work.

Colin joined the company in 2014, following nearly 20 years at Exova Warrington Fire, as well as a further four years prior to that in a fire testing laboratory and 6 years in the plasterboard industry.

Suitability to the Role

Colin has for many years undertaken inspection and investigation with respect to new and existing passive fire protection installations such as compartmentation, fire doors, penetration seals, structural steel protection, glazed screens, etc.

As part of a typical inspection contract, Colin understands construction drawings; has an awareness of health & safety in buildings and on construction sites; is able to organize and manage time during the inspection and is capable of the preparation of detailed reports – some of which have been prepared as expert witness reports for court cases.

Relevance of Experience

Colin started in the fire industry undertaking laboratory testing in 1987. Soon after, Colin was the Fire Test Manager at the R & D laboratory of Lafarge Plasterboard Ltd for 6 years, which also included site investigation work. Much laboratory knowledge, report and assessment writing was gained under Warrington Fire. A shift to the Certification division initially involved product and installer certification, leading to site inspection and training.

Colin has been involved with the inspection of many different types of buildings, as well as presenting the passive fire training to many different people and companies. Inspection work has been undertaken for major clients such as DCLG, BAA, Dubai Civil Defence, BNFL, NHS, Sainsbury’s, Canary Wharf and many others.

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