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NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management 3rd August 2020

National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management NGC1 AND FC1

ELCAS Accredited Provider Code 8616 and Course Code DHS009

10-days plus exam day for only £1,200 +VAT August 2020

Classroom dates:

FC1 - 3rd to the 7th of August

NG1 - 31st of August (Bank Holiday) to the 4th of September (NG1)

Exams dates:

FC1 Exam - 7th of September

NG1 - Open Book Exam Date TBC


Timings for the delivery of the course will be from 09:00 to @ 17:00 daily; a lunch break and a number of short refreshment breaks will be included throughout the day.

Have I Chosen the Right Course for Me?

This qualification provides the underpinning knowledge required by people with fire safety responsibilities at work. It is particularly relevant for those who contribute to or review fire risk assessments within low to medium risk workplaces.

For many who already have responsibility for other compliance issues, such as health and safety or environmental management, gaining specialist knowledge of fire safety can further expand their capabilities and help bring success and advancement to their career. The same applies to others in general management positions in the workplace.

What Does the Qualification Cover?

The qualification is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately:

  • Management of health and safety (NG1)

  • Fire Safety and Risk Management (FC1)

  • Practical Fire Risk Assessment (FC2)

Course Syllabus

The NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management course syllabus is made up of the following units:

Unit FC1 (theory): Fire Safety and Risk Management

Element 1: Managing fire safety

Element 2: Principles of fire and explosion

Element 3: Causes and prevention of fires and explosions

Element 4: Fire protection in buildings

Element 5: Safety of people in the event of fire

Element 6: Fire safety risk assessment


Unit FC2: Fire Risk Assessment Practical Application

Unit NG1 (theory): 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



This course is assessed by an open book theory exam (NG1), the exam will be conducted at home. The FC1 Exam will be a classroom-based and invigilated closed book exam.

An FC2 practical risk assessment assignment is to be produced based on findings in your own workplace, the practical must be submitted within 10 days of the last day of the FC1 element.

NEBOSH Certificate courses are Level 3 qualifications which is equivalent to an A-Level. As such you will experience an intensive learning experience, so to assist, you should make sure that your diary is as clear as possible. You are advised to negotiate some ‘breathing space’ with your employer and family etc. in which to undertake your revision and to complete the assessments.


Those who successfully complete the course and pass the assessments are awarded the official NEBOSH National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. Certificates are forwarded to the candidate by us approximately 16 weeks after completion of the course although results are usually issued within 12 weeks.

Useful Documents

The syllabus guide and many other useful documents, including previous examiners reports, can be accessed at this link:

Learner Support

At the point of enquiry, it is our policy to offer sufficient pre-course guidance with accurate and up to date literature and to have a short meeting/phone/online call with you to help ensure that you’re choosing the most appropriate qualification for your needs. If you have received this booklet but not yet had a chance to chat about your qualification, please call the Learning Advisor on the number below.

Prior to the start of the course, the Learning Advisor will provide as much information and support as is required, during the course you should speak with the trainer in the first instance, who will seek further advice and clarification from the Learning Advisor if required. Contact can be made with the Learning Advisor at any time. All queries will be answered in a transparent and efficient manner, the contact details for your Learning Advisor are as follows:

Mr Stuart Gilkinson

Tel: 07841 023522

In addition, advice can also be sought direct from the NEBOSH website which contains access to a number of support materials:


Our Commitment

You can expect the highest standards of quality training from suitably qualified trainers, regardless of which training venue or course you have chosen.

You will be treated with respect, courtesy and dignity and due consideration given to your sex/sexual orientation, religious, cultural and philosophical beliefs.

Due consideration will be considered for persons with physical or learning impairments and reasonable adjustments made wherever possible. Please inform us if you have any such impairment at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the course and please note that this must be backed up with written evidence from a recognised body/professional and be no older than 5-years prior to the exam.

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.

Examination Postponement

We reserve the right to not enter any candidate for a NEBOSH exam due to poor attendance

If you are unable to attend a session, it is your responsibility to read the relevant chapters in the textbook.

We reserve the right to not enter any candidate for a NEBOSH exam due to poor mock exam results, this may be open for discussion with individual candidates depending on their abilities and commitment and a new proposed date for sitting the exam can be agreed upon.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however, 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.

For further information please see the latest version of the IELTS Handbook or consult the IELTS website:

A chart mapping IELTS scores to the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) can be found on the British Council and IELTS websites at:

Learners wishing to assess their own language expertise may consult the IELTS website for information on taking the test:


The course is being held in Suite 8 at The Portway Centre, Old Sarum Park, Old Sarum, Salisbury, SP4 6EB

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