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NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety (Part-Time)
January, May and September Delivery will be taught one evening per week over nine months. Around 58 hours of private study is also required.

This course is an open Continuing Professional Development course. In order to book, please follow the booking link, or if not available, fill out the enquiry form and a member of staff will be in touch with you shortly. 

This Certificate is aimed at managers and supervisors who need to ensure that activities under their control are undertaken safely. It covers principles for health and safety management systems as well as the control of hazards in construction, demolition and excavation. We’ll prepare you to carry out a safety inspection of a construction site or other workplace, assessing hazards and controls, and recommending remedial actions.

The Certificate is well established as a leading health and safety award for the construction industry. Over 12,000 people have gained the Certificate since it was launched over 25 years ago.

The course is delivered by part-time study over nine months, with teaching usually taking place one evening per week (6-9pm). Teaching will be supplemented with private study. You can start the course in January, May or September.

We also offer the option to study by distance learning.

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Course Information

Award Type NEBOSH National Construction Certificate

Delivery Method Classroom based, usually one evening per week

Mode of Study
Part Time

Location
Northumbria University, Newcastle City Campus

Start January, May and September

Duration
Delivery will be taught one evening per week over nine months. Around 58 hours of private study is also required.

Sector
Architecture, Built Environment and Construction, Engineering and Manufacturing

The course will be delivered by highly skilled and experienced professionals, approved by NEBOSH (the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health).

 

Teaching

As a part-time learner, you’ll usually be taught at the University one evening per week 6-9pm during term time. A series of interactive lectures will cover essential topics and relate them to workplace experiences. You can expect videos and practical inspections of real-world locations that illustrate how principles are put into practice.

You’ll be given access to Northumbria’s IT and library systems, allowing you to use resources such as electronic journals, databases and software.

Assessment

Assessments include written examinations administered by NEBOSH. There is also a requirement to write a short report based on a practical health and safety inspection. A typical report will identify potential hazards, outline the reasons for taking action (including reference to possible breaches of legislation), and set out remedial measures that could be implemented.

Units NGC1 and NCC1 will each consist of a 2 hour written exam with ten short answer questions (8 marks each) and one long answer question (20 marks).

The practical examination will include a safety inspection of a workplace, identifying common hazards and deciding whether they are adequately controlled. If necessary, suggestions of appropriate and cost effective control measures will be put in place.  

A report will then be prepared to persuasively urge management to take appropriate action, suggesting why such action is needed and which control measures should be implemented.

 

Many larger construction companies incorporate the NEBOSH Certificate within their training programmes for managers and supervisors. They know that safety cultures become stronger when all line managers have a sound understanding of the principles of risk management. Smaller companies also value the qualification, which helps them meet the requirements of clients and principal contractors when working as sub-contractors.

Holders of the National Construction Certificate are entitled to Associate Membership (AIOSH) of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The qualification also meets the academic requirements for Technical Membership (Tech IOSH) of IOSH and Associate Membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety meets the headline entrance criteria requirements for Construction Safety Associate membership (AaPS) of the Association for Project Safety (APS).

Holders of both the NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety meet the headline entrance criteria requirements for Registered Membership (RMaPS) of the Association for Project Safety (APS).

 

The Certificate represents an early step towards a career in health and safety. It’s a Level 3 qualification that provides a sound basis for studying further NEBOSH qualifications. These include the NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health, which can be achieved through courses offered by Northumbria University.

If your day-to-day responsibilities include activities that come under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, this Certificate will help you ensure that people are working safely. Students that enrol onto the Certificate in Construction who have previously completed the Certificate in Occupational health and safety don’t need to sit the NGC1 module as it is a common module throughout the two qualifications; this means that those students will be able to have a £500 reduction, but also start the qualification at the next intake point. The NEBOSH National Construction Certificate is a widely recognised and respected qualification and will consist of three units:

(NGC1) Management of Health and Safety

Foundations in health and safety

Health and safety management systems- Plan

Health and safety management systems- Do

Health and safety management systems- Check

Health and safety management systems- Act

(NCC1) Managing and Controlling Hazards in Construction Activities

Construction law and management

Construction site hazards and control

Vehicle and plant movement hazards and controls

Musculoskeletal hazards and 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

Excavation work and confined spaces- hazards and risk control

Demolition and deconstruction- hazards and risk control

(NCC2) Construction Health and Safety Practical Application

Construction health and safety practical application

The intake points for both of the aforementioned qualifications are as follows:

January

May

September

For the intake this year, any students who have previously completed the NGC1 will start in September rather than May. 

Units NGC1 and NCC1 will each consist of a 2 hour written exam with ten short answer questions (8 marks each) and one long answer question (20 marks).

The practical examination will include a safety inspection of a workplace, identifying common hazards and deciding whether they are adequately controlled. If necessary, suggestions of appropriate and cost effective control measures will be put in place.  

A report will then be prepared to persuasively urge management to take appropriate action, suggesting why such action is needed and which control measures should be implemented.

There are no specific entry requirements, nor is previous health and safety knowledge necessary. Please be aware that the assessment includes a requirement to write a short report. International/English Language Requirements International applicants are required to have an English language qualification such as:

• British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking

• Pearson Academic score of at least 54 with a minimum score of 51 in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking

The University also accepts many other English language qualifications. If you have any questions about our English language requirements please contact the International Admissions Office.

  • Legal requirements for health and safety at work
  • Implementation of health and safety management systems
  • Identification of construction workplace hazards
  • Methods of construction hazard control
  • Practical application of knowledge and understanding

Once the Certificate has been completed, students will have the choice to enrol on the NEBOSH National Diploma.

The fee for this course is £1,295, including one sitting of each of the exams.

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