Construction NVQ Levels 2 - 3

NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision

NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Work Supervision is a competency-lead qualification. An NVQ is used to provide confirmation of the learner’s competency in their role.

How long does it take to complete the NVQ?
The duration of the NVQ is determined by how long it takes for the learner to gather the relevant evidence.

Who should enrol on to the Occupational Work Supervision NVQ?
This qualification is aimed at experienced operatives in their skilled trade that is overseeing a group of same skill operatives and commonly referred to as gangers or foremen who are looking to obtain a Gold CSCS Card or Advanced Craft Card

Is the course accredited?
ProQual or Pearson Edexcel are the two accreditations available for this course.

Supervisory Gold CSCS Card

Delivery Options

This NVQ is available to complete by learners nationwide. The course can be booked online directly or over the phone by individuals or companies who book for them.

Upon enrollment, the learner will be assigned with an assessor. The assessor is used to help the learner gather all the evidence needed to complete the course. The learner will be initially inducted by the assessor on-site or remotely. The induction will be followed up by regular review meetings which the assessor will use to track the learner’s progress.

Entry Requirements

The qualification will assess a learner’s competence in their current job role. The learner needs to be currently in employment as a Subcontractor Supervisor / Ganger or in a role at the same level. Learners must also be 16 years old or above to complete the NVQ qualification.

If the learner is unsure whether they are suited to the qualification, they can contact a member of the team via the contact form on this page. If we find that the learner is unsuitable for the qualification, we will find them an alternative.

Any learners looking to apply for a Gold Supervisors card using the Occupational Work Supervision NVQ must provide evidence to demonstrate competency in their job role.

Learners can evidence this by an NVQ Level 2 or SVQ at SCQF Level 5, professional discussion or portfolio of evidence of previous experience. Learners must provide this prior to registration.

Please note that CSCS will only accept evidence demonstrating competence in occupations covered by CSCS. A full list of occupations CSCS will accept can be accessed at here.

Course Content

What does the NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Work Supervision -cover?

The assessor reviews the learner through a range of methods, such as evidence generated from the workplace, professional discussions, observations, witness testimonials and written questions on site. Learners must gather evidence of:

  • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area
  • Co-ordinating and organising work operations
  • Implementing and maintaining health, safety and welfare
  • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships
  • Confirming the occupational method of work

For more information on the content of each unit, feel free to contact the 3B Training team.

Course Objectives

On completion of the qualification, the learner will be able to show that they are knowledgable and competent in their field.

What is Required to Pass the NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Work Supervision course?

To pass the Level 3 qualification, the learner must gather the required evidence for each unit of the course. Once they have done so, the assessor will go through the portfolio and provide any points to feedback. After the learner has addressed these points, the folder will move over the IQA. The IQA will review the evidence and have the final decision on whether the qualification is complete.


Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

You can claim up to £600 but you will need to make a manual claim yourself retrospectively. Find out how to claim yourself here.

Further Development

The next step upon completion would be to apply for the Gold Adavcnded Craft CSCS Card. The learner can use this card as proof as they are working to the required standard that their role requires.

Further development for a Supervisor may include improving their site health and safety knowledge. In that case, the SSSTS would be a suitable choice. To develop further, a good progression choice would also be to complete a higher level qualification such as the NVQ Level 4 in Construction Site Supervision.


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