Nebosh Construction Certificate

NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

A ‘must-have’ qualification for individuals in the construction industry

What is the NEBOSH Construction Certificate?

The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety is firmly established as a leading health and safety qualification for the UK construction industry.

Why take the NEBOSH Construction Certificate?

In 2018, there was an estimated 82,000 work-related ill health cases in the construction industry. Join the 20,000 holders of the NEBOSH Construction Certificate worldwide, who are helping to reduce this figure by saving the lives of their colleagues and members of the public.

Holders of the NEBOSH Certificate in Construction are able to identify, evaluate and control a wide range of construction workplace hazards. The qualification encourages a pragmatic approach to managing risk and covers the main legal requirements for health and safety in the UK, including an understanding of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

Many employers in construction and other related industries, such as utilities, find that the National Construction Certificate can improve the safety culture of their organisation. It provides a sound understanding of the principles of risk management.

NEBOSH Construction Certificate holders can also apply for technical membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Tech IOSH). Many students then progress to the NEBOSH National Diploma (Grad IOSH) and from there to chartered status (CMIOSH).

"Fantastic course that I would highly recommend. The trainer was brilliant, got everyone involved and promoted the desire to learn."

Mick Dunn - FCC Environment

Why study with RoSPA?


NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner


A delegate-centered approach to learning


Instrumental in every piece of UK safety legislation for over 100 years


Flexible study options to suit your needs – including COVID secure classrooms

What level is the NEBOSH Construction Certificate?

The NEBOSH Construction Certificate is comparable to the NQF/QCF Level 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland which is equivalent to A-level.

What does NEBOSH Construction Certificate cover?

The NEBOSH Construction Certificate is divided into 3 units (NGC1, CC1 and CC2), each of which is assessed separately. It is vital that delegates first complete unit NGC1 from the NEBOSH National General Certificate before moving on to CC1 and CC2:

Unit CC1: Managing and Controlling Hazards in Construction Activities

This unit is specific to the NEBOSH Construction Certificate. It is taught over three days and covers the following 12 topics:

  • Construction law and management
  • Construction site hazards and controls
  • Vehicles and plant movement
  • Musculoskeletal hazards and controls
  • Work equipment
  • Electrical safety
  • Fire safety
  • Chemical and biological health
  • Physical and psychological health
  • Working at height
  • Excavation work and confined spaces
  • Demolition and deconstruction

Two-hour written exam consisting of 10 'short-answer' compulsory questions and one 'long-answer' compulsory question. Papers are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.

Candidates are invited to attend one of RoSPA's superb health and safety revision courses, which are tailored specifically to help you learn how to pass the NEBOSH exams.

Unit CC2: Construction health and safety practical application

Work based practical assessment carried out in your workplace no later than two weeks after sitting your final NEBOSH exams. It is assessed by the programme organiser and externally moderated by NEBOSH.

You must complete all units within 5 years to achieve the full NEBOSH Construction Certificate qualification.

How to take the NEBOSH Construction Certificate?

There are three different ways to study towards the NEBOSH Construction Certificate:


Our training centres allow you to get away from the distractions of the workplace and focus on your qualification


If you can’t find time in your busy schedule to attend a classroom course, then studying the NEBOSH Construction Certificate Online is the answer


We can visit your workplace and deliver the course at a time and place to suit you. This is an effective way of training several delegates at the same time, saving on time and travel costs

What is NEBOSH?

Visit our NEBOSH FAQs to see your questions about NEBOSH answered.

"Fantastic course that I would highly recommend. The trainer was brilliant, got everyone involved and promoted the desire to learn."

Mick Dunn - FCC Environment

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