This course has no entry requirements, however the learner must be employed and have access to an on-site working environment in order to satisfy the Onsite Assessment and Training (OSAT) element of the qualification.

To gain this qualification, you must attain all 14 MANDATORY UNITS and a minimum of 1 OPTIONAL UNIT.


  • Maintaining Supplies of Materials to Meet Project Requirements
  • Implementing Communication Systems for the Project
  • Maintaining the Dimensional Accuracy of the Work
  • Contributing to the Control of Work Quantities and Costs
  • Co-ordinating Preparation Work for Site Operations
  • Supervising the Installation, Maintenance, Monitoring and Removal of Temporary Works
  • Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships
  • Implementing, Maintaining and Reviewing Systems for Health, Safety, Welfare, Wellbeing and Environmental Protection
  • Assessing and Agreeing Work Methods
  • Planning Work Activities and Resources to Meet Work Requirements
  • Co-ordinating Work Control
  • Controlling Work Progress Against Agreed Programmes
  • Controlling Work Against Agreed Quality Standards
  • Allocating and Monitoring the Use of Plant, Equipment or Machinery


  • Allocating Work and Monitoring People’s Performance
  • Contributing to the Identification of a Work Team
  • Enabling Learning Opportunities
  • Managing Your Personal Development
  • Supervising Activities to Traditional and Heritage Buildings and Structures
  • Supervising the Installation, Commissioning and Handover of Retrofit Works
  • Supervising the Pre-Installation Planning for Retrofit Works

The TOTAL QUALIFICATION TIME (TQT) for this Award is 1420 hours, including a minimum of 617 GUIDED LEARNING HOURS (GLH).

*GLH = time spent carrying out activities under the immediate guidance or supervision of a lecturer, supervisor or tutor, including assessment if under supervision.

*TQT = GLH + preparation, study, or other learning activities directed by, but not under the immediate guidance of, a lecturer, supervisor or tutor.

*TQT = GLH + preparation, study or other learning activities directed by, but not under the immediate guidance of, a lecturer, supervisor or tutor.

You will be assessed by a qualified NVQ assessor against a set of performance and knowledge statements derived from National Occupational Standards’ Recommended Qualification Structure (RQS) in the occupational field of Construction Site Supervision Level 4.

Under instruction from your assessor, you are required to produce a Portfolio of Evidence showing how you have met the performance and knowledge criteria for each unit within the qualification. This qualification is graded as Pass/Fail.

Gold card

Successful completion of this Diploma means you pass the requirements to apply for a Gold (Supervisory) CSCS Card

It also enables you to gain supervisory and management positions within the workplace, since industry will accept the qualification on its own as entry to a job role.

NVQ Level 4 in Construction Site Supervision

Gain your NVQ with the ABC Assessment Centre

Onsite assessment for bricklayers and construction supervisors & managers