Our Positive Pressure Ventilation Instructor course is Skills for Justice accredited, it is taught by highly experienced instructors from operational backgrounds with Tyne & Wear FRS.

Course Information:

Course Aim

On completion of the training, delegates will have gained the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to teach the practical use of tactical ventilation techniques.

Course Objectives

On completion of the course, the delegates will have developed a practical and theoretical understanding in:

  • Mechanical ventilation techniques
  • Compartment fire behaviour
  • Natural ventilation techniques

They will also have taken part in a number of practical exercises as both a delegate and an instructor.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of, and having satisfied the aims and objectives of the course, each delegate will have developed skills, increased their knowledge, and collated sufficient information to enable them to undertake the role of a Tactical Ventilation Instructor.

Assessment Objectives

The assessment process is designed to ensure the delegates provide and understanding and application of the relevant theoretical and practical knowledge as detailed within the subject objectives. There are two main objectives applied to the assessment methodology. Firstly, it enables the delegates to demonstrate their level of competence in the subject areas covered. Secondly, this demonstration validates the course content and methods of instruction.

Assessment Design

Assessment will take the form of written subjective examination based upon course objectives and practical assessment, with the resulting mark being based upon data gathered by training staff during practical exercise scenarios. Students will receive both a theoretical and practical mark and these marks will be collated to provide each delegate with an overall grade.

Tutor System

A tutoring system will be in use during this course, involving both group and individual tutorial periods. The aim of the tutoring system is to provide (or arrange) feedback, guidance and support for the delegates during their time at the Barmston Mere Training Centre.

Course Criteria

The course has been designed to introduce qualified general instructors to all aspects of tactical ventilation and progress them onto instructor level. The course is very practical orientated and as such, delegates must be capable of wearing breathing apparatus in hot fire conditions.

Delegates attending the course should be physically fit and qualified in the use of Breathing Apparatus. It is advisable that delegates should contact their doctor or occupational health department for a physical check-up, as this is a physically and mentally demanding course.


5 days

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