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This course is established as a leading qualification in health and safety for the construction industry. It is suitable for managers and supervisors within the construction industry and is designed to provide an appropriate breadth of underpinning knowledge that enables them to discharge more effectively their duties or functions with respect to health and safety.

Course details

This qualification is referenced within the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) for the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 as a key knowledge indicator when assessing Stage 1 competence for CDM co-ordinators. The NCC1 unit comprises 12 elements; Element 1: Construction law and management Element 2: Construction site - hazards and risk control Element 3: Vehicle and plant movement - hazards and risk control Element 4: Musculoskeletal hazards and control Element 5: Work equipment - hazards and risk control Element 6: Electrical safety Element 7: Fire safety Element 8: Chemical and biological health hazards and control Element 9: Physical and psychological health - hazards and risk control Element 10: Working at height - hazards and risk control Element 11: Excavation work and confined spaces - hazards and risk control Element 12: Demolition and deconstruction- hazards and risk control The NCC2 unit comprises a safety inspection of a workplace identifying common hazards, followed by a report to management outlining the issues identified and urging them to take appropriate and cost effective actions.

Entry guidelines

There are no specific barriers, in terms of academic qualifications, skills or experience to this course. Ideally you should have at least two years work experience in any area of work and have a level 2 English qualification or equivalent. The standard of English required by the candidates studying for this award must be such that they can both understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. If English is not your first language you should be qualified to IELTS 6.0 or higher.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Assessment Method

NCC1 is assessed by a two hour written examination marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH. NCC2 is assessed by a two hour practical examination carried out in the candidate's own workplace, marked by the tutor/assessors and moderated by NEBOSH

Additional Information

These two units must be combined with NEBOSH unit NGC1 to gain the full NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety. See separate leaflets for details. A unit certificate is issued denoting successful achievement of each unit. A Certificate award parchment is issued on completion of all three units.

Where can I progress to?

The qualification meets the academic requirements to apply for Technician Membership (Tech IOSH) of Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). This is the first step to becoming a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner as a Chartered Member of IOSH (CMIOSH). It is also accepted by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) as meeting the academic requirements for Associate membership (AIIRSM). Candidates wishing to further develop their health and safety expertise may consider studying the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

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When does this course run?

  • Starts 08th Jan 2018 - Ends 06th Jul 2018 Ref S087J001

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £750.00

    Please note, there are no discounts for this course.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Monday 18:00 — 21:00 Cotton Exchange
  • Starts 09th Jan 2019 - Ends 22nd May 2019 Ref S087K001

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £750.00

    Please note, there are no discounts for this course.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).