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NEBOSH Construction Certificate
The NEBOSH Construction Certificate, or NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety to give it its full title, is one of the most recognised health and safety qualificatons in the construction industry.
It is aimed primarily at managers, supervisers, CDM co-ordinators and anyone else who is responsible for making sure that construction activities under their control are undertaken safely.
The scope of the NEBOSH Construction Certificate also makes it suitable for managers and supervisors who are not specifically in the construction industry, but have a need to oversee the safe construction of temporary workplaces and structures. An example includes outside broadcasting of sporting events such as golf tournaments where temporary stands, television camera stands etc. need to be erected.
Benefits of the NEBOSH Construction Certificate
The qualification meets the academic requirements to apply for Technician membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH (the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health), and Associate membership (AIIRSM) of IIRSM (the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management).
Obtaining the NEBOSH Construction Certificate will allow you to:
- Assess construction site workplace hazards and develop appropriate control measures
- Develop an underpinning knowledge of health and safety legislation with regards to construction, and its impact on your site / project
- Assist your company's safety management programme
- Understand the main requirements and application of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007
- Understand the factors to consider when carrying out a construction site assessment; identify construction activity hazards, assess the risks and recommend control measures
- Successfully carry out a safety inspection of a construction site/workplace identifying hazards, recommending control measures and preparing a management report
- Develop a basis for a future career in occupational health and safety
- Identify the hazards and outline appropriate control measures in the following areas:
- 1) Movement of people and vehicles
- 2) Mechanical and manual handling
- 3) Work equipment
- 4) Electrical
- 5) Chemical and biological
- 6) Physical and psychological
- 7) Working at height
- 8) Excavation work
- 9) Confined spaces
- 10) Demolition
Exams and Assessment
NEBOSH provide standard exam sittings which are conducted every three months. Some providers enrol their candidates in these exam dates in order to keep costs to a minimum and offer low prices. Unfortunately though this can mean a wait of up to three months between the conclusion of the course and taking your exams, which is a lot of time to forgot most of what you learnt at the beginning of the course. So many lost marks will normally result in a failing of one of more unit, no qualification, and the need for a further re-sit (possibly in another three months time!), and of course even more information may have been forgotten by then. So trying to save time and money has actually ended up costing you a lot more of both!
Training providers are able to pay NEBOSH for the privilege of calling exams at their own venues whenever they choose. This means that exams can be scheduled straight after the conclusion of the training. Rather than forgetting what was taught because of a long wait, candidates go into the exams with the knowledge fresh in their minds, which is vital for examination success.
The exams for the classroom courses are scheduled for the week following the course, to give you the best chance of remembering the information and passing the exams first time.
This accredited NEBOSH qualification is assessed by one exam which lasts 2 hours, and a workplace-based practical assessment project. The exam is conducted in our training centres at the end of your course, and the project is completed in your own workplace. The project should take no longer than 3 hours to complete and you will have 7 days from the end of the course to return it to us by post.
If you are taking the full NEBOSH Construction Certificate course, you will also have an exam at the end of the NGC1 unit.
How are Classroom Courses Run?
All of our NEBOSH Construction Certificate classroom courses are run as full-time block weeks, Monday to Friday 9am until approximately 5pm. In our many years of experience we have consistently found that full-time block courses with exams scheduled straight after equates to a significantly improved likelihood of delegates passing all of the assessments required for actually achieving the qualification.
Unlike online or distance learning courses, having a course tutor present in the room, able to answer questions there and then, provides a significant benefit and is a key component of achieving high pass rates.
Enhanced Learning Credits
Service personnel who qualify for Enhanced Learning Credits can use them towards enrolling on a NEBOSH Construction Certificate qualification.
If you have ELCAS credits to use and are interested in enrolling on a NEBOSH Construction Certificate course, please call us on 0844 800 3295 or contact us online by clicking on the button below.
NEBOSH Construction Certificate Classroom Courses
At the BCF Group, we offer the NEBOSH Construction Certificate as a classroom course in two ways: the full course and a conversion course. The full NEBOSH Construction Certificate course contains the mandatory NGC1 unit, which is the same unit that is taught in the NEBOSH General Certificate syllabus. This means that if you have already taken and passed the NEBOSH General Certificate in the last five years, you don't need to repeat this NGC1 unit. Candidates in this position can take the NEBOSH Construction Certificate conversion course which does not repeat this unit and so is both shorter in duration and less expensive than the full course.
The certificate achieved at the end of both courses is the same, i.e. the official NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety Certificate; it just means that thanks to the modular make-up of the qualifications those who have already achieved the NGC1 unit do not have to do it all again!
There are no hidden extras to pay on top of our health and safety training course prices, unlike other providers who charge extra for things like study books and exam fees. Our NEBOSH Construction Certificate courses have the following included in the course cost:
- 624-page NEBOSH Construction Certificate Study Book
- NEBOSH Exam Fees
- NEBOSH Certificate Fees
- Lunchtime Buffet
- Refreshments Throughout The Day
- Free All-Day Car Parking (Except London: Barbican venue. NCP car park nearby.)
Full Course Dates
The full course includes the mandatory NGC1 unit and exam. Those who have already achieved the NGC1 unit within the last five years are eligible to do the Conversion Course (see further down).
Conversion Course Dates
Those who have successfully achieved the NGC1 unit within the last 5 years are exempt from having to do this mandatory unit again, and so can do the two week conversion course which does not include the NGC1 unit. Those who have not already achieved the NGC1 unit within the last five years will need to do the Full Course (see above).
NEBOSH Construction Certificate Distance Learning
Whilst we would always recommend a classroom course as the best option for learning the information, passing the assessments and achieving the qualification, we realise that for some people, taking up to three weeks out of the workplace will simply not be an option. Therefore, we also offer an the NEBOSH Construction Certificate course by distance learning.
Support is provided throughout, with expert tutors being available by phone, e-mail, Skype or secure messaging. Although it might not be as good as having a tutor right there with you in the room, you will still have a good support system in place as you progress with your distance learning studies. There is also an invitation-only Facebook Group where students can discuss topics with each other and NEBOSH course tutors.
To achieve the qualification, candidates must pass two written exams, and a practical assessment carried out in the candidate's own workplace. This practical assessment needs to be completed within 14 days of sitting the written examination.
Candidates also need to have completed all three parts within five years of registration.
The NCC1 and NCC2 written exams can currently be taken at the following locations:
Cost and Additional Fees
The distance learning NEBOSH Construction Certificate course costs £395.00 + VAT. This price does not include the NGC1, NCC1 and NCC2 exams/assessments. These can be booked when you have completed your studies and are ready to take them. Students enrolled with us receive a 50% discount on our NEBOSH exam only prices.
Please click on the button below to book and enrol on the NEBOSH Construction Certificate distance learning course.
Online NEBOSH Construction Certificate Course (Full Course Including NGC1 Unit)
Whilst we would always recommend a classroom course as the best option for learning the information, passing the assessments and achieving the qualification, we realise that for some people, taking over two weeks away from the workplace will simply not be an option. For others, being able to spread the course over a few months is more preferable to them. Therefore, we also offer an online version of the NEBOSH Construction Certificate course.
Course material is viewed online as PDF documents, which can also be downloaded and saved for study when offline. As well as these, it is also provided in audio form, allowing you to listen at anytime.
In addition to the actual course materials, students also have access to interactive material such as activities, video summaries and mock assessments.
The recommended number of study hours for the online course is 162 hours. Support is provided throughout, with expert tutors being available by phone, e-mail, Skype or secure messaging. Although it might not be as good as having a tutor right there with you in the room, you will still have a good support system in place as you progress with your online studies. There is also an invitation-only Facebook Group where students can discuss topics with each other and NEBOSH course tutors.
Cost and Additional Fees
The online NEBOSH Construction Certificate course costs £395.00 + VAT. This price does not include the NGC1, NCC1 and NCC2 exams/assessments. These can be booked when you have completed your online studies and are ready to take them. Students enrolled with us receive a 50% discount on our NEBOSH exam only prices.
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