NEBOSH Fire Safety & Risk Assessment

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The NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management course covers the management of health and safety and in particular fire safety including legal requirements. It also involves principles of fire and explosion, causes and prevention of fires, fire protection in buildings and ensuring the safety of people in the event of fire.

Course start dates: May 1 - June 3 or July - Sept

Duration: 6 weeks 1 day a week

Course Information

The content is designed to equip those studying it to undertake fire risk assessments in most low risk workplaces. The syllabus is mapped to both the National Occupational Standards for Health and Safety owned by Proskills and the Fire Safety NOS owned by SkillsPlus.

No previous health and safety or fire safety knowledge is required although it should be noted that the assessment includes a requirement to write a short report.


Units / Modules

The qualification is divided into three units:


  • 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


  • 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


  • Workplace-based assignment
Assessment include 2 written papers (NGC1 & FC1) and 1 Practical Inspection Report (FC2).

Entry Requirements

An adequate understanding of the English language as well as the ability to articulate the key concepts contained within the course syllabus.

Career Progression

Holders of this qualification will be able to carry out fire risk assessments confidently in low risk workplaces.

Go on to study a Masters degree.

Holders NEBOSH Fire Certificate can apply for technical membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Tech IOSH). Many students then progress to the NEBOSH National Diploma (Grad IOSH) and from there to chartered status (CMIOSH).

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Course Details


6 weeks

Course Code


Health & Safety, First Aid & Food Safety
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