Level 7 NVQ Diploma in

Construction Senior Management

This Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management costs £1,895 +Vat if completed within 12 months. Payment plans are available.

Develop and prove you have the skills needed to be a knowledgeable, competent senior site manager and gain an industry recognised route to full CIOB member application. This NVQ Level 7 in Construction Senior Management covers all aspects of higher responsibilities that senior managers have to control and will help progress your development and career.

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Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management

Key bits

£1,895 + Vat

Increased £1,500 CITB Grant Payment available with CITB Short Qualification Grants

Suitability

Who should do this course

This work-based qualification is aimed at learners who are leading and controlling projects in construction - for example, managers with responsibility for procurement, estimation or design. It can lead to employment at senior management level and is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Building as meeting professional standards at MCIOB level.

Level

What this level is the equivalent of

An NVQ Level 7 is equivalent to a Masters degree.

By their nature, NVQ qualifications are very different to Masters as they display your ability to specific work environments and job roles, whereas GCSEs display a more general academic achievement.

Duration

How long the NVQ takes to complete

The duration is always lead by the candidate undertaking the qualification. NVQs usually take about 10 weeks.

Progression

What completing this NVQ can lead to

Those who achieve this NVQ can progress to senior management job roles within construction, with responsibility for project operational management and oversight and/or financial control of the whole project. They may use the qualification to achieve professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB).

Funding

£1,500 CITB Short Qualification Grant

CITB provide grants for the successful completion of approved short qualifications that take less than one year and focus on core construction skills essential across the industry.

This card is available subject to the achievement of the Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management.

Not sure when your card expires? You can either download the CSCS Smart Check app on App Store or Google Play to check any construction industry card displaying the CSCS logo, or you can use the online card checker.

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Can you get a Black CSCS card with SMSTS?

The short answer is no, an SMSTS certificate is not enough to allow you to gain a black managers CSCS card in the construction industry, or any CSCS card for that matter.

It is however with some sites, a mandatory requirement and a great way to increase your skills and knowledge when it comes to managing health and safety on construction sites. An SMSTS and or SMSTS-Refresher course is one of the best places to start.

Ready to book your CSCS HSE Test? You can now book this simply online and do it at our centre in Stoke-on-Trent.

Reasons to study an NVQ with us

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Unrivalled expertise

You can be assured all our assessors are fully qualified, all having worked within the industry for years, acquiring extensive knowledge of the industry.

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Flexibility to suit you

We work around you, using a range of assessment methods coupled with the online ePortfolio, enabling you the flexibility to complete the NVQ at a pace to suit you, and your working life.

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ePortfolio

Whilst this isn’t a new thing, 24-7 access to your ePortfolio means that you can upload evidence at a time to suit you – not within the restrictions of a set timeframe. Coupled with access via mobile phone to capture evidence on the go, quickly and efficiently.

Units

Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management

To complete this NVQ Level 7 in Construction Senior Management, the candidate will need to complete the units applicable to their chosen pathway

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Pathway 1: Building and Civil Engineering

Mandatory Units:

  • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace (8)
  • Allocating work and monitoring people’s performance in the workplace (9)
  • Contributing to the identification of a work team in the workplace (8)
  • Establishing, implementing and maintaining organisational systems for managing health, safety, welfare and wellbeing in the workplace (17)
  • Establishing, controlling and monitoring environmental factors and sustainability in the workplace. (17)
  • Evaluating and confirming work methods in the workplace (10)
  • Planning the preparation of the site for the project in the workplace (16)
  • Monitoring project activities in the workplace (9)
  • Organising, controlling and monitoring supplies of materials in the workplace (8)
  • Identifying and maintaining communication systems and organisational procedures in the workplace (11)
  • Controlling project progress against agreed quality standards in the workplace (11)
  • Establishing dimensional control criteria in the workplace (10)
  • Controlling project progress against agreed programmes in the workplace (11)
  • Controlling project quantities and costs in the workplace (12)
  • Evaluating feedback and making recommendations in the workplace (8)
  • Managing your personal development in the workplace (9)
  • Managing the installation, maintenance, monitoring and removal of temporary works in the workplace (12)

 

Optional units (minimum of 1 unit must be achieved if this Pathway selected):

  • Enabling learning opportunities in the workplace (11)
  • Planning activities to traditional and heritage structures in the workplace (16)
  • Planning demolition activities in the workplace (12)
  • Planning and scheduling the maintenance activities of property, services or systems in the workplace (15)
  • Managing the project handover in the workplace (12)
  • Planning Tunnelling activities in the workplace (15)

Pathway 2: Highways Maintenance

Mandatory Units

  • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace (8)

  • Allocating work and monitoring people’s performance in the workplace (9)

  • Contributing to the identification of a work team in the workplace (8)

  • Establishing, implementing and maintaining organisational systems for managing health, safety, welfare and wellbeing in the workplace (17)

  • Establishing, controlling and monitoring environmental factors and sustainability in the workplace. (17)

  • Evaluating and confirming work methods in the workplace (10)

  • Planning the preparation of the site for the project in the workplace (16)

  • Monitoring project activities in the workplace (8)

  • Ensuring that work activities and resources meet project work requirements in the workplace (16)

  • Identifying, allocating and planning the deployment and use of plant, equipment or machinery in the workplace (9)

  • Organising, controlling and monitoring supplies of materials in the workplace (8)

  • Identifying and maintaining communication systems and organisational procedures in the workplace (11)

  • Controlling project progress against agreed quality standards in the workplace (11)

  • Controlling project progress against agreed programmes in the workplace (11)

  • Managing your personal development in the workplace (9)

  • Planning highways maintenance and repair activities in the workplace (12)

  • Controlling project quantities and costs in the workplace (12)

  • Evaluating feedback and making recommendations in the workplace (8)

Optional units (minimum of 2 units if this pathway selected):

  • Enabling learning opportunities in the workplace (11)

  • Providing customer services in the construction workplace (9)

  • Planning activities to traditional and heritage structures in the workplace (16)

  • Planning demolition activities in the workplace (12)

  • Establishing dimensional control criteria in the workplace (10)

  • Planning and scheduling the maintenance activities of property, services or systems in the workplace (15)

  • Managing the project handover in the workplace (12)

  • Managing the installation, maintenance, monitoring and removal of temporary works in the workplace (12)

Pathway 3: Residential Development

Mandatory Units

  • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace (8)
  • Allocating work and monitoring people’s performance in the workplace (9)
  • Contributing to the identification of a work team in the workplace (8)
  • Establishing, implementing and maintaining organisational systems for managing health, safety, welfare and wellbeing in the workplace (17)
  • Establishing, controlling and monitoring environmental factors and sustainability in the workplace (17)
  • Evaluating and confirming work methods in the workplace (10)
  • Planning the preparation of the site for the project in the workplace (16)
  • Monitoring project activities in the workplace (8)
  • Ensuring that work activities and resources meet project work requirements in the workplace (16)
  • Organising, controlling and monitoring supplies of materials in the workplace (8)
  • Identifying and maintaining communication systems and organisational procedures in the workplace (11)
  • Controlling project progress against agreed quality standards in the workplace (11)
  • Controlling project progress against agreed programmes in the workplace (11)
  • Managing your personal development in the workplace (11)
  • Providing customer services in the construction workplace (9)
  • Establishing dimensional control criteria in the workplace (9)
  • Planning and scheduling the maintenance activities of property, services or systems in the workplace (15)
  • Managing the project handover in the workplace (12)

 

Optional units (minimum of 2 units if this pathway selected):

  • Enabling learning opportunities in the workplace (11)
  • Planning activities to traditional and heritage structures in the workplace (16)
  • Planning demolition activities in the workplace (12)
  • Identifying, allocating and planning the deployment and use of plant, equipment or machinery in the workplace (9)
  • Controlling project quantities and costs in the workplace (12)
  • Evaluating feedback and making recommendations in the workplace (8)
  • Planning the installation of retrofit works in the workplace (16)
  • Managing installation, commissioning and handover of retrofit works in the workplace (16)
  • Managing the installation, maintenance, monitoring and removal of temporary works in the workplace (12)

Pathway 4: Retrofit

Mandatory Units

  • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace (8)
  • Allocating work and monitoring people’s performance in the workplace (9)
  • Contributing to the identification of a work team in the workplace (8)
  • Establishing, implementing and maintaining organisational systems for managing health, safety, welfare and wellbeing in the workplace (17)
  • Establishing, controlling and monitoring environmental factors and sustainability in the workplace (17)
  • Evaluating and confirming work methods in the workplace (10)
  • Planning the preparation of the site for the project in the workplace (16)
  • Monitoring project activities in the workplace (8)
  • Ensuring that work activities and resources meet project work requirements in the workplace (16)
  • Organising, controlling and monitoring supplies of materials in the workplace (8)
  • Identifying and maintaining communication systems and organisational procedures in the workplace (11)
  • Controlling project progress against agreed quality standards in the workplace (11)
  • Controlling project progress against agreed programmes in the workplace (11)
  • Managing your personal development in the workplace (9)
  • Establishing dimensional control criteria in the workplace (10)
  • Controlling project quantities and costs in the workplace (12)
  • Planning the installation of retrofit works in the workplace (16)
  • Managing installation, commissioning and handover of retrofit works in the workplace (16)

 

Optional units (minimum of 2 units if this pathway selected):

  • Enabling learning opportunities in the workplace (11)
  • Providing customer services in the construction workplace (9)
  • Planning activities to traditional and heritage structures in the workplace (16)
  • Supervising activities to traditional and heritage buildings and structures in the workplace (16)
  • Planning demolition activities in the workplace (12)
  • Evaluating feedback and making recommendations in the workplace (8)
  • Planning and scheduling the maintenance activities of property, services or systems in the workplace (15)

Initial assessment

Before you start work on your qualification you will meet with your assessor to discuss what you need to do to complete your qualification. This can include:

  • checking you are taking the right qualification level
  • checking you have chosen suitable units
  • identifying any training or learning you will need to help you gain your qualification
  • agreeing an assessment plan
  • signing a learning contract

Skill scan

As part of this meeting, you will discuss the skills and knowledge you may already have, and decide how this can be used towards your qualification. This process is sometimes called a skill scan.

Assessment plan

Once you have chosen your units you will make and agree an assessment plan with your assessor. This will show:

  • the units the plan covers
  • when you will be assessed
  • where the assessment will take place
  • what you will be doing
  • what evidence you will produce
  • who will assess you

The plan should also indicate the methods of assessment to be used to collect your evidence. Evidence can include:

  • direct observation in the workplace by a qualified assessor
  • witness testimony of work carried out by you in the workplace written by an expert witness
  • questioning – this could be verbal, written or computer based
  • other evidence which can include photographs or personal accounts

Before you start

A couple of steps before you begin your Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management

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