5 days with Open Book Exam (OBE)
NEBOSH Fire Safety Dates
Take a look at our training schedule for all future NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety Course dates. We also offer NEBOSH General as remote learning and NEBOSH Construction as an online course. The Zoom courses will start concurrently in January, March, June and September unless otherwise noted.
About the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety
The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety online course is the new Zoom variant of the fire industry’s premier classroom qualification, boasting more than 6,000 qualified individuals in the UK.
The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety course replaces the previous NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management course, which has now been retired. The new course is both shorter and has been optimised for remote learning, ensuring that you get the most relevant and useful training possible.
Learners on this course will receive comprehensive tuition via Zoom, giving them a grounding in all aspects of health & safety as it relates to fire safety, including the identification and management of risks as well as emergency protocols.
The NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety online course is designed for:
- Union representatives, managers and supervisors
- People with delegated fire responsibilities at work
- Managers of facilities where fire safety is a prominent issue
- Fire risk assessors in workplaces deemed to be low risk
- People wishing to start a career in fire safety
- People who learn better in a classroom environment
NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety remote learning course applicants will study UK regulations concerning fire safety and fire risk management; how to identify and control fire risks in the workplace; and how to apply this information in a practical and effective manner.
Certificate in Fire Safety learners will study the following modules:
- Managing fire safety
- Principles of fire and explosion
- Fuel, oxygen and ignition sources and control measures
- Fire protection of buildings
- Safety of people in the event of a fire
- Fire safety risk assessment
These modules will comprise 5 days of Zoom training, followed by at least 20 hours of self-study. Once this has been complete, learners will then be given two remote assessments:
- Unit FC1 – Fire Safety (open book exam)
- Unit FC2 – Fire Risk Assessment (practical assessment)
Once applicants have completed all units of study, they are required to complete assessments in the form of one written open book examination – for Unit FC1 – and a work-based practical examination for Unit FC2. Both units must be completed and passed within five years of each other to receive the full qualification.
Why you should train with a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner
Gold Learning Partners go beyond what’s necessary to deliver [training] that takes each individual’s needs into account, engaging with learners and providing constant feedback and support.
If you read our blog post earlier this year, you may be aware that SAMS is an official NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner. What you might not know is exactly what that means, or how it affects people taking our NEBOSH courses, particularly now that we provide NEBOSH courses via remote learning.
Since all NEBOSH courses are fully certified, what is the difference between a course with us and a course with a Bronze or Silver Learning Provider? And how has the change to open book exams for remote learning affected NEBOSH training standards? Read on to find out!
What is the NEBOSH Partner Programme?
The NEBOSH Learning Partner Programme is designed to signify the quality of training you will receive from a training provider. NEBOSH grades its partners on three levels: bronze, silver and gold. Bronze describes any training provider that offers certified NEBOSH courses, and ensures that your training meets the following principles:
- Ensure all learners understand what is expected of them and what they can expect from their Learning Provider.
- Deliver a guaranteed number of learning hours to every candidate.
- Create a learning environment that is engaging and encourages interaction that is appropriate for the course and type of delivery.
- Provide accurate course materials and continually update and improve them.
- Ensure tutors are qualified, knowledgeable, competent and engaging.
- Give learners feedback on their progress and provide appropriate support.
- Review course delivery and learner feedback and action as necessary.
A Silver Learning Partner must demonstrate that they have exceeded these principles, offering a higher standard of training than is strictly necessary under the guidelines. NEBOSH Silver Learning Partners are considered to offer a very good level of training, and provide an engaging learning experience with plenty of materials, useful feedback and strong oversight.
A Gold Learning Partner doesn’t just exceed these principles – they greatly exceed them. Gold Learning Partners (like us!) go beyond what’s necessary to deliver the best possible training experience. For NEBOSH, this means training that takes each individual’s needs into account, engaging with learners and providing constant feedback and support.
Why you should do your NEBOSH with SAMS
SAMS has achieved Gold Partner status, the highest level of certification that NEBOSH offers. This means that we not only fulfil what is required from NEBOSH, but greatly exceed it in every area. This doesn’t just mean great quality training from engaging and knowledgeable trainers, but also everything that surrounds the course.
As a Gold Learning Partner, SAMS aims to provide a set of skills that will serve you for life. As well as information that’s valuable to your CV, we empower our learners to share that information with others, and instil a positive safety culture in their workplace. We’ll ensure that you get all the materials you need to maximise your learning, and that you can ask questions and receive top quality support – all particularly crucial when learning remotely.
NEBOSH Zoom training
While you will receive the same content from any NEBOSH course, the way you’re taught that information can have a major impact on how you absorb it. This is especially true now that NEBOSH has permanently switched to an open book exam component. This was a change that had been planned anyway, but was accelerated to allow people to take their exams online during the pandemic.
While you may think that an open book exam would be easier – and therefore be less reliant on training – the opposite is arguably true. Now that you have all of the key information in front of you, the emphasis is on how well you understand that information, and whether you can put it into practice. This makes great training even more important, as it helps you to absorb information rather than just memorising it.
In response to the pandemic and the changes to the course, SAMS has completely overhauled the course. The syllabus now reflects these changes in a way that’s unique to SAMS, and which is designed to get the most out of Zoom training. Our NEBOSH online course is designed to maximise participation, delivering exercises and talks that will help to engage learners in a home working environment.
How much does the NEBOSH Fire course cost?
Our NEBOSH Fire online course costs £475 + VAT for the full course.
Book your NEBOSH Fire course today
SAMS offers the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety course as remote learning via Zoom, allowing you to gain your qualification entirely from home. Our 5 day course will give you a direct link to our fantastic trainers, with the opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback directly. You’ll also receive physical course materials to help you learn and study alongside the training.
To find out more information about the NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management course and the new open book examination, and to book a place or enquire about our next course, email us or phone on 01843 821406.
Other Methods of Learning
SAMS offers various learning options for NEBOSH and other safety training courses, including:
Our classroom variant of the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety will resume when it is safe to do so after the pandemic. To enquire about booking a classroom course at our Kent training centre, get in touch with us today.
We also offer in-house training at a venue of our clients choosing, in addition to our own bespoke training centre. Contact us today to learn more about hosting a NEBOSH fire safety course.