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NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate


This NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate course is ideal for those considering a career in environmental management or who manage environmental issues in their daily roles.

Course duration

Up to one year.

Course outcome

On successful completion of this course and your exams, you will receive a NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.


One online open book exam and one open book practical assessment.

Study Options

This course is only available to study online.

Study Options

Course Options

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Course code: SHE009
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Course overview

  • Industry recognised NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate qualification.
  • Specialised NEBOSH qualification for those whose role covers managing health and safety issues, including fire safety.
  • Successful students can apply for professional membership with AIOSH, TechIOSH, TIFPO, and AIRSM.
  • Understand how your organisation can meet the legal fire safety obligations.
  • Understand how to manage fire prevention and risk control to protect your colleagues and workplace.
  • Study for your course from home in your own time.

This NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure the safety of individuals and organisations in the face of fire hazards.

Fires pose a significant threat to both life and property, making it crucial for professionals to be well-versed in fire safety practices. Whether you’re an aspiring health and safety practitioner, a responsible employee looking to enhance your skillset, or an employer committed to maintaining a secure working environment, this course is your stepping stone to comprehensive fire safety expertise.

Through this meticulously crafted programme, you will delve deep into the fundamental principles of fire safety management. The NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate provides a comprehensive understanding of fire hazards, prevention strategies, and emergency response protocols.

You will explore various types of fires, their causes, and the principles of fire propagation. Additionally, you will gain insight into the legal framework surrounding fire safety, enabling you to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards.

Upon successful completion of the NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate course, you will be equipped with a globally recognised qualification, empowering you to contribute significantly to fire safety management in your workplace or pursue a rewarding career in the field.

You will join a growing community of professionals dedicated to safeguarding lives and property from the devastating impact of fires. Are you ready to embark on this exciting journey towards becoming a fire safety expert? Enrol in the NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate course today and unlock a world of knowledge and opportunities in the realm of fire safety.

Course content

  • The moral and financial advantages of good fire safety management in the workplace.
  • How fire safety is regulated and the roles of national government and international bodies.

  • The principles of combustion in relation to fire safety.
  • The principles of explosion and explosive combustion and the controls that can be put in place.

  • The principles and conditions for the ignition of solids, liquids, and gases, and the controls that can be put in place.

  • The principles for fire protection, detection, and prevention.
  • The requirements for the maintenance of escape routes and fire extinguishing equipment, including access for the fire service.
  • The different types of fire extinguishing methods and the need for training on their use.

  • The behaviours of people during fires and why emergency plans are required.
  • Why fire safety training requirements are needed for all workers.

  • The principles of the fire risk assessment process and the ability to carry out a fire risk assessment in the workplace.

Awarding body

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) are a leading organisation whose qualifications cover the health, safety, and environmental sectors. Their qualifications are recognised internationally, helping professionals to demonstrate their knowledge and capabilities, as well as raising the standards in the health and safety industry.

Extra information

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, you will need a good grasp of English to ensure they understand the terminology covered within the course materials.

You will have up to one year to complete your course, which is plenty of time to ensure you are able to study for your course at your own pace. The approximate study time is 60 hours, but you can take as much or as little time as you need.

You will study for your course entirely online and receive full tutor support through email. The online portal makes learning more interactive with presentations, audio recordings, and interactive modules.

Once you have successfully completed the assessments involved in this course, you will receive your NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate.

On completion of the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety, you will have the knowledge and skills to understand fire and explosion protection and prevention principles and carry out an effective fire risk assessment in a low to medium-risk workplace.

This NEBOSH qualification is delivered in association with SHEilds, NEBOSH centre 548.

You will need to complete one online open book exam (FSC1) and one practical assessment (FSC2). You can find full details of what is included in these assessments below.

Open book exam - FSC 1

An open book examination which can be completed from home or any other safe and suitable location. Students are presented with a scenario that describes a realistic workplace and situation. Students will then be asked to carry out a series of tasks using evidence presented in the scenario as well as the underpinning knowledge they have gained through their studies.

From the time they start the assessment they have 24 hours to download, complete, and submit their assessment for marking but the paper itself should take 4-5 hours in total.

Exam dates for your open book assessment are in February, May, August and November.

If you choose to add your exams to your enrolment with Open Study College, we will book and pay for your assessments for you. If you do not add the exams option to your enrolment, you will be responsible for booking and paying for your assessments if you wish to achieve the qualification.

Practical assessment - FSC 2

A practical fire risk assessment that 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 but it should take the student around three hours to complete and provide a good quality fire risk assessment.

Please note, if you cannot use your current workplace for your practical assessment for whatever reason, you can choose an alternative place of work such as a family member or friend’s workplace.

Dates for your practical assessment are February, May, August, and November.

Upon completion of this NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate course, you could develop your knowledge further by studying another one of our health and safety courses.

Here are some job roles within the health and safety industry:

  • Health and safety officer/coordinator
  • Safety inspector
  • Occupational health specialist
  • Environmental health and safety manager
  • Risk manager
  • Ergonomist
  • Safety trainer/instructor
  • Construction safety officer
  • Industrial hygienist
  • Health and safety consultant


NEBOSH courses are an alternative to NCRQ courses. NEBOSH diplomas require around 470 hours of study, similar to what NCRQ previously offered. Whilst NCRQ courses used to be more competency-based, a NEBOSH course is more knowledge-based. They do, however, include the same knowledge outcomes and are industry-recognised courses.

If you add your exams to your enrolment, we will book and pay for these for you. If you chose not to add exams to your enrolment, you will need to book and pay for your assessments directly with a NEBOSH-approved exam centre in addition to the cost of your course.

If you want to achieve your NEBOSH qualification, you will need to complete the assessments detailed above.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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