The University of Wolverhampton

BSc (Hons)Aviation Fire and Rescue by Distance Learning

Why choose this course?

The BSc (Hons) Aviation Fire & Rescue degree is a vocationally focussed programme intended to prepare students for employment within the aviation fire & rescue services and enhancing existing members of the emergency services career prospects and professional skills. It will enable students to critically assess the operational requirements of aviation and local authority fire and rescue services through a problem-solving approach and present the outcomes in a structured and coherent manner.

What happens on the course?

Semester 1 Starters:


Year 1

4FF001 Introduction to the Modern Aviation Fire and Rescue Service (20 Credits)

4FF003 Fire Engineering Science Study Skills (20 Credits)

4FF006 Fire Risk Management (20 Credits)

4FF005 Introduction to Fire Leadership and Command (20 Credits)

4FF002 Fire Dynamics and Suppression (20 Credits)

4FF007 Fire Engineering Science (20 Credits)

Year 2

5FF009 Emergency Planning (20 Credits)

5FF006 Hazardous Materials and the Environment (20 Credits)

5FF007 Fire Scene Investigation (20 Credits)

5FF002 Design and management of risks in airport buildings (20 Credits)

5FF001 Aircraft Design, Risks and Hazards (20 Credits)

5FF010 Operational Fire Leadership and Command (20 Credits)

Year 3

6FF010 Fire and Rescue Service Law (20 Credits)

6FF012 Strategic Fire Leadership and Command (20 Credits)

6FF003 Design, risks and hazards of large civilian and military aircraft (20 Credits)

6FF002 Chemical, Biological, Radiation, Nuclear and Explosive Risks (20 Credits)

6FF001 Fire and Rescue Project (20 Credits)

6FF004 Interoperability, risk, crisis and disaster management in the aviation sector (20 Credits)

Why Wolverhampton?

It is believed that this degree is the first vocationally focussed undergraduate programme for the aviation fire and rescue services. It has been specifically designed in consultation with relevant professional and industry bodies to offer students an opportunity to acquire the necessary academic skills to equip them for a professional career in the fire & rescue services. It is suggested the programme is highly-attractive to international students with a number of such enquiries already being received.

Career path

This programme has been specifically designed to prepare students for employment within the aviation fire & rescue services and to enhance the skills and knowledge of existing staff within the industry

What skills will you gain?

As a graduate of this course you will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to graduate employment within the fire and rescue services and related areas, for example aviation/commercial / industrial fire & rescue sector;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts and theoretical positions that have been developed, or are developing, within the fire & rescue professions;
  3. Demonstrate a critical and reflective approach to the academic and practical application of fire & rescue theories and practices;
  4. Utilise a broad range of transferable skills, both personal and academic, enabling the individual to maximise graduate employment within the fire & rescue sector;
  5. Build effective presentation, personal and social qualities to become a confident, digitally literate and enterprising graduate; and
  6. Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards within the fire & rescue sector and recognise their obligations to the ‘profession’ and society.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • ‘A’ levels at grades BBC - CCC
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences guarantees entry on to this course

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course

Course fees and finance

2019/0 Home/EU International
Part time # £2,975

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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