This course has no entry requirements, however the learner must be employed and be working in a Site Manager or similar role in order to satisfy the assessment criteria of the qualification.

To gain this qualification, you must attain a total of 20 Units, comprising 19 MANDATORY UNITS and 1 OPTIONAL UNIT.


  • Allocating Work and Monitoring People’s Performance
  • Contributing to the Identification of a Work Team
  • Controlling Project Progress Against Agreed Programmes
  • Controlling Project Progress Against Agreed Quality Standards
  • Controlling Project Quantities and Costs
  • Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships
  • Ensuring that Work Activities and Resources Meet Project Work Requirements
  • Establishing Project Dimensional Control Criteria
  • Establishing, Controlling and Monitoring Environmental Factors and Sustainability
  • Establishing, Implementing and Maintaining Organisational Systems for Managing Health, Safety, Welfare and Wellbeing
  • Evaluating and Confirming Work Methods
  • Evaluating Feedback and Making Recommendations
  • Identifying and Maintaining Communication Systems and Organisational Procedures
  • Identifying, Allocating and Planning the Deployment and Use of Plant, Equipment or Machinery
  • Managing Your Personal Development
  • Managing the Installation, Maintenance, Monitoring and Removal of Temporary Works
  • Monitoring Project Activities
  • Organising, Controlling and Monitoring Supplies of Materials
  • Planning the Preparation of the Site for the Project


  • Enabling Learning Opportunities
  • Managing the Project Handover
  • Planning Activities to Traditional and Heritage Buildings and Structures
  • Planning and Scheduling the Maintenance Activities of Property, Services or Systems
  • Planning Demolition Activities
  • Planning Tunnelling Activities

The TOTAL QUALIFICATION TIME (TQT) for this Award is 2210 hours, including a minimum of 857 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.

You will be assessed by a qualified NVQ assessor against a set of performance and knowledge statements derived from the National Occupational Standards in the relevant occupational area.

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.

Black card

Successful completion of this Diploma means you pass the requirements to apply for a Black (Manager’s) 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.

Receive £1500 back from CITB by completing the NVQ Level 6 in Construction Site Management

Gain your NVQ with the ABC Assessment Centre

Onsite assessment for bricklayers and construction supervisors & managers