Emergency Lighting Design

QQI Award (Special Purpose) Level 6

Course Duration

1 day

Upcoming Dates

  • June 27th -


€ 295
QQI Accredited

This course is QQI Accredited


The course is aimed at those who wish to demonstrate their competence in the signing of Emergency Lighting Design Certificates or for Electrical Contractors who wish to design, install and commission their own smaller installations. It focuses on content that is not relevant to Commissioners and relevant to Designers only.

Who should attend
Those who have already completed the Emergency Lighting Commissioning Award 6S0953 can progress to the Design award with one day’s training and the completion of a Design project. For those who only wish to do Design, we offer this by special arrangement over 4 Days.

Why should I attend
You should attend because qualification means that you have demonstrated your knowledge, skills and competence in system design and can sign declarations of compliance that can be trusted commercially and by the regulatory authorities. Maybe you already commission systems but want to add design to your skillset.

Course Objectives

It is assumed here that learners have already completed the fundamentals module as part of the commissioning award. At the end of this training participants will be able to:

  • Use design tools to determine photometric performance: spacing tables, manual calculations, design software.
  • Assess the need for emergency lighting in particular locations by using risk criteria.

Course Modules

Module 1 /

Risk assessment, Design Procedures

Module 2 /

Photometric calculations for lux level requirement on floors and working planes

QQI Assessment

The Design Award is achieved by passing the Fundamentals module (as part of Commissioners Award) and the Design module. The Design module is assessed by submission of a project completed within 6 weeks of the course delivery.

  • The Pass mark for this Life Safety system is 70%.

QQI Accreditation

QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Emergency Lighting Design 6S0955 

When we recieve your booking request we will call you to go through an enrolment checklist with you to ensure that you meet all entry requirements for the course you have selected.

Contact us today if you have a query about this or any other course. 

Entry Requirements

In order to complete this Award in one day Learners must have completed the 6S0953 QQI Level 6 (Special Purpose) Award in Emergency Lighting. This Award consists of two components 6N0951 Emergency Lighting Fundamentals and 6N0860 Commissioning of Emergency Lighting Systems. With this award you can progress to the QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Emergency Lighting Design 6S0955  and be exempted from the Fundamentals course module.

We can also provide a 3 day training course which leads to the QQI Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Emergency Lighting Design 6S0955  at special request.

Competence in written and spoken English is essential. International students whose first language is not English are required to have an appropriate score in an approved examination in English language (such as IELTS or Duolingo) before they can register on a course. Further details on this are in the Learner Handbook.

If learners are completing part, or all, of the course online they should have good computer literacy skills. This includes use of email, microsoft word, internet searches Blended or self-directed learning also requires learners to have good self motivation and time management skills. Again, further details and tips can be found in the Learner Handbook.

If you are participating in a blended learning programme you will be required to have a laptop or desktop computer.

If you would like to assess your entry level knowledge, relative to course content, please contact us and we can set you up with a free trial on our e-learning platform.

Have a question about this or any other course? We’d love to hear from you.


Learner Reviews

We had Derek come into our office to provide our electrical technicians with QQI level 6 emergency lighting training. The training content along with Derek's knowledge and passion made this course very enjoyable. All our guys are now much more competent in the world of emergency lighting. I would highly recommend this course to anyone involved in the testing of emergency lighting systems.

Colm Keighery, Electrical Team Lead, Lynch Interact

Techno Training’s QQI accredited Emergency Lighting courses enable our Commissioners and Designers to prove their knowledge and skills are high enough to achieve the Level 6 qualification.

This gives Ventilux and our customers the 'peace of mind' that we can perform competent and efficient designs, and also complete commissioning to IS3217: the Irish Emergency Lighting Standards.

 Ryan Walsh, Sales and Marketing Manager, Ventilux

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