Level 2 Award in the Principles of Fire Safety

Level 2 Award in the Principles of Fire Safety

We offer taught qualification courses, and e-learning programmes which will give you a similar or lower level of knowledge but not a formal qualification. See the E-learning page.

Qualification certificates are not legally required, but they may help with your due diligence defence. Achieving a Level 2 fire safety qualification will help entry into employment, enhance promotion opportunities, and assist all business operators in proving that they have displayed diligence and are compliant with the law. Level 2 is suitable for would be fire wardens or fire marshals.

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Course content

  • fires in the workplace
  • arson 
  • fires by types of building
  • the fire triangle 
  • fire hazards and spread 
  • fire safety standards 
  • employees' duties 
  • enforcement and penalties 
  • protecting people and property
  • alarms
  • fire classification
  • fire extinguishers
  • fire risk assessments
  • good housekeeping
  • roles of the fire warden or marshal


Qualify at Home

You can also study and qualify for this course at home. See the Qualify at Home page for details.



All employees in any organisation or business.


Duration and course dates

  • course duration: one day
  • 2021 dates: 15 April; 1 December

(additional courses may be run as open or on-site sessions, depending on demand)



  • within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: residents, volunteers, businesses with less than 25 employees, community support groups: £20 per person (no further discounts)


    outside the Royal Borough, and businesses of over 25 employees in the borough: £69 per person (ask about discounts)


Assessment method

Multiple choice examination.


Awarding organisation

The awarding body for this course is Highfield Qualifications.


Course requirements