NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety


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The NEBOSH National Construction Certificate is one of the UK’s most widely respected and in-demand health and safety qualifications for the construction industry. There are currently more than 20,000 certificate holders.

This qualification covers the core health and safety issues involved in construction and aims to provide candidates with a comprehensive understanding of how to identify and manage workplace hazards.

Who should take the NEBOSH construction course?

This E-learning course is designed for construction industry managers, supervisors and coordinators, including those who manage contractor activities or work in environments that are classed as temporary workplaces.

If you wish to build a career in construction health and safety, this course offers the foundation you need to improve your skills and knowledge.

Many candidates who pass the National Construction Certificate choose to further their career later by undertaking the NEBOSH Diploma.

What does the NEBOSH Construction E-learning Course cover?

All the core health and safety issues that arise during construction work are covered by this comprehensive E-learning course. It provides candidates with a thorough grounding in the identification and management of workplace risks.

In particular, candidates are trained to identify, evaluate and control a wide range of construction workplace hazards and to take a pragmatic approach to risk management.

The course covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK.

What is the benefit to employers?

In construction, utilities and other related industries, employers find that the NEBOSH National Construction Certificate gives staff a sound understanding of managing workplace risks.

These include hazards associated with excavation, working at height, demolition and workplace transport safety. The E-learning course also covers the duties of clients, designers, principal designers, principal contractors and contractors under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

Enrolling staff onto this course enables industry employers to improve the safety culture within their organisation, helping them to avoid costly risks. In turn, they can run a safer and more efficient business.

Course programme

Unit 1: NGC1 – Management of 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 Systems 4 – Act

Unit 2: NCC1 – Managing and Controlling Hazards in Construction Activities

Element 1 – Construction Law and Management
Element 2 – Construction Site – Hazards & Risk Control
Element 3 – Vehicle & Plant 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

Assessment and certification

Candidates are assessed with two written and one practical examination. They are required to pass all three units within five years.

A unit certificate is issued denoting achievement of each unit, and an award parchment is issued on completion of the three units.

Recommended study time for this NEBOSH course is 162 hours.

Exams take place at multiple locations in the UK and South Africa. For students in other countries, it may be possible to sit exams at a British Council Office.

Why choose a NEBOSH qualification?

The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health is a UK-based independent examination board delivering vocational qualifications in health, safety and environmental practice and management.

In its 40 plus years of existence, more than 400,000 people globally have gained a NEBOSH qualification. Their qualifications are taken by people working in all types of industries, as well as national and local government organisations.

Study Method

How does E-learning work?

The E-learning programme is extremely flexible and has been designed to work around your busy schedule.

Employees will receive course materials in the form of PDFs, which can be read online or downloaded for offline study.

Course materials are provided in audiobook form too, so you can listen to the content online.. They can also be downloaded to listen to later. This is supported by a wealth of interactive material, including revision activities and video summaries.

We offer all students dedicated support to prepare for NEBOSH exams. As part of your course, you will be issued with a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) to complete for each exam you sit. Your completed TMA(s) will be marked by your tutor in the same way an exam is marked by an examiner. This includes detailed feedback and support given around subject knowledge, application and exam technique. Our tutors will help you to prepare effectively, so that you have the best chance of getting great exam results first time round.

What support is available during the E-learning course?

JMA’s team of experienced mentors offer support throughout the E-learning course. They can be contacted by phone, email, Skype and via the technical tutor support messaging system.

The JMA Facebook group is a popular source of course information, enabling participants to share knowledge, learn from others, get support, and ask questions as they arise.

You will also receive a monthly newsletter that contains revision guides and supplements relevant to your course/qualification. It’s jam-packed with everything from tips to survival kits!

What are the alternatives to E-learning?

If E-learning isn’t a suitable option, the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction is also available as a classroom course or via distance learning.

Course Fees

The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction costs £395.00 +VAT. This includes the course audiobook, tuition fees and online revision module free of charge (value £80.00).
Please note that the exam costs are not included. You should book and pay for the exam separately when you are ready to take it.

Exam costs are:
• One written exam (Unit 1 or Unit 2): £99.00.
• Two written exams sat on the same day (Unit 1 and 2): £145.00.
• One practical exam (Unit 3): £50.00.
• Two written exams sat on the same day and 1 practical exam (Unit 1, 2 & 3): £180.00.
All prices exclude VAT.
How do students access the E-learning course?

Once the course fees have been paid via debit or credit card, you will receive an automated email to the address provided at the time of booking. This gives full details of how to access the course.

Why choose JMA?

JMA is one of the leading providers of health and safety courses in the UK. We are widely respected for the knowledge and experience of our mentors and tutors.

One thing that also makes us different is the JMA Pass Pledge: a promise that you are entitled to continue studying – free of charge – if you fail to meet the required standard in examinations. But, in any case, we’re confident that you’ll pass the course first time. 90% of people who take our courses do.

Enrolling on to JMA Health & Safety’s NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety entitles you to a wide range of student discounts with the NUS TOTUM card. Check if you’re eligible for over 200 student discounts.

Frequently asked questions

When will I receive my results?

Eight to ten weeks after taking the examination.

When will I receive the certificate?

Certificates arrive a further eight to ten weeks after the results are announced.

Are there any entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements, however it is recommended you have a suitable level of English in order to understand the concepts outlines in the course.

Do I need to pay for the exam?

The cost of the course does not include the exam. You should book and pay for the exam separately when you are ready to take it.

What’s the duration of the course?

The recommended study time is 162 hours.

What happens if I fail the assessment?

You pay to do the exam again but get free support under the JMA Pass Pledge guarantee.


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