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NEBOSH Fire Certificate - Full Course
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Course Overview

This Fire Certificate that has been recently upgraded and is a new publication 2021, has been designed for managers, supervisors and employee representatives to provide an appropriate breadth of underpinning knowledge for non-specialists in fire safety.

It is intended to enable them to discharge their organisational duties regarding workplace safety more effectively. 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 International and European best practice conventions.


One Open Book Exam + One Practical Fire Risk Assessment

  • Exam: One online exam – remotely via Internet
  • Exam Dates: Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec
  • NEBOSH Assessment: One Open Book Exam + One Practical Fire Risk Assessment
  • Project: Assignment with Tutor Guidance
  • Project Dates: Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec

This new Fire Safety course from NEBOSH replaces two older versions into a new unified qualification:

  • NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
  • NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

Due to this recent update from NEBOSH (as of 1st May 2021), the Fire Safety qualification is now suitable for those working anywhere in the world. This includes working within the UK and Internationally.


NEBOSH Fire Certificate - Full Course

Regulated by SQA




  • Discuss the moral and financial advantages of good fire safety management in the workplace
  • Summarise how fire safety is regulated and the roles of national government and international bodies.


  • Describe the principles of combustion in relation to fire safety
  • Give an overview of the principles and conditions for the ignition of solids, liquids and gases and the controls that can be put in place
  • Outline the principles of explosion and explosive combustion and the controls that can be put in place


  • Outline the principles for fire protection, detection, and prevention
  • Summarise the requirements for the maintenance of escape routes and fire extinguishing equipment, including access for the fire service
  • Be aware of the different types of fire extinguishing methods and the need for training on their use
  • Understand the behaviours of people during fires and why emergency plans are required
  • Understand why fire safety training requirements are needed for all workers


  • Explain the principles of the fire risk assessment process and be able to carry out a fire risk assessment of a workplace.

Who is this course for?

Employees required to provide routine day-to-day advice on fire related issues and non-specialists looking to acquire a breadth of knowledge on the subject. It is recommended that prospective students have already achieved a NEBOSH National General Certificate.

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety course is designed for individuals with some Health and Safety responsibilities, including fire prevention, fire risk assessment and risk control.

This course will prepare learners for a fire safety role – To understand fire prevention & recovery, hazards and risk controls


No formal entry requirements exist to enrol on to this NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety. This NEBOSH Certificate is equivalent to an A-Level or UK college level qualification – candidates must be prepared to study at this level.

The only critical requirement to enrol on this course is that the student must have an appropriate understanding of the English language in order to explain the concepts within the course syllabus.

Career path

NVQ Level 6 Diploma/NEBOSH Diploma

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.