Firefighter on-call and wholetime course dates

Trainee course dates for 2023

The dates provided by the Service are an indication of when the service hopes to run trainee courses for those interested in joining in an On-Call as well in an wholetime capacity. Recruits can expect to be trained in; core skills, breathing apparatus, and road traffic collisions. The running of the courses are not guaranteed and may subsequently be cancelled based on service need and workforce planning.

On-Call Firefighters

Training for On-Call, will be delivered on specific days from 9am to 5pm. There will also be a requirement to be available during some evenings and weekends. It is therefore important for those with primary employment to speak with their employers to ensure they are available to attend the training course in it's entirety.

Wholetime Firefighters

Training for Wholetime Firefighters is delivered over thirteen consecutive weeks. The course will be residential, which means those attending will be required to stay on-site Monday to Friday for the duration of the course. Accommodation and catering will be provided at our training centre in Reigate.

Course dates

Courses are planned to be held in January, May and September of each year. Whilst the courses are planned, they may not always be required. Therefore the service reserves the right to advise if courses will not be being held as appropriate. Courses are determined on workforce planning and establishment need.

Course dates for both Wholetime and On Call run at similar dates in the same months. Both courses contain the same content, but are delivered by our Learning and Development Team in a different way to suit the requirements of the Service.

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