Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management

  • construction_courseFees £2250
  • construction_courseDuration 1-2 Years

50% to begin the NVQ process; followed by 50% upon completion.

NVQ Level 7 Construction Senior Management



The NVQ Level 7 Construction Senior Management qualification is designed to validate and confirm the expertise, skills, and competency of individuals in the role of Construction Site Managers. It offers a comprehensive understanding of managing construction sites efficiently, aligning with industry standards and regulations.


Course Overview:

This qualification serves as a testament to the learner's occupational competence as a Construction Senior Management. It is a competency-based certification, signifying the learner's adeptness, knowledge, and capability to fulfill the responsibilities of this crucial role within the construction industry. Upon completion, it provides tangible confirmation to employers, industry managers, and accreditation schemes regarding the learner's proficiency.


Course Benefits:

  • Access to the CSCS Card
  • Streamlined assessment process
  • No exams or classroom-based elements
  • Lifetime qualification validity
  • Enhanced career prospects
  • Fast track options available



This qualification targets individuals currently working and seeking recognition for their prior learning and experience in the field. The Black CSCS Cards

card signifies a higher level of proficiency and competency. To obtain this card, individuals must:

  • Pass the CITB Managers and Professional Test. To book, Click Here


Course Structure:

To attain this qualification, candidates must complete a set of mandatory units focusing on site management skills, health and safety regulations, team management, and operational planning within a construction context:

To achieve the qualification candidates must complete 4 Mandatory units in Group A plus a minimum of six units from two optional groups from Group B.


Group A Mandatory Units.


  • Manage teams in construction
  • Lead and participate in meetings in construction management
  • Provide ethical advice, judgement and service in construction management
  • Develop self and others in construction management

Group B Optional Units-

Group B1 Project Development Units

  • Prepare and agree a project brief and development programme in construction
  • Manage design development and processes in construction
  • Assess and evaluate the environmental impact of developments in construction management
  • Evaluate sustainable resources and requirements in construction management
  • Manage marketing and customer service in construction organisations

Group B2 Procurement Contracts and Budget Units

  • Implement strategic sourcing partnerships in construction management
  • Establish project procurement arrangements in construction management
  • Manage procurement processes in construction management
  • Prepare and submit estimates, bids and tenders in construction management
  • Ensure that contracts are prepared, negotiated and concluded in construction management
  • Control organisational and project income and expenditure in construction management

Group B3 Project Control Units

  • Manage project risks and opportunities in construction
  • Manage project processes in construction
  • Manage project evaluation and feedback in construction
  • Control project outcomes in construction
  • Evaluate and progress the resolution of disputes in construction management
  • Manage project completion in construction



Assessment Process:

The qualification assessment involves compiling a portfolio of evidence that outlines the learner's activities, tasks, and achievements in the workplace. This evidence includes observations, professional discussions, witness testimony, and supporting documents. An assigned assessor guides the learner throughout the process, ensuring they meet the qualification's requirements and exhibit competence in their managerial role. Learners will demonstrate their competence by executing routine work activities proficiently, complying with industry standards, legal protocols, and company procedures. The assessment process verifies the learner's ability to interpret instructions accurately, manage resources effectively, and oversee construction sites to nationally recognized standards. It ensures they can complete tasks within specified timelines and according to prescribed specifications.




Supported by the CSCS Cards, this qualification is acknowledged by the industry. The CSCS Cards recognises skills, knowledge, understanding, competence, and qualifications in construction roles.


Next Steps:

Are you ready to progress as a certified as Competent Site Manager professional? For enrollment and further assistance, contact us at 0208 983 8800.


NVQ Funding eligibility and claim process: 

Eligibility for the CITB Grant scheme extends to all construction companies registered with CITB, encompassing smaller enterprises exempt from the levy (those with a wage bill below £80k). The grant applies to directly employed staff and subcontractors.

Claimable Amounts and Application Procedure: From April 1st, 2023, CITB registered companies can claim:

£600 for Level 2 NVQs
£1200 for Level 3-4 NVQs
£1500 for Level 6-7 NVQs

Upon NVQ completion, submitting a CITB Grant application form with necessary details and learners’ certificates to grant.claimforms@citb.co.uk initiates the claim process, typically taking around 4 weeks for processing.


Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • An NVQ in construction is a valuable qualification that showcases your skills and proficiency within your trade. It serves as proof of your competence and demonstrates your capability to work effectively and safely. When paired with a CSCS Card, this qualification confirms your expertise to individuals who haven't observed you at work, like prospective employers, site managers, or new clients. It's a trusted validation of your abilities and experience in the construction industry.

Frequently asked questions

All of our assessors are industry competent and qualified. You will be assigned one Assessor/Tutor throughout the duration of the course so you know who to deal with and build that important rapport. There is no limit to the support you can ask for.

No. There are no requirements for you to attend our centre. You will study in you own time and meet our assessor at your work to carry out site visits and assessments.

Eligibility for the CITB Grant scheme extends to all construction companies registered with CITB, encompassing smaller enterprises exempt from the levy (those with a wage bill below £80k). The grant applies to directly employed staff and subcontractors.

Yes, if you need a CSCS card while you are doing your qualification, you can apply for the Experienced Worker card. You can request this card as soon as we have enrolled you on the NVQ (you will also need to pass the CITB Health, Safety, and Environment Test). To apply for the temporary card, we will email you your proof of enrollment, which you must submit to CSCS. You will then upgrade to the Skilled Worker card once you have finished the qualification.

Complete the Manager and Professional CITB Test and apply online with your completed NVQ qualification certificate. If you know which type of test to take, you can contact us on our Online Service and book you CSCS test.

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50% to begin the NVQ process; followed by 50% upon completion.