How long is the NEBOSH construction course?

How long is the NEBOSH construction course?

The new format course and assessment process makes this qualification more demanding, but RISK have developed a syllabus format which covers the 9 study days and increases your chance of passing. NEBOSH Construction Certificate is a tough 9 day course – but we’ve split it to make learning easier.

The nine day Construction Certificate course with Open Book Exam

The NEBOSH Construction Certificate is a tough 9 day course covering two focused learning goals;

  • The basics of UK H&S Law and Management Systems and;
  • Identifying & Controlling Hazards.

The NC1 is assessed by Open Book Exam (OBE) and to pass, delegates need to achieve a mark of 45% or more. Plus participate in a 'closing interview' to achieve the NEBOSH Construction Certificate qualification.


NEBOSH Construction Certificate syllabus

Aligned to CDM regulations, NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction (UK) is guided by legislation but focused on best practice – and there’s a lot to digest!

There are many endorsed course providers and the best ones, like RISK, have NEBOSH Gold Partner status. But even then, there are a myriad of options to choose from; face-to-face classroom, virtual classroom, day release or block courses - which suits you best?

Standard construction syllabus

RISK construction certificate syllabus format

The broad syllabus includes:

CDM roles and responsibilities
Health and safety culture
Assessing risk
Managing change
Mobile plant and vehicles
Working at height
Musculoskeletal health
Work equipment
Chemical and biological agents
Physical and psychological health.

With an emphasis on practical application, successful learners will be able to:

Recognise, assess and control a range of common construction hazards
Develop safe systems of work
Take part in incident investigations
Advise on the roles, competencies and duties under construction legislation
Positively influence health and safety culture
Confidently challenge unsafe behaviours
Help manage contractors.

RISK deliver a wide variety of formats and now focus on the one which gets the best results. Pass rates improved when we split the NEBOSH Construction Certificate online tutor led learning into three focused sessions:

Session One - the basics of UK H&S Law and Management Systems - is a 3 day immersive, blended course. The virtual classroom sessions are backed by e-learning tools designed to embed the knowledge.

Session Two - Identifying & Controlling Hazards - is a 5 day engaging and interactive structured approach to the learning.

Session Three – This concludes with a revision focused day, developed to pull everything together just before your Open Book Exam.

Why online classroom based?
As the NEBOSH Construction Certificate qualification is only available by taking an online Open Book Exam, we believe the online classroom better prepares delegates for the assessment process.


If you have any questions, then please call us

The RISK team are here for you, whether it's out of hours support or simply a chat before committing to book on a course. If you find the new Construction Certificate course a little confusing, or simply want to discuss the implications of remote online tutor led learning for a greater understanding -  please call us on 01623 749718 or out of office hours call Val on 07967 826094.

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