Fire Protection & Firefighting

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

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

This qualification is aimed at staff, particularly new starters in any workplace, where a basic understanding of fire safety is required.  Learners gaining this qualification will know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace and will recognize the contribution they have in preventing the starting and spread of fires.

How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?

The total qualification time (TQT) for this qualification is 5 hours and of this 4 hours are recommended as guided learning hours.

TQT is an estimate of the total number of hours it would take an average learner to achieve and demonstrate the necessary level of attainment to be awarded with a qualification, both under direct supervision (forming guided learning hours) and without supervision (all other time). TQT and GLH values are advisory and assigned to a qualification as guidance.

Topics covered

These include basic fire safety and what to do in the event of an emergency, the principles of fire risk control and practical fire safety.

How is the qualification assessed?

This qualification is assessed by a 30 minute multiple-choice examination, where the learner must answer at least 9 out of 15 questions correctly to pass.