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NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is recognised as the quintessential fire safety risk management qualification. As health and safety regulations continue to become more stringent, it is vital we all proactively carry out fire safety risk assessments and engage with our fire safety responsibilities.

The course comprises two central units that will cover pivotal areas such as the core fundamentals of fire safety principles, risk and safety management and the prevention of fire risk. 

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is recognised globally by employers and professional memberships. Begin your NEBOSH Fire Certificate Distance Learning with Astutis' Virtual Learning Course today!

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5 days

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements

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NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety Explained

The new NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is a Level-3 qualification in fire safety risk assessment, prevention and management. This NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate will give you an understanding of the fire safety responsibilities and accountabilities placed on your organisation by the law and health and safety management systems.

Ideal for individuals with fire safety responsibilities, shaping fire safety culture in low to medium risk workplaces, including Health and Safety Managers, Facilities Managers and Health and Safety Representatives.

This NEBOSH Fire Certificate will allow you to develop your fire safety skills and confidence to implement risk and safety management systems of work. You will be able to use effective fire risk assessments and influence behaviour in your organisation. By providing practical advice and guidance on fire safety, you will meet any legal obligations and maintain a fire safety culture in a safe and compliant workplace.

A powerful differentiator for any ambitious health and safety professional. Stand out from the crowd with this Virtual NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate distance learning course, evolve your practical fire risk management skills and establish yourself as a well-rounded health and safety practitioner.


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  • FSC1

    Fire Safety

  • FSC2

    Fire Risk Assessment


  • FSC1: Online Assessment

    FSC2: Practical risk Assessment based on a workplace

Course Length

  • Virtual: 5 days Distance Learning plus exams

Learning Methods

  • Virtual

    Live-online, engaging and interactive classes

  • On-Site

    Delivered on-site


NEBOSH recommend that the standard of English required to study for the FSC must be such that you can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. It is important to stress that you as the learner should make your own decision on your standard of proficiency in English.

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Fire Safety This unit covers the entire course providing a comprehensive level of fire safety training. It covers topics such as fire risk assessments and the stages of building evacuation. 
Fire Risk Assessment

The fire risk assessment has been developed around fire risk assessment standards such as the Home Office fire guidance and PAS79-1:2020.

NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate Syllabus Guide

NEBOSH Progression Pathways

NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety Course Guide

NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety Fact Sheet

The FSC1 open book exam is completed electronically and submitted through the NEBOSH exam portal.  You have 24 hours from 11am (UK time) on exam day to complete and submit your exam paper. 

You will be presented with a scenario describing a realistic workplace and situation, and will have to carry out a series of tasks using the scenario provided and your knowledge gained throughout your learning.

The FSC2 is a practical fire risk assessment based on a workplace. This can be completed at a place of work or at home, and is submitted by email according to deadline.

You must successfully pass both units to achieve your full NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety. 

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No, you no longer need to have completed NG1/NGC1 of the NEBOSH General Certificate to take the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety distance learning virtual course. In fact, you don’t need any previous knowledge or experience to take the course.

From 01 May 2021, the new NEBOSH Fire Certificate qualification includes an open book examination and a practical fire safety risk assessment. You now no longer need to sit the NEBOSH General Certificate NG1 exam. Prior to 01 May 2021, you must have successfully completed the NEBOSH General Certificate NGC1 exam in the past 5 years to receive the full NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management Certificate.
The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety requires no relevant experience or other qualifications. This means anyone looking to sharpen their fire safety skills and knowledge, support a low or medium risk workplace with its fire safety culture and improve their CV can do so with ease and confidence with Astutis and the NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate distance learning virtual course. 
Employing people who are qualified with the NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate distance learning virtual course, demonstrates a proactive commitment to fire safety responsibilities and assures others. It can even help you achieve recognised industry standards and win new business. Having staff competent in fire safety prevents risk, promotes fire safety culture and will save lives.
The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety distance learning virtual course is a 5 day course, compared to the 4 days of the previous NEBOSH Fire Certificate.
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NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety for Your Workforce

Develop your people for a better organisation.

By applying the knowledge and skills gained from the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety qualification, you will be able to contribute to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. 

Our training has been tried and tested by 100,000 health and safety professionals. We offer a range of learning options, including virtual classroom, online and on-site classroom courses delivered at premises of your choice on a day of your choice.

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