Whether you’re new to fireworks or a professional firer with many years experience we have a whole range of courses available. Below you will find details of each of the courses we offer. Should you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Category F2 & F3 (retail) Training Days

These days are aimed at those who are completely new to fireworks or already put on displays at home, for a local club, association, event or school.  We usually hold this course in unison with our Firework Review Night which is held at the end of September each year. The day starts with a visit to the classroom where you’ll learn about the different firework types, firework safety, display site layout, safe set up, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) & Safe Firing.

After lunch you’ll get the chance to put your new found knowledge to the test and set up the 100+ fireworks for our review night under the watchful eye of our trained professionals who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

If you wish you can stay to help fire or watch the evenings fireworks. It’s a great way to see all the latest new fireworks in the flesh!

The course includes: Tea, coffee & light refreshments throughout the day and a hot lunch. All required protective clothing (excluding footware) Additional hot food is available to purchase in the evening should you wish to stay.

Course Cost: £125 – FREE if you are purchasing over £1000 on our retail range of fireworks.

Next Course: Saturday 21st September 2019 – BOOK

Category F4 (professional) Experience Days

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a Pyrotechnician then this is a great insight in to what we do. If you already fire shows and want to increase your knowledge then this is a fantastic day out and we guarantee that not only will you take away some invaluable lessons from the day, you’ll make some fantastic new friends too!

We’ll be honest, the main reason we hold these days is to recruit new firers. As our business expands we are always looking for new team members. Each year a handful of attendees will go on to become regular firers for Firework Crazy, with some just offering their services for the busy November season. Of course, some we never see again and just come for the experience and that’s fine too. You’ll have a great day whatever your reasons for attending.

The day will consist of the following…

A chance to meet the team from Firework Crazy

Learning about the different types of fireworks

The difference between Category F2, F3 and Category F4 fireworks

What makes a firework Category F4

Site & Display safety

The importance of PPE

Fuses and the different types of fuse. Electronic / digital firing and ignitors.

A practical session including lighting some cat4 materials.

Plus lots more. And that’s just the day time!!

On the Saturday night after the training there will be the opportunity to come along to help set up and fire a professional show at a local venue.

This will be a training display and count towards a show in your BPA log book should you wish to move forward as a firer (Which you will be provided with).

Should you “get the bug” you will then be given the chance to crew on more shows with Firework Crazy and work towards your BPA Firer Qualification.

Lunch, Dinner and refreshments are provided.

You will also receive a copy our our comprehensive training manual.

No previous Category 4 experience is necessary and everyone is welcome.

Course Cost: £125

Next Courses: – BOOK
-Sunday 14th July 2019
-Sunday 18th August 2019

View our gallery of previous courses here.

BPA Firers Training Weekend and Exam

For those who are already firing for a professional display operator or are a freelance professional firer, then the BPA Firer Qualification is recognised as the standard in the industry. This City & Guilds accredited course and exam takes place at our offices in Chelmsford, usually over a weekend. With 1 1/2 days of classroom learning followed by a 30 question, multiple choice exam (which is now taken online)

You will need to have fired at least THREE professional displays before you can sit the course and you will be required to prove this.

For further information on this course, see the following page on the BPA website.

Course Cost: £195 Inclusive of VATThis course is FREE for firers of Firework Crazy. (We don’t believe in charging our own crew for ANY training courses unlike many other companies in the industry!)

Includes lunch & refreshments (Saturday & Sunday) and exam fee.

Next Course: June Friday 14th June 6pm – 9:30pm + Saturday 15th June 9am – 5pm 2018 – BOOK 

BPA Senior Firers Training Weekend and Exam

Once you are a professional firer becoming a senior firer is the next step.  There are certain additional criteria to be met before you can take this course and exam. If you are interested in knowing more please get in touch.

Course Cost: £195 Inclusive of VATThis course is FREE for firers of Firework Crazy. (We don’t believe in charging our own crew for ANY training courses unlike many other companies in the industry!)

Includes lunch & refreshments (Saturday & Sunday) and exam fee.

Next Course: TBC

ADR - Class 1

ADR is a European agreement which covers the transport of dangerous good by road. There are 9 classes to ADR. each class is attributed to a specific hazard. Explosives are Class 1 (for a full list see this wiki page)

For those of you who carry fireworks as part of your profession then you are required to hold an ADR licence when carrying certain quantities of explosives.

Our ADR Classes are taken over 2 1/2 days and cover the core ADR module and the Class 1 explosives module with an exam at the end.

For further information on this course please get in touch.

Course Cost: £250 Inclusive of exam fee (£60) & VATThis course is FREE for firers of Firework Crazy. (We don’t believe in charging our own crew for ANY training courses unlike many other companies in the industry!)

Includes lunch & refreshments (Saturday & Sunday) and exam fee.

Next Course: Friday 13th (Evening) All day Saturday & Sunday 14th / 15th September – BOOK

First Aid

Our one day course give you the skills required to deal with basic first aid on a firing site.

For further information on this course please get in touch.

Course Cost: £95 Inclusive of VAT –This course is FREE for firers of Firework Crazy. (We don’t believe in charging our own crew for ANY training courses unlike many other companies in the industry!)

Includes lunch & refreshments

Next Course: TBC