FAQs about Health and Safety Management for Construction (International)
What is the International Construction Certificate?
This qualification is suitable for a range of employee types, from those who currently work in a trade and aspire to progress into a less manual role to current construction supervisors or managers who require a formal qualification to aid them with the delivery of health and safety aspects of their job.
The course content focuses on the management of construction risk, how to produce or contribute to a construction health and safety plan, contractor safety, safety culture, risk assessment, development of basic safe systems of work and how to take part in accident and incident investigations. The primary aim of the qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and practical techniques to contribute to the management of health and safety within the construction industry.
How long does it take?
When delivered from a classroom or via Zoom, the course involves 68 taught hours, typically delivered over ten days. In addition, NEBOSH recommends that delegates invest 40 self-study hours to ensure they are adequately prepared to meet the assessment requirements.
How is it assessed?
The International Construction consists of one unit assessed in an open book exam format. Learners must apply the knowledge gained from the course to complete several tasks which are based on a fictional construction site scenario. These tasks are based on typical duties undertaken by those who manage construction health and safety risks as part of their employment. Learners are required to achieve a mark of at least 45% to gain a pass and be awarded the certification.
What type of qualification is the NEBOSH International Construction Certificate?
NEBOSH qualifications are categorised as ‘Other’ qualifications by SQA Accreditation in Scotland. These are categorised as Vocationally Related Qualifications (VRQs) in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. VRQs provide the knowledge and practical skills required for job roles through a structured study-based training programme, which combines the assessment of knowledge and understanding in written examinations and the practical application of learning in the workplace. VRQs are a popular type of qualification because they are nationally recognised, flexible and offer routes for progression to employment or further study.
Is the NEBOSH International Construction Certificate accepted worldwide?
Yes, the NEBOSH International Construction Certificate is recognised worldwide. NEBOSH values its status as a nationally recognised awarding body. In the UK and increasingly worldwide, accreditation is recognised as a badge of quality, adding value to qualifications.