NEBOSH National Fire Certificate

 

Helping You Make Work Safer and More Sustainable

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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