NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety

Program code: NCFS

Course Outline

																		The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is a global relevant fire safety qualification that you can complete in just one week.

Through its focused syllabus you can learn and develop fire safety skills that can be used in workplaces anywhere in the world.

This qualification can help you protect people, property and ultimately your business from the harm a fire can cause.

This qualification replaces the National and International Certificates in Fire Safety and Risk Management,

Course Objectives

																		On completion of the qualification, your learners will be able to: 
• justify fire safety improvements using moral and financial arguments;
• advise how fires and explosions can occur and the appropriate controls to minimise fire and explosion risks;
• advise their employer on the requirements for the fire protection of premises and workers including the appropriate training obligations;
• carry out a fire risk assessment in their own workplace – prioritising risks, inspecting the workplace, recognising a range of common fire hazards, evaluating risks (taking account of current controls), recommending further control measures, planning actions.

Course Content

																		Managing fire safety
Principles of fire and explosion
Fuel, oxygen and ignition sources and control measures
Fire protection of buildings
Safety of people in the event of fire
Fire safety risk assessment

Assessment and Certification

																		his qualification has a two-step assessment process which consists of:

An open book examination: you will be able to complete this at home or in another safe and suitable location where you can concentrate. You will be presented with a scenario that describes a realistic workplace and situation. You will then be asked to carry out a series of tasks using evidence presented in the scenario as well as the underpinning knowledge you have gained through your studies and revision.

You will have 24 hours to complete and submit your paper - though you should be able to complete it in 4-5 hours.

A practical fire risk assessment: the fire risk assessment has been developed around fire risk assessment standards such as the Home Office fire guidance and PAS79-1:2020.

The time needed to complete the fire risk assessment is not restricted. We do, however, recommend that you take around three hours to complete all four parts of the assessment. We feel that the three hours will allow you to show your understanding of the assessment requirements and complete a good quality fire risk assessment. 

Both assessments will be marked by an external examiner appointed by NEBOSH. These examiners are chosen for their experience and expertise to ensure that learners are assessed by the very best from our industry.

Target Audience

																		The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is ideal for:

Those responsible for fire safety in low to medium risk workplaces
Health and Safety managers
Facilities Managers
Health and safety representatives within businesses.

Entry Requirements

																		There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

It is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.

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Date & Time


Program Duration

28 Hours
5 Days


No Prerequisite


BHD 300.0 Convert to USD