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NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety | Virtual Classroom

NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety | Virtual Classroom Southwest Health & Safety Training

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is a popular qualification enabling you to broaden your knowledge and skills of fire safety. It will assist you in carrying out fire risk assessments and being able to identify the range of measures to minimise the risk of fire in the workplace; this will help to raise the standards of fire risk management in your workplace.

The course will provide you with the foundation to carry out fire risk assessments and embed good practice within the workplace.

The Fire Certificate is divided into 2 units:

  • FSC1 Fire Safety and Risk Management
  • FSC2 in the form of a practical assessment consisting of an Fire Risk Assessment.

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Who is the NEBOSH Fire Certificate course for? 

The Fire Safety Certificate is for managers and supervisory staff who are responsible for their organisation meeting its responsibilities under fire safety legislation and also if you are keen to develop your knowledge and skillset to include fire risk management.

Holders of this accredited qualification help their organisation to ensure it meets its fire safety responsibilities. It leads to a safer environment for employees and visitors to premises and an improved fire safety culture for employers and building managers.

What will delegates get from the NEBOSH Fire Certificate course?

  • You will have an understanding of the legal framework relating to fire and health and safety
  • Understand the purpose and procedures of how to investigate fires in the workplace
  • Outline the principles behind ignition and spread of fire and explosion in work premises
  • Identify the causes of fire and explosion and outline appropriate control measures to minimise fire risks
  • Advise on the means of fire protection and prevention of fire spread within buildings
  • Advise on the development and maintenance of a fire evacuation procedures in the workplace
  • How to complete a fire risk assessment technique to determine risk levels and assess the adequacy of controls

Benefits of holding the NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate course include:

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What benefits will employers get from the course?

When your employees achieve the Fire Certificate, they will be a huge asset to you. They will make a real difference in the workplace with the knowledge gained from the qualification.

  • A safer workplace – The NEBOSH Fire Certificate is all about keeping people safe from injury and loss of life from fire. For employers this also means protecting valuable assets and avoiding prosecution, litigation and loss of reputation.
  • Assurance – An employer whose workers are NEBOSH qualified is an employer committed to protecting their workforce.

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety can help employers achieve international standards and can even help win new business.

Why choose Southwest Health and Safety?

  • High quality training
  • We have above national average pass rates on all our courses including NEBOSH and IOSH.
  • We are competitively priced.
  • We offer interest free payment plans of 3, 6 and 9 months on all courses. Call us to enquire on +44 (0)1264 874 466.
  • We are an ELCAS approved training provider and members of the Armed Forces are eligible to use their Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) on our NEBOSH courses.

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NEBOSH Fire Certificate syllabus

The qualification is a two unit qualification and is broken down into six elements:

Unit FSC1 – Fire Safety and Risk Management
  • 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 FSC2 – Fire Risk Assessment

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How is the Fire Certificate assessed?

  • Unit FSC1 is a taught unit assessed by of an Open Book Examination (OBE)  Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.
  • Unit FSC2 is assessed by an Fire Risk Assessment carried out in the delegate’s workplace.

The written practical has to be submitted to Southwest Health and Safety Training within 10 working days after of the FSC1 exam.

The assignment is then internally assessed and moderated by NEBOSH. It is the delegate’s responsibility to submit their written assessment within the timescale. Any assessments not returned by the deadline will result in the delegate failing this section of the course.

Here are some useful resources to prepare you for your examination.

Candidates need to have completed both parts of the qualification within five years of registration to gain the full qualification.

How long does it take to complete the NEBOSH Fire Certificate Remote Learning course? 

4 Days via our virtual classroom, Plus one day for the OBE (5 DAYS TOTAL)

How much does the NEBOSH Fire Certificate cost?

£695 + vat for the Virtual Classroom learning course.

Payment plans are available on request. Please contact us to discuss your options.

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What are the entry requirements for the course?

There are no entry requirements for this NEBOSH fire 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.

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How do I book the NEBOSH Fire Certificate Virtual Classroom Learning course?

Please click on the button below to book and enroll on the NEBOSH Fire Certificate virtual Learning course or contact the office either by calling 01264 874466 or emailing info@southwesthealthandsafety.com.

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NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety | Virtual Classroom Southwest Health & Safety Training

What is remote learning? +

The NEBOSH remote learning course is undertaken like a classroom course, however it is delivered via Microsoft Teams so you don’t have to travel.

What does the NEBOSH Fire Certificate course cost include? +

Delegates will have the following included in the course cost as standard:

  • Training and assessment fees
  • NEBOSH approved textbook
  • Comprehensive tutor support from an experienced Health & Safety professional throughout your course
  • NEBOSH registration fees
Accreditation +

NEBOSH is approved by SQA

What is the qualification level of the NEBOSH Fire Certificate course? +

The Fire Certificate is a Level 3 within the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

What learning methods are available other than remote learning? +

Other than classroom, the course is available in:

Please call us on 01264 874466 to discuss these course options further.

How long is the NEBOSH Fire Certificate valid for? +

This qualification has no run-out date, but it is recommended that you complete yearly professional development.


NEBOSH Fire Certificate

Steve Mullan, NEBOSH Fire Remote Learner

"I have just completed my NEBOSH Fire Safety course VIA team meetings, even though we are all going through some tough times during Lockdown Southwest Health & Safety delivered the course on point. I would highly recommend Southwest Health & Safety to anyone that wants to progress into the Health & Safety world. Andy is a great instructor many thanks."

Course Duration

5 Days

Course Dates

Live Online: 16 - 19 April 2024

Live Online: 16 - 19 July 2024

Live Online: 22 - 25 October 2024

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