Fire Safety and Risk Management Certificate Short course


If you're responsible for fire safety in the workplace as a manager or supervisory staff member, this course will break down everything you need to know to fulfil your legal responsibilities, as dictated by fire safety legislation. This additional knowledge and responsibility can also be used to aid further promotion and career progression and encourage good practice in your workplace.

This well-established qualification is held by more than 7,500 people. During the course, you'll learn to carry out fire risk assessments in most low-risk workplaces, and identify a range of fire protection and prevention measures.

Holders of this Certificate are entitled to:

If you have the the relevant skills and experience, you can also apply to join the IFPO Fire Assessors Register.

You'll need to complete the first paper in the General Certificate (NGC1) to obtain the full qualification. Unit NGC1 of this qualification is common to the National Examination Board of Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) National General Certificate. You won't have to sit Unit NGC1 again if you've passed it within the last 5 years.

Course details


  • Mode of study: Direct, on campus learning through lectures and groups work 
  • Duration: 6 weeks, 1 day per week (TBC)
  • Start date: 29 October 2020


What you'll experience

On this short course you'll:

  • explore the principles of fire and explosions, including causes and prevention of fires
  • cover fire protection in buildings and ensuring the safety of people in the event of a fire
  • receive practical training to allow you to independently carry out a fire risk assessment and prepare a recommendations report within most low risk workplaces
  • work to a syllabus mapped to both the National Occupational Standards for Health and Safety owned by Proskills and the Fire Safety NOS owned by SkillsPlus

How you're assessed

Candidates are assessed with written examinations for 2 taught units (NGC1 and FC1) and must carry out a fire risk assessment (FC2) in a real workplace to demonstrate application of the theory studied.

While specifics will vary depending on the personnel and institutions involved, you should plan for a minimum of 69 hours of teaching, and around 51 hours of private study and background reading.

You'll get a certificate of achievement when you complete each of the 3 units. You'll get a qualification parchment on successful completion of the written unit and the practical assessment.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. 

How to book

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