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IQ Level 2 Certificate in Knowledge of Community Fire Safety

About this Qualification

The IQ Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Community Fire Safety is the knowledge component of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Community Fire Safety and will be included in the framework for the Community (Fire) Safety Advisors.  This qualification is designed to offer an entry level qualification for those wishing to join Fire and Rescue Services or Local Authorities as a Community Safety (Fire) Advisor or other similar roles where a thorough working knowledge of the principles of fire prevention and protection are required.

It is only by completing this qualification and the NVQ certificate qualification (IQ Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Delivering Community Safety Activities) that learners will achieve the full NVQ qualification.


Credit 14
GLH - 14
Age Range 16+
QUAN / regulation number 601/2248/1
Registration Start Date 12/12/2013
Review Date 29/04/2015
Registration Fee £50.00
Registration Fee from 2015 £51.00

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IQ welcomes applications for centre and qualification approval from employers, private training providers and FE Colleges.


IQ Level 2 Certificate in Knowledge of Community Fire Safety

Mandatory Units

Minimum Units:8, Minimum Credits:14

R/505/7189Understand factors affecting road safety2210
J/505/6850Understand fire safety in the home2325
R/505/6852Understand how to reduce risk of arson2210
H/505/6855Understand how to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults216
K/505/6856Understand prevention of risks posed by substance use in relation to community safety2210
M/505/6857Understand principles and practices of Home Safety Checks3212
T/505/6858Understand principles of fire prevention and protection218
M/505/6860Understand safe working when in the community214


Assessment for this qualification is by portfolio, internally set and marked and externally quality assured by IQ. It must be in accordance with the Skills for Justice Assessment Strategy for Justice and Community Safety Sector October 2010.

All assessment criteria must be met and mapped and the location of the evidence must be indicated in the achievement record.

This qualification is not graded, successful learners achieve a pass.

All learning outcomes in this qualification must be assessed using methods appropriate to the assessment of knowledge, understanding and competence, these can be assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • Direct observation
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Work products
  • Records
  • Reflective accounts
  • Professional discussion