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. Live Online learning now available. 


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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. Live Online learning now available. 

New: 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. 

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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).

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. 

Qualification overview

The qualification is divided into 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

  • Managing fire safety
  • Principles of fire and explosion
  • Causes and prevention of fires and explosions
  • Fire protection in buildings
  • Safety of people in the event of fire
  • Fire Safety risk assessment

Unit FC2: Practical Fire Risk Assessment

  • Workplace-based assignment


Two x 2-hour written examinations and a short workplace-based assignment


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

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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.

New: Live Online

We are pleased to now offer NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management Live Online. Students can join remotely and learn ‘live’ with a tutor just as they would in a classroom. 

£1,390 (exc VAT and exams and assessments)

Upcoming Dates
Unit 1: 13 July 2020 (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