Construction Senior Management

Construction Senior Management

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ 5) in Construction Senior Management at SCQF level 11 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.

This SVQ includes managing project processes, managing teams, recruiting, selecting and retaining people, and allocating work to team members. It also covers quality assurance and providing advice and judgement in construction management.

The CIOB supports the Construction Senior Management SVQ5 and this qualification gives access to full chartered membership of the CIOB (MCIOB).

In addition, leading meetings to achieve objectives, representing your own area of responsibility in meetings, and developing yourself and others in construction management are key topics.

This qualification has been designed in partnership with the Construction Sector Skills Council to ensure relevance to the sector. There are also awarding partnership arrangements with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards. SQA works in partnership with other organisations to ensure that National Occupational Standards (NOS) are relevant to the current and future needs of Scottish industries.

This qualification is available through employers and training providers.

Why deliver this qualification

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.

The SVQ is offered in the workplace. Since assessment is carried out in the workplace this minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work.

Who does this qualification suit

This SVQ is suitable for:

  • individuals who are working as managers within the construction and built environment sector
  • experienced professionals seeking a route to professional membership

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Learners 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 experience in/knowledge of subject would be an advantage.

Progression

This SVQ facilitates career progression in the sector.

Approval

Centres with devolved authority for approval should use their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority will have to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Guide to Approval.

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

The SVQ 5 in Construction Senior Management consists of nine mandatory Units plus two optional routes.

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.

Core Skills signposting

Awarding partnership arrangements

There are awarding partnership arrangements with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Modern Apprenticeship information

The SVQ5 Construction Senior Management is supported by CITB and is included within their Apprenticeship Framework for the Construction Professional Apprenticeship at SCQF 11.

The CIOB will support the Construction Senior Management SVQ5 and this gives access to full chartered membership of the CIOB (MCIOB).

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

LAPSING

Information about the qualification(s)

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 CITB-Construction Skills and Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC)

Modern Apprenticeships

This qualification is also part of the Construction Technical Occupation L4

Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

Assessor's guidelines

Level: 5
Publication: DB6072
Edition: April 2012
Downloads: Construction Senior Management level 5  (1.20 MB)

Candidate Guidance and Portfolio

Internal Assessment Reports

Useful Links

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