Key Points

The Level 1 National Award in the Principles of Fire Safety in the Workplace is a course designed to provide the underpinning knowledge for learners to operate safely in the workplace with regards to fire safety. 

The course provides employers with a programme which assists them in proving due diligence and demonstrates their legal commitment to staff training as required by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

The course is aimed at all staff in particular new starters, refresher training, learners seeking employment etc. 

Course Duration: 3 hrs.

Validity: 3 years

AoFAQ Level 1 National Award in the Principles of Fire Safety in the Workplace.
 Compliance and Regulatory Requirements

Compliance and Regulatory Requirements:

The AoFAQ Level 1 National Award in the Principles of Fire Safety in the Workplace is a course designed to provide the underpinning knowledge for learners to operate safely in the workplace with regards to fire safety. 

The course provides employers with a programme which assists them in proving due diligence and demonstrates their legal commitment to staff training as required by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

 Key Points

Name: AoFAQ Level 1 National Award in the Principles of Fire Safety in the Workplace. 

Qualification Type: non QCF

Guided Learning Hours: 3 to 4 hrs

Class size maximum: 12 Learners (1 Trainer)

Validity: 3 years

Certificate Price £5 + VAT*

* No charge is made for Learners who have failed to attain required standard to receive the award.

 Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria

Learning Outcomes: 

LO 1- Understand basic fire safety and what to do In the event of an emergency.

  •  1.1 State the cost of fires in the workplace to businesses and individuals 
  •  1.2 State the common causes of workplace fires 
  •  1.3 List the duties and responsibilities of employees in relation to fire safety 
  •  1.4 List the duties and responsibilities of others in the event of a fire 
  •  1.5 State the actions to be taken in the event of a fire 
  •  1.6 List the methods available to raise the alarm in the event of a fire 
  •  1.7 State how to contact the emergency services 

LO 2-Understand the principles of fire risk control.

  •  2.1 State the key elements for effective fire risk management in the workplace 
  •  2.2 List the components of the fire triangle 
  •  2.3 List the active and passive fire control measures 

LO 3- Understand the basics of practical fire safety.

  •  3.1 State the safety precautions needed to be undertaken before using fire-fighting equipment 
  •  3.2 State the requirements needed to correctly service check fire-fighting equipment 

 Qualification Assessment

Assessment:

  •  Multi Choice Questions (MCQ)  

 To Awarded this qualification the Learner must achieve a percentage pass in the MCQ paper.

 AoFAQ Centre and Trainer Support Materials

The following is exclusively available from AoFAQ  to support the qualification:

Qualification Specification:

  • This gives details of all the Learning Outcomes with Assessment Criteria and full requirements for the qualification.

 

Scheme of Work:

  • This is a detailed construction on how to present the qualification to Learners.

Marketing:

  • Full colour brochure for your clients - can be branded with your Centre details

 

PowerPoint:

  • AoFAQ have produced a professionally designed PowerPoint that maps the Learning Outcomes to assist the Trainer in presentation of the course. A sample of the slides can be seen in the above graphic.

All these items are available FREE of charge to AoFAQ Approved Centres when 10  Certificates are purchased in advance.

 Trainer, Assessor Requiements

Trainers/Assessors:

AOFAQ recognises the variety of qualifications available. In order to deliver this course, the tutor must have a teaching qualification and/or teaching experience and a suitable qualification in the field of health and safety. Tutors must maintain their own continued personal development to ensure subject currency.

Acceptable teaching/ training qualifications:

The tutor must hold one of the following:  

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Certificate in Education (CERT ED)
  • Diploma in Education (DIP ED)
  • Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector (PTLLS)
  • Certificate in teaching in the lifelong learning sector (CTLLS)
  • Diploma in teaching in the lifelong learning sector (DTLLS)
  • Master of Arts in Education (MA ED)
  • Master of Arts in Professional Development, Education and Training (MA PDET)
  • Professional trainer certificate
  • IHCD Instructional methods course
  • Level 3 or 4 NVQ Learning and Development
  • CIPD Certificate in Learning Practice
  • Proof of 30 hours of training in any subject (must be verifiable) 

If your teaching or training qualification is not listed, please contact us.

Acceptable subject knowledge qualifications may include:

The tutor must hold one of the following:

  • Level 3 Supervising Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Level 4 Managing Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (NEBOSH)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NEBOSH)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Fire and Risk Management (NEBOSH)
  • Verifiable history as a serving fire-fighter and undertaken appropriate training
  • Any other qualification approved by AOFAQ
 

 No formal Trainer/Assessor qualifications

It is recognised that trainer/assessors may not hold formal qualifications but may have significant experience in undertaking these roles. It is expected that the trainer/assessors be registered and working towards formal qualifications within one year and that the qualifications are gained within two years. 

 Internal Quality Assurers

Internal Quality Assurers must:

Meet the criteria of the trainer as listed.

  • Have working knowledge of the requirements of the qualification they are quality assuring at the time any assessment is taking place
  • Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the role of assessors
  • Visit and observe assessments and carry out other related internal quality assurance

Note: It is understood that not all IQAs will be qualified initially, and that sufficient time should be considered to achieve these qualifications. During this time centres should ensure that IQAs are following the principles set out in the current Learning and Development NOS 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Assessment. This could be evidenced by holding a qualification such as:

  • SQA Accredited Learning and Development Unit 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Workplace Assessment
  • QCF Qualifications based on the Learning and Development NOS 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Assessment
  • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)
  • V1 or D34

Note: This list is not exhaustive.

 Links and Downloads

Information Link
Qualification Specification
L1 Fire Safety Qualification Specification
AoFAQ Level 1 National Award in the Principles of Fire Safety in the Workplace.
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Level 2 National Award in the Principles of Fire Safety and the Role of the Fire Marshall 

Level 1 National Award in the Principles of Health and Safety 

 Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (QCF)