NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

British Safety Council
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Course description

NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety (FSC) is a global relevant fire safety qualification.

It also makes excellent continued professional development (CPD) for those who are looking to expand their knowledge.

The qualification looks at fire safety and can be applied in many sectors. On completion of the qualification, you will be able to:

  • Justify fire safety improvements using moral and financial arguments
  • Advise how fires and explosions can occur and the appropriate controls to minimise fire and explosion risks
  • Advise their employer on the requirements for the fire protection of premises and workers including the appropriate training obligations
  • Carry out a fire risk assessment in their own workplace – prioritising risks, inspecting the workplace, recognising a range of common fire hazards, evaluating risks (taking account of current controls), recommending further control measures, planning actions.

Suitability - Who should attend?

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management is suitable for employees with fire safety responsibilities looking to improve their understanding of how to minimise fire risks, comply with UK fire legislation and safeguard people in the event of a fire.

It is also suitable for individuals looking to approach the role of fire safety advisor.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) at Level 6 in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).  For users in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, this is comparable to a vocationally-related qualification (VRQ) at Level 3 in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).  A Level 3 VRQ is comparable (in academic terms) to an A-Level.

Training Course Content

The qualification comprises three units:

Unit NG1: Management of health and safety

Why we should manage workplace health and safety

How health and safety management systems work and what they look like

Managing risk – understanding people and processes

Health and safety monitoring and measuring

Unit FC1: Fire safety and risk management

Physical and psychological health

Musculoskeletal health

Chemical and biological agents

General workplace issues

Work equipment



Unit FC2: Practical fire risk assessment

Workplace-based risk assessment task


NG1: Open book examination (approximately 4 hours within a 24-hour window)

FC1: Closed book, invigilated examination (2 hours)

FC2: Workplace-based risk assessment task

Course delivery details


Students join remotely using a PC, laptop or tablet and download the relevant software in advance to enable access to the tutor run class. Throughout the course, students can see and interact with the tutor and with each other.


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Continuing Studies

Holders of the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management Certificate can also apply for technical membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Tech IOSH). Many students then progress to the NEBOSH National Diploma (Grad IOSH) and from there to chartered status (CMIOSH).

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The British Safety Council has been working for over 60 years in the pursuit of one fundamental goal: to make sure no one is injured or made ill through their work.  As a charitable organisation that operates exclusively for the...

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Keeth Smeeth, Carillion Service Ltd
Really good course and enjoyed it. Food was excellent and staff very helpful. Thank you!
Michael Permarker, Sodexo Healthcare
Hit on all the right topics. Kept it relevant. Didn’t nod off once! Delivered with humour and an impressing knowledge!
Chris Smith, AIG Europe Limited
A well-structured course mixing theory with practical examples. Instructor, a subject matter expert sharing many useful examples of all the elements of the course. Very useful mock examination scenarios. Instructor offered additional tuition as and when required.
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