NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is a new qualification which replaces:

Delivery of this course commences 1 May 2021. The previous syllabus will continue until the end of 2021.

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety qualification helps you learn and develop fire safety skills which can be applied in workplaces anywhere in the world. It provides the knowledge and understanding to advise on fire protection of premises and workers, and carry out an effective fire risk assessment in low to medium risk workplaces.

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is an essential qualification for those with fire safety responsibilities at work
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The NEW NEBOSH Fire Certificate is ideal for those responsible for fire safety in low to medium risk workplaces including Health and Safety Managers, and Health and Safety representatives.

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Benefits of achieving the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety

  • Boost your career prospects - NEBOSH Certificates are valued by employers globally
  • Gain solid technical knowledge in specialist fire safety to build on through practical application and experience
  • Make a real difference in improving the fire safety of your workplace

RRC is an accredited NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner offering the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety worldwide:

  • Online: Flexible, self paced study, around 48 hours + assessments – worldwide
  • Live Online: Real time interactive virtual workshops, 5 days + assessments - worldwide
  • Classroom: Tutor Led Course, 5 days + assessments
  • In-Company Training: worldwide

RRC offer you more than any other NEBOSH provider:

  • RRC is a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner - Guaranteeing you the best NEBOSH learning experience
  • 90+ years experience in training and education
  • 45 years experience in delivering health and safety training
  • Choice of learning methods
  • Above NEBOSH average exam pass rates
  • Teaching and support from a team of 50 expert tutors

NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety

On completion of the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety you will be able to:

  • justify fire safety improvements using moral and financial arguments.
  • advise on how fires and explosions can occur and the appropriate controls to minimise fire and explosion risks.
  • advise your employer on the requirements for the fire protection of premises and workers, including the appropriate training obligations.
  • carry a fire risk assessment in your workplace - prioritising risks, inspecting the workplace, recognising a range of common fire hazards, evaluating risks (taking account of current controls), recommending further control measures, planning actions.

The qualification is made up of two units which must be successfully completed within five years to achieve the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety qualification.

Unit FSC1: Fire Safety

  • Managing fire safety
  • Principles of fire and explosion
  • Fuel, oxygen and ignition sources and control measures
  • Fire protection in buildings
  • Safety of people in the event of fire
  • Fire safety risk assessment

Unit FSC2: Fire risk assessment

  • Practical Assessment

Assessment:

  • Unit FSC1 is assessed by a scenario based Open Book Exam completed at home. It will take around 5 hours and you have 24 hours to complete the assessment and return it to NEBOSH.
  • Unit FSC2 is assessed by a 3 hour practical fire risk assessment carried out in your workplace (or another suitable workplace).

Exams are available 4 times a year.

NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety ONLINE

  • Available 24/7 worldwide
  • Around 48 hours of study + assessment (can be completed in 1-3 months)
  • Ideal for those whose lifestyle needs a really flexible high quality learning method

Online Learning with RRC

  • Flexible, self paced study
  • Mobile-friendly, innovative, interactive online study including videos, animations, quizzes, tests and reviews of your progress
  • Unlimited tutor support by a team of expert tutors
  • New Digital Book available where users can highlight material, add notes and bookmarks, and synchronise between online and offline versions for offline study (desktop only for offline use)
  • RRC Guaranteed Support & Money Back Guarantee
  • Interest Free Payment Plans
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Overview of the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety Online Course

NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety Live Online

  • Real time live Zoom classes delivering a classroom learning environment in the comfort of your own home
  • Provides structured learning with scheduled dates
  • Available worldwide - classes run 09:00 to 17:00 UK time
  • Live Online
    NEBOSH Certificate In Fire Safety: 23-27 Aug 2021

Live Online Learning with RRC

  • Mobile-friendly, innovative, interactive live online study. Each day includes a combination of:
    • live Zoom sessions with an experienced RRC tutor
    • topical presentations
    • activities that stimulate discussion with fellow learners and the tutor
    • collaborative activities and group exercises
  • Guaranteed support until you complete your course.
  • Assessment undertaken at home.
  • Unlimited support from RRC’s Trainer Team & Customer Services Team throughout your studies.
  • New Digital Book available where users can highlight material, add notes and bookmarks, and synchronise between online and offline versions for offline study (desktop only for offline use)
Overview of our Live Online Courses

NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety Classroom

  • One week course (5 days) + assessments
  • Ideal for those who like a traditional, structured learning environment away from their workplace
  • London
    NEBOSH Certificate In Fire Safety: 22-26 Nov 2021

Classroom Learning with RRC

  • Expert teaching from highly experienced NEBOSH approved trainers.
  • Professional training environment - providing the perfect environment to learn.
  • World class learning resources - access to RRC’s online resources from the moment you register, and full colour printed RRC study texts supplied on the first day of your course.
  • Refreshments throughout the day including lunch.
  • Advice and support from the RRC Trainer & Customer Service Teams.
  • RRC Guaranteed Support & Interest Free Instalment Plans.

NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety TEXTBOOKS

  • Designed to fully support students throughout their studies
  • Full colour, illustrated textbooks covering the complete NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety syllabus
  • Developed by a team of expert NEBOSH tutors working closely with educational experts and feedback from our customers
NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety Textbooks

RRC Textbooks

All our materials are designed to be easy to use and understand. They include:
  • Complete coverage of the NEBOSH Fire Certificate syllabus
  • Key information summarised at the start of each section
  • Explanations of words or phrases that may be unfamiliar
  • References to sources of further information
  • Revision questions to test your knowledge as you progress
  • Practice exam-style questions with step by step guidance on how to answer them

NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety IN-COMPANY

RRC is a fully approved NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner and can help you cost-effectively train your staff.

  • In-Company Classroom or Live Online - effective and cost & time efficient. Available worldwide
  • Training Contracts - send your staff to our open classroom or live online courses at discounted rates
  • Online - ideal for training teams across multiple sites, with discounts on standard fees for bulk licences
  • Bespoke - courses can be tailored to meet your specific sector and/or translated into any language

Why Businesses Choose the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety:

  • Course approved and examined by NEBOSH, an internationally recognised health & safety body
  • Certificate issued by NEBOSH, guaranteeing quality of training and delegates achievement
  • Ensures your organisation has valuable in-house fire safety expertise
  • Builds in-house capability to carry out fire risk assessment of low to medium risk workplaces
  • Helps protect your people, buildings and business from harm
  • Helps avoid the damaging and sometimes catastrophic losses that result from fire

NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety FAQs

How do the exams work?

There are two assessments, one per Unit and both must be passed within 5 years.

  • Unit FSC1 is assessed by an open book, scenario based assessment which is completed at home and should take around 5 hours to complete.
  • Unit FSC2 is assessed by a practical fire risk assessment. This will be marked by NEBOSH and if you are unsuccessful you will be allowed to improve your work and resubmit at the next exam date.

Pass Standards

  • Unit FSC1: 45 marks
  • Unit FSC2: Pass (Only Pass or Fail available for this assessment)

The qualification grade is based on the result from Unit FSC1:

  • Distinction: 75 marks or higher
  • Credit: 65-74 marks
  • Pass: 46-64 marks

You can, however, choose to resit FSC1 even if you have passed to improve your grade.

Can I try the e-learning course before I enrol?

Yes, you can sign up for a free e-learning trial here

What does Gold Learning Partner mean?

RRC are delighted to have been evaluated as a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner, the highest level in the NEBOSH Learning Partner programme.

NEBOSH introduced a Learning Partner Programme in September 2019 which recognises those Learning Partners that provide learners with the best possible learning experience.  

All NEBOSH Learning Partners have been classified based on their performance against the programme’s principles which represent global best practice in the provision of course tuition and support. The key principles are:

  • Ensure all learners understand what is expected of them and what they can expect from their Learning Provider.
  • Create a learning environment that is engaging and encourages interaction that is appropriate for the course and type of delivery. 
  • Provide accurate course materials and continually update and improve them. 
  • Ensure tutors are qualified, knowledgeable, competent and engaging. 
  • Give learners feedback on their progress and provide appropriate support. 
  • Review course delivery and learner feedback and action as necessary. 

Learner Partner Status

Learning Partners can be identified as follows:

  • Gold - greatly exceeds the principles
  • Silver - exceeds the principles
  • Bronze - meets the principles

Can I pay the course fees in instalments?

Course fees can be paid in up to a maximum of four monthly instalments. For UK customers instalments can be paid over 10 months. Click here for more information.

How long does the Certificate take to complete?

This will depend on how you choose to study.

  • Classroom and Live Online courses are taught over 1 week (5 days) plus the assessments which take around 8 hours to complete.
  • The Online course takes around 48 hours to complete plus the 8 hours for the assessments. We would expect learners to complete this course in around 2-3 months, depending on the time they can allocate each week to their studies.

What is the difference between Online, Live Online, e-Learning and Distance Learning?

Live Online is delivered in real time through Zoom and is very similar to a classroom course. The tutor will deliver the course with breaks to allow time for group work, exercises and private study.

Online & e-Learning are just different words for the same thing and mean a flexible self study course delivery with tutor support you can access via email. Distance Learning, means learning at a distance but is commonly used to describe the more traditional paper based study. RRC do provide the complete study text which you can download and study off line thus giving you the option of how you study the course.

What educational level is the NEBOSH Fire Certificate?

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is a level 3 qualification (EQF) which is the equivalent of A-levels in the UK.

Is the Certificate I receive the same if I study Online as when I study in the classroom?

Yes, the Certificate is the exact same. You cannot tell the method of study from the Certificate.

What happens if I fail the exams?

If you do not pass either (or both) of your assessments, you can book a resit with our exams team.

For FSC2 (the practical assessment) you will receive feedback from the NEBOSH examiner which will help to improve your work. You can then resubmit at the next exam date.

Can I buy past exam papers?

As Unit FSC1 is a scenario based question paper, previous exams papers will not help you in your studies. NEBOSH do provide extensive guidance and examples on their website https://www.nebosh.org.uk/open-book-examinations/ which is very helpful in preparing for the assessments.

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