NEBOSH International Fire Certificate

The NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management provides the knowledge and understanding to carry out an effective fire risk assessment, as well as embed good practice in the workplace. This Certificate is particularly suitable for managers, supervisors and anyone carrying out fire safety duties within their day-to-day role.

The NEBOSH Fire Certificate is an essential qualification for those with fire safety responsibilities at work
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The NEBOSH International Fire Certificate course is based on international standards and best practice 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.

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Benefits of achieving the NEBOSH International 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 Gold Learning Partner offering the NEBOSH International Fire Certificate worldwide:

  • Online: Flexible, self paced study, around 120 hours + exams – worldwide
  • Classroom: Tutor Led Course, 9 days + exam, available In-Company
  • Top Up: Online 60 hours, Classroom 4 days +exams
  • 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
  • Over 80% of RRC students have successfully completed their NEBOSH Fire Certificate
  • 90+ years experience in training and education
  • 45 years experience in delivering health & safety training
  • Choice of learning methods
  • Above NEBOSH average exam pass rates
  • Teaching and support from a team of 50 expert tutors

NEBOSH International Fire Certificate Course Content

The NEBOSH International Fire Certificate is based on international standards and best practice. It is made up of three units which must be successfully completed within five years to achieve the NEBOSH International Fire Certificate qualification:

Unit IG1: Management of International Health and Safety

  • Foundations in Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety Management Systems - Plan
  • Health and Safety Management Systems - Do
  • Health and Safety Management Systems - Check
  • Health and Safety Management Systems - Act

Unit IFC1: 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 IFC2: Fire Safety Practical Application

Assessment:

  • Unit IG1 is assessed by a scenario based assessment completed at home. You have 24 hours to complete this.
  • Unit IFC1 is assessed by a two-hour written examination.
  • Unit IFC2 is assessed by a two-hour practical assessment carried out in your workplace (or another suitable workplace).

Exams For IG1 are held every 2 months, for IFC1 & IFC2 exams are arranged by RRC in March, June, September and December each year.

NEBOSH International Fire Certificate ONLINE

  • Available 24/7 Worldwide
  • Around 120 hours of study + exams (can be completed in 3-9 months)
  • Top Up (for IGC or ICC holders): Around 60 hours of study (can be completed in 2-6 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
  • Full PDF copy of the study text to download for offline study
  • Over 190 exam centres available throughout the world
  • RRC Guaranteed Support & Money Back Guarantee
  • Interest Free Payment Plans
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Overview of the NEBOSH International Fire Certificate Online Course

NEBOSH International Fire Certificate Revision Guides

  • Revision Guides - Concise notes and exam practice, available as printed books or PDF downloads
  • Perfect for revising for your NEBOSH Fire Certificate Exams
NEBOSH International 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
  • Guidance on how to successfully complete the assessments
  • Available as either printed A5 booklets or electronic PDF files

NEBOSH International Fire Certificate TEXTBOOKS

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

NEBOSH International 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 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 International 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 International Fire Certificate FAQs

How do the exams work?

  • Unit NG1 is assessed by a scenario based assessment completed at home. You have 24 hours to complete this.
  • Unit FC1 is 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).

Where can I sit my IFC1 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 International Fire Certificate you must complete all three units (IGC1, IFC1 & IFC2) within five years.

If you have been awarded the NEBOSH International General Certificate or NEBOSH International Construction Certificate in the last five years you will be exempt from Unit IGC1 and can simply 'top up' by completing Unit IFC1 and the practical assessment (Unit IFC2). 

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 3-6 months.

What is the difference between online, live online, elearning 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 & elearning 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 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 Fire Certificate?

The NEBOSH Fire Certificate is a level 3 (EQF) 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 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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