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NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

Introduction

The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety is firmly established in the UK as a leading health and safety qualification for the construction industry. First introduced in 1993 the qualification is held by over 20,000 learners.

A well-respected, industry standard certificate for health and safety practitioners, offering a valuable overview of the core aspects of construction health and safety. The course is designed for anyone with health and safety responsibilities on a construction site.

Holders of this accredited qualification are able to identify, evaluate and control a wide range of construction workplace hazards. The qualification encourages a pragmatic approach to managing risk and covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, including an understanding of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

Many employers in construction and other related industries, such as utilities, find that the National Construction Certificate can improve the safety culture of their organisation. It provides a sound understanding of the principles of risk management.

 

Course Content

The key topics covered by the qualification are:

  • The key legal requirements for managing health and safety at work including Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
  • The importance of and key elements of health and safety management systems
  • The particular duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 of clients, designers, principal designer, principal contractors and contractors
  • Principles and practice of risk assessment
  • The identification of construction workplace hazards such as those associated with excavation, work at height, demolition and workplace transport safety
  • Methods for controlling identified workplace hazards within the construction industry

The qualification is divided into three units, each of which is assessed separately:

  • NGC1: Management of Health and Safety
  • NCC1: Managing and controlling hazards in construction activities
  • NCC2: Construction health and safety practical application

Examination Method

NGC1 - An open book examination to assess what you know. This is scenario based and will include a closing interview, you will be asked questions about your submission.

NCC1 - a two-hour written examination. Each written examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question.

Unit NCC2 - a two-hour practical examination carried out in the student's own workplace to test the application of taught health and safety principles in a construction workplace.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however it is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.

Professional Body Recognition

Holders of the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety are entitled to:

  • Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH
  • Associate Membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)
  • Satisfies the requirements for Construction Safety Associate membership (AaPS) of the Association for Project Safety (APS)
  • Counts as a significant contribution towards the points required for Registered Membership (RMaPS) of the Association for Project Safety (APS)

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Qualification
NEBOSH
Course Cost
£1470 + VAT per delegate
Course Duration

13 Days classroom based, plus 1 exam day and optional revision sessions