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NEBOSH Fire Certificate

  • Level 3 Qualification
  • ELCAS Funding Available

The NEBOSH Fire Certificate, or NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management Certificate to give it its full title, is a fire safety training course aimed primarily at managers and supervisors who are responsible for fire safety within their organisation and compliance with applicable fire safety legislation.

The NEBOSH Fire Certificate course aims to give delegates the knowledge to conduct and review fire risk assessments, along with fire prevention and protective measures within most workplaces.

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Benefits of the NEBOSH Fire Certificate

The NEBOSH Fire Certificate qualification meets the academic requirements to apply for Technician membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH (the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health), and Associate membership (AIIRSM) of IIRSM (the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management).

Obtaining the NEBOSH Fire Certificate will allow you to:

  • Develop a knowledge of fire safety legislation and its impact on your workplace, including the legal framework relating to fire-specific health and safety
  • Assist your company's fire safety management programme
  • Assess workplace fire hazards and develop fire control measures
  • Advise on the means of fire protection and prevention of fire spread within buildings
  • Advise on the development and maintenance of a fire evacuation procedure
  • Identify the causes of fire and explosion, as well as outlining appropriate control measures to minimise fire risks
  • Outline the principles behind ignition and spread of fire and explosion in work premises
  • Appreciate the purpose and procedures of investigating fires in the workplace
  • Use a simple fire risk assessment technique to determine fire risk levels and assess the adequacy of controls
  • Develop a basis for a future career in fire and occupational safety

Exams and Assessment


NEBOSH provide standard exam sittings which are conducted every three months. Some providers enrol their candidates in these exam dates in order to keep costs to a minimum and offer low prices. Unfortunately though this can mean a wait of up to three months between the conclusion of the course and taking your exams, which is a lot of time to forgot most of what you learnt at the beginning of the course. So many lost marks will normally result in a failing of one of more unit, no qualification, and the need for a further re-sit (possibly in another three months time!), and of course even more information may have been forgotten by then. So trying to save time and money has actually ended up costing you a lot more of both!

At the BCF Group, we pay NEBOSH for the privilege of calling our own exams at our venues whenever we choose. This means that we are able to schedule the exams straight after the conclusion of the training. Rather than forgetting what was taught because of a long wait, our candidates go into the exams with the knowledge fresh in their minds, which is vital for examination success.

This accredited NEBOSH qualification is assessed by one exam which lasts 2 hours, and a workplace-based practical fire risk assessment project. The exam is conducted in our training centres at the end of your course, and the project is completed in your own workplace. The project should take no longer than 3 hours to complete and you will have 7 days from the end of the course to return it to us by post. If you are currently unemployed, we can usually arrange somewhere for you to conduct a workplace assessment. If this is something you require, please contact us before booking.

If you are taking the full NEBOSH Fire Certificate course, you will also have an exam at the end of the NGC1 unit.

How are Courses Run?

NEBOSH classroom training courses for better pass rates

All of our NEBOSH Fire Certificate courses are run as full-time block weeks, Monday to Friday 9am until approximately 5pm. Whilst other health and safety training providers may attempt to offer the NEBOSH Fire Certificate in other formats such as e-learning courses, distance learning, one day a week/month etc, in our many years of experience we have consistently found that full-time block courses with exams scheduled straight after equates to a significantly improved likelihood of delegates passing all of the assessments required for actually achieving the qualification.

Whilst some providers will be more than happy to take your money, sign you up for an online/distance learning course or one which is strung out for months and let you try and struggle your way though it, at the BCF Group we care more about providing delegates with the best possible chance of learning the information, passing the exams and acquiring the NEBOSH Fire Certificate without the need for costly and time-consuming exam re-sits.

Enhanced Learning Credits

NEBOSH General Certificate ELCAS (ELC) Funding

Service personnel who qualify for Enhanced Learning Credits can use them towards enrolling on a NEBOSH Fire Certificate qualification.

If you have ELCAS credits to use and are interested in enrolling on a NEBOSH Fire Certificate course, please call us on 0844 800 3295 or contact us online by clicking on the button below.

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Scheduled Open Courses

Scheduled NEBOSH General Certificate open courses

At the BCF Group, we offer the NEBOSH Construction Certificate in two ways: the full course and a conversion course. The full NEBOSH Construction Certificate course contains the mandatory NGC1 unit, which is the same unit that is taught in the NEBOSH General Certificate syllabus. This means that if you have already taken and passed the NEBOSH General Certificate in the last five years, you don't need to repeat this NGC1 unit. Candidates in this position can take the NEBOSH Construction Certificate conversion course which does not repeat this unit and so is both shorter in duration and less expensive than the full course.

The certificate achieved at the end of both courses is the same, i.e. the official NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety Certificate; it just means that thanks to the modular make-up of the qualifications those who have already achieved the NGC1 unit do not have to do it all again!

There are no hidden extras to pay on top of our health and safety training course prices, unlike other providers who charge extra for things like study books and exam fees. Our NEBOSH Construction Certificate courses have the following included in the course cost:

  • 624-page NEBOSH Construction Certificate Study Book
  • NEBOSH Exam Fees
  • NEBOSH Certificate Fees
  • Lunchtime Buffet
  • Refreshments Throughout The Day
  • Free All-Day Car Parking

Conversion Course Dates

Those who have successfully achieved the NGC1 unit within the last 5 years are exempt from having to do this mandatory unit again, and so can do the one week conversion course which does not include the NGC1 unit.

NEBOSH National General Certificate courses in Nottingham


5 Wheatcroft Business Park, Landmere Lane, Edwalton, Nottingham, NG12 4DG

Price: £695.00 + vat
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Other NEBOSH Courses

Please see below for some other NEBOSH courses and qualifications which you may be interested in:

NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is the flagship NEBOSH qualification, and is the first UK vocational qualification to be developed specifically for health and safety professionals.

The NEBOSH National Diploma provides the core health and safety knowledge (transferable across industry, commerce and the public sector) which, combined with understanding and appropriate application, underpins the competent performance of an occupational health and safety practitioner.

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NEBOSH National Diploma in Environmental Management

The NEBOSH Environmental Diploma is intended for safety professionals and managers who are taking on environmental responsibilities. It is designed for individuals with responsibilities for the management of environmental risk in relation to the damage caused by work activities.

Holders of the NEBOSH Environmental Diploma will be able to advise their organisation on the environmental impacts of their activities, on their legal obligations and the means of continuously improving their environmental performance as part of an integrated management approach.

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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

The NEBOSH General Certificate is one of the most popular and widely-held health and safety qualifications in the UK. It is intended to be taken by managers, supervisors and any other employees who require an understanding of general health and safety issues.

The NEBOSH General Certificate covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, along with the identification and control of workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge. The general content of the NEBOSH General Certificate syllabus means it is suitable and relevant for those working in virtually any industry, and is often used as a solid foundation for those going on to further study and specialising in a particular area such as construction site health and safety or fire safety.

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NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

The NEBOSH Construction Certificate, or NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety to give it its full title, is one of the most recognised health and safety qualificatons in the construction industry.

It is aimed primarily at managers, supervisers, CDM co-ordinators and anyone else who is responsible for making sure that construction activities under their control are undertaken safely.

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NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate, or NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management to give it its full title, is an environmental health and safety course which is intended to be taken by managers, supervisors and any other employees who are responsible for managing environmental issues at their workplace.

The NEBOSH Environmental Certificate qualification focuses on UK law, so is really only suitable for those who are based and operate within the UK.

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Both the advance organisation and the running of the courses havebeen executed to a high standard and training facilities themselves were found to be comfortable and quiet. The trainers delivered thorough and engaging material at a pace suitable for the delegates and examination success rates were high.

Feedback from the delegates has highlighted that the material was relevant for them in their place of work. Of particular benefit was the willingness of the trainers to understand, discuss and express opinion on actual examples brought into the training course from the workplace by the delegates.

I have no hesitation in recommending you as a preferred training provider, especially where there are a larger number of delegates and where coordination and flexibility are important to the client.

_ Greg Hutton, Ocado Ltd

Further to my phone call this morning re the NEBOSH course which I took with you in June. My results arrived over the weekend and I was surprised to find I had passed with a distinction. Much credit is due to Matthew for his excellent teaching, he was ably assisted by Chris and they delivered a well planned and interesting course over the two weeks. I found all the staff friendly and welcoming and really enjoyed the course.

_ Michael Whittington, Technical Officer, Nottinghamshire County Council

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