14

May

The Pearson Edexcel Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management, a no brainer!

The Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management is designed for those practitioners in the Construction sector who are working in a Policy-makingDirector or Senior management capacity (Click here to download our brochure for this qualification)

i.e. Contracts and Production Managers and Commercial ManagersOperations Directors of smaller construction companies, Property and Facilities Managers and Specialist Construction Managers; as well as those in Construction Project Management – i.e. those who oversee projects from inception to decommissioning, who advise stakeholders and who form and lead project delivery teams.

This qualification is comparable to a Masters Degree in terms of academic value. Candidates need to reflect on their own professional practice and provide workplace evidence to demonstrate to their assessor (all of our Level 7 assessors are themselves Fellows or Members of the CIOB) how they carry out their occupational role.

Within a few months they could:

  1. Become a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (Chartered Construction Manager)
  2. Become a Member/Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers
  3. Hold the designation AssocRICS
  4. Be in possession of a Black CSCS card

 

To find out if you have access to this qualification please click here to download our ‘self assessment’ profile tool or call CADUK directly on (01952) 292 005.

 

Below are a selection of reviews from some of our recent learners that have achieved the Pearson/Edexcel Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management and are now either MCIOB or working towards it:

 

Louise Tully (NVQ 7 Achievement April 2018)

“I have just completed my NVQ 7 Diploma in Construction Senior Management with CAD UK and the support I have had from them has been first class.

They have helped me every step of the way and have been more than understanding when work commitments took over.

I would highly recommend CAD UK.”

 

Kevin Beaver (NVQ 7 Achievement April 2018)

“The NVQ7 in Construction Senior Management is a great programme and allows you to complete at your own pace.

The support provided by CADUK, Gary, Nick and David was superb. I thoroughly enjoyed the studying and found it to be a great learning experience.

Thoroughly recommend it to anyone that has not gone the BSc route academically and looking to gain chartered status with CIOB!”

 

Adam Powell (NVQ 7 Achievement March 2018)

“I have just achieved my NVQ 7 in Construction Senior Management with CADUK. Once I managed to set aside structured time to undertake this NVQ I completed it in approx. 2 months. From the moment I contacted them based on Gary’s enthusiasm and passion I knew this was the provider for me.

I could not recommend a provider higher. Great support, advice & service from start to finish. Thank you Gary, Nick & of course John.”

 

Luke Baker  (NVQ7 Achievement March 2018)

“I have recently completed my NVQ L7 Senior Construction Management, from my initial call to Gary at CADUK, to receiving my certificate I found the team to be professional throughout.

Many thanks to Gary, Martyn and Nick for the support though the process.”

 

Tom Messenger (NVQ7 Achievement Febuary 2018)

“CADUK Provided me with the facility and support I needed to get the correct qualification to further my career.

After a brief discussion with Gary, he gave me the belief that I would be able to complete the Level 7 NVQ in Construction Senior Management. Once I started the course it took me 6 months to complete, based on 2 evening sessions per week and a morning at weekends. It could be done quicker but I was able to allocate the times that suited my life and my work without having a detrimental effect on either.

My assessor was David and I cannot speak highly enough of him. I now have my Black CSCS card, have completed my Professional review and await approval for MCIOB status”

 

Shaun Bull (NVQ7 Achievement Feb 2018)

“My experience with CADUK has been brilliant, I received great support and guidance throughout the learning process and constructive feedback on the assessments. A very Professional organisation that I would highly recommend for any of your Construction skill competence and assessment needs!”

 

Andrew Parkes  (NVQ7 Achievement Feb 2018)

“I had been searching for a higher level qualification to enhance my career prospects for some time when I came across the CADUK website and saw the range of courses they offer.

I contacted CADUK to discuss my options and from that point on the team at CADUK have been extremely helpful. Gary guided me through the application process and was a great source of help and motivation throughout the course, always available to offer advice. Nick provided support in the use of the easy to use online submission system and always offered prompt advice in the event of any technical issues. Last but not least John my assessor who provided positive, helpful feedback throughout the assessment process and challenged me to reflect on my experience and produce the best possible submissions.

I have now completed the Pearson Edexcel NVQ Level 7 diploma in construction senior management delivered by CADUK and would highly recommend both the course and CADUK to anyone considering undertaking a qualification of this type”

 

Rob Bazzant (NVQ7 Achievement Febuary 2018)

“The CADUK team acted as great mentors throughout my studies, despite us being on opposite sides of the World!

They are a first class organisation who’s knowledge and guidance was invaluable to me in achieving my qualification.

Thanks to the whole team at CADUK.”

 

Deon Swanepoel (NVQ7 Achievement Febuary 2018)

“I have completed my NVQ7 Diploma with Caduk this month.

A big thanks to the team at Caduk. They have mentored me through this Diploma with a high level of professionalism and dedication even when times got difficult.

Now that I have my Diploma they will continue with there Professional guidance to help achieve MCIOB.

It’s has bean a real pleasure working with Caduk and will recommend them to all.

Thanks for all the help once again..”

 

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16

Jan

Zero to HERO – Through the Pearson Level 7 NVQ in Construction Senior Management

Due to a variety of factors i.e. new industry regulations (CDM), client expectations, Brexit, industry downturn and increased competition from those who have benefited from a university education, a large number of experienced Construction Managers are missing out on work opportunities in the UK and abroad. This is not because of a lack of skills, knowledge and experience, but simply because they don’t have the relevant managerial qualifications, professional recognition and industry accreditation that reflects their true standing in the industry. Many construction managers are not aware of the importance of having qualifications etc until they find themselves out of work. This however, is not best time to do something about the situation for a variety of reasons.

CADUK have identified that the achievement of the Pearson Edexcel Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management   as the qualification that can take these experienced construction managers from ‘Zero to Hero’ in matter of a few months.

The Pearson Edexcel Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management is designed for all those practitioners in the construction sector who are working for Main Contractors and SMEs in a policy-making, director or senior management capacity. These include contracts, production and commercial managers, operations directors of smaller construction companies, property and facilities managers and specialist construction managers; as well as those in Construction Project Management – i.e. those who oversee projects from inception to decommissioning, who advise stakeholders and who form and lead project delivery teams.

All they have to do is reflect on their own professional practice and provide workplace evidence of how they carry out their occupational role.

Within a few months they could

  1. Become a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (Chartered Construction Manager)
  2. Become a Member/Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers
  3. Hold the designation AssocRICS
  4. Be in possession of a Black CSCS card

To find out if you have access to this qualification please click her to download our profile tool or call CADUK directly on (01952) 292 005 to talk to our specialists. Go on, its a no brainer, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain?

20

Apr

Why join CIOB?

CADUK offer two routes to the NVQ Level 7 in Construction Senior Management that lead to membership of the Chartered Institute of Building through the shortened professional review. The standard route for established construction managers, and the new Advanced route for experienced construction professionals with a substantial body of knowledge which is at the forefront of their professional practice.

But what does MCIOB recognition really mean to the individual?

Please watch the video below:

If you would like more information on how you can become a member of the Chartered Institute of Building through either of the above NVQ routes, please visit our website www.caduk.co.uk or call us on (01952) 292 005.

17

Aug

Women in Construction – Have you considered becoming a Chartered Member of the Institute of Building

Are you aware that only 7% of the total membership of the CIOB are Ladies? Judging by the calibre of the female members of the Linkedin Group National Association of Women in Construction. CADUK see no reason why they cannot achieve this status and are determined to help more females attain this prestigious designation. Many people have the impression that the CIOB is an ‘old boys club’ and was only accessible to those with Degree in Construction Management. CADUK believe that the CIOB are really taking steps to change that image.

For example 50% of the CIOBs board members are females including the Deputy Chief Executive Bridget Bartlett. Another example of the CIOB breaking the shackles of the past was the introduction of the Fast Track Route to membership for anyone holding or studying for an Edexcel Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management .This means that individuals would no longer need to take a professional competence assessment in order to complete the CIOB’s Professional Review process and become chartered.

Candidates are able to present their Level 7 qualification certificate as evidence of meeting the Professional Review competence criteria along with a short application form detailing their CPD, training and commitment to the Institute’s code of conduct.

This shortened vocational route to membership considerably and gave confidence to those who were put off by the long winded, male dominated selection process and the increasing costs of academic study. The process also reduced duplication and bureaucracy in terms of the learners/applicants not having to produce the same or similar evidence again or undergoing the highly subjective Professional Interview Panel, mainly consisting of male interviewers.

CADUK have found that Construction Managers without formal qualifications working at higher levels within the industry have benefited greatly because of this initiative, but unfortunately very few of the beneficiaries are Ladies. Why is this?  because the benefits are almost instantaneous in terms personal recognition and increased work opportunities.

Please contact CADUK if you are interested in attaining MCIOB through the NVQ7 route on (01952) 292 005 or send us an enquiry and we’ll get back to you.


Here are few reviews from some of our past learners who have achieved the Edexcel Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management and are now Members of the Chartered Institute of Building. Fantastic feedback, unfortunately no reviews from any Ladies.

Michael O’Byrne MCIOB (NVQ7 Achievement October 2015)

I recently completed the NVQ Level 7 in Senior Construction Management and immediately went on to get my CSCS Black Management Card. I then successfully applied for MCIOB, Chartered Construction Manager. The support and encouragement I got from Gary Pollard and his team was fantastic. This has opened up a lot of doors for me and I highly recommend using CAD UK.

 

Mark Mills MCIOB (NVQ7 Achievement April 2016)

I have recently completed a NVQ Level 7 in senior construction and found the support and help offered by CADUK to be invaluable they were there to assist and offer guidance throughout the entire process from initial profiling and the choosing of modules through to final assessment.

If you are looking to undertake a course I would highly recommend them.

 

Andrew Lee MCIOB (NVQ 7 Achievement March 2016)

Having recently completed the NVQ Level 7 in Senior Construction Management, I could not recommend CADUK highly enough.

The support throughout was excellent, even helping me to prepare for my MCIOB application.

 

Darren  Allen FCIOB, MRICs (NVQ Achivement April 2014)

The opportunity to study with ‘CADUK’ provided me a platform for the future. CADUK are an organisation located within the UK who serve a global market with a local approach in competency based qualifications tailored to the construction industry.

The support from Day 1 from the staff and the mentors makes the journey a seamless one, the whole experience revolves around an individual’s effort to allocate the required time to complete the modules.If done successfully the period of obtaining the NVQ Level 7 can be a matter of weeks.

The NVQ Level 7 personally was two fold, fulfilling a long term goal to achieve Chartered Membership with the CIOB, and a platform to start a doctorate program in business administration. Keep up the good work!

 

Arash Noori FCIOB, Assoc RICs (NVQ7 Achievement Febuary 2014)

If you want recognition at the highest level and to become a Chartered Builder or Consultant via distant learning courses then the NVQ7 course is the perfect solution.

Gary and his team have helped my through out the whole course and boosted my confidence. I can not praise them enough. As a small building company owner this was an ideal route.

Once passed the Diploma I became an Associate member of RICS and have since become a Fellow of the Institute of Building. Fantastic result!

 

David Andrews w/t MCIOB (NVQ7 Achievement April 2016)

I have recently completed my NVQ Level 7 in Construction Senior Management and I cannot speak highly enough of all members of their team.

They provided me with an excellent service throughout and it was money well spent. I gained a vast amount of knowledge from each completed unit and it has already shown its benefits with instant career progression.

Thank you to you all at CADUK.

 

Murray Arnold w/t MCIOB (NVQ7 Achievement Febuary 2016)

In 2014 I contacted CADUK regarding personal development. Mr Pollard from CADUK was extremely helpful in giving me all the information that i required. CADUK were fast and professional in their mentor-ship. They encouraged me and pointed me in the right direction regarding my goals. This is the first step of my mature learning process and without CADUK supporting me i would not be where I am today. I am focused and now have my direction.

I thoroughly recommend others in the business to embark on professional recognition. You will hit a brick wall that is un-scaleable without it.

Thanks CADUK for all your support.

01

Aug

What it means to be a CIOB member

CADUK offer a number of NVQs that lead to Fast Track Membership of the Chartered Institute of Building. But what does this recognition really mean to the individual?

Please watch the video below:

If you would like more information on how you can become a member of the Chartered Institute of Building through the NVQ Fast-Track route, please visit our website www.caduk.co.uk or call us on (01952) 292 005.

01

Apr

CSCS Profiled Route Now Closed

The CSCS Profiled Route was introduced in 2011 as a route to the Black or Gold Card for construction site managers or supervisors who have on-site experience but no nationally recognised qualification in construction. As of 1st April 2016 CSCS are no longer accepting applications for the Profiled Route, with the announcement made by the construction leadership council that the Profiled Route no longer supports industry’s desire for a fully qualified workforce.

To find out more about why Profiled Route is closed visit the changes to Profiled Route webpage.

Applicants will still be able to apply for a Construction Site Manager or Construction Site Supervisor CSCS card, but will be required to complete an NVQ/SVQ levels 4, 5, 6 or 7*.

What to do next:

To obtain the Gold Supervisory Card you must now complete the NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Construction Site Supervision.

To obtain the Black Managers Card you must now complete the NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Construction Site Management.

 

Source: CSCS