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What does the qualification cover?

The NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management course covers the principles of fire and explosion, causes and prevention of fires, fire protection in buildings and ensuring the safety of people in the event of fire.

The content is designed to equip those studying it to undertake fire risk assessments in most, low risk workplaces.  The syllabus is mapped to International standards and good practice from organizations such as the International Labour Organization (ILO), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Code Council (ICC) and the Confederation of Fire Protection Association Europe (CFPA-Europe).

The practical element of the course ensures that participants can carry out, unaided, a fire risk assessment and prepare a recommendations report for management. No previous health and safety or fire safety knowledge is required although you are required to write a practical assessment.

It should be noted that the examination is offered, and must be answered, in English, and that the course includes a requirement to write a short report, which must also be in English.  NEBOSH recommends that candidates undertaking the NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management should reach the equivalent of a scoring of 6.0 or higher under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

The syllabus guide can be found here.