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IQ Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety (Fire Auditors) (QCF)

Qualification Number 600/4685/5
Title IQ Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety (Fire Auditors) (QCF)
Category National
Sector Facilities | Fire Safety
Operational Start Date 01/06/2012
Operational End Date 30/04/2016
Total Units 6 Min Credit 26
Min Guided Learning Hours 136 Max Guided Learning Hours 136
Min Age From 18 Min Age To 100

Rate: £50.00

About this Qualification

The IQ Level 3 Certificate in Fire Safety (Fire Auditors) (QCF) is a qualification for individuals who work or intend to work in a position of responsibility for fire safety arrangements. It provides learners with formal recognition of their competence to work as a regulatory fire safety auditor for simple premises. All learners will cover the fundamentals of fire auditing by way of mandatory units, which address potential hazards, evidence gathering, risk assessments, protection measures, systems and visits in the context of simple as opposed to complex premises. Objectives of the qualification include: preparing learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding, meeting relevant programmes of learning and supporting a role in the workplace.

Definitions of Simple and Complex Premises

This qualification features units which refer to ‘simple premises’ in the title. This distinguishes them from ‘complex premises’ which are relevant to higher level fire safety qualifications.

Simple premises are defined as those buildings for which the means of escape are covered by the Communities and Local Government guides. These typically include offices and shops, factories and warehouses, sleeping accommodation, residential care premises, educational premises and small and medium places of assembly.

Complex premises are defined as those buildings for which the means of escape cannot be adequately covered by the Communities and Local Government guides. It does not include those premises requiring a fire safety engineer to assess.

A link to the Communities and Local Government guides website is located in the resources section at the end of this specification.

Progression

Learners can progress to the IQ Level 4 Certificate in Fire Safety (Fire Auditors) (QCF) and the IQ Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Fire Inspectors) (QCF) using credits already achieved as there is an overlap of units.

Structure

To achieve the qualification learners must achieve 26 credits from the 6 mandatory units.

IndexGroupUnit Ref.Unit TitleCreditGuided
Learning
Hours
1Mandatory UnitsM/503/1893Identify and report hazards and risks associated with fire in simple premises420
1Mandatory UnitsJ/503/3603Assess risks associated with fire in simple premises525
1Mandatory UnitsJ/503/1916Plan and gather evidence for the purpose of fire safety regulation in simple premises428
1Mandatory UnitsM/503/3420Confirm measures are in place to protect people from fire in simple premises521
1Mandatory UnitsJ/503/3424Visit simple premises for the purposes of fire safety regulation314
1Mandatory UnitsR/503/3412Review fire protection systems in simple premises528
Total26136

Assessment

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

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 2 or above and be proficient in the use of English Language.

Tutor Requirements

All trainers/assessors and internal verifiers delivering this qualification must meet the requirements as per the Skills for Justice Assessment Strategy for Justice and Community Safety Sector October 2010. See Appendix A at the end of this document.

Centre Requirements

 

 

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