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Higher Apprenticeship – Construction Site Supervisor – Level 4

Typical job roles associated with this apprenticeship can include Assistant Site Manager, Assistant Supervisor or Construction Site Supervisor. With SMEs, the roles are likely to include Site Manager or Site Supervisor. The apprentice will complete the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment as part of this Higher Apprenticeship standard.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Professional Construction
Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 4
Number Of Years: 3
Interview Required?: Y
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/higher-apprenticeship-construction-site-supervisor-level-4
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Course Information for Students

Typical job roles associated with this apprenticeship can include Assistant Site Manager, Assistant Supervisor or Construction Site Supervisor. In the case of SME construction companies, the roles are likely to include Site Manager or Site Supervisor. Such roles are associated with the supervision of specialist contractors and workers on construction projects and are based on construction sites with occasional time in offices.

The typical duration for this apprenticeship is three years but this will depend upon the previous experience of the apprentice and the access they have to opportunities to gain the full range of competence.

Successful apprentices will gain a Level 4 HNC qualification in Construction and the Built Environment (please see the relevant course page for more information) that meets the knowledge requirements of the apprenticeship standard.

English and Maths at Level 3 will need to be achieved before taking the End Point Assessment and will be included in the Level 4 qualification.

This apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours typically required to achieve Technician status or the equivalent with the industry’s recognised professional bodies. The final assessment process for this apprenticeship will typically be partly representative of the review process required for professional registration.

You need to be highly motivated and working in the construction industry. You should have at least one of the following:

  • A Level 3 qualification with an overall grade equivalent of Merit. This could be a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment, three A-levels in relevant subjects or a Level 3 qualification in Engineering. An international equivalent of these is also accepted.
  • Relevant work/industrial experience of five years (full-time). If this work experience is not supported by education qualifications such as GCSEs, then a minimum proficiency in Maths and English at Level 2 needs to be evidenced.

Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your achieved qualifications and successful interview.

Please note that, in line with the Consumer Act and as articulated in our Student Protection Plan, we reserve the right to close a course if there are insufficient students to make the course viable.

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

Knowledge required

  • Construction Management: understand management principles and the project management lifecycle
  • Planning and Organising Work: understand the importance of project planning and resourcing and be able to analyse different techniques
  • Monitor Quality: able to define the quality required on a finished construction project
  • Monitor Costs: understand the importance of cost control on a construction project

Skills required

  • Health and Safety: identify risk of activities and encourage all employees to demonstrate safety-conscious behaviours
  • Sustainability: assess, identify and record the environmental impact of projects
  • Construction Technology: assist in the implementation of the most appropriate solutions for construction projects
  • Project Management: use effective management principles and be able to supervise construction workers
  • Planning and Organising Work: understand the overall plans for projects and measure and record progress against plans
  • Monitor Quality: assess and report on quality standards and assist in the commissioning of finished construction projects
  • Monitor costs: understand financial and legal constraints and measure and record progress against budget

Behaviours required

  • Professional Judgement: be able to work within own level of competence and know when to seek advice from others
  • Commitment to Code of Ethics: work within Rules and Regulations of Professional Competence and Conduct for the industry’s recognised professional bodies
  • Continuing Professional Development: identify own development needs and take action to meet those needs
  • Use own knowledge and expertise to help others when requested
  • Commitment to Equality and Diversity: understand the importance of equality and diversity and demonstrate these attributes so as to meet the requirements of fairness at work
  • Communicate Effectively: be able to contribute effectively to meetings and present information in a variety of ways, including oral and written
  • Work in Teams: be able to work with others in a collaborative and non-confrontational way
  • Demonstrate Innovation: be able to identify areas for improvement and suggest innovative solutions

For more information on the qualification part of the apprenticeship, please visit the course page for the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment on DCG’s website.

This will involve a combination of work-based learning and learning at the College by completing the HNC qualification on a part-time basis. Please visit the course page for the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment on DCG’s website for more information.

You need safety boots and Personal Protective Equipment, such as a hard hat and overalls, which should be supplied by your employer. You will need to purchase a scientific calculator and technical drawing equipment. For voice-over PowerPoint presentations you will need access to a microphone. 

You will also need access to a computer or laptop with Internet, Windows 7 Operating System or above, Microsoft Office 2010 or above, and the ability to run AutoCAD Architecture which can be downloaded for free. 

The purchase of appropriate books and e-books is encouraged and guidance on which books to purchase will be given by subject specialists. 

Once the apprentice has satisfied the requirements of the Gateway, an End Point Assessment will take place which will be delivered in the following order:

  • Online Test – the Online Test underpins the knowledge required to work as a Construction Site Supervisor so it needs to be completed and passed as the first element of the End Point Assessment process.
  • Project – apprentices must pass the Project before taking the Professional Discussion.
  • Professional Discussion – ideally, the Professional Discussion should be taken and achieved by the end of month 5 following the Gateway.

For the assessment of the HNC qualification, please visit the course page for the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment on DCG’s website.

The purpose of the BTEC HNC in Construction and the Built Environment is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the construction and built environment sector and to adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualification aims to widen access to higher education and enhances the career prospects of those who undertake it.

You could progress to a HND at Level 5 or to a BSc/BEng degree or Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6) in a related discipline, drawing on the broad knowledge base you will have gained from this course.

Completing this apprenticeship standard will pave the way to employment in one of the following job roles:

  • Construction Site Supervisor
  • Construction Site Manager
  • Project Manager

We encourage you to join the CIOB at student membership level during your study of this course.

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

Typical job roles associated with this apprenticeship can include Assistant Site Manager, Assistant Supervisor or Construction Site Supervisor. In the case of SME construction companies, the roles are likely to include Site Manager or Site Supervisor. Such roles are associated with the supervision of specialist contractors and workers on construction projects and are based on construction sites with occasional time in offices. The apprentice will complete the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment as part of this Higher Apprenticeship standard.

The apprentice needs to be highly motivated and working in the construction industry. They should have at least one of the following:

  • A Level 3 qualification with an overall grade equivalent of Merit. This could be a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment, three A-levels in relevant subjects or a Level 3 qualification in Engineering. An international equivalent of these is also accepted.
  • Relevant work/industrial experience of five years (full-time). If this work experience is not supported by education qualifications such as GCSEs, then a minimum proficiency in Maths and English at Level 2 needs to be evidenced.

Offers of a place on the course are dependent on the candidate’s achieved qualifications and successful interview.

Please note that, in line with the Consumer Act and as articulated in our Student Protection Plan, we reserve the right to close a course if there are insufficient students to make the course viable.

HNC in Construction and the Built Environment

The apprentice will need to build a portfolio of work-based learning evidence with the help of their assessor in readiness for the End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of the apprenticeship. For the assessment of the HNC qualification, please visit the course page for the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment on DCG’s website.

Yes, one day a week

They will need safety boots and Personal Protective Equipment, such as a hard hat and overalls. They will need to purchase a scientific calculator and technical drawing equipment. For voice-over PowerPoint presentations they will need access to a microphone. 

They will also need access to a computer or laptop with Internet, Windows 7 Operating System or above, Microsoft Office 2010 or above, and the ability to run AutoCAD Architecture which can be downloaded for free. 

The purchase of appropriate books and e-books is encouraged and guidance on which books to purchase will be given by subject specialists.

They could progress to a HND at Level 5 or to a BSc/BEng degree or Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6) in a related discipline, drawing on the broad knowledge base they will have gained from this course.

Typical job roles associated with this apprenticeship can include Assistant Site Manager, Assistant Supervisor or Construction Site Supervisor. In the case of SME construction companies, the roles are likely to include Site Manager or Site Supervisor. 

You may already have someone in your organisation – or someone who has come to you directly asking for an apprenticeship. However, if you don’t, we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and can provide external advertising through social media and the National Apprenticeship Service’s website.

If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk or call 01332 387421

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Construction and Building Trades Supervisors

£34283

Construction and Building Trades Supervisors

Construction Project Managers and Related Professionals

£28966

Construction Project Managers and Related Professionals

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: June 8, 2022 10:39 am