NEBOSH Fire Certificate


Looking to gain a fire safety qualification? Over 6,500 candidates have already achieved the NEBOSH Fire Certificate

Our expert tutors, delegate-centred learning and venues across the UK makes RoSPA the first choice for this NEBOSH fire course!

  • The NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management Certificate has established itself as a popular qualification, which over 6,500 candidates have already achieved
  • The NEBOSH Fire Certificate is ideal for managers, supervisors or employees who need to check that their organisation meets its responsibilities under fire safety legislation
  • NEBOSH Fire Certificate courses run at training venues throughout the UK and an in-company option is also available
  • Delegates study in one 4 day block, which is then followed by 1 written exam and a practical assessment. During the course of the 4 days delegates will be set three lots of additional homework, each of which should take in the region of 1-1.5 hours. For this course to be completed within the 4 day block - delegates must have completed the NEBOSH General Certificate Exam 1 (NGC1) within the last 4 years.

Also available to download: NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate

Discounts are available for RoSPA Members.

The NEBOSH Fire Certificate qualification is divided into 3 units (NGC1, FC1 and FC2), each of which is assessed separately:

Unit NGC1: Management of Health and Safety


  • Foundations in Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety Management Systems 1 - Plan
  • Health and Safety Management Systems 2 - Do
  • Health and Safety Management Systems 3 - Check
  • Health and Safety Management Systems 4 - Act


Taught over 4 days, over the course of which delegates will be set 1 to 1.5 hours homework for three nights.

Unit FC1: Fire and Safety and Risk Management


  • Managing Fire Safety
  • Principles of Fire and Explosion
  • Causes and Prevention of Fire
  • Fire Protection in Buildings
  • Safety of People in the Event of a Fire
  • Fire Risk Assessment


Assessed by a two-hour written exam consisting of ten 'short-answer' compulsory questions and one 'long-answer' compulsory question. Papers are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.

Unit FC2: Fire Safety Practical Application


  • Fire Safety Practical Application

A two-hour practical assessment carried out in your workplace no later than two weeks after sitting your final NEBOSH exam. The practical examination is internally assessed by the programme organiser and externally moderated by NEBOSH.

You must complete all units within 5 years to achieve the full NEBOSH Fire Certificate qualification.

*Delegates must have successfully completed the NGC1

Details of the NEBOSH Fire Certificate Exams can be found here.


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  • Refreshments and a buffet lunch are included
  • Delegates receive practically-based, expert tuition from our professional CMIOSH-qualified tutors
  • RoSPA trainers excel in passing on their wealth of knowledge and experience in such a way that delegates not only do well academically, but are also able to translate their results into real, practical advantages for their workplaces
  • This experience developing and delivering training courses gives us an edge when it comes to understanding what businesses really need from health and safety training
  • RoSPA uses a delegate-centred approach which encourages high levels of participation via the inclusion of many and varied learning styles, including workshops, discussion groups and student presentations
  • We have BS EN ISO9001:2000 certification in our training operation

Organisations are becoming more aware of the benefits of investing in health and safety training:

  • Safety training will help make employees competent in health and safety
  • It helps businesses avoid the distress that accidents and ill health cause
  • Safety training also helps organisations avoid the financial costs of accidents and occupational ill health including damaged products, lost production, lost man hours, demotivated staff, increased insurance costs, workers' compensation premiums, and legal costs.

NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) is an obvious choice, as its qualifications are globally-recognised. Couple this with delivery from RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents), again an organisation with international standing, and you have a powerful combination.

NEBOSH qualifications attract around 35,000 candidates annually and are recognised by the relevant professional membership bodies including the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

Organisations are increasingly choosing the NEBOSH Fire Certificate as it answers the need for a respected and recognised qualification aimed at managers and supervisors.

The NEBOSH Fire Certificate course is structured to minimise travel time and costs as well as time away from work. It runs over a 4 day week in a variety of locations. Alternatively, subject to delegate numbers, our trainer can deliver the course at your own premises. Please see the 'Dates. Prices and Locations' tab for further details.

In-company Training

More and more organisations are now using an in-house approach to deliver training to their colleagues. RoSPA is one of the UK's main providers of in-company safety training and can deliver existing courses, adapt a course to meet your requirements or create a course specifically for you.

RoSPA can even carry out a training needs analysis and map out exactly what training your staff need at all levels within the business. You can view our full range of In-company Training courses by looking at our In-company Training page.

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