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NEBOSH International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
The NEBOSH International Construction Certificate is a globally respected health and safety qualification for the construction industry.
This qualification covers the core health and safety issues involved in construction. It aims to provide candidates with a comprehensive understanding of how to identify and manage workplace hazards.
Many employers find that NEBOSH International Construction Certificate holders have a strong understanding of managing construction workplace risks.
Who is this course suitable for?
The NEBOSH International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety course is for construction industry managers, supervisors and coordinators based outside the UK.
If you currently work or intend to base your career in the UK, the NEBOSH National Construction Certificate may be more suitable.
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.
Unit 1: IGC1 – Management of International Health & Safety
Element 1 Foundations in Health & Safety
Element 2 Health & Safety Management Systems 1 – Plan
Element 3 Health & Safety Management Systems 2 – Do
Element 4 Health & Safety Management Systems 3 – Check
Element 5 Health & Safety Management Systems 4 – Act
Unit 2: NCC1 – Managing and Controlling Hazards in Construction Activities
Element 1 Construction Law and Management
Element 2 Construction Site – Hazards & Risk Control
Element 3 Vehicle & Plant Movement – Hazards & Risk Control
Element 4 Musculoskeletal Hazards & Risk Control
Element 5 Work Equipment – Hazards & Risk Control
Element 6 Electrical Safety
Element 7 Fire Safety
Element 8 Chemical & Biological Health Hazards and Risk Control
Element 9 Physical & Psychological Health – Hazards & Risk Control
Element 10 Working at Height – Hazards and Risk Control
Element 11 Excavation Work & Confined Spaces – Hazards & Risk Control
Element 12 Demolition & Deconstruction – Hazards & Risk Control
Unit 3: ICC2: Construction health and safety practical application
ICC2 The practical assessment is carried out in the candidate’s workplace. They must complete it within 14 days of the ICC1 written examination.
Learning outcomes of NEBOSH International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
- Effectively manage health and safety on an international construction site.
- Identify and control common workplace hazards on a construction site.
- Understand the international requirements for managing health and safety at work.
- Understand the importance and critical elements of health and safety management systems.
- Apply the principles and practice of risk assessment.
- Identify construction workplace hazards, such as those associated with excavation, work at height, demolition and workplace transport safety.
- Use methods for controlling identified workplace hazards within the international construction industry.
How long does the NEBOSH International Construction Certificate take?
The duration of the NEBOSH International Construction Certificate depends on the study method:
- Distance learning = 164 hours
Many candidates who pass the International Construction Certificate choose to further their career later by undertaking the NEBOSH International Diploma.
The NEBOSH International Construction Certificate course consists of three assessments:
- An open book examination for Unit 1 (IGC1 – Management of International Health & Safety).
- A written examination for Unit 2: ICC1 – Managing and Controlling Hazards in International Construction Activities.
- A practical assessment (ICC2 - International construction health and safety practical application) carried out at your place of work. This will demonstrate that you can apply what you have learnt during the course to a real workplace.
Exams need to be booked separately to the course - book NEBOSH exams here.
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.
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.
You will be awarded a NEBOSH International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety upon successful completion of both units and the practical assessment. This is sent by post and usually arrives within 8-10 weeks after Phoenix publishes the results.
After completing this course, you will be eligible for Technician Membership of The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), as well as associate membership of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).
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.
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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.
When and how will I receive my NEBOSH certificate/diploma?
Your certificate or diploma is sent to you by Phoenix after the results have been announced. Your certificates will arrive from Phoenix 10-12 weeks 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.
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.
Why choose a NEBOSH course with Phoenix?
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.
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.
NEBOSH National General CertificateFind out moreThe NEBOSH National General Certificate course provides an overview of the core aspects of health and safety. It is considered the industry standard and is suitable for all industries, particularly managers/supervisors.
NEBOSH International General CertificateFind out more
The NEBOSH International General Certifica course provides a general overview of health and safety, ideal for managers, supervisors, or employee representatives based outside the UK/non-UK nationals.
NEBOSH International DiplomaFind out moreThe international equivalent of the National Diploma, this degree-level qualification is suited to people in or looking to progress to a senior health & safety role outside the UK.