In 2013 FETAC/QQI developed a new standard for OFA, replacing the old D20188 course with a new standard, 5N1207. The old standard had been in place for many years and was in need of updating. Following recent organisational changes; QQI have taken the opportunity to develop and update the OFA programme. For this reason, Civil Defence College deactivated the old OFA course (D20188) and replaced it with the new updated course (5N1207). As a QQI programme provider the college has validated this revised award.