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Level 3 NVQ in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction)


A multifaceted role, Occupational Work Supervision has the development and maintenance of good occupational working relationships in the workplace at its core. The supervisor will look at methods of working, health, safety, environmental and welfare practices in the workplace as well as coordinating and organising work operations, aiming for a seamless process and project outcome.

This Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision - Construction 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 supervisory capacity in the construction sector.

Course Outline

We assess delegates against performance and knowledge statements derived from National Occupational Standards - the Recommended Qualification Structure for Work Supervision in Construction 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 six Mandatory Units and two Optional units. 

Course Programme

Delegates taking this Level 3 NVQ in Occupational Work Supervision - Construction will cover knowledge, skills, and practices to learn supervisory fundamentals in construction.

The course content includes:

Mandatory Units - must achieve all six

  • Monitoring progress of work against schedules in the workplace
  • Implementing and maintaining health, safety, environmental and welfare practices
  • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships
  • Co-ordinating and organising work operations in the Workplace
  • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area
  • Confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace

Optional Units - must achieve two

  • Implementing procedures to support team performance at work
  • Co-ordinating and confirming dimensional control requirements of the work
  • Ensuring work meets contractual, industry and manufacturers’ standards
  • Allocating and monitoring plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles in the workplace
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.  

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 Occupational Work Supervision - Construction, delegates can apply for the CSCS Gold Card as long as they perform supervisorial work on the site.  

Who Should Attend?

Any person or employee who works as a foreman or in a supervisory capacity and needs to obtain a Gold CSCS card and a nationally recognised qualification in this occupation. 

Course Duration

We advise between 6 and 9 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 Occupational Work Supervision - Construction qualification is designed to occur in a real workplace environment. This 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.

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, in order to complete an NVQs you must be working in the appropriate role. Evidence must be gathered for the NVQ portfolio, which will not be possible unless you’re are actively doing the relevant job. Once registered for an NVQ, you can apply for a red trainee supervisor’s/manager’s card which will allow you to carry out supervisory/managerial duties on site with s valid CSCS card.

We require a 50% initial payment, which is non-refundable and the remaining 50% is paid on completion.

NVQs are a lifetime award, so the certificate will not expire.

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

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