NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety

NEBOSH Personal Learning Zone

NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety Online

NEBOSH Fire Certificate Online - sit the course over 4 weeks on day release

NEBOSH Fire Certificate Online - the smarter way!

People in management can find it difficult to be away for a week on a training course, which is why we introduced the day release option for the NEBOSH Fire Certificate online course. However, we noticed those delegates studying on day release achieved better the pass rates than those on a block. Which is why we only run our NEBOSH Fire Certificate online courses as day release and regularly achieve 100% pass rate.

NEBOSH Fire Certificate online day release gets better results

The 4 day 'day release' NEBOSH Fire Certificate online course provides the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out fire risk assessments across a variety of workplaces. The Fire Certificate qualification is assessed by OBE, it helps delegates career prospects as it supports improved compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Employers must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety of their employees from harm caused by fire in the workplace and take reasonable measures to ensure their safety and that of others there, or in the immediate vicinity.

Why choose RISK for your online NEBOSH Fire Certificate course?

RISK are a multi-award winning training business
Expert NEBOSH tutors, Personal Learning Zone portal, learning framework unique to RISK
1-2-1 helpline, tutor out of hours support during, plus telephone support after your course

To find out more about how RISK deliver the NEBOSH Fire Certificate courses online - click here!

Please note: All prices are inclusive of exam fees and access to the NEBOSH Personal Learning Zone (RISKs’ unique study portal)
FSC1 Course
NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety
Course Dates:

9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th October 2024

OBE Exam - 6th November 2024

Results Due - 24th January 2025

Starts:Wednesday, October 9, 2024
Length: 4 Days
Location: Remote/Online

NEBOSH Fire Certificate online

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is a global relevant fire safety qualification and through its focused syllabus you can learn and develop fire safety skills that can be used in workplaces anywhere in the world. People with the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management know how to help their employers avoid the damaging and sometimes catastrophic losses that result from fire.


NEBOSH Fire Certificate is a two module qualification FSC1 and FSC2, which are combined in a single 4 day course.

The FSC1 is a 4 day online course with an open book exam at a predefined date. Once you've booked your NEBOSH Fire Certificate FSC1 online course you will be registered to take the exam by RISK. This means it's important we have the correct details on your registration form, including direct delegate contact details if being booked by a third party. This also helps us to minimise any technology issues prior to the course start date.

This qualification has a two-step assessment process which consists of:

FSC1 -  Open Book Examination: you will be able to complete this at home or in another safe and suitable location where you can concentrate. You will be presented with a scenario that describes a realistic workplace and situation. You will then be asked to carry out a series of tasks using evidence presented in the scenario as well as the underpinning knowledge you have gained through your studies and revision.

FSC2 - Practical Risk Assessment and Written Report: Delegates complete a Fire Risk Assessment and Written Report which is submitted directly to NEBOSH no later than 10 days after the FSC1 course finishes. The risk assessment demonstrates that you know how to apply everything you've learnt during the course.

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety online course provides the underpinning knowledge required by people with fire safety responsibilities at work. It is particularly relevant for those who contribute to or review fire risk assessments within low to medium risk workplaces.

For many who already have responsibility for other compliance issues, such as health and safety or environmental management, gaining specialist knowledge of fire safety can further expand their capabilities and help bring success and advancement to their career. The same applies to others in general management positions in the workplace.

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety online course and globally relevant fire safety qualification will help you to:

Gain a solid technical foundation to build on through practical application and experience
Positively influence fire safety behaviours and improve fire safety culture
Learn fire safety techniques that are based on global best practice
Provide valuable in-house fire safety expertise for your workplace
Advance your career by gaining specialist fire safety knowledge
Avoid the damaging and sometimes catastrophic losses that result from fire

Only by passing the FSC1 module and successfully completing the closing interview will you have the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety qualification


Who is the NEBOSH Fire Certificate online course for?

The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is ideal for those responsible for fire safety in low to medium risk workplaces.

Health and Safety managers
Facilities Managers
Health and safety representatives within businesses

The NEBOSH Fire Certificate online course helps develop skills:

Minimise workplace injuries and illness
Ensure you comply with Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM)
Understand the responsibilities of the six roles in the CDM regulations
Boost employee wellbeing
Demonstrate your commitment to health and safety, which can help win business
Strengthen your health and safety culture

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however it is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.


NEBOSH Fire Certificate online course agenda - FSC1 module

The FSC1 module of the NEBOSH Fire Certificate is a 4 day remote online course with tutor led training which is assessed by an Open Book Exam and closing interview. Your Open Book Exam (OBE) is for a predefined date in conjunction with your FSC1 course booking. The OBE relevant to the courses published above is accessed by selecting 'more information' - make sure you check your availability for the exam date before booking your course.


How the new NEBOSH Fire Certificate FSC1 remote/online course works

Upon booking you will be automatically sent course joining instructions which outline the specific course details, but below is an overview of how the course is delivered. Once your booking with RISK is confirmed, we register you to the open book examination (OBE) specified with the course. NEBOSH send you a Confirmation of Registration email that includes your learner number, and important information relating to your OBE. You must ensure that you check your name is spelt correctly, and if any changes are required report this to us and we'll coordinate the changes with NEBOSH.


► RISK unique technology support and checks pre-course start date

Before your FSC1 course RISK provide a comprehensive technology check to make sure you've been able to access the RISK NEBOSH Personal Learning Zone, test your broadband download and upload speeds for both video conferencing and in preparation for the exam.

Helping you prepare for NEBOSH Fire Certificate remote online FSC1 course means understanding what equipment you'll need to actively engage in the virtual classroom. So here we check you have everything in place, provide some tips on how to prepare for taking a course remotely online via video conferencing. These tips will especially help you with the open book exam.

Hardware: This is your computer and its functional features, like does it have a web cam and microphone? Do you have multiple screens or just one small laptop display? Is it capable of running the video conferencing software? Does it have the latest updates? It may be time to upgrade as home working and flexibility are probably going to be the watch words of the next few years.

Connectivity to the Internet: If you haven’t got good internet connectivity, you may need to upgrade your package. However, if you have a smart TV, Netflix or similar, then you most likely have what’s needed. One thing you do need to be careful about is other people using the internet and streaming or downloading when you’re on your course. Or even worse, taking your exam!


► FSC1 module - NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety

4 Day Block NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety FSC1 - The online course is delivered online via zoom video conferencing, there is a maximum of 10 delegates per course. The learning materials are structured and delivered in a format to get you familiar to the 'new open book exam questions' style. These are shared digitally during the tutor led learning via zoom screen share and also made available via the RISK NEBOSH Personal Learning Zone at the end of each day.

How does the 4 day tutor led online training course and Practical Fire Risk Assessment work?

This focused qualification helps you learn and develop fire safety skills which can be applied in workplaces anywhere in the world.

On completion of the online NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety course you will have the knowledge and skills to:

Understand fire and explosion protection and prevention principles
Carry out an effective fire risk assessment in a low to medium risk workplace


8 days before your exam NEBOSH send a NEBOSH Fire Certificate FSC1 delegate login

This is sent directly to the learner from NEBOSH, which is why it's so important that we have the correct details on your registration form, including direct delegate contact details. RISK (nor any other training provider) has any influence over the accessibility or technical connectivity between the delegate and their NEBOSH login.  Which is why it is critical learners log on at the earliest opportunity and to familiarise themselves with the NEBOSH open book exam platform. We strongly recommend learners log in, change their password and familiarise themselves with the platform well before the day of the examination.


Your NEBOSH Fire Certificate FSC1 open book exam

This exam is the same for everyone in this cohort of delegates, the start time of the exam in the UK is 11.00am, for non UK delegates it's the comparable time in their country (i.e. the same 24 hours for all exam takers). All delegates have a 24 hour window to complete and submit their examination paper. Having a 24 hour window, gives you plenty of flexibility in fitting it in around other commitments i.e. work etc.

The open book examination (OBE) will be based on a realistic scenario, that will test both what you know and what you can do. You will be asked to carry out a series of tasks using evidence from the scenario and the underpinning knowledge gained through your studies and revision. You will have 24 hours to download, complete and submit your assessment.

Your assessment will be marked by an external examiner appointed by NEBOSH. These examiners are chosen for their experience and expertise to ensure that learners are assessed by the very best from our industry.


► RISK get access to your submitted exam papers 3 days later

RISK access and download delegate exam submissions in preparation for closing interviews. All other delegates will have interviews scheduled over the next 10 days.

At this point the exam hasn't been marked by NEBOSH, the purpose of this interview is to assess the work has been completed by the delegate. The aim of this interview is to ensure that the work was completed by the delegate themselves and exam scripts have not been plagiarised.

RISK conduct closing interviews

NEBOSH has a strict and rigorous approach to malpractice, plagiarism and collusion. This ensures fairness for all our learners and provides reassurance for the organisations who employ our qualification holders. You must not collude or share answers with other learners and all the work you submit must be solely your own.

Although the closing interviews are not assessed NEBOSH will not publish your results if you do not attend. The closing interview is a key part of their malpractice approach and includes multiple steps:

RISK are provided with a list of interview questions which are bespoke to the examination paper and designed to check you have the underpinning knowledge and understanding behind your answers. Learning Partners ask the questions in a random sequence so not every learner will be asked the same combination of questions; this prevents learners from predicting the interview questions or coaching others. RISK then complete a Closing Interview Record Sheet for every learner.

NEBOSH specifies that the interviewer must have a NEBOSH General Certificate (or equivalent) or at least three years’ experience in the health and safety industry. Before the interview they will read your examination paper so they can ask more detailed questions if required.

During the interview you will be required to: 

Show your identification to check you are who you say you are. This is the same as an invigilated examination.

Show the room you are in to make sure you are alone.

Answer questions about your examination. If you have not written the answers yourself it will be difficult to answer the questions.

To make sure the closing interviews are carried out correctly NEBOSH silently observes a targeted selection of interviews AND scrutinises Closing Interview Record Sheets. If your RISK interviewer or NEBOSH suspects malpractice at any time we will investigate further.


Submit your Practical Risk Assessment and Written Report

The final element of your NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety is to complete a Fire Risk Assessment and Written Report which is submitted directly to NEBOSH. The risk assessment component needs to be submitted 10 days after your open book exam - this needs to be returned to RISK, who submit to NEBOSH. The risk assessment demonstrates that you know how to apply everything you've learnt during the course. You will be assessed on your ability to apply your skills and knowledge to a wide range of issues and ability to deliver positive change to a real workplace. 


What if I book with RISK and find the course cheaper somewhere else?

We have a money back guarantee, so if you find a more convenient location, timescale or better value provider after booking, then we'll give you a full refund before the course starts. (Must be 28 days before the course start date).

Let our Customer Support Team take away the hassle and do all the work for you - they will find you the most convenient course in the timescale you need to act.

Call 01623 749 718 now to book your course


Why Choose RISK for your NEBOSH Certificate Course

There are lots of organisations offering training courses, surprisingly not all are training providers. Some are simply marketing companies who make a percentage on selling you a course - known in the training industry as brokers. You may think what does this matter if I get my course a few pounds cheaper - but if you've ever flown on a budget airline you will understand the price you pay directly correlates with the delivery you receive.

RISK are an award winning training business and not a broker, so what does this mean?

#1 - RISK an accredited training provider for NEBOSH courses - Accredited Centre 402. Which means we can't make false claims and adhere to the strictest codes of practice. We have a long track record of delivering higher than national average pass rates because we provide innovative, engaging and well resourced training courses.

#2 - RISK offer the highest levels of personal learner support for the courses delivered. Our helpline can answer your questions first time, we guarantee the quality of the trainer, materials and venue. Including:

  • telephone and zoom 1-2-1 support before the course starts
  • 1-2-1 tutor support out of hours during the course; and...
  • telephone support after your course is completed

#3 - RISK provide the best value for money NEBOSH certificate courses. Depending on the course you're thinking of taking, there are numerous ways to reduce or hide the costs to make a sale. Often, you only find out what the true price is when you attend the first day. Only then you discover what isn't included that's extra, or realise the quality of the training provided and supporting resources are not as you'd imagined. RISK have no hidden costs, but call us and we'll tell you what questions to ask to make sure you don't get caught out if you're thinking of booking elsewhere.


Pictured: Mike Adams, Managing Director of RISK and lead NEBOSH trainer


NEBOSH tutor led remote online courses

RISK was established in 1997 and has since been delivering NEBOSH Certificate training courses with a focus on expert knowledge and high-quality training materials, so all delegates gain the best outcome possible.

RISK were the first company in the world to deliver and book delegates on the new NEBOSH General Certificate Open Book Exam Courses.

RISK is an award winning organisation with highly experienced NEBOSH training providers.

Their support team are on hand to guide you through the process of remote tutor led learning.

NEBOSH Certificate courses are delivered by an experienced team of trainers who can also provide ‘in-company’ training courses if required. Course attendees are provided with online learning resources, books and study materials at no extra cost, via the NEBOSH Personal Learning Zone.

Successful - Our pass rates are, and have been over many years, higher than the national average pass rate.

Practical - We always provide up-to-date teaching, with applicable and useful case studies.

Relevant - We ensure that course materials are immediately usable with workplace specific subject matters.


NEBOSH Personal Learning Zone is unique to RISK

RISK has a unique approach to teaching the new NEBOSH Certificate Open Book Exam Courses – one reason for this is their NEBOSH Portal Learning Zone. The NEBOSH Personal Learning Zone is unique to RISK and has received tremendous feedback. It’s designed to set out the ‘learning journey’ in a quick and easy format to understand. It provides a unique combination of highly effective support tools, structured learning frameworks and practical revision exercises.

NEBOSH Certificate pre-course preparation information pack – your course warm up!

NEBOSH Certificate Open Book Exam course framework - makes learning easy!

NEBOSH Certificate course revision tools – 24/7 support up to your exam!


RISK learner support prior, during and after your NEBOSH certificate course

The RISK team are there for you, whether it's out of hours support or simply a chat before committing to book on a course. If you find the NEBOSH Certificate courses a little confusing, or simply want to discuss the implications or remote online tutor led learning for a greater understanding -  please call us on 01623 749718 or out of office hours call Val on 07967 826094.

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