Block course: 10 training sessions (1 day per week)
Suggested progression: Requalification every 5 years
NEBOSH Construction Course Schedule
Take a look at our training schedule for all future NEBOSH Construction Course dates.
Why get a NEBOSH Construction Certificate?
The NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction online course is a new qualification, replacing the old National Construction Certificate in Health & Safety. It is designed to help those with health and safety responsibilities to carry out their duties at work more effectively, and to protect the organisations for which they work.
Over 180,000 people worldwide hold a NEBOSH qualification. NEBOSH courses cover a broad range of key health and safety issues and preventative measures, giving managers, supervisors and staff around the world a greater understanding of safe working practices.
Completing your NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction online course will grant you a certificate which also allows you to apply for an academically qualified person’s CSCS card (white CSCS card). This allows you access to construction sites and is also a prerequisite for many jobs.
Our NEBOSH training courses provide all course members with a sound knowledge of health and safety legislation, in order to enable them to confidently monitor safety performance and procedures within their workplace, and highlight areas for reform.
Delegates will also learn how to effectively investigate work-based accidents, and assist in the composition and implementation of safe systems of work and accident prevention programmes.
The NEBOSH qualification will also enable trainees to identify potential hazards that are often associated with day-to-day workplace activities, giving them the knowledge to help colleagues ensure that their place of work is used and managed safely.
Who is the NEBOSH Construction training course for?
The NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction course is aimed at Supervisors, Managers and those with a role under the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 within the construction industry, who are required to ensure that activities under their control are undertaken safely.
It is likely to prove useful for anyone concerned with the management of buildings, and who may need to ensure that contractors are working safely. It’s also an ideal way for construction personnel to upskill, and start on the path to a site safety career.
What does the NEBOSH Construction course consist of?
No previous health and safety knowledge is required, although it is advisable that candidates do have an understanding of the basic practical aspects of the construction industry. The course will cover:
- The foundations of construction health and safety management
- Improving health and safety culture and assessing risk
- Managing change and procedures
- Mobile plant and vehicles
- Working at height
- Musculoskeletal health and load handling
- Work equipment
- Chemical and biological agents
- Physical and psychological health
The two assessments from the old NEBOSH Construction Certificate have now been merged into a single, open book exam:
- NC1 – Online open book exam (OBE) over a 48 hour time period
Unlike the previous NEBOSH Construction Certificate, there is no longer a practical risk assessment element for this course. Learners have the full 48 hours to complete the NC1, and can leave or return to the exam at any time. It does not have to be completed in one sitting, though you may do so.
Why you should train with a NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner
A Gold Learning Partner doesn’t just exceed these principles – they greatly exceed them. Gold Learning Partners go beyond what’s necessary to deliver the best possible training experience.
SAMS is an official NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner. What you might not know is exactly what that means, or how it affects people taking our NEBOSH courses, particularly now that we provide NEBOSH courses via remote learning.
Since all NEBOSH courses are fully certified, what is the difference between a course with us and a course with a Bronze or Silver Learning Provider? And how has the change to open book exams for remote learning affected NEBOSH training standards? Read on to find out!
What is the NEBOSH Partner Programme?
The NEBOSH Learning Partner Programme is designed to signify the quality of training you will receive from a training provider. NEBOSH grades its partners on three levels: bronze, silver and gold. Bronze describes any training provider that offers certified NEBOSH courses, and ensures that your training meets the following principles:
- Ensure all learners understand what is expected of them and what they can expect from their Learning Provider.
- Deliver a guaranteed number of learning hours to every candidate.
- Create a learning environment that is engaging and encourages interaction that is appropriate for the course and type of delivery.
- Provide accurate course materials and continually update and improve them.
- Ensure tutors are qualified, knowledgeable, competent and engaging.
- Give learners feedback on their progress and provide appropriate support.
- Review course delivery and learner feedback and action as necessary.
A Silver Learning Partner must demonstrate that they have exceeded these principles, offering a higher standard of training than is strictly necessary under the guidelines. NEBOSH Silver Learning Partners are considered to offer a very good level of training, and provide an engaging learning experience with plenty of materials, useful feedback and strong oversight.
A Gold Learning Partner doesn’t just exceed these principles – they greatly exceed them. Gold Learning Partners (like us!) go beyond what’s necessary to deliver the best possible training experience. For NEBOSH, this means training that takes each individual’s needs into account, engaging with learners and providing constant feedback and support.
Why you should do your NEBOSH with SAMS
SAMS has achieved Gold Partner status, the highest level of certification that NEBOSH offers. This means that we not only fulfil what is required from NEBOSH, but greatly exceed it in every area. This doesn’t just mean great quality training from engaging and knowledgeable trainers, but also everything that surrounds the course.
As a Gold Learning Partner, SAMS aims to provide a set of skills that will serve you for life. As well as information that’s valuable to your CV, we empower our learners to share that information with others, and instill a positive safety culture in their workplace. We’ll ensure that you get all the materials you need to maximise your learning, and that you can ask questions and receive top quality support – all particularly crucial when learning remotely.
NEBOSH Zoom training
While you will receive the same content from any NEBOSH course, the way you’re taught that information can have a major impact on how you absorb it. This is especially true now that NEBOSH has permanently switched to an open book exam component. This was a change that had been planned anyway, but was accelerated to allow people to take their exams online during the pandemic.
While you may think that an open book exam would be easier – and therefore be less reliant on training – the opposite is arguably true. Now that you have all of the key information in front of you, the emphasis is on how well you understand that information, and whether you can put it into practice. This makes great training even more important, as it helps you to absorb information rather than just memorising it.
In response to the pandemic and the changes to the course, SAMS has completely overhauled our NEBOSH National Construction Certificate. The syllabus now reflects these changes in a way that’s unique to SAMS, and which is designed to get the most out of Zoom training. Our NEBOSH online course is designed to maximise participation, delivering exercises and talks that will help to engage learners in a home working environment.
Book your NEBOSH course today
SAMS offers the NEBOSH National Construction Certificate course as remote learning via Zoom, allowing you to gain your qualification entirely from home. Our 10-day course will give you a direct link to our fantastic trainers, with the opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback directly. You’ll also receive physical course materials to help you learn and study alongside the training.
To find out more information, contact us on 01843 821406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
We also offer the NEBOSH National Construction Certificate as an e-Learning course, allowing you to learn from the comfort of your own home. You can complete the course online in any desktop or laptop browser, learning at your own pace.
Please note that unlike some of our other e-Learning courses, you will still need to complete written and practical exams to achieve your NEBOSH qualification. Visit our NEBOSH National Construction Certificate e-Learning page to find out more, or get in touch with us today.