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NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

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 (TechIOSH) 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.





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.

NCC1 examinations take place in February, May, August, and November. 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.

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.



Course Content


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.


Duration: 10 day