This fire safety certificate level qualification is studied online and examined externally.
The NEBOSH National Fire Certificate has been designed for managers, supervisors, employee representatives and others to provide an appropriate breadth of underpinning knowledge for non-specialists in fire safety to enable them to discharge more effectively their organisational duties for functions with respect to workplace safety. This NEBOSH fire and safety course aim to equip holders to contribute to the conduct and review of fire risk assessments and preventative and protective measures within low-risk workplaces, in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and/or the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006.
There are no prerequisite entry requirements for this NEBOSH National Fire Certificate level qualification. Although students will find it helpful to have already achieved certification of the NEBOSH National General Certificate first as this greatly improves a students’ potential end-result. This Fire Safety qualification is aimed at those who are required to provide routine, day-to-day advice on fire-related issues in the work environment.
- Awarding Body: National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)
- Recommended: For those responsible for Fire Safety
- Legislation: UK
- Duration: 120 Hours (9 Days)
- Study: eLearning
- Examination: 2 x Written paper(s) (NGC1 & FC1), plus 1 x Practical Inspection Report (FC2)
- Examination Schedule: Available annually in the months of March / June / September / December
- Examination Registration Fee: £110 + exam venue fee (if applicable)
- Course Unit modules: 3
- Membership: TechIOSH
- Progression: NEBOSH National Diploma, Degree, Masters
Standard of English:
An adequate understanding of the English language required by students who undertake study for the NEBOSH National Fire Safety Certificate must be to such degree that they can both understand and articulate the key concepts contained within the course syllabus.
What is eLearning?
eLearning is an online classroom, which can be accessed at any time/ anywhere fully supported by a team of accredited Tutors in the UK.
We have developed a multitude of interactions to nurture your learning style and stretch your abilities, giving you the best prospects for success.
- The course providers have been developed for maximum compatibilities across all device types
- System hardware spec: Web browser with multimedia capabilities
- There are no programs to download
- Your course is completely online, you only download content you choose
Exams and How You’re Assessed
There are three major course Units (NGC1, FC1 & FC2) to successfully complete before you become fully certified with the NEBOSH National Fire Safety & Risk Management Certificate qualification.
The examinations are held four times each year and are to be taken on location at a registered NEBOSH examination centre. Additional sitting fees may be applicable based on the exam centre venue.
The examinations are scheduled on NEBOSH standard examination dates in the months of March, June, July and December.
Written Exam Papers
Examinations comprise of two 2-hour written papers for each of the core unit modules (namely NGC1 & FC1), which means there are two, 2-hour examinations in total. Each written papers consists of one long answer question and ten short answer questions.
Practical Exam Papers
Students must also complete a practical inspection report assessment, which consists of carrying out a risk assessment of a workplace and preparing a short report - this is known as Unit FC2.
How your NEBOSH papers are marked
The core Unit exam papers will be marked by approved NEBOSH examiners that provide basic feedback and an overall grade. You need to gain a minimum passing grade of 45 out of 100 marks each of the core Unit exam papers. The Unit FC2 inspection report is graded by your assigned tutor where you are required to gain a minimum of 60 out of 100 marks to successfully pass.
Only students who have enrolled with NEBOSH through an accredited NEBOSH approved training centre are eligible to register for the examination.
The NEBOSH National Fire Certificate has been designed for managers, supervisors, employee representatives and others to provide an appropriate breadth of underpinning knowledge for non-specialists in fire safety to enable them to discharge more effectively their organisational duties for functions with respect to workplace safety.