Level Three NEBOSH Certificate in Fire and Risk Management

This course provides an appropriate breadth of underpinning knowledge for non-specialists in fire safety to enable them to discharge more effectively their organisational duties or functions with respect to workplace fire safety. 

The Fire Certificate is designed for managers, supervisors, employee representatives and others and aims to equip holders to contribute to the conduct and review of fire risk assessments within most workplaces.


What will I study?

The first part of the syllabus incorporates those elements of the National General Certificate syllabus assessed by paper A1, dealing with health and safety management. Candidates who have already achieved either the National General Certificate or passed paper A1 within the previous five years will not need to retake this paper and that previous achievement will count towards this award.

The main topics covered in the rest of the syllabus are:

  • Managing fire safety
  • Principles of fire and explosion
  • Causes and prevention of fires
  • Fire protection in buildings
  • Safety of people in the event of a fire
  • Fire risk assessment

There is also a practical assessment. 

How will I be assessed?

Students are entered for the NEBOSH Certificate examinations in March, June or December. 

Entry requirements

The NEBOSH course is open entry and there are no formal academic requirements. 

What next?

Successful students may wish to progress to the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, which is also run by the College. 

Additional information

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Validated by NEBOSH

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2018 Autumn Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide