This qualification is intended to provide individuals with knowledge of the hazards and risks associated with fire in the workplace, how fire risk is controlled in the workplace, the principles and practice of fire safety management at work and the role of the nominated fire marshal.
Individuals undertaking this qualification do not need to have prior knowledge or experience of fire safety or acting in the role of fire marshal. It will support those wishing to develop their general knowledge and/or those looking to take on the role of fire marshal within their workplace.
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The following table provides an overview of the important information relating to the delivery of this qualification in Scotland.
|FireQual Award for Fire Marshals at SCQF Level 5
|Qualification Reference Number
|Date for First Registrations
|15th September 2021
|Last Date for Registrations
|31st December 2026
|Notional Time (hours)
|Guided Learning (hours)
|Direct Learning (hours)
|Assessment Time (hours)
|Portfolio of evidence
|£15.00 + VAT
|Candidate Entry Requirements
There are no pre-requisite entry requirements for registration and completion of this qualification. However, candidates should be proficient in core skills literacy, numeracy, and communication
|Delivery Staff Requirements
There are no formal qualification requirements for assessment or quality assurance of this qualification. However, assessors and IQAs should hold subject matter experience either through carrying out the role of fire marshal or other fire safety positions and/or have experience of the safe use of portable fire fighting equipment.
They should also be able to demonstrate that they have undertaken continuous professional development to ensure their knowledge is kept up to date.
IQAs should be able to demonstrate knowledge of quality systems relating to the oversight of vocational qualifications and have experience of carrying out the role of quality assurer in this respect.