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operating fire extinguisher-300Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness

Qualification Overview

This qualification is designed to educate Learners in basic Fire Safety Awareness. It includes what to do in the event of an emergency, the principles of fire risk control and the basics of practical fire safety. The QA Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness (QCF) is part of the Qualifications and Accreditations Framework (QCF), regulated by Ofqual.

Aim of Qualification

The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to develop their awareness of fire safety in the workplace to ensure that they are keeping themselves and others they work with safe at all times. It instructs people what to do in the event of an emergency and outlines simple measures you can take to control the risk of fires in the workplace.

Structure of the Qualification

This qualification has a single mandatory unit with a credit value of 1 and has 4 guided learning hours* in total. The full unit details can be found in Appendix 1. *Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are provided as a guide to the estimated hours an average Learner would study to gain the unit. This does not have to be face to face instructional time and can include self directed study at home, such as reading course hand outs and further self study. The minimum contact teaching time that this qualification should be delivered in is 3 hours (1⁄2 day) excluding breaks. If a Centre wishes to shorten the contact teaching hours they must first provide a rationale for doing so and gain approval from Qualsafe Awards prior to the delivery of any qualifications.

Intended Audience

The qualification is designed for all employees to increase their basic fire safety awareness. This training helps to fulfill an employer’s legal duty to train all their staff in fire safety.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements however it is advisable that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

Relationship With Other Related Qualifications

This unit may appear in Health and Safety qualifications that contain multiple units.

Progression

Some possible routes of progression are:

Level 2 Award in Fire Safety

Level 3 Fire Risk Assessment and Control

Level 4 Fire Risk Assessment

Level 2 Award in Health and Safety

Level 3 Award in Health and Safety

Level 2 Award in 
Fire Safety (QCF)

Qualification Overview

This qualification is designed to educate Learners in Fire Safety Awareness. It includes how fires are caused, the risks associated with fire and what we can do to control fire risks in the workplace.
The qualification covers fire safety management at work, fire safety inspection, fire safety risk assessments and the legal requirements related to fire safety in the workplace. The role of the fire warden is also incorporated in the course. The QA Level 2 Award in Fire Safety (QCF) is registered on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), regulated by Ofqual.

Aim of Qualification


The aim of the qualification is to enable Learners to develop their fire safety awareness. It helps the Learner build an understanding of fire safety management at work and the specific roles and responsibilities related to fire safety in the workplace.

Structure of the Qualification

This qualification has a single mandatory unit with a credit value of 1 and has 9 guided learning hours* in total. The full unit details can be found in Appendix 1. 
*Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are provided as a guide to the estimated hours an average Learner would study to gain the unit. This does not have to be face to face instructional time and can include self directed study at home, such as reading course hand outs and further self study. The minimum contact teaching time that this qualification should be delivered in is 6 hours (1 day) excluding breaks. If a Centre wishes to shorten the contact teaching hours they must first provide a rationale for doing so and gain approval from Qualsafe awards prior to the delivery of any qualifications.

Intended Audience


The qualification is designed for anyone who has a specific responsibility for fire safety in the workplace including fire wardens/ fire marshals. It would provide a foundation of fire safety knowledge on which employers and “responsible persons” could build. It would also increase the fire safety awareness of other employees.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements however it is advisable that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent.

Relationship With Other Related Qualifications


This unit may appear in Health and Safety Qualifications that contain multiple units.

Progression


Some possible routes of progression are:

Level 3 Fire Risk Assessment and Control

Level 4 Fire Risk Assessment

Level 3 Award in Health and Safety


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