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Level 4 Construction Site Supervision (Building and Civil Engineering)


Building and Civil Engineering is big business and affects everyone in their everyday lives. By definition, the latter is involved in designing and executing structural works that serve the general public. This includes aqueducts, dams, bridges, canals, highways, power plants, sewerage systems, and also airports, railways and more. Supervising construction sites within this sector is a layered and critical responsibility, often having to consider the general public while projects are going ahead.

This Level 4 Construction Site Supervision – Building and Civil Engineering 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 Construction Site Supervision in Level 4.

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 fourteen Mandatory Units and one Optional unit. 

Course Programme

Delegates taking this Level 4 NVQ in Construction Site Supervision – Building and Civil Engineering will cover knowledge, skills, and practices in learning supervisory fundamentals for construction.

The course content includes:

Mandatory Units - must achieve all fourteen

  • Supervising the installation, maintenance, monitoring and removal of temporary works
  • Planning work activities and resources to meet project requirements.
  • Maintaining the dimensional accuracy of work
  • Maintaining supplies of materials to meet project requirements
  • Implementing, maintaining and reviewing systems for health, safety, welfare, wellbeing and environmental protection in the workplace
  • Implementing communication systems for the project
  • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships in the workplace
  • Coordinating work control in the workplace
  • Co-ordinating preparation for site operations
  • Controlling work progress against agreed programmes
  • Controlling work against agreed quality standards
  • Contributing to the control of work quantities and costs
  • Assessing and agreeing on work methods
  • Allocating and monitoring the use of plant, equipment or machinery in the workplace

Optional Units - must achieve one of the following

  • Supervising pre-installation planning for retrofit works
  • Supervising the installation, commissioning and handover of retrofit works
  • Supervising activities to traditional and heritage buildings and structures
  • Managing your personal development in the workplace
  • Enabling learning opportunities in the workplace
  • Contributing to the identification of a work team
  • Allocating work and monitoring people's performance 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 Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision – Building and Civil Engineering, 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.

Course Duration

We advise between nine and twelve months from induction to complete most Level 4 NVQs. The duration within this time depends on delegate experience, circumstances, and type of work. 

Why Citrus?

Quality and the customer experience are paramount to us here at Citrus. We 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 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision – Building and Civil Engineering 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 from £400 to £488 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 up to £600 in grant on successful completion of an 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, 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. 

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

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