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AoFAQ Level 1 in the Principles of Fire Safety Awareness (RQF)

This Regulated Qualification is ideal for anyone wishing to gain knowledge in Fire Safety Awareness.

Course Duration: Typically 1 day

compliance

Name: AoFAQ LEVEL 1 IN THE PRINCIPLES OF FIRE SAFETY AWARENESS (RQF)

National Qualification Number: 601/7822/X

Guided Learning Hours: 4  (this qualification requires a minimum of 4 classroom hrs.)

Class size maximum: 12 Learners (1 Trainer)

Certificate Price* 

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

1. Understand basic fire safety and what to do in the event of an emergency.

1.1.State the main causes of fires in the workplace.
1.2.Outline the main costs of fires in the workplace for employers, employees and society.
1.3.State their own duties and responsibilities in relation to fire safety at work.
1.4.State the duties and responsibilities of fire wardens and other people who may be required to take action as part of fire risk controls or during an emergency.
1.5.Describe the action to be taken in the event of a fire in the workplace, including methods of raising the alarm and contacting the emergency services.

2. Understand the principles of fire risk control.
2.1.List the key elements for effective fire risk management in the workplace.
2.2.Outline how the components of the fire triangle can be used to control fire risks.
2.3.List active and passive fire risk control measures.
2.4.Outline fire prevention measures that can be taken to minimise fire risks.

3. Understand the basics of practical fire safety.
3.1.State the safe operating parameters for the use of portable fire-fighting equipment.
3.2.Outline simple checks for ensuring that fire safety equipment is serviceable and safe to use.

Assessment:

This qualification is assessed by the following means:

  1.     Multiple choice questions
  2.     Portfolio of Evidence 

Multiple choice questions are used to assess the learners underpinning knowledge. Question papers are available from the compliance department. Please read the instructions carefully. 

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.

Trainers/Assessors must:

Subject knowledge or experience 

Trainers who deliver Level 1 in Principles of Fire Safety Awareness must hold the following:
- A valid teaching qualification as described below.
- Level 4 Award in Managing Health and Safety in the Workplace
- Level 3 Award in Supervising Health and Safety in the Workplace
- NEBOSH Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health or equivalent
- NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health or equivalent
- IOSH Managing Safety
- Degree/DIP HE in environmental Health, Health 
- A current valid certificate that is updated annually from an approved Fire Safety programme provider that can confirm the trainer’s abilities and skillset.

Teaching/Assessor qualifications

- 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 
- Trainers have 3 years front-line operational experience (relevant to their delivery of training) within the last 10 years.
- Undertake and be active in Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in order to keep their occupational expertise up to date. As guidance, a minimum of 30 hours CPD activity each year is required with evidence made available upon an External Quality Assurance visit. Suitable CPD activities include but are not limited to the following:

- Attending relevant training events, conference as seminars
- Continuing work experience within their sector
- Increasing professional knowledge through home study

This is not an exhaustive list, therefore if your teaching or training qualification is not listed, please contact us. 

Note: This list is not exhaustive.

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.

During this period a portfolio should be maintained and include details of knowledge and experience gained and the time period over which they were applied, and any contributing training undertaken and the learning outcomes achieved. There should be evidence that the individual has conducted at least two practical and two theoretical first-aid training/assessing sessions under the supervision of a qualified assessor.

Information Links
Qualification Specification Qual Spec L1 Principles of Fire Safety Awareness.pdf

 

Internal Quality Assurers must:

Occupational knowledge and competence in the subject ‐ evidenced by:
- Holding a relevant subject qualification or suitable experience

Knowledge and competency in internal quality assurance – evidenced by:
- Holding a qualification/completing CPD training or working towards a suitable qualification. 

Internal Quality Assurers must:
- Have knowledge of the requirements of the qualification they 
  are quality assuring at the time any assessment is taking place.
- Have knowledge and understanding of the role of assessors.
- Visit and observe assessments.
- Carry out other related internal quality assurance.

Note: It is understood that not all IQA’s will be qualified initially, and that sufficient time should be considered to achieve these qualifications. During this time centres should ensure that IQA’s 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
- RQF 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 (RQF)
- Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)
- V1 or D34

Note: This list is not exhaustive. 

 

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