Qualification overview and objective
This qualification is aimed at anyone involved in the management of fire safety who are based in any area where there is a potential risk of fire.
Learners gaining this qualification will know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone and will recognise the causes of fire as well as knowing common hazards, the steps in a fire risk assessment and how to reduce the likelihood of fires.
The objective of the qualification is predominantly to support a role in the workplace, however may also be suitable for younger learners preparing for employment or wishing to progress onto further learning in a related subject.
To register for this qualification, learners are required to be 14 years of age or above. It is also recommended that learners have a minimum of level 1 in English or equivalent.
Guidance on assessment
This qualification is externally set and assessed by a 20-question multiple-choice examination that must be completed within 45 minutes. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge across the unit content and correctly answer 12 questions or more to achieve a pass.
This qualification is graded as Pass or Fail.
On successful completion of this qualification, learners may wish to continue their development by undertaking one of the following qualifications:
- Level 2 Award in Risk Assessment (RQF)
- Level 2 Award Health and Safety within the Workplace (RQF)
- Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF)