NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
Recognised and valued by employers – both in the UK and Internationally
  • Improves career prospects – Most requested qualification by employers
  • Entitled to Technician Membership  of IOSH (TechIOSH)
  • Entitled to apply to the IFE for technician grade

Entry and Admissions

Ancillary Award:


Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

10 days plus one day exam


School of Engineering

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

9-13 December 2019 | 17-21 February 2020 | 16-20 November 2020

Entry Requirements:

There are no specific barriers, in terms of academic qualifications, skills or experience for entry to the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management programme. However, it should be noted that currently the assessments are offered, and must be answered, in English only. The standard of English required by candidates studying for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management must be such that they can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. Candidates undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests in order to be accepted onto a National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management programme.

Course Content

Course Outline:
The  NEBOSH National Fire Certificate is based on UK law.  It is made up of three units which must be successfully completed within five years to achieve the NEB0SH National Construction Certificate Qualification

Unit NG1: Management of Health and Safety

  • Why should we manage health and safety
  • How do health and safety management systems work and what do they look like
  • Managing risk – understanding people and processes
  • Health and safety monitoring and measuring
  • Act

Assessed by a two-hour written exam

Unit FC1: Fire Safety and Risk Management

  • Managing Fire Safety
  • Principles of Fire and Explosion
  • Causes and Prevention of Fires and Explosions
  • Fire Protection in Buildings
  • Safety of People in the Event of Fire
  • Fire Safety Risk Assessment

Assessed by a two hour written exam

Unit FC2: Fire Safety Practical Application

  • Assessed by a two hour work based practical assessment.
  • Valued internationally by employers
  • Improve your career prospects – NEBOSH Certificate holders are in high demand throughout the world.
  • Entitled to Technician Membership of IOSH (TechIOSH).
  • Entitled to Associate Membership of the IIRSM (AIIRSM).
  • Entitled to IIFE for technician grade

Learning Environment & Assessment:

  • Legal requirements for health and safety at work
  • Implementation of health and safety management systems and managing fire safety
  • Identification of workplace fire hazards
  • Methods of fire hazard control
  • Practical application of knowledge and understanding via a fire risk assessment.

Unit NGC1: 36 hours tuition and 23 hours private study Unit FC1: 29 hours tuition and 24 hours private study Unit FC2: 4 hours tuition and 4 hours private study

Units NGC1 and FC1 of the NEBOSH National Fire Certificate are each assessed by two-hour written examinations. Unit FC2 is assessed by a two-hour practical assessment carried out in your workplace (or another suitable workplace).

Academic Expertise

The University of Central Lancashire are experts in the design and delivery of health and fire safety training throughout the world. The course is delivered by academics and practitioners with extensive experience in the field.

Learning outcome & aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

Industry links & professional accreditation

  • Entitled to Technician Membership of IOSH (TechIOSH).
  • Entitled to Associate Membership of the IIRSM (AIIRSM).
  • Entitled to IIFE for technician grade

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.

Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

Course Fee: £1400 + VAT plus £115 NEBOSH Fee

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

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About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400