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The NEBOSH National Health and Safety Management for Construction Certificate is a globally respected health and safety qualification.  

A modern, practical risk-based qualification providing practical skills and knowledge that can be applied to construction sites.  The course is aimed at health and safety managers, facilities managers, health and safety representatives, managers, supervisors and anybody who manages construction health and safety and contractors as part of their duties within their organisation. It also makes excellent continued professional development (CPD) for those who are looking to expand their knowledge.

Why choose British Safety Council?

As a Gold learning partner, we exceed the learning excellence principles, which include the quality of our material, expert tutors, exceptional support to all our students and the creation of an engaging and positive learning environment.

You will receive unlimited support from our approved NEBOSH tutors until you pass

All our learners will have free access to all our excellent online interactive Digital Learning Resources and Study Support Hub, with additional resources, tutor guidance and forums to talk with tutors and other students

From the very start of your studies, our expert tutors are committed to guiding you through your qualification, providing supportive learning and application of your knowledge in real-world scenarios, enabling you to confidently achieve your qualification.

The British Safety Council has been a trusted provider of health, safety sustainability and wellbeing education for over 65 years, with exceptional pass rates.  Not only will you be joining our large cohort of students who have successfully completed their professional development with the British Safety Council, but you will also be supporting our global charitable activities in our dedication to making sure no one is injured or made ill through their work.

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Examination Booking

The chosen study method fee does not include examination booking. You will need to book these separately.

Additional fee for NEBOSH Examination: £225 +VAT.

You can book your NC1 Open Book Examination here.

NEBOSH course information

What’s the outcome?

You will achieve the NEBOSH National Health and Safety Management for Construction Certificate which is an SCQF Level 6 qualification (equivalent to RQF Level 3, similar to an A Level).

A comprehensive foundation course that will provide you with a good understanding of the principles and practice of managing risk of a construction site and the confidence to apply your knowledge.

Course 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.

Enrolment period

Most students complete this course within 6 months. NEBOSH allows you up to 5 years to complete your assessment, we will provide access to resources and support until you complete your qualification.

Course overview

The qualification comprises one unit:

Unit NC1: covers the management of construction health and safety, CDM, safety culture, managing change and construction hazards and controls.  The unit is assessed via an open-book exam completed online.

If you are studying digitally the units are studied at your own pace, for classroom courses unit NC1 is taught over 9 days.

A copy of the full syllabus can be downloaded here.


Unit NC1: Open book examination is completed online via the NEBOSH exam portal, to which you have 48 hours of access. On average you should allocate approximately 5 hours to complete the exam. You’ll be awarded a grading for the NC1, as outlined below

  • Pass: 45-64 marks
  • Credit: 65-74 marks
  • Distinction: 75+ marks.

You can book your NC1 Open Book Examination here.

For additional information on assessments please see our NEBOSH Certificate Assessment Information page.

Results and certificates

NEBOSH will email you your results directly approximately 50 working days from your assessment.

You can see when your results are due on the NEBOSH website.

You will receive your certificate parchment within 8 weeks of the successful completion of both unit assessments.

Profession recognition

NEBOSH qualifications are recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

Learning progression: What’s next?

Once completed, our students often continue their studies by completing a NEBOSH Investigating Incidents, NEBOSH Fire Safety, Foundation in IEMA or a NEBOSH Diploma. Please contact us to discuss your options.

Learner's Agreement

British Safety Council will:

  • Use suitably qualified and experienced tutors to deliver the tuition
  • Cover all the specification learning outcomes
  • Provide or direct you to the information you need to pass the qualification
  • Provide you with expert advice on revision and examination technique
  • Respond in a timely manner to any queries
  • Be diligent and courteous at all times

You must:

  • Attend all scheduled sessions
  • Contribute to group discussions in a positive manner
  • Endeavour to be active, rather than passive in terms of learning
  • Complete the required number of revision hours
  • Pay particular attention to advice regarding revision and examination technique
  • Bring any learning difficulties to our attention at the earliest opportunity

Study methods and booking

Digital Learning

The NEBOSH National Health and Safety Management for Construction Digital Learning programme allows you to study at your own pace and in your own time.

Our online programme includes tutorial videos, a digital text book, interactive exercises, and practice questions to make sure you are fully prepared for the NC1 examination. You will also have access to our Study Support Hub, full of additional technical and soft skill resources to assist you with your study techniques and overcome procrastination and self-doubt, to enable you to excel in your learning. You will also have free, unlimited access, to our Study Support tutors and can engage in our student forum community.

Additional fee for NEBOSH Examination: £225 +VAT.

You can book your NC1 Open Book Examination here.

Why digital learning?

  • Study wherever and whenever suits you
  • Perfect for people with busy lives
  • Most cost-effective way to study

Virtual Classroom

You will get all the benefits of Digital Learning plus experience an expert tutor-led delivery in our virtual classrooms online. You can join our 9-day course via the web using a PC, laptop, tablet or phone and study in any location. Throughout this course, you can interact with our expert tutors, engage in group discussions and network with other students. Our learning is student-centric, full of activities, case studies and discussions, helping you to apply your knowledge in a practical setting.

Additional fee for NEBOSH Examination: £225 +VAT.

You can book your NC1 Open Book Examination here.

Why virtual classroom?

  • Benefits of both digital and face to face training
  • Engage with group discussions
  • Interact with our expert tutors

Face To Face

All the benefits of Digital Learning, plus experience our 9-day course studying within a classroom, networking with other learners, engaging with your tutor, being part of a community and even enjoying the delicious lunches. Book at one of our convenient locations across the UK.

Additional fee for NEBOSH Examination: £225 +VAT.

You can book your NC1 Open Book Examination here.

Why face to face?

  • Engage with your tutor
  • Opportunity to network with other students
  • Free from workplace distractions


Either virtual class or we can visit your workplace or a third party venue and deliver this 9-day course on dates of your choice

A cost-effective method that can be tailored to your organisation, creating a study community with your colleagues, building team relationships and discussing hazards and risks relevant to your organisation. Our dedicated account managers can guide you through the options that suit your organisation to support your learning requirements.

Additional fee for NEBOSH Examination: £225 +VAT.

You can book your NC1 Open Book Examination here.

Why in-company?

  • Cost-effective method that can be tailored to your organisation
  • Creates a study community with your colleagues
  • Allows you to tailor the training to your organisation

Frequently asked questions

Should you have any queries, please contact our Education Team ([email protected])

If you wish to provide feedback regarding the service provided by your tutor or our Education Team, please contact our Customer Service Team ([email protected]).

You can also refer the matter to NEBOSH ([email protected]).

If you wish to provide feedback regarding the service provided by NEBOSH, please contact the Scottish Qualifications Authority ([email protected]).

How long does the NEBOSH Construction course take?

The NEBOSH Construction Certificate takes 80-120 hours to study, depending on what delivery method you choose.

What happens if I have to re-sit my NEBOSH exam?

We will continue to offer you support and access to our resources until you pass. Please note that further exam fees are not included.

You can book a re-sit for NC1 Open Book Examination HERE.

What level is the NEBOSH General Certificate in Construction?

NEBOSH General Certificate in Construction is a Level 3 qualification, equivalent in academic terms to an A Level.

What is the cost of the NEBOSH General Certificate in Construction?

The cost of the NEBOSH General Certificate in Construction varies depending on what method of delivery you choose and the location. Please see the ‘How can I study’ section below for further information.

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