NEBOSH National Fire Certificate

The NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management provides the knowledge and understanding, to carry out an effective fire risk assessment.

The NEBOSH Fire Certificate is an essential qualification for those with fire safety responsibilities at work
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The NEBOSH National Fire Certificate course is based on UK law and provides the 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. Holders of this qualification help their organisation meet its fire safety responsibilities, leading to a safer environment for employees and visitors.

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Benefits of Achieving the NEBOSH National Fire Certificate:

  • Boost your career prospects; NEBOSH Certificates are valued by employers globally.
  • Entitled to Associate Membership of IOSH (AIOSH) and meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (TechIOSH)
  • Entitled to Associate Membership of the IIRSM (AIIRSM).
  • Entitled to Technician Membership of the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers (TIFPO)

RRC is an Accredited NEBOSH Learning Partner offering the NEBOSH National Fire Certificate throughout the world:

  • Classroom: 9 day course + exam in London
  • Online: Around 120 hours + exams – available worldwide
  • In-Company Training: available worldwide

RRC offer you more than any other NEBOSH provider:

  • Over 80% of RRC students have successfully completed their NEBOSH Fire Certificate.
  • 90 years experience in training & education
  • 45 years in delivering health & safety training
  • Choice of learning methods
  • Above NEBOSH average exam pass rates.
  • Teaching and support from a team of 40 expert tutors.

NEBOSH National Fire Certificate Content

The NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management is based on UK law.  It is made up of three units which must be successfully completed within five years to achieve the NEB0SH National Fire Certificate qualification

Unit NGC1: Management of Health and Safety

  • Foundations in Health and Safety
  • Plan
  • Do
  • Check
  • Act

Unit FC1: Fire Safety and Risk Management

  • Managing Fire Safety
  • Principles of Fire and Explosion
  • Causes and Prevention of Fires and Explosions
  • Fire Protection in Buildings
  • Safety of People in the Event of Fire
  • Fire Safety Risk Assessment

Unit FC2: Fire Safety Practical Application

Assessment:

Units NGC1 and FC1 of the NEBOSH National Fire Certificate are each assessed by a two-hour written examination. Unit FC2 is assessed by a two-hour practical assessment carried out in your workplace (or another suitable workplace).

Exams are held in March, June, September and December each year.

NEBOSH Fire Certificate ONLINE

  • Available 24/7 Worldwide
  • Around 120 hours of study + exams (can be completed in 3-9 months)
  • Top Up (for NGC or FC holders): Around 60 hours of study (can be completed in 3-6 months)
  • Ideal for those whose lifestyle needs a really flexible high quality learning method

Online Learning with RRC

  • RRC Guaranteed Support & Money Back Guarantee
  • 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
  • Full PDF copy of the study text to download for offline study
  • Over 190 exam centres available throughout the world
  • Interest Free Payment Plans
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Overview of the NEBOSH Fire Certificate Online Course

NEBOSH Fire Certificate Classroom

  • Available in London
  • 2 week course (9 days) + exams
  • Top Up (for NGC or  NCC holders): 4 days +exams
  • Ideal for those who like a traditional, structured learning environment away from their workplace
  • London
    FC1: 4-7 Nov 2019

Classroom Learning with RRC

  • RRC is a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner - guaranteeing you the best NEBOSH learning experience.
  • Expert teaching from highly experienced NEBOSH approved trainers.
  • Professional training environment - providing the perfect environment to learn with refreshments throughout the day including lunch. 
  • 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.
  • Advice and support from the RRC Trainer & Customer Service Teams.
  • RRC Guaranteed Support & Interest Free Instalment Plans.

NEBOSH Fire Certificate Revision

  • Revision Guides - Concise notes and exam practice, available as printed books or PDF downloads
  • Ideal for those who would like additional support with their exam preparation
NEBOSH Fire Certificate Revision Books

Revision Guides

RRC’s NEBOSH Fire Certificate Revision Guides combine concise revision notes with exam-style questions and model answers - for a fully effective revision tool to help you achieve NEBOSH Exam Success. Key features are:

  • Concise overview of all the key NEBOSH syllabus topics
  • NEBOSH exam-style questions with sample answer plans and model answers so you can effectively prepare for the exam
  • Guidance on how to successfully complete the practical assessment (FC2)
  • Available as either printed A5 booklets or electronic PDF files

NEBOSH Fire Certificate Textbooks

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

Essential Reference

The RRC Guide to Health & Safety Law – is an essential reference covering all the UK legislation you will need to reference to effectively study the NEBOSH National Fire Certificate.

NEBOSH Fire Certificate In-Company

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

  • In-Company Classroom: effective and cost & time efficient. Available Worldwide.
  • Training Contracts: send your staff to our open classroom courses in LondonBirminghamGlasgow, LeedsManchesterNewcastle or Dubai 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 National Fire Certificate:

  • Course approved and examined by NEBOSH, an internationally recognised health & safety body
  • Certificate issued by NEBOSH, guaranteeing quality of training and delegates achievement
  • High quality training guaranteed through RRC’s Gold status in the NEBOSH Learning Partner Scheme
  • Improved productivity & profitability through:
    • Reduction in accidents and safety incidents
    • Improved workforce satisfaction through increased safety awareness throughout the organisation
    • Enhanced reputation with customers and suppliers
    • Reduction in costs arising from avoidable insurance claims and legal fees

NEBOSH Fire Certificate Testimonials

Michael Dent - NFC Online

"Following extensive searches for course providers on the internet, RRC stood out amongst the crowd. The course content was very comprehensive and made easy reading."

NEBOSH Fire Certificate FAQs

Where can I sit my exam?

Exams can be sat at one of RRC's UK exam centres or in one of our network of 190+ exam centres throughout the world.

  • UK Exam Centres - London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle
  • RRC International Centres - Dubai, Georgia, Tunisia
  • RRC International Exam Centre Network - See here

How can I Top Up My NEBOSH General Certificate?

To achieve the NEBOSH National Fire Certificate you must complete all 3 units (NGC1, FC1 & FC2) within 5 years.

If you have been awarded the NEBOSH National General Certificate or NEBOSH National Construction Certificate in the last 5 years you will be exempt from Unit NGC1 and can simply 'top up' by completing Unit FC1 and the practical assessment (Unit FC2).

Topping-up

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 12 months. Click here for more information.

How long does the Certificate take to complete?

This will depend on how you choose to study. The Classroom course is 2 weeks (9 days) plus exam. For Online study on average, learners complete this course in around 6 months.

How long are the exams?

Units NGC1 and FC1 are each assessed by a two hour exam.  FC2 is assessed by a 2 hour work based practical assessment. 

What is the difference between online, elearning and distance learning?

Online & elearning are just different words for the same thing. 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 is the difference between the National and International Fire Certificate?

The National Certificate is based on UK legislation and is recognised worldwide. The International Certificate is based on International Standards of Best Practice and is recognised by employers outside of the UK.

What educational level is the NEBOSH General Certificate?

The Fire Certificate is a level 3 qualification which is the equivalent to 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 your exams, you can book a re-sit with our exams team. 

Can the exams be completed online?

No exams cannot be completed Online. Exams need to be completed at one of our assessment centres which will be arranged by our exams team.

Do you offer evening/weekend courses?

We do not offer evening or weekend classroom courses, however this course can be studied Online at any time.

Can I buy past exam papers?

Past papers are not available for any NEBOSH courses; however you can access an example question paper with examiners feedback on expected answers on the Nebosh website.

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