Level Three NEBOSH Construction Certificate Health and Safety


The National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety is designed for supervisors and managers within the construction industry and is designed to provide a sound breadth of underpinning knowledge that enables them to discharge more effectively their duties with respect to health and safety in construction activities. The qualification is referenced within the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) for Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 as a key knowledge indicator when assessing Stage 1 competence for CDM co-ordinators.

Once tuition has finished, candidates are allowed a week before they complete the exams. There are two exams on consecutive days and candidates have a fortnight to complete the practical element.

On successful completion of each of the units, a unit certificate will be issued. In order to achieve the NEBOSH General Certificate in Construction Health and Safety, qualification in each of the three units must be achieved within a five year period.


All costs include exam fees and course material.


What will I study?

The syllabus consists of:-

Unit NGC1 Management of health and safety

  • Foundations in health and safety
  • Policy
  • Organising for health and safety
  • Promoting a positive health and safety culture
  • Risk assessment
  • Principles of control
  • Monitoring, review and audit
  • Incident and accident investigation, recording and reporting

(Unit NGC1 is common to the National General Certificate and the Construction Certificate. Therefore, students who have either passed the National General Certificate or unit NGC1 within the previous five years will be exempt from completing that unit again). 

Unit NCC1    Managing and controlling hazards in construction activities

  • Construction law and management
  • Construction site - hazards and control
  • Vehicle and plant movement hazards and control
  • Musculoskeletal hazards and risk control
  • Work equipment hazards and control
  • Electrical safety
  • Fire safety
  • Chemical and biological health hazards and risk control
  • Physical and psychological health hazards and risk control
  • Working at height - hazards and control
  • Excavation work, confined spaces and working in cofferdams and caissons - hazards and control
  • Demolition - hazards and control

Unit NCC2 - this is the practical aspect aimed to test the candidate's ability to carry out a safety inspection of a construction workplace and to prepare a report that persuasively urges management to take appropriate action.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements although it is advisable that candidates have an understanding of the basic practical aspects of the construction industry. The examination also includes a requirement to write a short report.

Additional information

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Validated by NEBOSH

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education Apprenticeships 2018 Summer Part-time course guide