Construction Site Management (Construction): Building and Civil Engineering

Construction Site Management (Construction): Building and Civil Engineering

The Scottish Vocational Qualification SVQ Level 4 in Construction Site Management (Construction): Building and Civil Engineering has been designed in partnership with CITB Sector Skills Council to ensure relevance to the sector. It is also jointly awarded with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

This qualification covers areas such as developing and maintaining good working relationships; establishing, implementing and maintaining systems for managing health, safety and welfare; monitoring project activities; organising, controlling and monitoring supplies of materials; and controlling project quantities and costs.

This qualification allows learners to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work and expertise. It is available through employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

The SVQ in Construction Site Management (Construction): Building and Civil Engineering at SCQF level 9 is a re-accredited qualification.

Upon successful completion, learners will gain an internationally recognised qualification which guarantees that they have the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out their role successfully. Employers will also benefit from their employees being proficient.

Assessment is carried out in the workplace, minimising any time learners would need to be away from their work.

The SVQ can be offered full-time or part-time (eg day-release) or by open and distance learning.

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ is suitable for people who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Candidates should be in a job or placement where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow them to gather the required evidence.

No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although an SVQ level 3 in Construction Site Supervision (Construction): Building and Civil Engineering at SCQF level 6 would be advantageous.

Progression

The SVQ level 4 award could provide progression to:

  • degree level study at a higher education institution
  • employment in the construction sector, perhaps as building or civil engineering technician

Approval

Centres will have to come forward for approval and should contact SQA's Business Development Team for guidance.

How to assess

For general information on how to assess this qualification, please refer to the document Guidance on how to assess SVQs.   For detailed guidance on how to assess this particular SVQ, please refer to the Assessment Strategy.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Current

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

Group Award Code: GJ19 24

The SVQ level 4 Construction Site Management: Building and Civil Engineering at SCQF level 9 consists of 19 mandatory Units.

For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure.

National Occupational Standards

Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.

Awarding partnership arrangements

This Qualification is jointly awarded with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Level: 4
Publication: DB1876/4
Edition: February 2014
Downloads: Construction Site Management Level 4 (815 KB)

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Modern Apprenticeship

This SVQ is a mandatory component in the Technical Apprenticeship Construction: Technical at SVQ 4 SCQF level 9

SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship:

  • HNC/HND Construction Management (G878 15 and G87F 16)
  • HNC/HND Civil Engineering (G89V 15 and G8A8 16)
  • HNC/HND Building Surveying (G876 15 and G87E 16)
  • HNC/HND Quantity Surveying (G879 15 and G87A 16)
  • HNC Construction (G87715)

Lapsing

Information about the qualification(s)

Qualification Structure

Group Award Code: G8XV 24

The SVQ level 4 Construction Site Management: Building and Civil Engineering at SCQF level 9 consists of 19 mandatory Units.

For details of the Units making up the SVQ, please refer to the Qualification Structure.

This qualification is now in its lapsing period and will finish on 31/01/2018.  Centres should note:

  • The qualification will be deleted from the relevant catalogue
  • The qualification's content and delivery tools will remain on SQA's website until 31/01/2018 at which point they will be removed and archived
  • No new centres may be approved to offer the qualification
  • No candidates can be entered for the qualification
  • Centres should ensure candidates complete the qualification and results are submitted to SQA before 31/01/2018

National Occupational Standards

Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.

Awarding partnership arrangements

This qualification is jointly awarded with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Modern Apprenticeship

This qualification is also part of the Construction Technical Occupation L5

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material