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Fire Door Installation Training

We're here to support fire door installers and help them to improve. That's why we offer two different training courses for installers, depending on their level of experience.

  • Practical Installation Course for Timber-Based Fire Doors - This is a hands-on, comprehensive course on how to install a fire door so that it meets UK building regulation standards. It's intended for people looking to learn or improve on their installation skills.
  • Installation Training Module - This is more intended for those who already have the necessary practical installation skills, but require more knowledge around the regulations for timber-based fire doors. Information on this course will apply to both existing and new build properties

Successful delegates will receive a Firequal-approved certificate upon finishing the course, which is valid for 5 years. Training can be conducted:

  • Remotely, at your home or workplace
  • In person, at our training centre in Queniborough, near Leicester
  • In person, with our team coming to your workplace

No matter your location or schedule, we want our fire door trianing to be accessible to all.

How to book:

Call us on 07970 201231 or email

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Why do I need fire door training?

Since the Grenfell tragedy, the UK government has introduced new legislation on how fire doors are installed and maintained. However, there are also new laws concerning the competency requirements for installers. Housing, healthcare and education are all sectors that demand their fire door installers to have suitable qualifications. Without these qualifications, installers may face government fines, or struggle to find work.

Upon completing one of our fire door training courses, each delegate will receive a Firequal-approved certificate of achievement, which is valid for 5 years.

Our founder, Neil Ashdown, is regarded as one of the leading experts in fire door safety. Following his lead, our training courses are grounded in practicality and real-life situations. They are clear, comprehensive, and jargon-free. Our priority is that you feel confident in installing safe and effective fire doors that can save lives.

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Browse Courses:

As well as training for fire door installers, we also provide training for those who inspect and maintain fire doors. Please feel free to browse our selection of remote and in-person courses below, all of which have been designed in the interest of excellent fire safety performance.

Timber Fire Doors: Installation Training Module

This training package is intended for those who already have practical fire door installation skills, but require more information about the regulations surrounding timber-based fire doors. The training applies to both new and existing properties.

  • Who it’s for: Contractors, Fabric Engineers, Maintenance Teams, Carpenters & Joiners
  • Format: In-person or remote course, optional
  • What you get: Certificate of achievement, valid for 5 years
  • Price:  £250-400 per person, depending on the number of applicants you have
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Timber Fire Doors: Maintenance Training Module

This training package is designed for those who require more information about how to properly maintain and repair fire doors in accordance with UK regulations. Delegates will be able to confidently comply with legislation surrounding timber-based fire doors.

  • Who it’s for: Refurbishment Contractors, Fabric Engineers, Maintenance Teams, Carpenters & Joiners
  • Format: In-person or remote course, optional
  • What you get: Certificate of achievement, valid for 5 years
  • Price:  £250-400 per person, depending on the number of applicants you have
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Timber Fire Doors: Awareness Training Module

This training package is designed for those who have a caretaker role at a building. These delegates do not need to have technical fire door knowledge and skills, but will learn how to spot defects in fire doors and report them to the building manager.

  • Who it’s for: Contractors, Fabric Engineers, Caretakers, Maintenance Teams, Carpenters & Joiners
  • Format: In-person or remote course, optional
  • What you get: Certificate of achievement, valid for 5 years
  • Price:  £150-250 per person, depending on the number of applicants you have
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Timber Fire Doors: Inspection Training Module

This training package is designed for those who inspect fire doors for their clients. Candidates are expected to have prior knowledge of timber doors and/or building safety. The course will equip delegates with the skills and knowledge to become professional fire door inspectors.

  • Who it’s for: Fire door inspectors
  • Format: This course is a hybrid of remote learning and practical training and assessment. Candidates must complete a theory based examination before taking the practical fire door inspection assessment.
  • What you get: Certificate of achievement, valid for 5 years
  • Price:  £900-1000 per person, depending on the number of applicants you have
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BWF Fire Door Installation Awareness: Two-Day Course

This course promotes awareness of appropriate fire door installation to construction and manufacturing industries. The course has been developed in collaboration between the National Open College Network (NOCN) and the British Woodworking Federation.

  • Who it’s for: Businesses in the construction and manufacturing industries
  • Format: In-person only
  • What you get: Certificate of achievement
  • Price:  £300-700 per person, depending on the number of applicants you have
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Practical Installation Course for Timber-Based Fire Doors

This is a hands-on practical assessment and provides an opportunity for those that have already attaned the theory-based installation certificate to prove that they can correctly install a working timber-based fire door assembly.

  • Who it’s for: Contractors, Fabric Engineers, Maintenance Teams, Carpenters & Joiners
  • Format: In-person only
  • What you get: Certificate of achievement
  • Price:  £1000
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Course Pricing

In the interest of public safety, it's vital that timber door manufacturers and installers receive the correct training and understand the regulations around fire door safety. As such, we aim to make our training courses affordable and good value for money. Not only will the training improve your installation skills, but it could also save lives.

Training Course 1 Person 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons
Timber Fire Doors: Installation Training Module £400 each £350 each £300 each £275 each £250 each
Timber Fire Doors: Maintenance Training Module £400 each £350 each £300 each £275 each £250 each
Timber Fire Doors: Inspection Training Module £1000 each £900 each - - -
Timber Fire Doors: Awareness Training Module £250 each £220 each £190 each £170 each £150 each
BWF Fire Door Installation Awareness £700 each £500 each £400 each £350 each £300 each
Practical Installation Course for Timber-Based Fire Doors £1000 each - - - -

Prior to beginning your training course, you will receive a training pack, including a textbook, USB stick and self-test. Delegates who successfully complete any of these courses will receive a Firequal-approved certificate that is valid for 5 years.

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Just a note, as you know, I have studied a LOT but I have to say, I`m about halfway through the video presentation and for all the study I`ve done, this is by far THE BEST training I have encountered 😊 Kudos to you, I don't know how long it took you to compile this course but WOW 😯 I`ll study, re-study then re-study again then read the book and keep taking the test, if anybody wants/needs training I`ll definitely be sending them your way, wish I purchased your course first, (although then I wouldn't know how good your one is 😆) thanks so much.

Geoff Carter

Safe-Way Fire Prevention

Thanks very much, it's been a pleasure dealing with you. I would also like to say that I thought that Robin was a superb tutor, very engaging and extremely knowledgeable about this industry and made the course very enjoyable. Martin

Martin Webb

Surrey Groundwork Contractors

I would like to thank Neil for the training that he has provided to our Company. His knowledge, experience and expertise on fire doors is exceptional. All who took part thoroughly enjoyed the training and now feel more confident in the maintenance and installation of fire doors and take the knowledge gained into their daily duties.

David Todd

Amey

It has been a pleasure learning about Fire Doors and all the information and self tests that were given with the course was spot on and easy to use.

Declan Rooney

Oak3

Just a big thank you following the recent FDC FD Inspectors Course. It was a really worthwhile couple of days where I learnt a lot and developed through practice and professional discussion. The input was well thought out and offered a real move forward after the other courses on fire doors I've undertaken. Thanks for the time taken, really worthwhile.

Dexter Allen

Trust Fire Safety Manager

Thank you. I am new to the world of fire doors and it has been a good learning process for me, so thankyou for your patience with my various questions. I’m sure that now I have a better understanding of how this all works, I’ll be much better equipped to know what I’m looking at and how to proceed post-inspection with any future reports we get you to do.

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