Lay the foundations for healthier and safer construction.

Gain invaluable knowledge, practical skills AND a globally respected qualification that supports your role: You’ll gain:

  • Technical know-how to comply with legislation and implement best practice
  • Practical skills to apply back in the workplace
  • Confidence to influence your colleagues to work more safely
  • Ability to adapt to changing workplaces and sites

Everything you need to make your construction site healthier and safer!

Who is it for? 

NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction (International) is ideal for:

  • Construction site managers
  • Contracts managers
  • Site workers with health and safety responsibilities
  • Construction health and safety advisors

It also makes excellent continued professional development (CPD) for health and safety professionals working in other industries or looking to move into construction.

NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction (International) can help to:

  • Minimise workplace injuries and illness
  • Boost employee wellbeing
  • Demonstrate your commitment to health and safety, which can help win business
  • Provide knowledge on how to control a range of construction hazards
  • Strengthen your health and safety culture


Employers looking for more information on how NEBOSH qualifications can benefit your organisation, can find out more on our NEBOSH Corporate Services page. 

Health and Safety Management for Construction (International)

A practical qualification that gives you the skills and confidence to take on health and safety responsibilities in the construction industry

Focussed on best practice with reference to ILO guidance

Over 20,000 people hold a NEBOSH Certificate level construction qualification

Course details

Learners will be better able to influence their on-site colleagues to work more safely; because they will gain the confidence and technical know-how to challenge unsafe behaviours and offer practical solutions.

NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction (International) is focussed on best practice with reference to ILO standards. The broad syllabus includes:

  • Roles and responsibilities in construction
  • Health and safety culture
  • Assessing risk
  • Managing change
  • Excavation
  • Demolition
  • Mobile plant and vehicles
  • Working at height
  • Musculoskeletal health
  • Work equipment
  • Electricity
  • Fire
  • Chemical and biological agents
  • Physical and psychological health

NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction (International) is focussed on the industry best practice outlined in the ILO guidance. With an emphasis on practical application, successful learners will be able to:

  • Recognise, assess and control a range of common construction hazards
  • Develop safe systems of work
  • Take part in incident investigations
  • Advise on the roles, competencies and duties under construction legislation
  • Positively influence health and safety culture
  • Confidently challenge unsafe behaviours
  • Help manage contractors.

The NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction (International) can only be studied and assessed in English. 

Length of course

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


We've developed a practical assessment for this practical role.

This is a digital assessment based on a realistic scenario, that will test both what you know and what you can do. You will be asked to carry out a series of tasks using evidence from the scenario and the underpinning knowledge gained through your studies and revision. You will have 48 hours to download, complete and submit your assessment.

Your assessment will be marked by an external examiner appointed by NEBOSH. These examiners are chosen for their experience and expertise to ensure that learners are assessed by the very best from our industry.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

It is important that learners have a suitable standard of English language in order to understand and articulate the concepts contained in the syllabus. NEBOSH recommends that learners undertaking this qualification should reach a minimum standard of English equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or higher in IELTS tests.

Read more about language requirements for NEBOSH qualifications. 

Important note: NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction (International) is a standalone qualification. This means that you will not be able to use units from other NEBOSH qualifications against any part of this qualification.

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Choose a Learning Partner

Every learner must register with a NEBOSH accredited Learning Partner and undertake the relevant learning before taking an assessment and gaining a qualification. It is not possible to self-study for a NEBOSH qualification. 

Our global network of Learning Partners provide excellent learning and support and will help you prepare for your assessments. You can search for Learning Partners in our Where to Study section, and can filter the results by multiple factors, such as location and mode of study.

You should ensure that the Learning Partner you choose offers the qualification in the way you want to study. We recommend that you explore your options before selecting a Learning Partner as it is an important personal choice.

The factors you may wish to consider include:

  • Mode of Study – Options available include face to face, distance learning, in-company training and eLearning. Has one method of learning been more effective for you in the past?
  • Course Structure – If you opt for classroom training, would you prefer day or evening classes, block release or a modular course?
  • Location – Being able to study and sit your examinations locally may be an important consideration for you. NEBOSH examinations are taken in over 130 countries.
  • On-going support – Will the support provided during your course and in the run up to your assessments match your expectations?

Find a Learning Partner


Each Learning Partner sets their own fees to reflect the service offered. We recommend you contact a number of Learning Partners to establish what their fees are and what is included in the fee. Costs can vary depending on the mode of study, the level of support given, and the inclusion of examination registration fees, for example. 

Read more about our Learning Partner Programme and how to choose the right Learning Partner for you: Choosing a NEBOSH Learning Partner.

Professional recognition and SQA accreditation

Professional body recognition

Holders of the NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction (UK and International) are entitled to associate Membership (AIIRSM) of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM).

SQA accreditation

In line with changes being made to Health and Safety Management in Construction (UK), this qualification is being updated to a Level 7 qualification from 2023. Please speak to your Learning Partner to confirm if this affects your studies. Our recent news item provides more information on changes to the UK version of the qualification; UK NEBOSH construction qualification secures CSCS recognition.

  • The syllabus studied by learners taking their assessment up to and including 17 January 2023, sits in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at SCQF Level 6 with 12 SCQF credit points.
    SCQF Level 6 is comparable to RQF/CQFW Level 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 
  • The syllabus studied by learners who complete their assessment on or after 7 March 2023, sits in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) at SCQF Level 7 with 12 SCQF credit points.
    SCQF Level 7 is comparable to RQF/CQFW Level 4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

See the Qualifications Can Cross Boundaries chart issued by the UK regulators.

Where appropriate, the SQA Accreditation logo will appear on certificates awarded for this qualification. The SCQF logo, credit and level information will appear on the unit result notification. Please click here for further information on SCQF credit and levels.

Existing Learners

Don't forget, your Learning Partner will be able to answer any questions about the qualification, register you for the relevant assessments, and will be a key point of contact throughout your studies. 

This is a replacement qualification for the NEBOSH International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety which has now been withdrawn. If you did not complete your assessments on the previous version of the qualification, please contact your Learning Partner for further support. 


Examination dates

CI1 - For the CI1 digital assessment learners will have 48 hours to access, complete and submit their paper starting at 11am (UK time) on the examination date.

We have confirmed the following dates for CI1 assessments:


Examination date

Results notification date


2 April 2024

13 June 2024


2 July 2024

11 September 2024


1 October 2024

10 December 2024


Find out more about digital assessments for certificate qualifications.

Registration for your examination

Once your Learning Partner has registered you to an examination, NEBOSH will send you a Confirmation of Registration email that includes your learner number, and important information relating to your examination. Please ensure that you check your name is spelt correctly and let your Learning Partner and NEBOSH know if any changes are required. If you have not received this email please remember to check your spam folders.

Login details 

Following receipt of your Confirmation of Registration email, NEBOSH will send you a further email containing your Username and Password for the NEBOSH online examination platform. If you have not received this email please remember to check your spam folders.

If you have previously sat an online examination with NEBOSH, you will not receive new a new login. You will be able to access the online examination platform using your previous login details. 

Examination results

All results for assessments taken in English should be received within 50 working days from the date of the examination. The specific date is written on your examination entry confirmation. 

Further study

For learners wishing to continue their professional development NEBOSH offers a wide range of internationally recognised qualifications.

Our range of Award and Certificate level qualifications offer the opportunity to learn specific industry applications – such as fire safety, process safety, environmental management and leadership – hone specific skills such as incident investigation or take a more general approach via the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

For those wishing to study at a higher level, the NEBOSH Diplomas or Masters qualification offer the opportunity to gain one of the sector’s most prestigious qualifications.


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Assessment Guidance

Learners completing their assessment on or after 7 March 2023 will sit Unit CI1:

Reference Sources

References have been supplied to aid tutors when preparing their course materials and learners as part of their studies, these can be accessed by clicking the link below.  

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