FireQual Award in Fire Risk Assessment in High-Risk Premises

This qualification is intended to address the identified requirements for the development of behaviours, knowledge, and skills in relation to the conducting of fire risk assessments in high-risk premises.

The conducting of fire risk assessments aims to remove or reduce the risk of hazards and to identify safety measures that are required to ensure the safety of people within the premises.

This qualification addresses the behaviours, knowledge, and skills that have been identified by industry as important to develop individuals to be able to conduct risk assessments in an effective manner.

The qualification also addresses the importance of the need to continually update behaviours, knowledge, and skills through a rolling programme of continuous professional development to keep up with current and future practices and thinking.

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Qualification Details

The following table provides an overview of the important information relating to the delivery of this qualification in Scotland.

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 Qualification Title FireQual Award in Fire Risk Assessment in High-Risk Premises at SCQF Level 7
Regulator SQA Accreditation
Availability UK wide
Qualification Reference Number R791 04
Date for First Registrations 26th October 2022
Last Date for Registrations 30th September 2025 
Grading System Pass/Fail
Notional Time (hours) 117
Guided Learning (hours) 49
Direct Learning (hours) 14
Assessment Time (hours) 54
Age Ranges 19+
Assessment Type Portfolio of evidence
Registration Fee £ + 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.

Candidates must have access to the relevant environment, tools and materials to allow them to successfully complete the assessments as detailed later in this document.

Delivery Staff Requirements

Those wishing to deliver, assess or quality assure the qualification should hold sufficient knowledge of the subject matters covered within the qualification and demonstrate that they have undertaken continuous professional development to ensure their knowledge is kept up to date.

Sufficient knowledge should be demonstrated by individuals having been serving officers or having worked as a fire risk assessor or related industry for a minimum of two years.