NEBOSH National Construction Certificate
A leading health and safety qualification for the construction industry that is held by more than 12,000 people in the UK and world-wide.
The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety provides a broad understanding of the general health and safety issues that affect construction activities and enables risks to be managed effectively. As well as covering a range of construction workplace hazards and methods of control, it includes the legal system in the UK and legislation relating to the management of health and safety at work.
No previous health and safety knowledge is required and it is an excellent course for:
- Managers, supervisors and worker representatives within the construction industry
- Similar people working in the utilities industry
- CDM Co-ordinators
- Manager of buildings or facilities who need to ensure contractors work
- Those wishing to start a career in health and safety
Many larger construction organisations choose the NEBOSH National Construction Certificate as an important part of their management development programme. Smaller construction organisations, operating in lower risk environments, often choose the NEBOSH National Construction Certificate as the appropriate qualification for the appointed person taking the lead on health and safety issues in their organisation. The qualification is referred to in the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 as an important knowledge indicator when assessing Stage 1 competence of CDM Co-ordinators.
The NEBOSH National Construction Certificate provides a valuable overview and is a sound basis for further professional study, such as the NEBOSH National Diploma, General Certificate and Fire Certificate. It also meets the academic requirements for Technician membership (Tech IOSH) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH – www.iosh.co.uk) and Associate membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Managements (IIRSM – www.iirsm.org).
As the NEBOSH National Construction Certificate includes UK legislation it is most suitable for those who intend to work in the UK, the NEBOSH International General Certificate is designed for those who intend to work outside the UK.
You can study by attending a classroom course, involving face-to-face teaching in one of our excellent UK venues or we can provide similar courses at your premises through our in-house services covering the UK and international locations. You can also study with one of our e-learning or blended learning programmes. We have a method of study that suits your preferred study style, availability and commitments.
The NEBOSH National Construction Certificate covers the main legal requirements for construction health and safety in the UK, identification and control of construction workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge. This is reflected in the three units that comprise the qualification.
Unit NGC1 Management of health and safety
- Foundations in health and safety
- Health and safety management - policy
- Health and safety management - organising
- Health and safety management - planning
- Health and safety management – measuring, audit and review.
Unit NCC1 Managing and controlling hazards in construction activities
- Construction law and management
- Construction site – hazard and risk control
- Vehicle and plant movement - hazards and risk control
- Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control
- Work equipment - hazards and risk control
- Electrical safety
- Fire safety
- Chemical and biological health - hazards and risk control
- Physical and psychological health - hazards and risk control
- Work at height - hazards and risk control
- Excavation work and confined spaces - hazards and risk control
- Demolition and deconstruction - hazards and risk control.
Unit NCC2 Construction health and safety practical application
- A workplace-based practical assignment that covers the application of understanding related to units NGC1 and NCC1.
ACT has authored and published in conjunction with RMS Publishing study books for use for the NEBOSH Construction Certificate. They reflect the syllabus requirements, contain many supporting photographs and pictures, a sample practical assessment and sample examination questions. This reinforces ACT’s standing as a quality provider of the NEBOSH Construction Certificate course.
Revision and exam tutorials
Tutorials are organised prior to each examination period and made available to all students as an option. They cover all three of the examined units of the qualification, providing an opportunity to revise and consolidate understanding. The tutorials greatly assist those that need coaching in examination technique and will increase student confidence to complete the written and practical examinations, leading to a better pass mark. Tutorials are open to students attending classroom based courses, e-learning and blended learning.
The qualification is divided into three assessed units, each of which is assessed separately. Assessment is by two written examinations (one for each of the Units NGC1 and NCC1) and a work-based practical examination (Unit NCC2). All units must be completed within 5 years to achieve the full NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety.
Exams take place in March, June, September and December. Study programmes are designed to lead towards these dates. Examinations for in-house courses can be arranged with NEBOSH on demand, for a date to suit the learning programme.
Unit NGC1 is common to the NEBOSH Construction Certificate and the NEBOSH Fire Certificate.
When taking these awards students do not have to sit NGC1 again if they have passed it within the last five years.
Students are awarded a unit certificate for each unit of assessment successfully achieved and an overall certificate parchment is given to students that pass all examinations. Students who are unsuccessful in one of the units may re-sit that unit.
Classroom based taught courses
Classroom courses provide an opportunity to discuss the topics with other students and the tutor and would suit those that enjoy interaction in a classroom environment. In particular, it has a number of features that may be helpful to those students who have not done formal study and examinations for some time.
The study periods lead up to the separate examination day, allowing time for private study and to attend the optional revision and examination tutorial period.
Classroom based taught courses are available from one of our venues in the UK or they can be organised as an in-house course in your premises if you have a number of students who need this qualification.
Course dates are available throughout the year, leading to NEBOSH exam dates:
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The full award NEBOSH Construction Certificate classroom course involves attendance at a one week and an eight day face-to-face study period that cover Units NGC1, NCC1 and NCC2.
Fees: £1,825 + VAT + NEBOSH fees (all venues except London)
Fees: £2,025 + VAT + NEBOSH fees (London only)
Fast track route for holders of Unit NGC1
Duration: 8 days study + optional exam tutorial + written exam and practical exam
Fees: £1,127 + VAT + NEBOSH fees (all venues except London)
Fees: £1,227 + VAT + NEBOSH fees (London only)
Directed Self Study Construction Conversion [DSS]
For holders of the NEBOSH National General Certificate full award, completed within the last 5 years.
Duration: 3 days study + 1 day exam tutorial + written exam and practical exam
Fees: £560.00 + VAT + NEBOSH fees (all venues except London)
Fees: £650.00 + VAT + NEBOSH fees (London only)
Revision and exam tutorials:
1 day (Unit NGC1 or NCC1/2) @ £159 + VAT
2 days (Units NGC1 and NCC1/2) @ £300 + VAT
NEBOSH Fees Unit NGC1 @ £43 VAT Exempt / Unit NCC1/2 @ £64 VAT Exempt
E-learning is a great method of learning for those without the time or availability to attend a taught course. You can start an e-learning course at any time and anywhere in the world. It is an interesting and enjoyable way to learn and you can gain support from a tutor while working at your own pace.
The course is available online and involves a minimum of 160 hours of study, which can be done in a flexible way to suit your availability to study during the course. We will agree a learning plan that will take you to an agreed examination date.
Students can access the revision and examination tutorials before taking their examinations at one of the many examination centres throughout the UK.
Blended learning provides the flexibility of e-learning with the interaction and guidance provided by a classroom based taught course. This approach would particularly suit those that want to reduce the amount of time away from work attending a classroom course but retain important face-to-face contact with a tutor.
The course involves a one week study period and the remainder of the study time is done online. This enables you to take a large part of the course in the classroom, which can be either before or after the online element of study has been conducted.
As with e-learning we will agree a learning plan that will complete your study and take you to a prearranged examination date. Students can also access the revision and examination tutorials before taking their examinations at one of the many examination centres throughout the UK.
Contact us for further information on how this course might meet your needs or to discuss the learning options available.
Bristol - North GrangeMercure Bristol North GrangeOld Gloucester RoadNorthwoodsWinterbourneBristolBS36 1RP
LeedsMercure Leeds Parkway Hotel Otley Road Leeds LS16 8AG
London - EalingDouble Tree by Hilton Hotel London – Ealing2-8 Hanger LaneEalingLondonW5 3HN
ManchesterNovotel Manchester Centre Hotel 21 Dickenson Street Manchester M1 4LX
NewcastleMercure Newcastle George Washington Hotel, Golf and Spa, Stone Cellar Road, High Usworth Washington, Tyne and Wear NE37 1PH
OxfordOxford Science (MWB Business Exchange)John Eccles HouseRobert Robinson AvenueOxford Science ParkOxfordOX4 4GP
ScotlandMercure Glasgow City 201 Ingram Street Glasgow G1 1DQ
West MidlandsThe Holiday Inn, M6 Jct.10 20 Wolverhampton Road Bentley Walsall WS2 0BS
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