Studying for a firefighting apprenticeship gives you the chance to help people. Be part of a service that is dedicated to making society safer. The apprenticeship is designed to give you all the necessary firefighting skills that will help you succeed in the fire and rescue service.
There’s the opportunity to improve your knowledge about fire safety and medical techniques. Learn how to control and combat different types of fire. Discover how to safely use firefighting equipment such as hoses, ladders and personal protection equipment. Enhance your fire investigation skills by learning how to assess damage.
Scotland’s firefighting industry provides a range of jobs. Work as a firefighter and help to rescue people from burning buildings. Develop specialist knowledge in fire safety and become a fire training officer.
You will gain an emergency fire service qualification at SCQF level 7. The qualification includes:
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other roles like fire investigation and command support.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a range of options. Carry on your studies with a fire safety degree or go into full-time work.
Further education: Apply for a higher qualification such as a bachelor’s degree in fire investigation. Your experience will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a job in the firefighting sector. Several jobs are listed below:
Due to the nature of the role, apprentices must be 18 years old to apply. The selection process is made up of seven stages:
The apprenticeship will take 3 years to complete.