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Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision

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Level 4 NVQ Diploma Construction Site Supervision


This qualification is suitable for individuals that have been employed within the construction industry, specifically as site supervisors or assistant site managers for a main building or civil engineering contractor. They will have been responsible for overseeing multiple trades throughout the duration of a single construction project. Candidates must have been employed long enough to facilitate the presentation of evidence to verify involvement in work activities typically associated with the role of a site supervisor or assistant site manager.

Candidates can provide evidence in various forms, including written communications (such as emails or memos), documentation (such as paperwork or worksheets), occupational observations (where an assessor observes the candidate performing a work activity), professional discussions (where an assessor questions the candidate to assess competency), or reliable witness testimonies.

This qualification is not intended for candidates with experience in supervisory or management roles specifically within a single trade subcontractor. For those individuals, the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Works Supervision would be the appropriate equivalent.

FAQs about Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision

The NVQ program offered by Health Matters presents a 'Fast Track' option for candidates. However, the completion time for the Level 4 Site Supervisors varies based on individual circumstances. Factors such as motivation, workload, and experience level influence the duration of qualification attainment.

Typically, the Fast Track option can be completed on average within 1-4 months. Nonetheless, candidates receive a supportive framework lasting 12 months. Upon induction, an assessment plan is created with the assessor, establishing time-bound targets for the individual's progression.

The Fast Track route involves limited written work and direct assistance from the assessor over three non-consecutive days on-site. The candidate must ensure they are freed up for these days to focus solely on the NVQ. The candidate will be asked to pre-organise 'Supporting Evidence' before each of the three days – the assessor will provide exactly what is needed before each day. During these on-site days, the assessor will undergo 'Professional Discussions' (PD). PDs are recorded conversations between the candidate and the assessor about their daily supervisory activities in construction. The assessor will guide these conversations to ensure the candidate explains their experience related to the qualification's 'Assessment Criteria'. The assessor may also help upload 'Supporting Evidence' to the ePortfolio.

After the three on-site days, the candidate may have to upload additional supporting evidence and organise their ePortfolio for their qualification (with additional electronic support from the assessor).

Before enrolling in the NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Construction Site Supervision, individuals should be confident that they have adequate prior experience to meet the evidence requirements detailed within the qualification specification.

The construction site supervisor must align the evidence with the criteria detailed in Pathway 1, which includes a mandatory 14 units and 1 optional unit. The mandatory unit's cover:

  • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace
  • Implementing, maintaining and reviewing systems for health, safety, welfare, well-being and environmental protection in the workplace
  • Assessing and agreeing on work methods for carrying out site operations in the workplace
  • Planning work activities and resources to meet project requirements in the workplace
  • Coordinating control in the workplace
  • Controlling work progress against agreed programmes in the workplace
  • Allocating and monitoring the use of plant, equipment or machinery in the workplace
  • Implementing communication systems for the projects in the workplace
  • Controlling work against agreed quality standards in the workplace
  • Contributing to the control of work quantities and costs in the workplace
  • Maintaining supplies of materials to meet project requirements in the workplace
  • Maintaining the dimensional accuracy of work in the workplace
  • Coordinating preparation for site operations in the workplace
  • Supervising the installation, maintenance, monitoring and removal of temporary works in the workplace

With the construction sector's fast-paced and busy working environment, any site supervisors enrolling on this qualification must be realistic and have the time to complete it.

A designated assessor supports the construction site supervisor's qualification journey. The assessor will provide guidance through the 15-units while offering feedback on whether the evidence submitted meets the standards required. In addition, assessors will provide ‘Unit Guidance’ to help direct the candidate to gather the appropriate evidence. Communication with the assessor will be via several methods: face-to-face on-site visits, video calls, telephone calls, and direct communication through the online portal.

The cost of the NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Construction Site Supervision qualification varies based on several factors. To find out today's price, click the enrol button at the top of the page.

Please note that there is CITB grant aid of £1000.00 available to CITB registered employers for this qualification. See link: https://www.citbni.org.uk/Grants.aspx