EAL Level 3 Award in the Requirements of Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems for Buildings BS 5839-1:2017


This award covers the full content of BS 5839-1:2017, Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Part 1 covers the Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic premises.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however centres should ensure that the learner has the potential to achieve the qualification. Learners must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to complete the learning outcomes and assessments.

Centres should make learners with particular requirements aware of the content of the qualification and they should be given every opportunity to successfully complete the qualification. EAL will consider any reasonable suggestions for, and from, those with disabilities that would help them to achieve the learning outcomes without compromising the standards required.

Guidance: It is intended for learners/engineers who are working in the fire-sector of the electrical industry and wish to update or refresh their understanding of this essential BSI publication.

It is intended for learners/engineers who are working in the fire-sector of the electrical industry and wish to update or refresh their understanding of this essential BSI publication. It may also be useful to electricians to gain an understanding of the standard.


The learner will be assessed against this qualification by one 50 question on-screen multiple choice exam. This qualification is graded pass or fail only.

Located in: Electrotechnical