NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

Health And Safety Training Deliverable Across The UK

NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety has been designed to provide individuals making day-to-day decisions in construction work with the knowledge they need to ensure that the health and safety implications of their decisions are properly taken into account.  It is suitable for:

  • Managers, supervisors and CDM co-ordinators within the construction industry
  • Those who manage contractors
  • Those who work in industries where temporary workplaces are a feature, e.g. utilities, broadcasting, etc.


Course Objectives

This course is designed to provide a knowledge and understanding of managing health and safety in a construction environment. It is suitable for non-specialists in health and safety who wish to obtain a nationally recognised qualification in construction health and safety. This could include managers and supervisors, safety representatives and those responsible for employee safety. It will also benefit health and safety practitioners who need to refresh their skills and knowledge of construction health and safety.

Course Content

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

  • Management of health and safety (NGC1)
  • Managing and controlling hazards in construction activities (NCC1)
  • Construction health and safety practical application (NCC2)


  • Develop an underpinning knowledge of construction health and safety legislation and its impact on your site / project
  • Assist your company’s safety management programme
  • Assess construction site workplace hazards and develop control measures
  • Develop a basis for a future career in health and safety

You will have the academic qualifications for Technician status of IOSH (TechIOSH). The certificate also satisfies the eligibility requirements for Associate Membership of the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (AIIRSM)



Units NGC1 and NCC1 are taught units each assessed by a two-hour written examination.  Each written examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question. All questions are compulsory.  Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.

Unit NCC2 is assessed by a two-hour practical examination carried out in the candidate’s own workplace to test the application of taught health and safety principles in a construction workplace. The assessment must normally be taken within 14 days of a written examination.  The practical examination is internally assessed by the course provider and must be marked by an experienced and qualified safety professional.


Holders of the National Construction Certificate are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH and Associate Membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety meets the headline entrance criteria requirements for Construction Safety Associate membership (AaPS) of the Association for Project Safety (APS).



1 day per week over 11 weeks

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