DEPARTMENT OF FIRE PROTECTION AND SAFETY TECHNOLOGY

DIPLOMA IN FIRE PROTECTION & SAFETY TECHNOLOGY (IFE)

The course aims to train the students in successful saving of lives and property in the event of an incident, to develop and harmonize knowledge of Fire and Rescue services. The course prepares the students for employment or higher level of learning, transportation and handling of hazardous substances, hose and hose fitting, pumps and primers, building construction, fire alarms, foam compounds, Donning of Breathing Apparatus, radiation standard tests, fire prevention investigation and consultancy

Course Content

Assessment


The programme is continuously assessed with emphasis on practical demonstration of Fire protection and safety technology conforming to:-

  1. Industrial Standards
  2. I.C.A.O Standards
  3. The Institution of Fire Engineers (UK) examinations. This exam is compulsory for all students and is held in March of every year.

Educational Tours

  1. Eldoret International Airport Fire Brigade
  2. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  3. Moi International Airport
  4. Mombasa Municipal Fire brigade
  5. Wilson Airport Nairobi
  6. Kisumu International Airport
  7. Meteorological Headquarters
  8. Nairobi National Park
  9. Eldoret County Fire Brigade
  10. Kenya Pipeline Company Fire Brigade

Career Prospects

Career opportunities for successful graduates exist in Municipal, Oil Companies, Airports, Ports, Armed Forces Industrial Fire Brigades or Loss Assessor Companies where they may be employed as fire officers, Safety Officers, Fire Prevention Officers, Investigation Officers or Loss Assessors.

Recommended Candidates

  1. High School with grade C- (Minus) for Diploma and D for certificate. Students with lower KCSE grades can also be admitted after successfully passing the institute‟s aptitude test.
  2. New recruits, serving firemen and safety officers
  3. Students must be healthy and physically able to undergo strenuous exercises.

Duration
1Year for Diploma and 6 Months for Certificate 15 hours per week.

Achievements at the end of the Course

  1. Institute‟s certificate of course completion
  2. St. John‟s Ambulance First Aid Certificate
  3. The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) Levels.
    – Preliminary-IFE level 2-Certificate
    – Intermediate-IFE level 3-certificate
    – Graduate- IFE level 3 -Diploma
    – Membership-IFE level 4-Certificate

Career Prospects

Career opportunities for successful graduates exist in Municipal, Oil Companies, Airports, Ports, Armed Forces Industrial Fire Brigades or Loss Assessor Companies where they may be employed as fire officers, Safety Officers, Fire Prevention Officers, Investigation Officers or Loss Assessors.

FOR ICM

STUDENT REGISTRATION
In order to undertake any ICM examination candidates must be Registered ICM student Members.
Student membership can be obtained by completing the appropriate student registration application form and returning the form and the student registration fee to the institute. Details of student registration fees can be obtained from the Head of Department Mass Communication and Journalism or the Finance Department.

ENTRY TO AN ICM DIPLOMA LEVEL PROGRAMME (NQF LEVEL 5)

Entry to an ICM Diploma programme requires completion of secondary education or equivalent. For example:

    1. One GCE A-level plus three GCSEs (or equivalents) or 5 GCSEs
    2. A suitable BTEC National Award
    3. Any qualification equivalent to one or more of the above

The minimum age for registration for the majority of programmes is 18. Applicants over the age of 20 who do not hold one of the recommended entry qualifications may also register for some Diploma Level programmes providing they have been in full –time employment for minimum of two years and can produce a letter from their employer to confirm this.

STUDENT REGISTRATION FEES

Details of student registration fees can be found from the Head of Department – Mass Communication and Journalism or Finance Department. Please note fees are determined by ICM and are subject to change and also the prevailing sterling pound exchange.
ICM professional programmes are structured in “Levels”. These levels are designed to provide a structured and progressive level of knowledge.

All students are required to commence their studies at the Diploma Level of all programmes unless they are able to claim subject-for-subject or level exemptions.
Subject-for-subject exemptions can be applied for if the student has

    1. been examined, in the subject, by another recognize Awarding body and
    2. has passed the examination/s set by the alternate body.

The Institute operates an “Open Entry” policy in respect of most of its Diploma Level vocational programmes, subject to appropriate work experience, but prospective students should note that the following qualifications are recommended for those wishing to undertake ICM Diploma Level
programmes.

ENTRY TO AN ICM ADVANCED DIPLOMA PROGRAMME (NQF LEVEL 6)


Entry to an ICM Advanced Diploma programme requires completion of the ICM Diploma Level of the selected programme.

ENTRY TO AN ICM POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME (NQF LEVEL 7)

Registration for an ICM Post Graduate Diploma is accepted from those

  1. Who have completed any qualifying ICM Graduate Diploma
  2. Who hold any Level 6 business or management Award
  3. Holders of business and management degree level qualifications

ENTRY TO AN ICM GRADUATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME (NQF LEVEL 6)


Entry to an ICM Graduate Diploma requires completion of the ICM Diploma and Advanced Diploma in the selected programme.

Mature Candidates

Applications from those over the age of 25 who do not meet the standard entry requirements will also be considered providing they:

  1. Are over the age of 25
  2. Have been in employment for 5 years – a letter of support is required form the applicant‟s employer
  3. Hold a management or senior supervisory position.