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NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

The fire safety course is the leading qualification for managers who need to ensure that their organisation is compliant with fire safety legislation. Gain your NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management today with Live Online delivery.

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NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

The fire safety course is the leading qualification for managers who need to ensure that their organisation is compliant with fire safety legislation. Gain your NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management today with Live Online delivery.

Live Online Learning

Get all the benefits of structured classroom learning but with the convenience of the digital world, studying where you like.

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. See course dates.

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Holders of this qualification will be able to carry out fire risk assessments confidently in low risk workplaces.

NEBOSH qualifications are specified in a significant number of health and safety job adverts, which means that people who hold the Fire Certificate have much better job prospects.

Our course focuses on practical fire safety management that can be applied in your workplace and intensive examination preparation.

Our pass rate is well above the national average, which means you have a greater chance of passing first time round.

Why choose the British Safety Council?

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    We are one of the world’s leading health and safety organisations

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    Our tutors are experts in health and safety and are excellent teachers

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    No 'death by PowerPoint' – learning is student-centred and interactive

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    Study skills and examination techniques are embedded throughout

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    Pass rates are consistently above the national average

What's in it for me?

The NEBOSH Fire Certificate is valued by employers.

Gaining this qualification will boost your career prospects.

Holders of the NEBOSH Fire Certificate can 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).

Information for students

Qualification Structure

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

Fire

Electricity

 

Unit FC2: Practical fire risk assessment

Workplace-based risk assessment task


Assessment

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

Qualification Level

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.

Professional Recognition

The NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management meets the academic requirements for:

  • Technical membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Tech IOSH).
  • Associate membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (AIIRSM).

Language Requirements

Assessments are available in English only.

Your standard of English must be such that you can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. 

NEBOSH recommends that non-native speakers undertaking this qualification should have a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.  For further information please consult the IELTS website: www.ielts.org

Enrolment Period

When you start the course, we enrol you as a student with NEBOSH. Your initial enrolment period lasts for 5 years. This means that you must pass your first unit within 5 years. If you fail to pass your first unit within 5 years, you will need to re-enrol and pay another registration fee.

When you pass your first unit, your enrolment period is automatically re-set and you have a further 5 years to pass the remaining units. In other words, your first unit has a shelf-life of 5 years. If you do not pass the remaining units within 5 years, your first unit will expire and you will have to retake this unit in order to pass the qualification.

Learning Agreement

When you join the course, we ask you to enter into the following agreement with us:

The British Safety Council will:

  • Use suitably qualified and experienced tutors to deliver the tuition
  • Cover all the specification learning outcomes
  • Provide or direct you to the information you need to pass the qualification
  • Provide you with expert advice on revision and examination technique
  • Respond in a timely manner to any queries
  • Be diligent and courteous at all times.

You must:

  • Attend all scheduled sessions
  • Contribute to group discussions in a positive manner
  • Endeavour to be active, rather than passive in terms of learning
  • Complete the required number of revision hours
  • Pay particular attention to advice regarding revision and examination technique
  • Bring any learning difficulties to our attention at the earliest opportunity.

NEBOSH Learner Terms and Conditions

The NEBOSH Learner Terms and Conditions can be found here.

Qualification Specification

The qualification specification (syllabus) can be found here.

Learning Resources

Classroom and live online learners will receive a hard copy handbook for each unit at the start of the course.  If you are studying live online, these will be posted to your home address.  E-Learners will receive a digital copy.    

You will be given access to an online portal containing the following PDF documents:

British Safety Council resources:

  • Textbook
  • Unit handbooks
  • Open book examination guidance

NEBOSH resources:

  • Guide to the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
  • Open book examination learner guide
  • Open book examination technical learner guide
  • FC2 assessment templates

Tutor Support

Your tutor will provide support in relation to subject content and assessment preparation.  They can be contacted by telephone, video call or email at any time.

Results and Certificates

Results are issued 10 weeks after the assessment date. 

Each unit is reported as ‘Pass’ or ‘Refer’. You must pass all three units to achieve the qualification.

Unit and qualification certificates are despatched by NEBOSH within 20 working days of the result notification date.

Queries and Complaints

Should you have any queries, please contact our Education Team ([email protected])

If you are not satisfied with the service provided by your tutor or our Education Team, please contact our Customer Service Team ([email protected]).

You can also refer the matter to NEBOSH ([email protected]).

If you are not satisfied with the service provided by NEBOSH, please contact the Scottish Qualifications Authority ([email protected]).

Resit

You may choose to resit your examinations within five years of completing the learning modules with us.

Book a resit (unit 1 exam) >

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How can I study?

We recognise that everyone is different, which is why we offer a choice of study routes.

You can attend a course at one of our training centres, complete it live online or we can deliver the course in your workplace.

Live Online

Study remotely and learn ‘live’ with a tutor just as you would in a classroom. 

Students join via the web using a PC, laptop or tablet.  The course is run using Zoom, but students don’t need to download any software.  Throughout the course, students can see and interact with the tutor and with each other.

Why study Live Online?

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    Expert teaching by an experienced tutor

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    Tutor support for individual learners

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    An opportunity to interact with and learn from other students

Upcoming course
NG1: 12 April 2021 (5 days)
FC1: 26 April 2021 (5 days)

NG1: 13 September 2021 (5 days)
FC1: 27 September 2021 (5 days)

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At a training centre

Training centre course dates are subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Live Online courses may be added to replace training centre courses if the face to face versions are not able to run.

Our well-equipped training centres allow you to get away from the distractions of the workplace and focus on your qualification. Courses are held throughout the year in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

The 10-day course (two x 5-day blocks) is delivered by a highly qualified and experienced tutor in an interactive and engaging manner which makes learning easier.

Written examinations are taken two weeks after the course and the workplace-based assignment is submitted one week after the examinations.

 

Why a training centre

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    Face-to-face courses have the highest pass rates

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    Focused study away from workplace distractions

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    Expert teaching by an experienced tutor

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    Tutor support for individual learners

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    An opportunity to interact with and learn from other students