Which qualification enables me to apply for the Gold ‘Site Supervisor’ CSCS Card?
The Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision is designed for those who undertake the duties of construction site supervisors or assistant site managers. They will have responsibility for other people in their occupation and clearly be decision makers. Their duties will include: controlling work progress against agreed programmes, maintaining systems for health, safety, welfare and environmental protection and allocating and monitoring the use of plant, equipment or machinery.
How does the Fast-Track assessment work?
Our fast-track assessment is conducted verbally through a series of recorded ‘professional discussions’ with your assessor. This method involves no written work. Your assessor will initially request a number of workplace documents (i.e. such as RAMS, toolbox talks, inductions, etc) to be submitted to them electronically. Once your assessor has viewed and approved these documents you will arrange a series of sessions (usually conducted through skype/teams/zoom/etc) where you will work through the 14 units through discussion.
How long does the fast-track assessment take?
It is expected that the qualification will be completed in less than one month through the fast-track assessment route. This route is particularly beneficial for those whose CSCS cards need urgent renewal or upgrade.
Is this fast-track route accessible to all Supervisors/Assistant Site Managers?
Unfortunately not, this fast-track assessment is only appropriate for established supervisors that are time-served – generally with 2+ years experience and confident in their role. These supervisors will have already gained the skills, knowledge and experience required to complete this qualification on the job, over time, in a real construction-site environment. We aren’t teaching you how to become an occupational supervisor through this fast-track route, you’re proving to us that you’re already doing it competently and safely.
This fast-track assessment route is therefore not suitable for those who are still developing their abilities as a supervisor and/or have only been in the role for a short time. For less experienced Supervisors/Assistant Managers we recommend that they complete the qualification the ‘standard’ way. This method involves the candidate using our online ePortfolio portal and working their way through the 14 units answering each question with a short written response and attaching the evidence that validates their written work. Typically learners choosing this method complete the NVQ within around 3-4 months.
Am I eligible for the Fast-Track assessment?
Before we enrol candidates onto any of our NVQs we ask them to complete a profile tool (click here to download it) and send it back to us with a copy of their CV for one of our assessors to review. The assessor will contact the candidate directly for a brief discussion; essentially to make absolutely sure that they have access to the qualification both in terms of experience and the availability of the necessary workplace documentation and to assess whether the candidate would be suitable for the Fast-Track or the Standard assessment route.
How much does the qualification cost?
The qualification costs £1150 + VAT. This includes registration fees etc.
Can I get some more information?
If you need more information on the Level 4 NVQ and our unique fast-track assessment process please contact CADUK on 01952 287 366.
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