NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

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  • Delivered by Instructors who are Chartered members of IOSH
  • Quality Assurance, course content very thorough and engaging, various teaching techniques used to deliver key points.
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  • Course can be delivered at your premises for group bookings

Course Duration

5 day

Course Cost

£995.00 + VAT
Includes course material and assessment.

The NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management has been offered since 2005 and is already established as a leading qualification in fire safety, with over 8,000 candidates having achieved the qualification.

The 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 or functions with respect to workplace fire safety. It also aims to equip holders to contribute to the conduct and review of fire risk assessments and preventative and protective measures within most low risk workplaces, in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and/or the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006.

The syllabus and means of assessment described in this Guide were introduced in 2005, revised in 2008 and updated in 2010 and 2013 to take account of current developments in health and safety, fire safety, risk management and vocational assessment. The 2013 revision has been mapped to the 'Competency Criteria for Fire Risk Assessors' which has been produced by the Fire Risk Assessment Competency Council.

The Fire Risk Assessment Competency Council is a broad group of relevant stakeholders which was encouraged to form by the Department of Communities and Local Government. The Council's objective is to establish agreed, industry-wide, criteria against which the competence of a fire risk assessor can be judged. The criteria will be used by professional bodies and third party certification bodies who register or certificate fire risk assessors and, by commercial companies providing fire risk assessment services


Unit FC1: Fire Safety and Risk Management

  • Element 1: Managing Fire Safety
  • Element 2: Principles of fire and explosion
  • Element 3: Causes and prevention of fires
  • Element 4: Fire protection in buildings
  • Element 5: Safety of people in the event of fire
  • Element 6: Fire Safety Risk Assessment


For Unit FC1, candidates will be assessed on a two-hour written examination. The written papers are assessed by NEBOSH external examiners.

For Unit FC2, candidates will be required to complete a three hour practical examination within their own workplace. The assessment is to be taken within 14 days of the completion of the FC1 written examination. The practical examination is moderated externally by NEBOSH and assessed internally by the provider of the course.

To achieve the full certificate, candidates are also required to complete the NGC1 module within 5 years.

Entry requirements

There are no specific barriers, in terms of academic qualifications, skills or experience for entry to the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management programme. However, it should be noted that currently the assessments are offered, and must be answered, in English only. The qualification includes a requirement to complete a 'fire risk assessment sheet' and a 'summary fire risk assessment sheet' which must also be completed in English. Candidates should discuss this with the accredited course provider before undertaking the qualification.


MBO Safety Services Limited has a strong team of specialist trainers who develop and deliver bespoke courses, all tailored to your business’s health and safety requirements.
Our courses can be held at our training facility, or at a location of your choice.

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Each of our training venues have been carefully selected to ensure that delegates are provided with a comfortable learning environment. All rooms have natural lighting, air conditioning and provide quality food and refreshments.

  • Mentor for IOSH, 1 of only 120 worldwide
  • Midlands West District Chairman for 5 years
  • Heavily involved in new IOSH Competence Framework
  • Chartered Member of IOSH for over 8 years
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