Book on one of our upcoming Highfield Level 2 Principles of Fire Safety courses below. Future dates may be available, please contact the office for details.

Highfield Level 2 Award in the Principles of Fire Safety

This qualification is aimed at anyone involved in the management of fire safety who are based in any area where there is a potential risk of fire. Our course includes an practical fire session using a fire rig, where you will use fire blankets and extinguishers.

Employers (and/or building owners or occupiers) must carry out a fire safety risk assessment and keep it up to date. Based on the findings of the assessment, employers need to ensure that adequate and appropriate fire safety measures are in place to minimise the risk of injury or loss of life in the event of a fire and that they are maintained.

Plymouth dates


Course Date Duration Price

London Dates

For all London courses, please see our London Course Dates page

Plymouth Price: £120
London Price: £145
Assumed Knowledge:
1 Day

Costs Include:

  • Lunch & Refreshments (Plymouth)
  • Refreshments only (London)
  • Course Notes Book
  • Equipment Necessary for the Course


The assessment is a multiple-choice question examination containing 20 questions that must be completed within 45 minutes. Question papers are marked by Highfield and results and certification are forwarded by post to the candidate.

Course Content:

Learners gaining this qualification will know that fire safety is the responsibility of everyone, and will recognise the causes of fire as well as knowing common hazards, the steps in a fire risk assessment and how to reduce the likelihood of fires.

The objective of the qualification is predominantly to support the fire safety role in the workplace, however may also be suitable for learners preparing for employment or wishing to progress onto further learning in a related subject.

Courses are non-residential, so accommodation is required in one of the many hotels or guest houses near the Centre. We can provide a list of recommendations. 

We hope that you can find the information you require on these pages, if you have any further questions, or require advice, please call us.