NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety

The NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate is designed for managers and supervisors who are responsible for fire safety and equips candidates with a range of skills.

Prices start from R 7195,00

What is the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety?

The NEBOSH fire certificate provides students with the necessary fire safety skills and knowledge to protect people, property and the workplace from fire hazards. By the end of the course, candidates will be able to identify fire risks and implement a range of fire prevention measures. 

As part of this course, we also focus on creating an appropriate 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 training can rely on a safer environment for employees and visitors. 

This NEBOSH Fire Safety course replaces the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management.

Learning options

2 learning types available

Benefits for you as an Employer

  • Minimise the risk of fire in your workplace, in turn reducing the risk of workplace incident and injury 

  • Reduce the impact active fires have on the workplace, should they occur 

  • Avoid business losses caused by fire damage 

Benefits for you as a learner

  • 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 

  • Learn to Prepare an effective fire risk assessment. 


We are one of the UK's leading providers of training in health and safety, with our NEBOSH courses delivered by expert and experienced mentors wanting to give you the best possible learning experience. 

Student support 

With student groups, study guides and support from our team of experts, Phoenix’s support for NEBOSH candidates is one of the many reasons we’re rated 4.9/5 on Trustpilot. 

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 Certificate training courses is above industry average, with a high number of credits and distinctions. 

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. 

The NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate course is perfect for those who have fire safety responsibilities at a low to medium risk workplace (such as an office), including Facilities Managers and Health & Safety Managers/Representatives.

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

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety will involve a minimum of 28 taught hours and approximately 20 hours of private study and background reading.

  • When studied through Classroom, Virtual Classroom, or In-house Learning, the course is 4 days. 

  • When studied through E-learning, we recommend spending 40 to 50 hours on the course. 

Our classroom course timings are 09:00-17:00 Monday - Friday.

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety consists of 6 elements:

  • 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 

Upon completion of the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety, candidates will be able to:

  • 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 prevention and protection in buildings

  • Manage the safety of people in the event of a fire

  • Conduct a fire safety risk assessment

  • Promote a positive fire safety culture

The NEBOSH Fire Safety Certificate course consists of two assessments: 

  • FSC1- An online, open book examination which candidates have 24 hours to complete. 

  • FSC2- A practical fire risk assessment which candidates are required to complete in their workplace, using frameworks and standards, such as the Home Office fire guidance and PAS79-1:2020. There is no time restriction for the risk assessment, but three hours is recommended to compile a comprehensive risk assessment. 

NEBOSH external examiners will evaluate both parts of the assessment. 

If you are booking the classroom or virtual classroom course, your exam cost will be included within the price. If you are booking on to the e-learning course your exams will be an extra fee and will need to be booked separately. 

Exam dates are set by NEBOSH and can be found on our 'book a NEBOSH exam' page. 

Please note: All course materials and certificates will be sent via post. There will be an additional charge if booking outside of the UK. We will contact you with the delivery charge once booking has been made. 

After studying the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety, many students progress to the NEBOSH International Diploma which is degree equivalent and, from there, progress to SAIOSH chartered status, advancing their career and reputation as a health and safety professional.

  • When and how will I receive my NEBOSH results?

Results are provided 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.

  • 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. 

  • What level are NEBOSH qualifications?

NEBOSH Certificates are level 3, which is equivalent to an A level qualification. NEBOSH Diplomas are level 6, which is equivalent to an Honours Degree.

  • Are there any entry requirements for NEBOSH Certificates?

There are no entry requirements, which makes a 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.  

  • 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.

Payment Plans are offered to self-funding South Africa students only. We require 50% 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.

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