Units NGC1 and NCC1 are taught units each assessed by a two-hour written examination. Each written examination consists of ten ‘short-answer’ questions and one ‘long-answer’ question. All questions are compulsory. Candidate scripts are marked by external examiners appointed by NEBOSH.
Unit NCC2 is assessed by a two-hour practical examination carried out in the candidate's own workplace to test the application of taught health and safety principles in a construction workplace. The assessment must normally be taken within 14 days of a written examination. The practical examination is internally assessed by the course provider and must be marked by an experienced and qualified safety professional.
'The Guide' to the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction contains the full syllabus and sample examination papers and is available from the Publications Shop. Past examination papers and Examiners Reports (which include the relevant question paper) are also available from the Publications Shop. They do not contain model answers, but provide guidance as to what the examiners look for when marking scripts.