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FAA - Award in Fire Safety course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Award in Fire Safety course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  First Aid Awards Ltd (FAA). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (FAA) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching. Visit FAA web site

What is the FAA - Award in Fire Safety course?

Category: Fire

Level: Beginner

Level 2 in England, Wales & Northern Ireland and Level 5 in Scotland.

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards. FAA are an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation. The qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

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Who is the FAA - Award in Fire Safety course designed for?

The qualification is suitable for a learner who has responsibility in the workplace to undertake fire safety requirements and will provide learners with the knowledge to carry out designated duties as a Fire Warden/Marshall. The qualification will also increase fire safety awareness for all employees.

The qualification covers fire hazards, risk assessment, control of fire in the workplace and duties of both employers and employees.

What subjects does the FAA - Award in Fire Safety course cover?

The qualification consists of one mandatory unit:

FAA LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FIRE SAFETY (RQF)

QAN Unit title  
URN
Credit value
Level
GLH
TQT
600/8190/9
Fire Safety Principles
D/601/9698
1267


AWARD IN FIRE SAFETY AT SCQF LEVEL 5

QAN Unit title  
URN
Credit value
Level
GLH
TQT
R326 04
Fire Safety Principles
UD72 04
1567

QAN - Qualification accreditation number, URN - Unit reference number, GLH - Guided learning hours, TQT - Total Qualification Time

The qualification has 6 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 7 hours total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of classroom contact hours that the learner will undertake. TQT includes GLH but also takes into account any unsupervised learning and is an estimate of how long the average learner will take to complete the qualification.

The minimum classroom contact time of 6 hours should be delivered over a minimum of 1 day. The course can be spread over a maximum of 3 weeks, ensuring that each session is a minimum of two hours.

How is the FAA - Award in Fire Safety course assessed?

The qualification is assessed by a written assessment.

A learner must successfully pass the written assessment to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.

The learner will complete a written assessment paper containing 20 open and multiple choice questions needing to achieve a minimum of 15 out of 20 to pass. The duration of the assessment is 30 minutes. An example question is - On discovering a fire what is the first thing you should do?

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