Construction NVQ Levels 4 - 7

NVQ Level 4 Construction Site Supervision

The NVQ Level 4 in Construction Site Supervision is a competence-based qualification for the construction sector. The qualification is used to show that you are knowledgeable and competent in your role.

  • Nationally recognised accredited qualification.
  • Gain your Gold Supervisory Card.
  • Vital qualification for Construction Supervisors.
  • Flexible qualification, that can be completed in your own time.
  • Help you to gain employment.
  • CITB Grant Claimable.
  • Lifetime qualification.
NVQ Level 4 Construction Site Supervision

NVQ Level 4 in Site Supervision course content

Once that you have been enrolled, we will assign you an assessor. The assessor will help you build a portfolio throughout the qualification.

Then the assessor will carry out an induction; this can be completed on-site or remotely.

During the induction, the assessor will help you to plan out how you can gain all the evidence needed to complete the qualification. They will also regularly review your progression to ensure that you on track and to check if you need any advice.

The NVQ assessor will assess you on-site through a range of methods. Such as professional discussions, witness testimonials, observations, written questions and evidence generated from the workplace. Leaners must show evidence of:

  • Maintaining Systems for Health, Safety, Welfare and Environmental Protection
  • Allocating and Monitoring the Use of Plant, Equipment or Machinery
  • Assessing and Recommending Work Methods for Carrying Out Site Operations
  • Planning Activities and Resources to Meet Work Requirements
  • Coordinating and Organising the Control of Work
  • Controlling Work Progress Against Agreed Programmes

You will also have a selection of mandatory and optional units to choose from depending on the pathway you choose.

For more information, please get in touch with a 3B Training Advisor.

You will need to complete all of the units to show that you are competent enough to receive the NVQ qualification. The assessor will then review your work and provide any feedback. Once you have responded to the feedback, the IQA will then receive the portfolio. The IQA will have the final decision on whether the qualification is complete or if any additional evidence is needed.

How long is a Level 4 in Site Supervision NVQ?

There is no set time limit to the NVQ. The duration is dependant on how quickly you can, and want to qualify, by completing all the units.

As a busy Site Supervisor completing a qualification can be difficult. Due to the NVQ’s flexible format, you can arrange your evidence gathering, assessments and chats with your assessor, around your work.

Why should I take this course?

This course is for Assistant Managers and Supervisors within the construction sector, who are looking to obtain the Gold CSCS Card or Gold Supervisory Card.

As a Site Supervisor, you should have the skills card and NVQ qualifications as a minimum for your role. The qualifications show that you are a competent and able construction supervisor.

They also hold a lot of weight in the industry.  Internally, you will be able to show to those who work above and below you that you are qualified in your role. And externally, it will help to open up job opportunities within the industry.

NVQ Level 4 in Site Supervision entry requirements

You must be 16 or over and be working as a Construction Site Supervisor, Assistant Site Manager or in a role at the same level to enrol. This is because the qualification assesses your ability to work in your current occupation.

For more information on qualification suitability, contact 3B Training via the enquiry form on this page. If we find that the qualification isn’t right, we will find an alternative one for you.

Where can I complete this course?

Learners from across the country can complete an NVQ with 3B Training. Learners or companies booking on their behalf can book an NVQ via our website online or over the phone.

The Site Supervision qualification can be predominantly completed remotely. You can communicate with your assessor over email, phone or video call to complete the units. Any units that require face-to-face interaction, will be completed at your workplace.


Is this course accredited?

Yes, this course is accredited by ProQual or GQA Qualification.

ProqQual has a broad range of construction-related NVQs. They work alongside industry specialists to continuously develop their NVQs to ensure they remain relevant and somewhat unique.

GQA also provide specialist NVQs for the construction industry. They appreciate the needs of their learners and develop their qualifications accordingly to suit them.

Further development

When you have completed your NVQ, you will receive a certificate. The NVQ does not expire and doesn’t need to be renewed.

You will then be able to apply for your Gold Supervisory Card. This card will show that you have the relevant knowledge to be conducting your role as a Site Supervisor.

Other qualifications that go alongside this one, would be the SSSTS course. This course covers the health & safety, environment and legal responsibilities of a Site Supervisor.

The next step for a Site Supervisor would be to become a Site Manager. Further qualifications include the Level 6 NVQ in Construction Site Management to obtain the Black CSCS Card and the CITB SMSTS course. All of the above are vital qualifications to help you conduct your role safely and properly.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

Yes, companies who are CITB registered can claim £600, but they will need to make a manual claim themselves retrospectively. Find out how to claim here.


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