Full qualification title: Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management – Building and Civil Engineering (Construction).
The qualification is suitable for learners who have at least five years of experience working as Site Managers, preferably with a Main Contractor or a large Specialist Subcontractor.
You will need to demonstrate that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to:
- obtain information on H&S, hazards and safe methods of work and regularly check quality of work against relevant standards.
- organize site layout for traffic, for storage and for work activities
- plan daily and weekly work activities
- allocate work to teams, subcontractors and individuals
- obtain necessary project information (dimensional and surveys)
- implement necessary quality control
- organize and chair site meetings
- create and amend work programmes and schedules
- monitor progress of work
- organize supply of materials, equipment and services
- ensure that Environmental requirements are identified
- identify training/learning opportunities for workers and teams
The most common way to achieve your NVQ is called the On Site Assessment and Training (OSAT) and involves an assessor collecting evidence of candidate’s skills and knowledge. The evidence has to come from the site observations and site documentation i.e. Company H&S Policies, Risk Assessments and Method Statements, Toolbox Talks, Safety Induction, Purchase Orders, Minutes of Site Meeting, Requests for Information, Programmes of Work as well as email correspondence regarding H&S, planning of work, information, re-scheduling work activities and quality of work. Copies of these documents are normally easily obtainable from the candidate and their employer or client. There is also a requirement for a tape-recorded discussions with assessor at various stages of the assessment, to confirm learner’s knowledge.
How long does it take?
The minimum length of the assessments from the candidate’s registration to the actual achievement of the NVQ is about three months and the maximum is twenty four months. We will always make sure that you achieve your qualification in the shortest possible time by using assessment methods tailored to your circumstances and constantly updating you on the progress of the assessment.
You can apply for a temporary Experienced Manager (Red) CSCS card while being assessed for you NVQ which is valid for three years. On completion of the assessment you will be able to apply for a permanent Black CSCS card valid for 5 years.
Health & Safety Test
You will require a valid MAP (Managerial & Professional) CSCS Health and Safety Test in order to obtain your Experienced Worker (temporary) CSCS Card. So if you don’t have one or you passed your test more than 2 years ago please visit Construction Skills website to book one.
You can purchase the Operative CSCS Test revision materials here (it is cheaper than at Construction Skills):
However, if you wait until the assessment’s completion, you will not be required to pass the test to obtain your CSCS Card, as the H&S aspect is included within the assessment
The cost of the full assessment is £2000 + VAT. Construction companies registered for CITB Levy can claim grants from the CITB for each completed NVQ assessment.
You can spread the cost into two payments – one at the beginning of your assessment and another one at the completion. Please contact us for more information.