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

Nov

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

Because of a variety of factors i.e. new industry regulations, 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 their lack of skills, knowledge and experience, but simply because they don’t have the relevant managerial qualifications, professional recognition and industry accreditation.

CADUK have identified that the achievement of the Pearson Edexcel Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management is the qualification that can take these experienced construction managers from zero to hero in matter of a few months.

All they have to do is reflect on their own professional practice and provide evidence of how they do their job or how they have done it in the past.

Within a few months they could

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

A lot of construction managers mistakenly believe that because the NVQ 7 qualification is broadly equivalent to a Masters Degree and they do not work for a Main Contractor they would not be able to achieve it. In our experience in the majority of circumstances this is not the case. Call CADUK on (01952) 292 005 to see if you have access. Go on what have you got to lose!

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.

14

Jun

Construction Senior Management Level 7 NVQ Diploma – Fast-Track to MCIOB

The CIOB announced in 2013 that anyone holding or studying for an Edexcel Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management would no longer need to take a professional competence assessment in order to complete the CIOB’s Professional Review process and become chartered.

Candidates were 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 the vocational route to membership considerably helped those who were put off by the cost of higher education. This process also reduced duplication and bureaucracy in terms of the learners/applicants not having to produce the same or similar evidence again for CIOB membership.

CADUK have found that Learners at this Level have benefited greatly because of this initiative. The benefits are almost instantaneous in terms personal recognition and access to increased employment opportunities.


Since this announcement there have been further developments in terms of who has access to this Fast Track Route. As it stands the only learners who have access to the shorted professional review are those who have achieved the qualification through an Edexcel Pearson Approved Centre.

Learners who have gained the NVQ in Construction Senior Management through other Awarding Bodies such as CSkills, SQA and ABBE must have been assessed by a Member of the Institute of Building to Qualify for this Fast Track programme.

CSkills learners have until September 2017 to take advantage of this opportunity before it is withdrawn by the CIOB, as CSkills have declined to sign up to a recognition agreement.


CADUK are pleased to confirm that we are an Edexcel Pearson Approved Centre and all of our learners who have achieved the NVQ 7 have either gained MCIOB status or are working towards the designation with our full assistance.

We are very proud of the way we support our learners throughout the NVQ process and the journey through the Fast Track process to MCIOB.

Please click here for more information on our Level 7 NVQs in Construction Management and Design Management

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 MCIOB or working towards it:

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

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