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IQ Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness


Qualification Number 601/3905/5
Title IQ Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness
Category National
Sector Facilities | Fire Safety | Health & Safety | Fire Safety
Operational Start Date 11/07/2014
Operational End Date 31/12/2021
Total Units 1 Mandatory Units
Min Guided Learning Hours 4 Total Qualification Time 10
Min Age From 14


Registration Fee : £11.00 (excluding VAT) 

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (delivery rates may apply for postage to international centres). 


About this Qualification

The IQ Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness (QCF) is a qualification aimed at individuals who intend to develop and gain formal recognition of their knowledge and understanding of fire safety, ranging from those who do not necessarily have any specific fire safety role to those planning to progress to further qualifications. The qualification is generic, so it is suitable for individuals working or intending to work in a variety of environments in which a basic knowledge of fire safety is necessary. It is particularly suitable for new employees or those intending to move into roles which may demand a more in-depth knowledge of fire prevention and safety. All learners will cover the essentials of the causes of fires, their own responsibilities and those of fire wardens, how to respond to fire emergencies, fire risk management and prevention, safely using portable fire-fighting equipment and how to check that equipment is serviceable and safe to use.

This qualification is included as an additional employer requirement of the Intermediate/Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Spectator Safety. While the achievement of additional employer requirements is not a mandatory requirement for certification of these apprenticeships, the sector and employers recognise their value and completion of them will make apprentices more employable.


Learners who achieve this qualification can progress to the Level 2 Certificate in Health and Safety in the Workplace using credits achieved as the single mandatory unit features in this qualification. They can also progress to the Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles.

Unit Structure

IQ Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness
Mandatory UnitMinimum Units:1
 Minimum Credits:1
 Y/601/9697Fire Safety Awareness114


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