Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness

About the qualification

Qualification Number: 601/3905/5

Operational Start Date: 1st August 2014
Total Qualification Time: 10 hours
Guided Learning: 4 hours

What are the pre-entry requirements for the Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness Qualification?

The Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness 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.

For more information, download the Qualification Handbook here:

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Delivered by Approved SFJ Awards Centres:

Compass Skills Training

Compass House
Cowling Business Park

Universal Gurkha Security Services Ltd

Westmead House
GU14 7LP