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Level 6 NVQ in Construction Site Management (Residential Development)


With a market size of £60bn in the UK, Residential Development and Building is a dominant area in our sector. With over 245,000 and counting employed in Residential Construction alone, and as housing needs will only ever increase, the need for quality builders and contractors is imperative.

This Level 6 Construction Site Management – Residential Development 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 managerial 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 Management in Level 6.

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 eighteen Mandatory Units and two Optional units. 

Course Programme

Delegates taking this Level 6 NVQ in Construction Site Management – Residential Development will cover knowledge, skills, and practices in learning management fundamentals for construction.

The course content includes:

Mandatory Units - must achieve all eighteen:

  • Providing customer services in the construction workplace
  • Planning the preparation of the site for the project
  • Planning and scheduling the maintenance activities of property, services or systems
  • Organising, controlling and monitoring supplies of materials
  • Monitoring project activities
  • Managing personal development in the workplace
  • Managing the project handover
  • Identifying and maintaining communication systems and organisational procedures
  • Evaluating and confirming work methods
  • Establishing, implementing and maintaining organisational systems for managing health, safety, welfare and wellbeing in the workplace
  • Establishing, controlling and monitoring workplace environmental factors and sustainability
  • Establishing dimensional workplace control criteria
  • Ensuring that work activities and resources meet project work requirements
  • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships
  • Controlling project progress following approved quality standards
  • Controlling project progress against agreed workplace programmes
  • Contributing to the identification of a work team in the workplace
  • Allocating work and monitoring people's performance in the workplace

Optional Units- must achieve two of the following:

  • Planning the installation of retrofit works
  • Planning demolition activities
  • Planning activities for traditional and heritage buildings and structures
  • Managing installation, maintenance, monitoring and removal of temporary works
  • Managing installation, commissioning and handover of retrofit works
  • Identifying, allocating and planning the deployment and use of plant, equipment or machinery
  • Evaluating feedback and making recommendations
  • Enabling workplace learning opportunities
  • Controlling project quantities and costs 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 take employment as a Construction Site Manager.

The construction industry will accept this qualification on its own as entry to a job role. 

Finally, as a result of completing the Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management – Residential Development, delegates can apply for the CSCS Black Card as long as they perform supervisorial work on the site.  

Who Should Attend?

Any person or employee who currently works or is entering into a management role and needs to obtain a Black CSCS card and a nationally recognised qualification. 

Course Duration

Time taken for this course depends on delegate experience and circumstances. We advise between twelve and eighteen months from induction to complete this Level 6 NVQ. 

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 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management – Residential Development 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 Black 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 £1500 grant on successful completion of a Management 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. 

Please contact one of the team. They will send over a quote along with our NVQ sign-up form for you to complete and return for each candidate you want to enrol.

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

NVQs can take between 6 to 18 month, depending on the NVQ you take. This can take longer if being completed as part of an apprenticeship. The assessor will arrange visits with you as needed until your portfolio is complete.

Once we have received your signed NVQ contract and initial payment, you will be allocated an assessor who will be in touch with you/your line manager to arrange your initial visit. This initial contact can take up to 6-8 weeks and subsequent visits will be arranged as needed.

Yes, please contact the team for details of a volume discount. We can also use a classroom delivery model for some NVQs, which can offer even further savings. 

NVQs are a lifetime award, so the certificate will not expire. To renew your CSCS card, you just need to retake the appropriate Health and Safety Touch Screen Test. 

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

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