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NEBOSH Construction Certificate

The NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety course is designed for managers, supervisors and site workers with health and safety responsibilities, working in the construction industry.

Prices starting from £395 +vat

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Course overview

The NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction Certificate (Launched 2021) is one of the UK’s most widely respected and in-demand health and safety qualifications for the construction industry. 

This NEBOSH Construction Certificate qualification covers the core health and safety issues involved in construction and aims to provide candidates with the practical skills and technical knowledge to manage construction workplace hazards.

In construction, utilities and other related industries, employers find that the NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction Certificate gives staff a sound understanding of managing workplace risks.

Enrolling staff on this course enables industry employers to improve the safety culture within their organisation, helping them to minimise workplace risks and injuries, as well as complying with the Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations.

Study Phoenix’s NEBOSH Construction Certificate online, in the classroom or even via in-house learning.

This NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction (UK) course replaces the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction.

Classroom Courses & Covid

We continue to operate classroom courses safely throughout the UK, working with our venues to ensure they adhere to strict Covid-secure measures. We use larger training rooms to enable social distancing, follow government guidelines on hand sanitising, facemask wearing and no longer allow a buffet style food service. A copy of our Covid Classroom Risk Assessment is available on request.

Who is this NEBOSH Construction Certificate suitable for?

The NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction course is ideal for those working in the construction industry, including:

  • Construction Site Managers/Supervisors
  • Contractor Managers
  • Construction Health & Safety Advisors

If you wish to build a career in construction health and safety, this course offers the foundation you need to improve your skills and knowledge.

Course programme

NEBOSH Health & Safety Managesment Construction Certificate programme:

Health and safety culture

CDM (Construction Design and Management) roles and responsibilities

Assessing construction site risk

Managing change

Mobile plant and vehicles

Work equipment

Electrical safety

Fire safety

Chemical & Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control 

Physical & Psychological Health

Working at Height

Excavation and Demolition

Demolition & Deconstruction – Hazards & Risk Control

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes of the NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction Certificate:

  • Effectively manage health and safety on a construction site
  • Identify and control common workplace hazards on a construction site
  • Understand the UK’s legal requirements for managing health and safety in construction
  • Understand the importance and critical elements of health and safety management systems
  • Be aware of the duties of clients, designers, principal designers, principal contractors and contractors under the Construction Regulations 2015
  • Conduct and participate in incident investigations
  • Apply the principles and practice of risk assessment
  • Identify and assess construction workplace hazards, such as those associated with excavation, working at height, demolition and workplace transport safety
  • Use methods for controlling identified workplace hazards within the construction industry
  • Advise on duties under constructions legislation
  • Manage contractors safely


How long does the NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction Certificate take?

NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction (UK) will involve a minimum of 68 taught hours, and approximately 40 hours of private study and background reading to prepare for the 48 hours open book examination.

The duration of depends on the study method:

Next steps

Many students also progress to the NEBOSH National Diploma (Grad IOSH) and, from there, to chartered status (CMIOSH).


The NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction Certificate course consists of one assessment:

  • An open book examination - Candidates will have 48 hours to complete this written examination from home. Candidates are required to answer a set of questions relating to a real-life scenario.

NEBOSH external examiners will evaluate the open-book assessment.

If you are booking the classroom course, your exam cost will be included within the price. If you are booking on to the e-learning course your exams will be an extra fee and will need to be booked separately.

Exam dates are set by NEBOSH and can be found on our 'book a NEBOSH exam' page.

  • What is an Open Book Exam?

    An open book exam assesses the same learning outcomes as an invigilated, paper-based exam. With an open book exam, you can have access to textbooks, course notes and the internet. 
    You can complete an open book exam in your own home, or another suitable location. You will have up to 24 hours to complete the NEBOSH open book exam, but we find that most candidates only take 4 – 5 hours.

    The open book exam will assess your ability to apply your knowledge, as well as testing your analytical and critical thinking skills.

    Please note: Exam dates are set by NEBOSH. You can find exam dates here.

  • What is a closing interview?

    Following the open book exam is a short closing interview, which takes approximately 15 minutes. The purpose of the interview is to confirm that the work you have submitted is your own and that you did not have any assistance in completing your NEBOSH assessment. 

    The closing interview takes place via video call, which you can access via smartphone, tablet or computer.

    The interviewer will ask to see identification, you need to provide either your passport, driving license or national identity card. The interviewer needs to see the room that you are in to ensure you don’t have access to notes during the interview. 

    The interviewer will ask you questions based on your open book exam, your work and your submission.

    Your closing interview is not an assessment, so you won’t receive a mark. If the interviewer is happy that the work is your own, your mark will be published in line with NEBOSH timeframes.

    For more information, visit the NEBOSH guide to Open Book Exams.

    External examiners mark both assessments and are appointed by NEBOSH. Each examiner is chosen for their experience and expertise, ensuring candidates are assessed by the best in our industry.

Payment plans

Payment Plans are offered to self-funding UK students only. We require 30% of the total course fee upfront. Payments will be made monthly from the day your deposit was made and must be received within 7 days of this date. The balance of your account must be cleared in full, prior to you registering for examinations. Payment plans can be paid by: Credit/debit card or bank transfer. If you would like to organise a payment plan please get in touch.


View all FAQs
  • When and how will I receive my NEBOSH results?

    Results are notified by NEBOSH after completing the course. NEBOSH send out the results 10-12 weeks after the exams. Your certificates will arrive after the results have been announced.

  • What happens if I fail the NEBOSH assessment?

    The Phoenix Pass Pledge will cover your additional studies, but you retake the exams at your own cost. 
  • What level are NEBOSH qualifications?

    NEBOSH Certificates are level 3, which is equivalent to an A level qualification. NEBOSH Diplomas are level 6, which is equivalent to an Honours Degree.
  • Are there any entry requirements for NEBOSH Certificates?

    There are no entry requirements, which makes the NEBOSH Certificate an ideal starting point for your health and safety training. Learners must have a suitable standard of English language to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus.  
  • When and how will I receive my results and NEBOSH certificate?

    NEBOSH send out the results 10-12 weeks after the exams. Your certificates will arrive from Phoenix 10-12 weeks after the results have been announced.

Why choose a NEBOSH course with Phoenix?

  • Accredited Partner

    Phoenix Health and Safety is a NEBOSH Gold Partner. This accreditation means our NEBOSH course materials, tutors, and learning environments are all stamped with excellence.

  • Expertise

    We are one of the UK's leading providers of training in health and safety. 

    Our tutors and mentors are widely respected for their expertise, experience and ability to provide an enjoyable learning experience. 

  • Student support

    We go the extra mile to make sure our course attendees receive the best possible support, through study guides and student groups.

    Many candidates find our Facebook community group particularly helpful while they are studying, as it enables them to compare notes with fellow students and ask questions.

  • The Phoenix Pass Pledge

    Every Phoenix NEBOSH course entitles you to continue studying free of charge if you fail to meet the required standard in examinations. However, this is rarely necessary. Our pass rate for NEBOSH General Certificate training courses is above industry average, with a high number of credits and distinctions.