The NEBOSH Construction Certificate in Health and Safety distance learning is designed for managers, supervisors and coordinators who work in the construction industry, including those who manage contractor activities or work in an environment that requires temporary workplaces.
The NEBOSH Construction Certificate qualification covers the core health and safety issues involved in construction and aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how to identify and manage workplace hazards. Many candidates undertake this course as a platform to build upon their skills & knowledge and advance in a career in construction health and safety.
Distance Learning Study Method
This NEBOSH Construction Certificate in Health and Safety is studied via distance learning. You will be provided with course materials which will also include study/revision/exam advice, support details and your study planner.
Support is offered by expert health and safety tutors, whom you can contact by telephone or email. You will also have access to a Facebook group specifically for distance learning students, where you can discuss any aspects of your studies with tutors and other students.
You can enrol at any time. The NEBOSH Construction Certificate in Health and Safety distance learning course can be studied in your own time with total flexibility around your available hours.
Recommended study hours: 162 hours
If the Distance Learning option isn’t suitable, this course is also available in e-learning format.
Unit 1: NGC1 – Management of Health & Safety
- Element 1 – Foundations in Health & Safety
- Element 2 – Health & Safety management systems 1 – Plan
- Element 3 – Health & Safety management systems 2 – Do
- Element 4 – Health & Safety management systems 3 – Check
- Element 5 – Health & Safety management system 4 – Act
Unit 2: NCC1 – Managing and Controlling Hazards in Construction Activities
- Element 1 – Construction Law and Management
- Element 2 – Construction Site – Hazards & Risk control
- Element 3 – Vehicle & Plant Movement – Hazards & Risk Control
- Element 4 – Musculoskeletal Hazards & Risk control
- Element 5 – Work Equipment -Hazards & Risk control
- Element 6 – Electrical Safety
- Element 7 – Fire Safety
- Element 8 – Chemical & Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control
- Element 9 – Physical & Psychological Health -Hazards & Risk Control
- Element 10 – Working at Height – Hazards and Risk control
- Element 11 – Excavation work & confined Spaces -Hazards & Risk control
- Element 12 – Demolition & Deconstruction – Hazards & Risk Control
NCC2 – Practical Application
The practical assessment is carried out in your own workplace. The practical has to be submitted within 14 days of the exam date booked.
The NEBOSH Construction Certificate course consists of three assessments:
- An open book examination for Unit 1 (NG1 – Management of Health & Safety)
- A written examination for Unit 2 (NCC1 – Managing and Controlling Hazards in Construction Activities)
- A practical assessment carried out at your place of work (NCC2), to demonstrate that you can apply what you have learnt during the course to a real workplace.
What is an Open Book Exam?
An open book exam assesses the same learning outcomes as an invigilated, paper-based exam. With an open book exam, you can have access to textbooks, course notes and the internet.
You can complete an open book exam in your own home, or another suitable location. You will have up to 24 hours to complete the NEBOSH open book exam, but we find that most candidates only take 4 – 5 hours.
The open book exam will assess your ability to apply your knowledge, as well as testing your analytical and critical thinking skills.
What is a closing interview?
Following the open book exam is a short closing interview, which takes approximately 15 minutes. The purpose of the interview is to confirm that the work you have submitted is your own and that you did not have any assistance in completing your NEBOSH assessment.
The closing interview takes place via video call, which you can access via smartphone, tablet or computer.
The interviewer will ask to see identification, you need to provide either your passport, driving license or national identity card. The interviewer needs to see the room that you are in to ensure you don’t have access to notes during the interview.
The interviewer will ask you questions based on your open book exam, your work and your submission
Your closing interview is not an assessment, so you won’t receive a mark. If the interviewer is happy that the work is your own, your mark will be published in line with NEBOSH timeframes.
External examiners mark all assessments and are appointed by NEBOSH. Each examiner is chosen for their experience and expertise, ensuring candidates are assessed by the best in our industry.
On successful completion of both units and the practical assessment, we will award a NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety. This is sent by post and usually arrives within 8-10 weeks after the results are published.
After completing this course, you will be eligible for Technician Membership of The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), as well as associate membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).
When studying via distance learning or e-learning you don’t pay for your exam upfront — you choose your preferred exam dates and pay directly with the training provider after you’ve booked the course.
Exam Prices for E-learning Students
- 1 x Written exam (NGC1, GC2, FC1, NCC1, EC1, IGC1): £99 exc. VAT (held at one of our venues)
- Practical Assessment (EC2, FC2, GC3, NCC2): £50 exc. VAT
- Oil & Gas Certificate (IOG1): £120 exc. VAT (held at one of our venues)
- NGC Open Book Exam (NG1, IG1, NGC1, IGC1): £120 exc. VAT
- NGC New syllabus practical assessment (NG2 IG2): £85 exc. VAT
- NEBOSH Diploma Enrolment Fee: £60
- NEBOSH Diploma written exam fee per unit: £135 excl. VAT (held at one of our venues)
- NEBOSH Diploma unit DNI exam: £99 excl. VAT
National General Certificate 2014 syllabus dates – Includes NGC1, GC2 and GC3
National General Certificate new syllabus dates – Includes NG1, NG2
Candidates are assessed with two written and one practical examination. Candidates need to pass all three units within a five-year period. A unit certificate is issued denoting successful achievement of each unit. A certificate award parchment is issued on completion of three units.
If required, you can sit exams at any of our training venues:
- British Councils in other countries
The pass rate for this course is over 90% and our candidates also achieve a high number of Credits and Distinctions.
The course price includes course materials and unlimited tutor support. Exam fees are additional.