Learning the ropes at the Firework Training School
City & Guilds

As members of the industry’s professional body the British Pyrotechnists Association, our courses are taught to their syllabus and trainees will be able to follow this up with an exam which is accredited by the nationally recognised City & Guilds qualification.

Our BPA firer training course is held over 2 days and is aimed at anyone who would like to become a professional Firer. It introduces the latest best practice as used by members.

Candidates must be 18 or over. After completion of the course they can sit the BPA exam online any time the following week.

The course will be held at our Rocket Park headquarters near Luton.

It covers:

  • Firework Chemistry
  • Firework Types
  • Fusing
  • Display Equipment
  • Display Setup
  • Hand Firing /Electric Firing
  • Display Site Considerations
  • Hazard Management
  • Classification and Standards

The standard cost of the course is £225 including exam fee. For BPA members the fee is £195.

For successful candidates willing to commit to fire for Fantastic Fireworks over Bonfire Night (November 1-9), we are pleased to refund the entire cost of the course on completion of a minimum of two displays.

Price includes VAT, a comprehensive training manual, lunch each day & refreshments.

Our 2024 BPA Firer firework training course will be held on Saturday and Sunday September 21st/22nd

If you wish to book, please email info@fireworktraining.co.uk or call us on 01582 485555.

In order to complete the necessary paperwork and comply with the BPA’s examination requirements applicants must book their place at least 6 weeks in advance.