This qualification is intended to develop and provide an understanding of the fundamental recommendations placed on fire detection and fire alarm systems. Technicians will understand and be able to reference the recommendations as set out in BS 5839-6.
Except for specific lists and references, this qualification does not include reference to commentary and is focussed solely on the statements made in the recommendations.
Any areas in which commentary has been referenced for the purpose of this qualification are specifically identified in the syllabus below.
The qualification aims to prepare learners for employment in the FD&A sector, for progression to other qualifications in the FD&A sector qualifications focussed on the individual roles of persons working on FD&A systems.
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The following table provides an overview of the important information relating to the delivery of this qualification in Scotland.
|Qualification Title||FireQual Award Fundamentals of the Recommendations for Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems in Domestic Buildings at SCQF Level 6|
|Qualification Reference Number||R659 04|
|Date for First Registrations||1st March 2021|
|Last Date for Registrations||31st December 2022|
|Notional Time (hours)||14|
|Guided Learning (hours)||8.5|
|Direct Learning (hours)||4|
|Assessment Time (hours)||1.5|
|Age Ranges||16-18, 19+|
|Registration Fee||£40.00 + VAT|
|e-Assessment Fee||£50.00 + VAT per e-Assessment|
|Candidate Entry Requirements||
Candidates should be proficient in core skills literacy, numeracy and communication and should have successfully completed the FireQual Award in Fundamentals of the Recommendations for Fire Detection and Fire Alarms Systems in Non-Domestic Buildings.
|Delivery Staff Requirements||
There are no formal fire systems qualification requirements for training to this qualification. However, trainers should hold experience either as a practicing technician in the field or as a contributor to relevant British and/or EU standards.
Although not mandatory, trainers would be demonstrating best practice if they held or were working towards a relevant teaching/training qualification, e.g. PTTLS or equivalent.