NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate

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This qualification is designed for anyone who has fire safety responsibilities in a small to medium sized organisation. It provides the knowledge and understanding, when combined with relevant experience, to carry out an effective fire risk assessment, as well as embed good practice in the workplace.

About the Course

The Fire Safety Certificate (FSC) will allow you to:

  • Ensure your organisation meets its fire safety responsibilities.
  • Understand the risk to people and buildings from fire and explosion hazards.
  • Recognise what control measures will be required to prevent or mitigate the effects of fire and explosion.
  • Recognise what should be included in emergency plans and what should be done to ensure the effective evacuation of buildings.
  • Prepare a fire risk assessment.


  • Managing fire safety
  • Principles of fire and explosion
  • Fuel, oxygen and ignition sources and control measures
  • Fire protection of buildings
  • Safety of people in the event of fire

FSC2: Fire safety risk assessment

Course Duration and Assessment

The FSC has two-unit assessments:

  • one question paper (open book exam)
  • one fire risk assessment

Elements 1 to 5 (FSC1) are assessed by a written exam lasting approx. 5 hours. Elements 5 (FSC2) is assessed by a practical assignment that should take around 3 hours to complete.

Participants must achieve the minimum pass standard (45 marks) in the written assessment unit. Grading for practical units is either a ‘Pass’ or ‘Refer’. The qualification grade (distinction, credit, pass, refer) is only based on the result from the question paper (Unit FSC1) but learners need to achieve a ‘Pass’ in both units (FSC1 and FSC2) before the parchment, NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate, is issued.

Distance Learning Duration and Exam Arrangements

You should aim to complete your studies within twelve months of enrolling for the course. When you are ready to take your exams simply email us and we will provide you with details of the next available exam dates.

Distance Learning Package

Distance learning is an affordable and flexible learning option.   Upon enrolling, candidates will receive a comprehensive study package.

  • Course books specially designed for the international market and for ease of learning
  • A link to the NEBOSH website to download Examiners’ reports
  • Mock exam paper for Units 1 & 2
  • Unlimited advice and support via email or phone for 1 year
  • Free webinars to prepare for exams
  • Feedback and guidance on your mock assessments
  • One-time exam registration for all units
  • Access to Live Online Class recordings

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