The training specifications are comprised of knowledge and understanding and practical application criteria. The knowledge and understanding is derived from the hazard knowledge and control measure knowledge, and the practical application criteria is derived from the tactical actions, both contained in National Operational Guidance.
The knowledge and understanding and practical application criteria are presented as a set of hazards and control measures which are sub divided into learning outcomes for each area of knowledge.
Training specifications are designed to deliver the knowledge and understanding elements before delivering the practical application elements. Using the learning outcomes from the specification, fire and rescue services and training providers will be able to set objectives for training packages and develop training courses based on their own risk assessed training needs and individual service requirements.
To use this specification, training providers should:
- Consult National Operational Guidance and associated foundation material
- Refer to National Operational Guidance hazard and control measure knowledge and any associated foundation material for details relating to knowledge and understanding
- Refer to National Operational Guidance tactical actions for details relating to practical application criteria
- Deliver training on the underpinning knowledge (why, when and what)
- Deliver training on the application of skills (who and how)