The course is for those students who are either looking to start a career as a site supervisor in construction or individuals already employed in construction, looking to advance their career aspirations.
This 36-month course is a combination of classroom delivery of a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction Management qualification at our Freemen’s Park Campus and the evidencing of embedding the key knowledge, skills and behaviours, contained within the apprenticeship standard, into the workplace. To support the monitoring and recording of on-site activity, one of our trainer assessors will work with you and your employer to support, coach and mentor you to develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviours in preparation for your End Point Assessment and achieve a full apprenticeship qualification.
An apprenticeship is a job with training. You will be employed at least 30 hours a week, with 80% of your working hours in your day-to-day role, and the remaining 20% of your time engaged in training or study.
By enquiring about this apprenticeship you are not applying for a specific role. For current vacancies please take a look at the apprenticeship vacancies page.
What You'll Learn
Classroom delivery on campus by Tutor will include the following units:
Unit 1 Individual project: a project set to demonstrate knowledge learned over the first academic year.
Unit 2 Construction technology: all aspects of construction including soils/foundations, building structures/technology, and building services.
Unit 3 Science and materials: understanding the properties and performance of construction materials, health safety, sustainability, and human comfort calculations.
Unit 4 Construction practice management: understanding the basic managerial concepts within the construction industry, including, company structures, procurement/contracts, managerial concepts, and stakeholders in construction.
You will be assessed on-site in: health and safety, sustainability, construction technology, construction management, planning, and organising work, monitor quality, and costs.
Classroom delivery on campus will include the following:
Unit 5 Legal and statutory responsibilities in construction: planning permission, regulations for design control, site safety, the law of contract, sell and lease of buildings.
Unit 6 Construction information (drawing, detailing, and specification): evaluate construction information, develop construction drawings, and professional collaboration.
Unit 21 Site management and operations: analysing specifications and drawings, identifying and recording latent and patent defects of a given location, evaluating and improving staff performance.
Unit 37 Monitoring and communicating environmental performance: climate change, waste, pollution, ecology/biodiversity, renewable energy, energy conservation, sustainability, undertake an environmental assessment of a given location.
You will be assessed onsite on: health and safety, sustainability, construction technology, construction management, planning and organising work, monitor quality and costs.
You must have achieved a minimum grade 4 in GCSE maths and English to apply for this apprenticeship. It is not mandatory but desirable to have achieved a level 3 qualification in any construction discipline.
How you will be assessed
Classroom delivery will be assessed largely by academic written assignments, presentations, and project work in line with higher education protocols.
On-site assessments will be demonstrated by the creation of a portfolio highlighting associated knowledge, skills and behaviours.
A final endpoint assessment will include an online test, professional discussion, and portfolio to showcase your knowledge of the course.
If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.
For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.
Course and Career progression
In completing the apprenticeship and Higher National Certificate (HNC) you will have gained skills and knowledge to help develop and progress in your role as a site supervisor. You may wish to further your career aspirations into higher management or similar roles of responsibility.
The HNC qualification offers 120 credits at level 4 and is recognised by all higher education institutions, Students will need to complete a further 120 credits to achieve a Higher National Diploma level 5 (HND) or a further 240 credits in completing a Bachelors Degree in a similar subject.
What Happens Next
You can express your interest in this apprenticeship by completing an application form or alternatively you can apply for one of our live apprenticeship vacancies via the College website. Our apprenticeships can also be found on the government’s apprenticeship site, gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship.
As with any other job application, if you are shortlisted then you will be invited for an interview at the employer’s premises. You can apply for as many apprenticeship vacancies as you want.