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NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate

Course Codes

SHE009 / SHE017

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

  • 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.
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This course is only available to study online.

Course overview

The NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate is ideal for anyone who has health and safety responsibilities as part of their daily role, including fire prevention, fire risk assessment, and risk control.  

This NEBOSH qualification is relevant to all industry sectors and can help you to understand how to manage fire safety in your workplace.  

During your studies, you’ll cover topics such as the controls that can be put in place to manage explosive combustion, the requirements of maintaining fire escape routes and extinguishing equipment, and the principles and process involved in carrying out a fire risk assessment.  

Course Duration

Up to one year.

Study Hours

60 hours.

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.

Course content

Extra info

Course requirements

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. 

Course duration

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. 

Study method

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. 

Course outcome

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, April, May, August, October, and December. 

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, April, June, August, October, and December.

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.


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