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NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety Conversion Course Sept 2020

8 Day Certificate Course plus Exam £1,200 +VAT

MOD Enhanced Learning Credits can be used on this course

Please note that as this is a conversion course, delegates must have passed the NGC1 exam within 5 years of the NCC1 exam date.

Course Dates:

14th - 23rd September (NCC1)

Assessment Dates

The date of the classroom invigilated NCC1 exam will be on the 9th of December.

The NCC2 practical risk assessment application is also conducted in the workplace/home and is to be submitted within 10 days of the NCC1 exam, so the 19th of December.


Timings for the delivery of the course will be from 09:00 to @ 17:00 daily; a lunch break and a number of short refreshment breaks will be included throughout the day.

Have I Chosen the Right Course for Me?

This qualification is designed for people working in construction, civil engineering, utilities, facilities, broadcasting, property management and more. It is particularly suitable for managers, supervisors, principal designers and principal contractors who require the right level of skills and know-how to fulfil their health and safety responsibilities.

For some, the National Construction Certificate can be a crucial first step towards establishing a lifelong professional career in the field of occupational health and safety within their chosen industry. Many who take the National Construction Certificate progress on to one of our Diploma level qualifications. Many health and safety diploma holders also want to take this qualification to broaden their knowledge of construction health and safety risks and controls.

What Does the Qualification Cover?

The qualification is divided into two units, each of which is assessed separately:

  • Managing and controlling hazards in construction activities (NCC1)

  • Construction Health and Safety practical application (NCC2)

Synopsis of Course Syllabus

The NEBOSH Construction Certificate course syllabus is made up of the following units:

Unit NCC1: Managing and Controlling Hazards in Construction Activities

  • Element 1: Construction law and management

  • Element 2: Construction site - hazards and risk control

  • Element 3: Vehicle and plant movement - hazards and risk control

  • Element 4: Musculoskeletal Hazards and risk control

  • Element 5: Work equipment - hazards and risk control

  • Element 6: Electrical safety

  • Element 7: Fire safety

  • Element 8: Chemical and biological health - hazards and risk control

  • Element 9: Physical and psychological health - hazards and risk control

  • Element 10: Working at height - hazards and risk control

  • Element 11: Excavation work and confined spaces - hazards and risk control

  • Element 12: Demolition and deconstruction - hazards and risk control


Unit NCC2: Construction Health and Safety Practical Application



This accredited NEBOSH qualification is assessed by a single exam of 2 hours and a workplace-based practical inspection project. The exam is conducted in the centre where you studied NCC1. The practical assignment is completed in the workplace; the practical assignment should take no longer than four hours to complete and you will have 10 days from the end of the course to return it to us by email.

Students should be aware that this course is intense and as such, they are required to undertake personal study in their own time throughout the duration of the course up until the date of the exams. It also recommended that any distractions over the duration of the courses are minimised as far as possible to enable maximum study time and therefore chances of a first-time pass.

Useful Documents

The syllabus guide and many other useful documents, including previous examiners reports, can be accessed at this link:


Those who successfully complete the course and pass the assessments are awarded the official NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety. Certificates are forwarded to the candidate by us approximately 16 weeks after completion of the course although results are usually issued within 12 weeks.

Learner Support

At the point of enquiry, it is our policy to offer sufficient pre-course guidance with accurate and up to date literature and to have a short meeting/phone/online call with you to help ensure that you’re choosing the most appropriate qualification for your needs. If you have received this booklet but not yet had a chance to chat about your qualification, please call the Learning Advisor on the number below.

Prior to the start of the course, the Learning Advisor will provide as much information and support as is required, during the course you should speak with the trainer in the first instance, who will seek further advice and clarification from the Learning Advisor if required. Contact can be made with the Learning Advisor at any time. All queries will be answered in a transparent and efficient manner, the contact details for your Learning Advisor are as follows:

Mr Stuart Gilkinson

Tel: 07841 023522

In addition, advice can also be sought direct from the NEBOSH website which contains access to a number of support materials:


Our Commitment

You can expect the highest standards of quality training from suitably qualified trainers, regardless of which training venue or course you have chosen.

You will be treated with respect, courtesy and dignity and due consideration given to your sex/sexual orientation, religious, cultural and philosophical beliefs.

Due consideration will be considered for persons with physical or learning impairments and reasonable adjustments made wherever possible. Please inform us if you have any such impairment at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the course and please note that this must be backed up with written evidence from a recognised body/professional and be no older than 5-years prior to the exam.

Unfortunately, as the classroom is located on the first floor and with no lift facility, delegates with certain physical impairments may find it access challenging.

Examination Postponement

We reserve the right to not enter any candidate for a NEBOSH exam due to poor attendance

If you are unable to attend a session, it is your responsibility to read the relevant chapters in the textbook.

We reserve the right to not enter any candidate for a NEBOSH exam due to poor mock exam results, this may be open for discussion with individual candidates depending on their abilities and commitment and a new proposed date for sitting the exam can be agreed upon.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however it is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.

NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.

For further information please see the latest version of the IELTS Handbook or consult the IELTS website:

A chart mapping IELTS scores to the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) can be found on the British Council and IELTS websites at:

Learners wishing to assess their own language expertise may consult the IELTS website for information on taking the test:


Lunch and Refreshments

Delegates can bring their own food and drinks with them should they choose to do so, there is also a shared kitchen on the premises with a microwave oven and refrigerator. A ‘snack van’ visits the centre each morning and a co-operative store is also sited within walking distance. Refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits etc. will be provided throughout the course.


The course is being held in Suite 8 at The Portway Centre, Old Sarum Park, Old Sarum, Salisbury, SP4 6EB

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