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NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management Conversion

NEBOSH Fire Safety Conversion course for candidates who have completed the NEBOSH General Certificate in the last 5 years. 
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Course overview

This is a conversion course for candidates who already hold the NGC1 element of the NEBOSH National General Certificate and wish to complete FC1 and FC2 to gain the National Fire Certificate. This qualification has now been replaced with the NEBOSH Certificate In Fire Safety.

The NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate is one of the UK's most widely respected and in-demand health and safety qualifications for the fire safety industry. This conversion course has been designed for candidates who have completed the NGC1 unit (Management of Health & Safety) of the NEBOSH General Certificate, in the last 5 years.

This qualification covers the core safety and risk management issues involved in fire safety and aims to provide candidates with a comprehensive understanding of how to identify and manage workplace hazards.

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 Conversion 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, who have already completed the NGC1 unit (Management of Health & Safety) of the NEBOSH General Certificate, in the last 5 years.

Course programme

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 Conversion

  • 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.

Next steps

Many candidates who pass the NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate choose to further their career later by undertaking the NEBOSH Diploma.


The NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate course consists of two assessments which are as follows:

  • 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.

Exams need to be booked separately to 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
  • When and how will I receive my results and NEBOSH certificate?

    NEBOSH send out the results 10-12 weeks after the exams. Your certificates will arrive from Phoenix 10-12 weeks after the results have been announced.

  • 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. 

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 standard, with a high number of credits and distinctions.