NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety

This qualification can help you protect your people, property and business from the devastating harm a fire can cause.

Course Overview

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is a globally relevant fire safety qualification that you can complete in just one week.

Through its focused syllabus you can learn and develop fire safety skills that can be used in workplaces anywhere in the world. On completion of the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety you will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Understand fire and explosion protection and prevention principles
  • Carry out an effective fire risk assessment in a low to medium risk workplace.

This qualification can help you protect people, property and ultimately your business from the harm a fire can cause.

This is a replacement qualification for the NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management Certificate. If you are studying the previous syllabus, further information can be found on the NEBOSH website here.

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is ideal for:

  • Those responsible for fire safety in low to medium risk workplaces
  • Health and Safety managers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Health and safety representatives within businesses.

This relevant and respected fire safety qualification will help you to:

  • Gain a solid technical foundation to build on through practical application and experience
  • Positively influence fire safety behaviours and improve fire safety culture
  • Learn fire safety techniques that are based on global best practice
  • Provide valuable in-house fire safety expertise for you workplace
  • Advance your career by gaining specialist fire safety knowledge
  • Avoid the damaging and sometimes catastrophic losses that result from fire.


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Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

It is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.

Unit FSC1: Fire Safety

Element 1. Managing fire safety
Element 2. Principles of fire and explosion
Element 3. Fuel, oxygen and ignition sources and control measures
Element 4. Fire protection in buildings
Element 5. Safety of people in the event of fire
Element 6. Fire safety risk assessment

Unit FSC2: Fire Risk Assessment

Practical assessment


Units FSC1 and FSC2 are taught units.

Unit FSC1 is assessed by an “open book” case study assessment. A learner has 24 hours to complete the assessment after receiving the case study information, but NEBOSH believe they should be able to finish the questions in 4-5 hours. This is followed by a closing interview to confirm that the submitted assessment is all the learners own work.

Unit FSC2 is a three-hour practical examination carried out by the learner in their own workplace.

Course Programme

Block Release [5 day] course – 1 week + Open Book Examination

Please see our course calender for dates.

Open Course Locations and Prices

Block Release – £990.00 + Vat = £1,188.00 [per delegate]

The price includes the course text books, additional notes, NEBOSH fees, light lunches and refreshments during the course.

Please see our course calendar for dates.

Please be aware that prices vary for delegates on our discounted Resettlement and ELC Funded Training Package Scheme.

“In line with JSP 822, the funding received for ELCAS approved courses shall only include tuition, examination and certification fees, and VAT and that this excludes funding for food, accommodation, travel and subsistence and course study materials; it is also acknowledged, that the Service Personnel/Service Leavers are personally responsible for the funding of such provisions”.

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Course Dates and Venues

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Learner Training Needs Assessment

Please complete and return this Learner Training Needs Assessment to us when you contact us to help us better understand your individual training needs: Learner Training Needs Assessment

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NEBOSH Resources

The NEBOSH resources for this qualification, including the course syllabus and NEBOSH Learner Terms and Conditions, can all be downloaded from the NEBOSH website here:

NEBOSH Certificate Verification Service

NEBOSH receives regular requests from employers, recruitment agencies, Higher Education institutions, and other similar bodies to verify that an individual actually holds a NEBOSH qualification.

You can now verify NEBOSH certificates using their free self-service verifications platform: NEBOSH Verifications.

If a certificate was issued before 1991, or if the online platform cannot verify the certificate with the information you have provided, you may still need to contact NEBOSH directly in line with their Verifications Policy here: