The NEBOSH National Construction Certificate covers the main legal requirements relating to health and safety in UK construction work, identification and control of construction workplace hazards, and the practical application of this knowledge. The syllabus is mapped to the National Occupational Standards for Health and Safety owned by Proskills and is supported by Construction Skills.
Who should attend
No previous health and safety knowledge is required although it is advisable that candidates do have an understanding of the basic practical aspects of the construction industry. It should also be noted that the practical assessment requires students to undertake an inspection of a construction workplace and to prepare an appropriate report.
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)
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.