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NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

This Fire Safety Certificate is designed for managers and supervisors who are responsible for fire safety legislation, or those looking to build a career as a fire safety adviser. 
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Course overview

Please note that this product has been replaced with the NEBOSH Certificate In Fire Safety.

More than 10,000 people have passed the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management. The qualification equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out fire risk assessments across a variety of workplaces. By the end of the course, candidates will be able to identify and implement a range of fire prevention measures.

As part of this course, we also focus on creating the right fire safety culture. This can play a significant role in helping to avoid the damaging and, sometimes, catastrophic losses that can result from fire.

Organisations with staff who have undergone NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management training can rely on a safer environment for employees and visitors.

Phoenix’s NEBOSH National Fire Safety Certificate course can be studied via classroom, online or in-house learning.

Classroom Courses & Covid

We continue to operate classroom courses safely throughout the UK, working with our venues to ensure they adhere to strict Covid-secure measures. We use larger training rooms to enable social distancing, follow government guidelines on hand sanitising, facemask wearing and no longer allow a buffet style food service. A copy of our Covid Classroom Risk Assessment is available on request.

Who is this course suitable for?

The NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management Certificate classroom course is perfect for people who have fire safety responsibilities at work, ensuring that their organisation adheres to fire safety legislation. 

It is also for individuals who wish to build a career as a fire safety adviser.

Course programme

NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate programme:

Unit NGC1: Management of Health and Safety

  • Element 1 Foundation in health & safety

  • Element 2 Health & Safety management systems 1 - Policy

  • Element 3 Health & Safety management systems 2 - Organising

  • Element 4 Health & Safety management systems 3 - Planning

  • Element 5 Health & Safety management systems 4 - Measuring, audit & review

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 a fire

  • Element 6 Fire safety risk assessment

Unit FC2: Practical Risk Assessment

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes of the NEBOSH Fire Certificate:

  • Understand the management of health and safety
  • Manage fire safety protocols in their workplace
  • Understand the principles of fires and explosions
  • Identify the causes and preventions of fires and explosions
  • Identify and implement fire protection in buildings
  • Manage the safety of people in the event of a fire
  • Conduct a fire safety risk assessment


How long does the NEBOSH Fire Certificate take?

The duration of the NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate depends on the study method:

Next steps

Many students also progress to the NEBOSH National Diploma (Grad IOSH) and, from there, to chartered status (CMIOSH).


The NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate course consists of two or three assessments, depending whether you choose the classroom or E-learning course:

Both the classroom and E-learning courses include the following:

  • Unit FC1 - Candidates must complete a two-hour written examination. NEBOSH external examiners then assess the written papers.
  • Unit FC2 - Candidates are required to complete a three-hour practical examination at their workplace. The assessment must take place within 14 days of completing the FC1 written examination. The practical examination is moderated externally by NEBOSH and assessed internally by expert staff from Phoenix.

Additionally the E-learning course includes module NG1 of the National General Certificate, which is assessed via NEBOSH's Open Book Exam (OBE).

Please note that classroom candidates are required to complete module NG1 of the NEBOSH National General Certificate within five years. They will need to do this to achieve the full NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management Certificate. Exams need to be booked separately from the course book NEBOSH exams here.

Payment plans

Payment Plans are offered to self-funding UK students only. We require 30% of the total course fee upfront. Payments will be made monthly from the day your deposit was made and must be received within 7 days of this date. The balance of your account must be cleared in full, prior to you registering for examinations. Payment plans can be paid by: Credit/debit card or bank transfer. If you would like to organise a payment plan please get in touch.


View all FAQs
  • Are there any entry requirements for NEBOSH Certificates?

    There are no entry requirements, which makes the NEBOSH Certificate an ideal starting point for your health and safety training. Learners must have a suitable standard of English language to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.  
  • What happens if I fail the NEBOSH assessment?

    The Phoenix Pass Pledge will cover your additional studies, but you retake the exams at your own cost. 
  • When and how will I receive my NEBOSH results?

    Results are notified by NEBOSH after completing the course. NEBOSH send out the results 10-12 weeks after the exams. Your certificates will arrive after the results have been announced.

Why choose a NEBOSH course with Phoenix?

  • Accredited Partner

    Phoenix Health and Safety is a NEBOSH Gold Partner. This accreditation means our NEBOSH course materials, tutors, and learning environments are all stamped with excellence.

  • Expertise

    We are one of the UK's leading providers of training in health and safety. 

    Our tutors and mentors are widely respected for their expertise, experience and ability to provide an enjoyable learning experience. 

  • Student support

    We go the extra mile to make sure our course attendees receive the best possible support, through study guides and student groups.

    Many candidates find our Facebook community group particularly helpful while they are studying, as it enables them to compare notes with fellow students and ask questions.

  • The Phoenix Pass Pledge

    Every Phoenix NEBOSH course entitles you to continue studying free of charge if you fail to meet the required standard in examinations. However, this is rarely necessary. Our pass rate for NEBOSH General Certificate training courses is above industry average, with a high number of credits and distinctions.