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NEBOSH Fire Certificate Course

In 2021 the NEBOSH Fire Certificate course has been officially replaced with the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety. The official course title used to be NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety & Risk Management. The training course has and is in most cases still referred to as the NEBOSH Fire Certificate. The qualification and training is designed for managers, supervisors, personnel responsible for fire safety and aims to equip holders to contribute to the conduct and review of fire risk assessments and fire preventative and protective measures within most workplaces. The training course can be completed in one week.

What Else Has Changed?

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety course now consists of 2 stand-alone modules (FSC1 & FSC2). The NGC1 module of the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety is no longer part of the fire safety qualification. The FSC1 unit is an online open book exam available on set dates throughout the year.

The New NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety Programme

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

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the management of health and safety
  • Manage fire safety protocols in their workplace
  • Understand the principles of fires and explosions
  • Identify the causes and preventions of fires and explosions
  • Identify and implement fire prevention and protection in buildings
  • Manage the safety of people in the event of a fire
  • Conduct a fire safety risk assessment
  • Promote a fire safety culture

Examination Body

  • National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)

Course Duration

  • 4 days

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NEBOSH Fire Certificate Online (Instructor-Led) Learning

Due to extraordinary circumstances impacting the regular provision of health and safety training the NEBOSH Fire Certificate online course can now be studied in the comfort of your own home or workplace.

Virtual Learning Using Video Technology

It is permitted to deliver the NEBOSH Fire Certificate course online/remotely via video technology solution using a real live instructor. The training follows the same curriculum as the classroom version of the NEBOSH Fire Certificate and delivers the same standard of training meeting all examination body rules.

What’s different about the online instructor-led course?

  1. Minimum delegate numbers for the course may be reduced.
  2. To manage remote online training effectively, the maximum number of delegates allowed may also be reduced.
  3. I.D may be checked prior to the examination commencing.
  4. Each delegate must show the invigilator that they are alone in the room and must be visible via the video at all times.

What remains the same?

  • Both assessments are marked by external examiners, appointed by NEBOSH.
  • To obtain NEBOSH certification delegates must complete and pass the examinations.
  • If candidates are successful in passing one or more units they will be awarded a NEBOSH certificate for each unit passed.
  • Candidates who are successful in completing all units will be given the overall qualification parchment (NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety).
  • It is recommended that delegates have previously attended, passed and hold a current NEBOSH General Certificate qualification, however please note that it is not a pre-requisite to attend.

NEBOSH Fire Certificate Distance Learning

In today’s climate, many people do not want, or are not able, to spend days or weeks sat in a classroom. An available alternative learning method is a NEBOSH Fire Certificate Distance Learning training course. These courses are not simply a correspondence course – a variety of support mechanisms are in place to ensure that you are never alone.

Distance Learning Course Materials

Comprehensive yet concise distance learning course materials have been developed which are streets ahead of competitors. In addition to the vital information required to pass the NEBOSH exams, the course materials are filled with images, examples and activities to bring the training course to life. At the end of each course element are revision quizzes and past NEBOSH exam questions to test your progress.

All NEBOSH Fire Certificate Distance Learning course materials are provided in printed form in a ring bound folder, and in addition a USB.

A variety of extra support methods are provided including a Facebook group for Distance Learning students – regular NEBOSH exam questions are posted and students receive the chance to interact with each other and tutors.


You will be provided with full support for the duration of your Distance Learning course. You will have access to an expert tutor – 12 hours per day, 7 days a week. There is absolutely no limit to how many times you can use this support. Support is by telephone, email or instant messaging (Skype).

The lead tutor has gained distinctions in four different NEBOSH awards and a Masters Degree in Occupational Health & Safety – All by Distance Learning. There is no-one more qualified to get you through the training course.

Ongoing Assessment

Your tutor will work with you to develop a personalised timetable for you to work to. There will be revision questions and activities for you to test your progress as you make your way through the training course, and you are able to discuss these with your tutor at any point.

At regular intervals, you will be required to complete an assessment which will be submitted for marking and feedback by your tutor.


The NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate course consists of two assessments:

  • An open book examination – Candidates have 24 hours to complete this written examination from home.
  • A practical fire risk assessment – Candidates are required to complete a practical fire risk assessment at their workplace, using frameworks and standards, such as the Home Office fire guidance and PAS79-1:2020. There is no time restriction for the risk assessment, but three hours is recommended to compile a comprehensive risk assessment.
  • NEBOSH external examiners will evaluate both parts of the assessment.

NEBOSH Examination Prices

One NEBOSH written exam

  • £80.00 VAT

Two written NEBOSH exams (sat on the same day)

  • £120.00 + VAT

Practical NEBOSH exam (carried out in your own workplace)

  • £40.00 + VAT

Practical NEBOSH exam (carried out at a training venue)

  • £85.00 + VAT

Two written NEBOSH exams (sat on the same day) and a practical exam (carried out in your own workplace)

  • £145.00 + VAT

Two written NEBOSH exams (sat on the same day) and a practical exam (carried out at a training venue)

  • £180.00 + VAT