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This qualification is equivalent to Level 2 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)*.
To find out how to apply to deliver this qualification see the How to Apply section. There are no costs involved in applying or becoming a 1st4sport recognised centre.
The 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Fire Safety Awareness (QCF) provides learners aged 14 and over with an introduction to basic fire safety knowledge in the event of an emergency when working at an event or match day within stadiums, including how to deal with used and unused pyrotechnics, such as fireworks and flares. It’s ideal for individuals preparing to work in a spectator safety environment who may be required to deal with incidents involving fire safety.
The qualification is a vital addition to any steward training programme, which might already include the 1st4sport Spectator Safety Suite of qualifications, as it is the only accredited qualification currently available that introduces learners to the principles of dealing with incidents involving pyrotechnic devices.
On successful completion, the qualification may lead to paid or voluntary roles as a spectator safety steward, should the learner progress to a spectator safety qualification. The skills and knowledge developed through this qualification may also enable learners to progress to other industry-relevant qualifications in fire safety.
*Please note there may be exceptions to the above. Further information about the EQF can be found on the EQF Portal.
Learners are required to be at least 14 years of age to attend the programme of training.
The qualification is divided into the following units:
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Some awarding organisations just supply you with the basic qualification standards. We go much further by providing a helpful Tutor, Assessor and Verifier Guidance Pack.
This pack provides you and your workforce with much-needed support and guidance on best practice when delivering, assessing and quality-assuring the qualification, such as tutor guidance notes and pre-mapped assessment tools/templates that save you and your workforce valuable time.
In addition qualification administration is carried out online, enabling you to process students quickly and effectively, and making the records we hold on your students accessible to you at the click of a mouse.
For learners, the qualification is supported by the 1st4sport Pocket Guide to Fire Safety.
Fees are charged per learner and provide registration and certification for the qualification, as well as a 1st4sport Learner Pack, learning resources and certificate. There are no costs involved in applying or becoming a 1st4sport recognised centre. Further information on fees is available in your qualification application pack.
This qualification sits on the QCF. Further information about the benefits of the framework can be found by visiting the Ofqual website.
All learners being registered for QCF qualifications are required to have a Unique Learner Number (ULN) issued by the Learner Register. To be approved to offer this QCF qualification, you will need to demonstrate that you can access and verify learners’ ULNs with the Learner Register. For more information about this process, please visit the Learning Records Service website.