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Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management

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Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management Course

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The Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management is a competency-based qualification. Being competency-based means the qualification is gained solely by providing evidence of work-related experience. This evidence provided must prove that the individual has delivered upon a wide range of typical site manager activities. These activities are detailed as a pre-set list of requirements within the qualifications structure.

The evidence-based approach of the Construction Site Managers' NVQ is unique to National Vocational Qualifications. Work-related evidence is assessed to determine whether the site manager is awarded the qualification. Therefore, there is no requirement to attend classes, sit exams or submit coursework like many other traditional qualification routes. This qualification format makes it perfect for busy site managers who have progressed their careers in the construction sector based on ability rather than prior academic achievement. The qualification endeavours to provide recognition in the form of a nationally recognised qualification for the level at which such site managers work.

The Construction Managers NVQ is a perfect qualification for experienced site managers who wish to obtain a formal qualification as recognition for their work level. It is also appealing to construction companies who want to reward valued site managers by investing in their professional profiles. In addition, site managers who wish to hold the CSCS or CSR Platinum Managers card will require this qualification as it is a mandatory component in the application process. The certification is appropriate for site managers working in any construction area, including building, civil engineering, maintenance, development, conservation, and demolition.

To undertake the Level 6 NVQ Construction Managers diploma, the individual should currently work as a construction site manager. This requirement is primarily due to the qualification requiring evidence of the construction site manager job-specific experience. Candidates can generate evidence in a range of ways. Methods include providing witness testimonies from colleagues or industry experts who have had a prior insight into the construction site management activities of the candidate. Alternately, it could involve providing tangible evidence in documents or files that display the site manager's ability to manage and coordinate construction activities at a senior level.

Building site managers must align the evidence to the criteria detailed within the eight mandatory units' qualifications. These units are as follows:

  • Unit 1: Developing and maintaining good working relationships.
  • Unit 2: Allocating work and checking performance.
  • Unit 3: Establishing, implementing, and maintaining systems for managing health and safety.
  • Unit 4: Evaluating and selecting work methods to meet project or operational requirements.
  • Unit 5: Monitoring construction related project activities.
  • Unit 6: Controlling project progress against agreed quality standards.
  • Unit 7: Controlling project progress against agreed programmes.
  • Unit 8: Managing personal development in a construction-related environment.

A further set of units will require evidence, and the quantity will be determined by the chosen pathway based on the area of construction in which the construction manager 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.

The structure and units of this qualification are based on NOS related to Construction Site Management developed by CITB.

Enrolling construction managers must have the time to dedicate to obtaining the qualification and gathering the required evidence. In addition, the qualification is self-directed, meaning that the individual must be motivated to get it.

Throughout the qualification, there will be support provided by an assigned assessor. This assessor will help the delegate navigate their way through the units whilst providing feedback on whether the evidence submitted meets the standards required. In addition, assessors will provide guidance notes and sample answers to help direct the manager to submit the appropriate form of evidence. Communication with the assessor will be via several methods: face-to-face, video call, telephone, and directly through the online portal.

The time it takes for someone to complete the Level 6 Construction Manager NVQ is entirely up to them. Time varies based on an individual's motivation, workload, and experience level. Prior experience indicates that site managers can complete it anywhere between sixteen weeks and eighteen months. An assessment plan will be agreed upon during induction with the assessor, providing the individual with time-bound targets. Assessors can develop fast track assessment plans for those construction managers who require this qualification in a short timeframe.

Eighteen months of support is provided with any enrolment. Candidates can purchase additional assessor support over and above the eighteen months should they require it.

There are no pre-entry requirements other than the individual must demonstrate that they can meet the skills, knowledge, and experience requirements of a construction manager. These requirements are detailed within the qualification specification. Support is provided in advance of enrolment to ensure that any enrolling individuals are suitable.

The cost of the ProQual NVQ Level 6 Construction Site Management qualification varies based on several factors. It can range from £1750 - £2250 depending on the level of support required by the construction manager. 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 £1500.00 available to CITB registered employers for this qualification. See link:  https://www.citbni.org.uk/Grants.aspx