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.

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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 Gold Learning Partner offering the NEBOSH National Fire Certificate worldwide:

  • To support learners completing their studies for this course RRC continue to supply Revision Aids

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 & 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 50 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 NG1: 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:

  • 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).

Exams For NG1 are held every 2 months, for FC1 & FC2 exams are arranged by RRC in March, June, September and December each year.

NEBOSH 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 Fire Certificate Revision Books

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 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 FC1 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 10 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 and Live Online courses are taught over 2 weeks (9 days) plus exams. 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 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 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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