ATD IC(I) 3: Intermediate Incident Command in Fire and Rescue Services: Initial (ICL2 – Skills for Justice Level 4 Certificate)

SFJ Awards Level

SFJ Awards Level 4

Qualification Number


Course aims

To develop learners’ skills to enable them to carry out the role of incident commander at tactical level. The course meets the requirements of the National Occupation Standards (NOS) EFSM 2, and of the Skills for Justice Level 4 Award in Intermediate Incident Command in Fire and Rescue Services.

Who should attend?

Station Managers in role or in development and Watch Managers identified with suitable potential for progression.

Learning outcomes

– Understand the key roles within the incident command structure, and the principles of operational risk management and decision-making
– Understand communication systems available both at incidents and remotely
– Develop acute awareness of the benefits of interoperability with other agencies
– Be able to review and determine the status of operational incidents, implement action to support those on the ground, and conduct a debrief

Length of course

The course will comprise 5 hours of pre-module study followed by a 5 day taught module comprising 36 hours of lectures, seminars, case studies and simulations. A post-module assignment will be expected to require a further 5 hours of study.

Future career progression and development

The next stage for learners is the Advanced Incident Command Course, following a period of consolidation and experiential learning.