Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision
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FAQs about Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision
What is the Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision?
The Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision is aimed at those who operate in a supervisory role in the construction industry without a recognised qualification. NVQS are competency-based qualifications, meaning they are obtained through the submission of work-related evidence. Due to this, the construction supervisor must have prior based site supervisory experience to facilitate the generation of the required proof.
The qualification is not a training course and therefore, it does not require the construction supervisor to attend set days in a classroom, undertake exams or submit coursework as many courses do. This qualification delivery method makes it ideal for busy site supervisors who have progressed their careers within the construction sector based on ability rather than prior academic achievement. Site supervisors usually operate in a supportive role to the construction site manager.
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What is involved in undertaking the Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision?
Before enrolling in the NVQ level 4 diploma in construction site supervision, individuals should be confident that they have adequate prior experience to meet most of the evidence requirements detailed within the qualification specification.
The construction site supervisor must align the evidence to the criteria detailed within the six mandatory units' qualifications. The qualification covers:
- Unit 1: Maintaining health, safety, welfare, and environmental protection systems.
- Unit 2: Assessing and recommending work methods for carrying out site operations.
- Unit 3: Planning activities and resources to meet work requirements.
- Unit 4: Coordinating and organising the control of work.
- Unit 5: Controlling work progress against agreed programmes.
- Unit 6: Allocating and monitoring the use of plant, equipment or machinery.
Additional optional units will require evidence. These vary based on the chosen pathway based on the type of work that the construction site supervisor mainly operates. The paths are as follows:
- Pathway 1: Building and Civil Engineering.
- Pathway 2: Highways and Maintenance Repair.
- Pathway 3: Residential Development.
- Pathway 4: Conservation.
- Pathway 5: Demolition.
- Pathway 6: Tunnelling.
With the construction sector being a fast-paced and busy working environment, any site supervisors enrolling on this qualification must be realistic and have the time to complete it. The programme is self-paced, meaning that the individual must be motivated to maintain it within a set timeframe.
A designated assessor supports the construction site supervisor's qualification journey. The assessor will provide navigational guidance through the units whilst offering feedback on whether the evidence submitted meets the standards required. In addition, assessors will provide guidance notes and sample answers to help direct the supervisor to submit the appropriate form of evidence. Communication with the assessor will be via several methods: face-to-face assessment visits, video call, telephone, and directly through the online portal.