Many people take the NEBOSH certificate as a first step on a career in health and safety. It provides a valuable overview, and is a sound basis for further professional study.
Study Method & Duration
This NEBOSH International Certificate in Construction is studied via distance learning. You will be provided with course materials which will also include study/revision/exam advice, tutor 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 course can be studied in your own time, with total flexibility around your available hours.
Recommended study hours: 164 hours
Unit 1: IGC1 – Management of International 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: ICC1 – Managing and Controlling Hazards in International Construction Activities
- Element 1 – Construction Management
- Element 2 – Construction Site – Hazards & Risk Control
- Element 3 – Vehicle & Plan 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
ICC2 – Practical Application
The Practical assessment is carried out in your own workplace. The practical must be completed within 14 days of the ICC1 written examination.
The NEBOSH International Construction Certificate course consists of three assessments:
- An open book examination for Unit 1 (IGC1 – Management of International Health & Safety).
- A written examination for Unit 2: ICC1 – Managing and Controlling Hazards in International Construction Activities.
- A practical assessment (ICC2 – International construction health and safety practical application) carried out at your place of work. This will 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.
You will be awarded a NEBOSH International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety upon successful completion of both units and the practical assessment. This is sent by post and usually arrives within 8-10 weeks after the results have been 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(s) 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
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 the three units.
- Johannesburg, South Africa
- Durban, South Africa
- Cape Town, South Africa
- Bloemfontein, South Africa
- 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.