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Level 3 NVQ in Construction Contracting Operations (General)


General construction covers the broad spectrum within our sector. Operatives are involved in a range of practical tasks on site, working on projects from start to completion, including preparatory work pre-build and manual work whilst a project is in progress.

This Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations - General qualification enables delegates to demonstrate and recognise skills, knowledge and understanding and demonstrate competence in a real workplace environment.

The qualification is designed to prepare people for work in a Construction Contracting capacity focusing on General Construction Works. 

Course Outline

We assess delegates against performance and knowledge statements derived from National Occupational Standards - the Recommended Qualification Structure for Construction Contracting Operations Level 3.

While producing a portfolio of evidence, delegates will show how they have met each unit's performance and knowledge criteria required within the qualification, as directed by their assessor.

To pass this qualification, delegates must successfully complete and achieve all four Mandatory Units and three Optional units. 

Course Programme

Delegates taking this Level 3 General NVQ in Construction Contracting Operations will cover knowledge, skills and practices to learn the fundamentals of construction.

The course content includes:

Mandatory Units - must achieve all four

  • Operating health, safety and welfare systems in construction
  • Preparing programmes and schedules of work in construction
  • Developing and maintaining working relationships and personal development in construction
  • Operating project information systems in construction

Optional Units - must achieve three

  • Preparing, collecting, analysing and presenting survey data in construction
  • Preparing and processing invitations to tender in construction
  • Preparing estimates, bids and tenders in construction
  • Recording the condition of property in construction
  • Preparing construction drawings and schedules
  • Preparing for construction works and operations
  • Implementing contract work in construction
  • Establishing and maintaining the dimensional control of construction works
  • Preparing and conducting physical testing in construction
  • Assessing, planning, and monitoring project methods and progress
  • Monitoring, maintaining and improving supplies of construction materials
  • Recommending and monitoring supplies of construction plant and equipment
  • Preparing and monitoring construction costs and accounts
  • Preparing proposals and obtaining feedback in providing construction products and services
  • Integrating and controlling project design information
On Completion

Upon successfully completing this qualification, delegates will have the skills, knowledge, understanding, and competence to progress to a higher-level qualification in the same or similar occupational area. They can also enter into supervisory and management positions within the workplace.  

In general terms, the construction industry will accept this qualification on its own as entry to a job role. 

Finally, as a result of completing the NVQ Level 3 Construction General Diploma, delegates can apply for the CSCS Gold Card. 

Who Should Attend?

Any person or employee who works within Construction Contracting with their prime focus on General Construction Works who needs to obtain a Gold CSCS card and a nationally recognised qualification in this occupation. 

Course Duration

We advise between six and nine months from induction to complete most Level 3 NVQs. The duration within this time depends on delegate experience, circumstances, and work. 

Why Citrus?

Quality and the customer experience are paramount to us here at Citrus. We passionately provide exemplary service to our clients and produce excellent results from our delegates. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety, and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors, proudly working with 85 of the country’s top 100 building services companies to provide courses nationwide. 

Take an NVQ with Citrus Training, and delegates are allocated a dedicated Assessor whose role is to communicate with and support delegates throughout their NVQ. They do this through a mixture of face-to-face meetings, online meetings and e-mail communications.

Our assessors are fully qualified and occupationally experienced from construction backgrounds to deliver Supervisory or Management NVQ qualifications within Construction. They travel nationwide to provide the necessary support for Supervisory or Management NVQ qualifications. Working closely with our in-house support teams, among the largest in the UK, we provide a tailored mix of training, consultancy, and technical services. The result is comprehensive, high-quality training leaving delegates confident to do their job and our business customers satisfied with an excellent customer experience.

Things You Need to Know

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations - General qualification is designed to occur in a real workplace environment, which means delegates must be employed to take this qualification. 

Before joining the course, delegates must ensure they can gather the necessary evidence to meet all performance requirements set out in the standards. 

Once the candidate has completed their NVQ and obtained their CSCS Gold Card, their CSCS card is valid for five years. It can be renewed by a Construction Skills Supervisor with a touch screen Health and Safety test, revalidating it for another five years.

A CITB grant is available for companies registered with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Enquire to learn more about funding options.

Popular FAQ's

CITB registered companies can claim a £1250 grant on successful completion of a Supervisor NVQ.

Some NVQs can be completed as part of our apprenticeship programme, which can offer a fully funded NVQ, subject to eligibility.

We offer NVQ in plant and lifting operations. We also offer supervisory and management NVQs.

Yes, NVQ in plant and lifting operations can lead to a CPCS or NPORS blue card. Level 3-4 supervisory NVQs can lead to a gold supervisors CSCS card and level 5-7 management NVQs can lead to a black manager’s CSCS card.

No, an assessor requires access to visit you onsite for the completion of an NVQ.

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