CCNSG Courses


The CCNSG Safety Passport Scheme offers three courses.

  • The National Course
  • The Renewal Course
  • The Leading a Team Safely Course
  • Test-Only for renewal

Each course is outlined below.

CCNSG Delivery Price-Cap

From the 1st August 2017 the ECITB/CCNSG set a maximum price that a training provider can charge. The agreed changes were driven by the requirements to protect end users and provide value for money for industry employers and candidates;

  • The price cap is the maximum that a training provider may charge. ECITB/CCNSG encourages and expects that the competition between training providers which has always existed will continue to result in a range of fees below and up to the cap. The detailed capped fees are inclusive of the £25.00 course registration fee:
  • 2 Day National Course - £150.00 +vat
  • 1 Day LaTS Course - £120.00 +vat
  • 1 Day Renewal Course - £110.00 +vat
  • The price cap will still permit the training providers to reach their own agreement with their clients on the issue of travel and accommodation costs. Any such costs passed on to the training provider’s clients are not included in the capped course fee.
  • However, any fees payable to a third party (such as a booking agency or course “broker”) which may have made any arrangements relating to a CCNSG training course or test, or which may have referred a learner to a training provider for training are included in the capped course fee.
  • It will not be permissible for the training provider to make additional charges in respect of the provision of cards. The fees described above reflect the maximum price that is paid per person in respect of CCNSG training, testing and card issuance.
  • There should be no reason why there should be any increases in prices as a consequence of the changes.

CCNSG National Course

The CCNSG National Course is a two day course for basic site safety. The CCNSG National Course is valid for three years from the date of the course.

The CCNSG National Course covers the following objectives:

  • Safe Behaviours at Work
  • Consequences of good/bad safety
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Risk Assessments
  • What is Hazard?
  • What is Risk?
  • Hierarchy of Control
  • As low as Reasonably Practical
  • Fire Safety
  • Manual Handling
  • Noise
  • HAVS
  • Confined Space
  • Asbestos
  • Working at Height
  • Site Transport
  • Signage
  • Excavations
  • Electric/Isolation
  • Environment
  • Reporting/RIDDOR

CCNSG Renewal Course

The CCNSG Renewal Course is designed as a one day refresher course for those who have already passed the CCNSG National Course. This has to be taken within three months of the Safety passport expiry date. If it is not taken within the specified time then the two day CCNSG National Course will have to be retaken. 

The CCNSG Renewal Course covers the following objectives:

  • The Impact of an Accident
  • The Importance of Safe Behaviour
  • Legal Framework
  • PTW
  • Good Practice

CCNSG Leading a Team Safely Course

CCNSG Leading a Team Safely is a one day workshop designed to provide an essential introduction to managing small teams within the context of Health and Safety in the Engineering Construction Industry.

The workshop covers a number of key topics including:

  • How to communicate successfully
  • How to lead a team successfully
  • How to achieve safe outcomes
  • Self-management
  • How to work safely with others

It explores these topics in an interactive way and delegates’ participation throughout the day is a key factor.

The course is based around the concept of ‘The Good Job’ and structured into four elements:

  • The Team
  • The Plan
  • The Job
  • Good Job

CCNSG Test-Only for Renewal Pilot

The CCNSG Test-Only for Renewal Course is designed for those delegates who are already in possession of a passport through successful attendance at a CCNSG National Course. The online renewal test must be taken within three months of the Safety passport expiry date.

Delegates must ensure that they are prepared for the test session which is a 60 multi-choice question test with a pass mark of 46 (80%) No training or assistance will be given at the test session so delegates must ensure they have revised their health and safety knowledge in preparation for the test. A summary of the topics contained within the CCNSG renewal test can be found below.

Understand health and safety legislation, regulations and safe working practices and procedures

  • Relevant health and safety legislation and regulations in relation to responsibilities of client or site operator, employers and employees.
  • Approved codes of practice (ACOP)
  • Role of Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Sources of H&S information
  • Who is responsible for the health and safety of people working on a site
  • The consequences for employers and employees of not fulfilling their legal health and safety responsibilities
  • The purpose and nature of risk assessments, method statements, and permit to work systems, and the relevance of local procedures and Safe Systems of Work

Understand the safe use of tools and equipment in different working environments.

  • Hazards and risks, ERICPD/ ALARP
  • Fire safety procedures
  • Manual handling
  • Dangers of slips, trips and falls
  • Working at height
  • Working with tools and equipment, noisy environments, vibrating equipment
  • Confined space/ excavations working
  • Hazardous substances/COSHH
  • Lifting operations
  • Dangers of asbestos/radiation
  • Site Traffic
  • Types of signs and warnings
  • Electricity and portable electrical appliances/ stored energy devices
  • Environmental Issues

Understand safe working practices and safe solutions to problems and emergencies.

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Incident reporting procedures
  • Reporting lines and procedures
  • Importance of training

Understand personal site safety responsibilities.

  • Consequences of safety first attitudes
  • Personal behaviour
  • Deal with and minimise the risks from different hazards

Note: Delegates are allowed two attempts at the test before having to attend the 1 day renewal course

The Test-Only for Renewal Pilot is currently only available at two providers;


The Engineering College