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The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is ideal for:
Those responsible for fire safety in low to medium risk workplaces
Health and Safety 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 your workplace
Advance your career by gaining specialist fire safety knowledge
Avoid the damaging and sometimes catastrophic losses that result from fire.
The NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management Qualification are made up of the following units:
Unit FC1: 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 a fire
Element 6: Fire safety risk assessment
Unit FC2: Fire Safety Practical Application.
The syllabus guide and other useful documentation and information can be found here
ASSESSMENT & CERTIFICATION
Assessment is a two-step process:
This qualification has a two-step assessment process which consists of:
An open book examination: you will be able to complete this at home or in another safe and suitable location where you can concentrate. You will be presented with a scenario that describes a realistic workplace and situation. You will then be asked to carry out a series of tasks using evidence presented in the scenario as well as the underpinning knowledge you have gained through your studies and revision.
You will have 24 hours to complete and submit your paper - though you should be able to complete it in 4-5 hours.
A practical fire risk assessment: the fire risk assessment has been developed around fire risk assessment standards such as the Home Office fire guidance and PAS79-1:2020.
The time needed to complete the fire risk assessment is not restricted. We do, however, recommend that you take around three hours to complete all four parts of the assessment. We feel that the three hours will allow you to show your understanding of the assessment requirements and complete a good quality fire risk assessment.
Both assessments will be marked by an external examiner appointed by NEBOSH. These examiners are chosen for their experience and expertise to ensure that learners are assessed by the very best from our industry.
Important note: This course is a standalone qualification. This means that you will not be able to use units from other NEBOSH qualifications against any part of this qualification.
Results and Certification
Those who successfully complete the course and pass the assessments are awarded the official NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety.
All results for assessments should be received within 50 working days from the date of the examination or submission of the practical risk assessment. The specific date will be provided on examination entry confirmation forms.
Certificates will be posted direct to learners by us upon receipt from NEBOSH
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.
Read more about language requirements for NEBOSH qualifications.
Important note: Learners will be required to have access to Wi-fi to download the open book exam paper and to be competent users with word processing software such as MS Word to complete it.
HOW ARE COURSES RUN?
Full-time Block Courses
How are Courses Run?
Our NEBOSH courses are run as full-time block courses, usually, Monday to Friday 9:00 am until approximately 5:00 pm.
Whilst other health and safety training providers may attempt to offer the NEBOSH courses in other formats, such as e-learning, distance learning, one day a week/month etc, in our experience we have consistently found that full-time block courses with exams scheduled afterwards make for a significantly improved likelihood of passing the exams first time.
Accessibility and Special Requirements
Unfortunately, as the classroom is located on the first floor and with no lift facility, delegates with certain physical impairments may find it access challenging.
Please inform us if you have any physical or learning impairments at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the course.