GQA Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision

This Level 4 course is aimed at learners who work or want to work as Construction Site Supervisors in the Construction sector.

Academic Year: 2024/25

Course Code: 11035

Campus: Newtownards, Holywood

Study Type: Part-Time

Education Level Higher Education


The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Time: 18:00-21:30

Course Structure

This Level 4 course is aimed at learners who work or want to work as Construction Site Supervisors in the Construction sector. 

It allows learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the Construction sector.

Some of the units covered in this course are listed below.

  • Maintaining supplies of materials to meet project requirements in the workplace
  • Implementing communication systems for construction projects in the workplace
  • Maintaining the dimensional accuracy of work in the workplace
  • Contributing to the control of work quantities and costs in the workplace
  • Co-ordinating preparation work for site or lifting operations in the workplace
  • Managing personal professional development in the workplace

Contact Hours

3hrs class time (evening) per week for 33 weeks.

Recommended study time: 3 hours per week over 33 weeks

Entry Requirements

General Entry Requirements

The general entry requirements below identify the minimum qualifications needed to apply for the programme. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis on application. You are required to upload a copy of your qualification certificates to show how you meet the entry requirements for the programme prior to enrolment. Applications will also require successful completion of the admissions process.

GCSE/ Level 2 Requirements

GCSE grade C/4 in English Language, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills- Communication, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.

Course Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 Qualification in Construction or Building & Civil Engineering, or other related trade related qualification


  • Be working as an assistant manager or site supervisor in the following areas: Building & Civil Engineering, Conservation, Demolition, or Highways Maintenance & Repair,

    Accreditation of Prior Learning

    Alternatively, you can provide evidence of your ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process, either through Accredited Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Further details on APL can be found in the HE admissions process section of our website and the HE Accreditation of Prior Learning SOP.

    International Students English Language Requirements

    International applicants, from Non-Native English-speaking countries, must have evidence of English Language Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: • IELTS 6.0 (Academic) (minimum of 5.5 in all skills) • PTE Academic 51 (minimum of 46 in each part) • Or equivalent UKVI-approved English Language Test For further information please contact our International Department at

    How will I be assessed and given feedback?

    Assessment will be in the form of a portfolio where you will put together everything you've learned and also evidence of competency from your workplace and on site assessments.

    Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

    Where will it take me?
    Successful completion of the course can lead to employment as a head supervisor or further education at a higher level such as Site Management.

    How will it make me more employable?
    This programme will provide you with the skills to enable you to meet changing circumstances, whether these arise from a shift in your own sphere of employment, promotion to supervisory or management roles or from general changes in construction practices and the information technology environment.

    Additional Costs
    There are no additional costs associated with this Programme.

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    Terms & Conditions

    Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

    We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

    Available Sessions Summary

    The following sessions are open for application on this course:

    Campus & Course Type Start
    Time: 18:00-21:30

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