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NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety & Risk Management

NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety  

Become a specialist in fire safety

The NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate (FSC), previously known as the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management, is a global qualification in fire safety.   

Guided by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO), the course will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to carry out an effective fire risk assessment and put in place measures to mitigate or prevent the effects of fire and explosion.  

NEBOSH Fire Certificate Course Key Facts
Learning MethodClassroom, In-company and Virtual
Duration4 days
UnitsFC1: Fire Safety
FC2: Fire Risk Assessment
AssessmentsA written exam for FC1 and a practical assignment for FC2
Entry requirementsAn open-book exam for FSC1 and a practical assignment for FSC2 


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What is the NEBOSH Fire Certificate?  

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is a level-3 qualification in fire risk management. It replaces the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management in March 2021.  

The newly updated course is designed to help you manage risk by implementing safe systems of work, positively influencing fire safety behaviour, and providing practical advice and guidance on fire safety.  Download the new NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety Factsheet.

The course takes a practical approach to ensure you can directly apply and adapt your learning to any workplace.      

Who is NEBOSH Fire Certificate for?

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is for anyone responsible for managing fire safety in low to medium risk workplaces. It’s ideal for: 

  • Health and Safety Managers 

  • Facilities Managers 

  • Health and Safety Representatives 

  • Anyone with fire safety responsibilities.  

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Certificate is also a powerful differentiator for any ambitious health and safety professional. Stand out from the crowd with specific fire risk management skills and establish yourself as a well-rounded health and safety practitioner. 

What's covered in the NEBOSH Fire Certificate?

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety syllabus was updated in March 2021 after an extensive consultation with industry stakeholders and subject matter experts.  

The NEBOSH Fire Certificate has 2 units, each assessed separately:  

  • FSC1 Fire safety  

  • FC2: Fire risk assessment 

How is the NEBOSH Fire Certificate assessed?

he NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety has two assessments: 

  • An online open-book exam to test what you know 

  • A practical risk assessment to test what you can do 

Open book exams are held four times a year in January, April, July and October, while your practical risk assessment can be submitted several times throughout the year.  

 Click here to book your NEBOSH Fire Certificate exam.

Why take the NEBOSH Fire Certificate?

Fire safety management skills are an excellent addition to any health and safety practitioners toolkit. By the end of the course, you'll be able to: 

  • Ensure your company meets its fire safety responsibilities. 

  • Strengthen your fire safety culture and influence behaviour. 

  • Carry out an effective fire risk assessment in line with global best practice. 

  • Provide valuable in-house fire safety advice and guidance.  

  • Expand your confidence, skills, and competencies in fire safety management. 

  • Improve your competitive advantage and increase your employability. 

Further qualification recognition

This qualification meets academic requirements for: 

  • Technical Membership (TechIOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Healthy (IOSH) 

  • Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) 

  • Associate Membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)  

  • Associate Membership (AMIFPO) of the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers (IFPO). 

  • Technician Membership (TIFPO) of the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers (IFPO) 

How to take the NEBOSH Fire Certificate  

You can take your NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety qualification with us via: 

Why take the NEBOSH Fire Certificate with Astutis?

  • Successwith excellent pass rates above national average 

  • Expert tutor supportwith experienced fire safety professionals 

  • Interactive training with discussions, case studies and application to workplace scenarios 

  • Confidencethat you are well prepared for all exams with revision materials and exam question practice 

  • Reassurance with continued support on allaspects of your learning 


FAQs

Yes, the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is still recognised as a level 3 qualification on the SQF framework.   
The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is a 4 day course, the same as the previous NEBOSH Fire Certificate.  
No, the new NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is a stand-alone qualification. You don’t need any previous knowledge or experience to take the course.  

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