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NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management Conversion

The NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management is the leading qualification for managers who need to ensure that their organisation is compliant with fire safety legislation. This conversion course is for students who have completed unit NGC1 of the NEBOSH National General Certificate. It allows them to obtain the Fire Certificate with one week’s study, one examination and a workplace-based assignment.

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NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management Conversion

The NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management is the leading qualification for managers who need to ensure that their organisation is compliant with fire safety legislation. This conversion course is for students who have completed unit NGC1 of the NEBOSH National General Certificate. It allows them to obtain the Fire Certificate with one week’s study, one examination and a workplace-based assignment.

Our Fire Certificate 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.

Select a study option:

At a training centre

In your workplace

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 sought-after 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).

Learning through virtual reality

Test your risk assessment skills with our new virtual reality (VR) exercise. Learn through discovery by assessing the risk of harm from a number of work activities in a virtual workplace. 

VR is available online and at select venues nationwide, including our London Hammersmith training centre. 

Information for students

Qualification Structure

Students should already have passed Unit NGC1 or NG1.

The qualification comprises two further units:

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

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

You have 5 years from the date you passed NGC1 or NG1 to pass the remaining units. In other words, your NGC1 or NG1 has a shelf-life of 5 years. If you do not pass the remaining units within 5 years, your NGC1 or NG1 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
  • Handbook

NEBOSH resources:

  • Guide to the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
  • 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]).

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 or we can deliver the course in your workplace.

In your workplace

In your workplace

We can visit your workplace and deliver the course on dates of your choice. This is an effective way of training a group of people as it saves on travel costs and allows students to keep in touch with work.

The five-day course can either be delivered in a single week or, if you prefer, as separate days over a longer period.

The two-hour written examination is taken two weeks after the course and the workplace-based assignment is submitted one week after the examination.

Why in your workplace?

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    Cost-effective option for a group of learners

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    Face-to-face courses have the highest pass rates

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    Expert teaching by an experienced tutor

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    Class discussions can be company-specific

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    Allows students to keep in touch with work

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At a training centre

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 five-day course is delivered by a highly qualified and experienced tutor in an interactive and engaging manner which makes learning easier.

The two-hour written examination is taken two weeks after the course and the workplace-based assignment is submitted one week after the examination.

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