Certificate in Fire Safety

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This qualification is designed for anyone who has fire safety responsibilities in a small to medium sized organisation. It provides the knowledge and understanding, when combined with relevant experience, to carry out an effective fire risk assessment, as well as embed good practice in the workplace.

Entry Qualifications

No formal qualifications are required but candidates must have a reasonable standard of written English.

Course Content

The syllabus is divided into six elements:

  • 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 fire
  • Fire safety risk assessment

Distance learning programme

ATM Safety & Environment run a tutored distance/e- learning programme. Course materials consist of printed study notes and coursework which students are encouraged to complete and submit to ATM for marking by post or email.  The coursework does not count towards the award.


Unit FSC1 is assessed by an open book exam that can be completed remotely i.e., at home rather than at an exam venue. Unit FSC2 is a risk assessment to be carried in your own workplace or equivalent using a NEBOSH assessment template.




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