Construction NVQ Levels 2 - 3

NVQ Level 3 Occupational Work Supervision

NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Work Supervision is a competency-led qualification for the construction industry. An NVQ is used to confirm that you are competent in your role and demonstrate your ability in a real work environment. You will develop your knowledge as a supervisor that will in turn, allow you to leave the course as qualified individual who can effectively supervise a team.

  • Nationally recognised accredited qualification
  • Gain your Gold CSCS Supervisory Card
  • You can complete the NVQ in your own time
  • Help you to gain employment
  • Work to the industry standard
  • CITB Skills and Training Fund and Grant Claimable
  • Lifetime qualification
NVQ Level 3 Occupational Work Supervision

NVQ Level 3 Occupational Work Supervision content

Upon enrolment.

You will be assigned to an assessor. The assessor is used to help you gather all the evidence needed to complete the NVQ.

You 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 your progress.

The assessor will monitor your progress through various methods, such as evidence generated from the workplace, professional discussions, observations, witness testimonials and written questions on site.

You 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
  • Allocating and monitoring the use of Plant and Equipment
  • Confirming work meets quality standards
  • Implementing procedures to support the team’s performance
  • Co-ordinating and confirming dimensional control of

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

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

How long is a Occupational Work Supervision NVQ?

The duration of the NVQ is determined by how long it takes for you to gather the relevant evidence. You can complete the qualification in a way that suits your schedule.

Some learners will be able to gather the evidence quickly. Others will need to balance completing the NVQ around their work and take longer.

Why should I take this?

This qualification is aimed at experienced operatives in a skilled trade who oversees a group of same skill operatives (commonly referred to as gangers or forepersons) looking to obtain a Gold CSCS Card or Supervisory Card.

Employers in the construction industry nationally recognise NVQs. They will hold a lot of weight throughout your professional career.

By gaining the NVQ and skills card, you show that you are a competent and qualified supervisor. By having these qualifications, you are opening doors to opportunities of supervising a workforce.

NVQ Level 3 Occupational Work Supervision entry requirements

This qualification is designed to assess your capability in your current job role. Therefore, you need to currently be in employment as a Supervisor/Ganger of skilled workers.

You must be able to evidence that you are competent in the area of work which you supervise prior to registration.

This can be evidenced via either…

  • NVQ Level 2 in your area of supervision
  • A letter from your employer confirming your suitability and either a professional discussion or portfolio evidence of previous experience.

You must also be 16 years old or above to complete the NVQ qualification.

If you are unsure whether you are suited to the qualification, you can contact a member of the team via our enquiry form. If we find that you aren’t unsuitable for the qualification, we will endeavour to find you an alternative.

Is this NVQ accredited?

ProQual or GQA are the two accreditations available for this course.

Both awarding bodies are specialists at delivering high-quality qualifications for the construction industry. The NVQs are carried out according to regulatory requirements and have input from experts when they are developed.

Where can I complete this?

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.

You can complete many parts of the qualification by yourself or over a video call with your assessor. The assessor may also require to come to your workplace to complete some units.

Further development

Once you have finished your NVQ, you will be issued a certificate. The certificate does not have an expiry date and therefore doesn’t need to be renewed.

The next step upon completion would be to apply for the Gold Advanced Craft CSCS Card. You can use this card as proof that you are working to the required standard that your role requires.

Development for a Supervisor may include improving your site health & safety knowledge further. In that case, the SSSTS would be a suitable choice. This course covers all the health & safety responsibilities of a Site Supervisor.

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. This qualification is a natural step up from a Level 3 NVQ.

Is this NVQ CITB Grant claimable?

Yes, both CITB Skills and Training Fund & Grants can be claimed by CITB registered companies for all NVQs (with the exception of Occupational Health & Safety).

Learn more about how much you can claim. You will need to make a manual claim retrospectively. Find out how to do this here.

The CITB Skills and Training Fund is a pot of funding that micro, small  and medium sized construction companies can use to improve the skills of the construction industry.

You can apply if:

  • you are a CITB-registered employer
  • you have 1-250 directly employed staff on the payroll
  • any previous project paid for by the Skills and Training fund has been signed off as complete.

Find out more about the CITB Skills and Training Fund here.

Payment Plan

We offer interest-free payment plans on this NVQ.

Options include:

  • 50/50: 50% payable upon booking, 50% payable upon completion
  • 4 equal payments via direct debit, over the first four months

Speak to our friendly NVQ team when enquiring or booking to arrange this.


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