New: NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety


The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is the latest version of the successful NEBOSH Fire Certificate course. This qualification has been updated to reflect the needs of the modern workplace and offers a new revised syllabus, and a newer, more accessible method of assessment.

ACT have been delivering NEBOSH training courses since 1991. Our approach to teaching these courses is focused on providing the highest quality learning materials, as well as expert tutors with relevant experience in both the health and safety field, and as tutors for NEBOSH courses.

We are proud to be a Gold Standard NEBOSH Learning Partner, which means NEBOSH themselves have audited our courses and found them to be of the highest quality possible. We are fully accredited to deliver this qualification in the classroom, online and in-house.

This qualification will help learners to develop their understanding of fire safety, and to apply this understanding to any organisation, across any sector, anywhere in the world. Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of fire and explosion protection and prevention
  • Justify fire safety improvements with regards to moral and financial arguments
  • Advise others on how fires and explosions can occur
  • Carry out effective fire risk assessments in low to medium fire risk workplaces

The course has been based on global best practice for fire safety, and includes an emphasis on the practical applications of fire safety, and fire safety techniques.

This course is delivered in the classroom over 5 days, led by an expert tutor, and is ideal for those that prefer face-to-face training. We have often found that face-to-face training is best suited to those that are new to a subject, or that learn best through open tutor and peer discussions.


If you would like further information on this course please use the dropdown above to navigate the course details or contact one of our NEBOSH course advisors:
Phone: 01384 447915

Study Time
5 Days
Available Learning Routes
Classroom Course, Blended, In-House, Virtual Course
Unit FSC1
Fire Safety
Unit FSC2
Fire Risk Assessment

The course has been designed for those that hold fire safety within their scope of responsibilities at work, or that would like to develop specialist fire safety knowledge that can be applied to any organisation.

As such it is an ideal qualification to hold for health and safety managers, facilities managers, health and safety representatives, anyone with fire safety responsibilities, and those looking to pursue a career in fire safety.

Course requirements:

No previous knowledge of fire safety is required for this course.
This course has been designed to be applicable internationally and requires an International English Language Testing System score of 6.0 or higher.

This course is tutor led and taught in the classroom over 5 days.

  • Element 1: Managing fire safety
  • Element 2: Principles of fire and explosion
  • Element 3: Fuel, oxygen and ignition sources and control measures
  • Element 4: Fire protection of buildings
  • Element 5: Safety of people in the event of fire
  • Element 6: Fire safety risk assessment

NEBOSH have indicated that the recommended private study time is around 20 hours of further reading, consolidation of learning and revision.

This course has two separate assessments:

– An Open book examination (OBE)
The exam unit FSC1 is completed online, in your own home or another suitable environment, within a 24 hour window. The OBE will assess how the individual can apply their knowledge of fire safety to a scenario set by NEBOSH. Being an open book exam, you are able to use your course notes, revision materials and the internet to research during the assessment.
The exam should take between 5 and 9 hours to complete over the course of the 24-hour period.

– A work-based risk assessment
The work-based risk assessment FSC2 is completed in person at suitable premises that you have permission to risk assess (whether your own workplace or other). The practical risk assessment will assess your understanding of how to apply the knowledge gained within the course to a real-life workplace.
The risk assessment should take around 4 hours to complete.

Course 1 Dudley

FSC1 + 2
17-21 Jan
02 Feb
Good NEBOSH Fire safety course Cedric Auge
  • Competent and enthusiastic instructor.
  • Small group allowing good time for Q/A.
  • Good study materials provided.

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