This qualification is a broad, entry-level qualification for persons wishing to make a career in the emergency services especially fire and rescue.
Learners who have achieved this qualification will have a range of foundational competencies relating to emergency service; fire fighting, rescue operations, victim care, and protection of property and the environment, as well as generic skills in workplace processes. This foundation will enable learners to proceed to Level 5 and beyond, in a selected specialised route or career pathway in the context of emergency services.
Fire services and other emergency processes have developed according to different standards and under different bodies, ranging from municipal councils to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). This qualification aims to establish common standards at entry level.
Learners who complete this qualification will be recognised as competent emergency services operators employable within various public as well as in the private sectors under supervision.
On achieving this qualification the learner will be able to: