The NEBOSH Construction Certificate Explained
Improve your opportunities by getting the best training possible by completing a NEBOSH construction certificate
The NEBOSH construction certificate
is equal to a National Qualifications Framework Level 3 qualification. It is aimed at those supervising and managing construction projects and is also suitable for those engaged in facilities management.
A key advantage of completing the NEBOSH construction certificate
is that National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) qualifications are recognised throughout the world as a prestigious standard to achieve. It is also recognised by IOSH and can be used to qualify for Tech IOSH membership. This means that you have the kudos of two well-known professional body’s to add to your CV!
The course can run from between 12 to 18 days, depending on the training provider that is hosting the it. All providers cover the same syllabus which includes three modules; comprised of a number of elements. Delegates are expected to attend around 80 hours of face to face study for open courses. This is in addition to the 49 hours of personal study needed to pass the NEBOSH exams.
The NEBOSH construction certificate
shares its first module with the General Certificate in Health and Safety. This is the NC1 module - Management of Health and Safety. It covers the following elements: Foundations in health and safety, Policy, Organisation, planning and auditing health and safety management systems.
The second module is NCC1 - Managing and controlling Hazards in Construction Applications. This encompasses 12 elements focused around recognising and controlling a number of hazards including: chemical, biological, psychological, physical, vehicles and working at height. It also covers UK legislation in relation to construction health and safety.
The third module is NCC2 - Construction Health and Safety Practical application. This differs from the previous two modules as it is not assessed via a traditional written exam. This module consists of a practical report, using the information learned in the first two modules to complete a risk assessment for the workplace. The combination of knowledge and understanding and then being asked to practically apply it, means delegates have good around skills, making them very employable. This practical assignment must be completed within 14 days of the other exams.
For those holding an NGC1 module from another NEBOSH course, there is a construction conversion course available. This means those candidates that have been successful in completing NGC1, can receive the NEBOSH construction certificate by completing the two modules specific to construction NCC1 and NCC2. This is a very popular course as it allows previous NEBOSH graduates to make use of the qualifications they already have in a different field.
A new development in the delivery of NEBOSH course is that some providers are now offering the option to complete them by distance learning. Instead of attending a face to face classroom based course, the delegate can study in their own time and at their own pace. This suits the self motivated student and those with very busy schedules use the distance learning option as a way to study and work at the same time. To decide whether your best option is a face to face or distance learning course, consult an online search facility. They will be able to provide you with costs, exam locations and times to see which one best fits your schedule.