Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management

Pearson Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management

The Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management is designed for technical people working at a senior level in a wide range of job roles. They will have responsibility for other people in their occupation and clearly be decision makers. These include roles such as Senior Estimators, Senior Quantity Surveyors, Senior Buyers, Senior Planners.

This qualification is suitable for people who might be considered to be site based and have responsibilities for functions as dimensional control, surveys, physical testing and work planning. It covers all sections of the construction cycle including all forms of construction and civil engineering. This includes functions such as maintenance and demolition and companies specialising in a single operation such as roofing, plastering and shop-fitting.

There are five pathways to this qualification, the learner will chose one of these pathways that is tailored to their own specialist area:

  • Buying
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Planning
  • Estimating
  • General Contracting (This could include those who are Project Managers, Site Agents, Site Managers, Logistics Managers, Lifting Managers, and those who carry out the role of Principal Designers (CDM Regulations).
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What are the benefits of this Level 6 NVQ?

Frequently asked questions

Learners are required to respond to questions by collecting evidence from their workplace and providing a written or verbal statement against this evidence. In this statement they will essentially describe how they use this evidence in their work role and provide examples of projects and scenarios where the documentation was used. The assessor will review the evidence that has been collected to ensure that all the areas of the NVQ units have been covered.

All of our assessors for the Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management are Members or Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). They are highly experienced, qualified construction professionals who are in a position to add real value to your qualification.

We carefully select a particular assessor for each individual learner to ensure that your workplace experiences are aligned and that the feedback and guidance provided is useful, relevant and rewarding.

Your assessor will provide advice and feedback on request via phone, Skype, email and through our ePortfolio system.

Achievement of this level 6 NVQ is entirely down to the learner’s own motivation.

We provide support for a period of 12 months, however this qualification is realistically achievable within 1-3 months.

Generally CADUK carry out the assessment for this qualification interactively, online though our bespoke ePortfolio system, although we also offer the option of an on-site assessment where this is the preferred route.

The Construction Contracting Operations Management NVQ Level 6 is broadly comparable to a Bachelor Degree in terms of academic value.

Academic qualifications such as HNCs/HNDs/degrees are an opportunity to enter an industry. Competence-based qualifications however are far more relevant to the experienced construction manager because they provide recognition of skills, knowledge, experience and confidence that has already been developed over time in the industry.

This Level 6 NVQ provides the opportunity for learners to apply for Chartered Membership with the CIOB through the Full Professional Review. Generally, applicants will need at least 3 years’ experience at a management level.

The Professional Review involves the submission of an experience and competence report complete with supporting documentation such as a CV, organisation chart and CPD information.

A candidate may be referred for interview if the application does not demonstrate a full understanding of and application of the competences.

Achievement of this Level 6 NVQ enables individuals to apply for professional status with the following organisation:

If learners successfully achieve Membership of The Chartered Institute of Building, they can also apply for:

Learners that take advantage of these memberships will be eligible to use the following post-nominal letters after their name:

John Smith MCIOB, AssocRICS, ACABE

Once enrolled onto this qualification you will be eligible to apply for the Red Experienced Technical, Supervisor or Manager CSCS card right away. This card is issued on a temporary basis and demonstrates that you are working towards an NVQ.

Once the NVQ has been completed the Red CSCS card can be upgraded to the CSCS Black Card.

NVQs are UK regulated qualifications, they are valid for life and do not expire.

CADUK are an Award Winning NVQ centre that have delivered over 1000 construction-related NVQs.

The online ePortfolio system that we developed ourselves was recently recognised at the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) Star Awards at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow for our “unique approach to delivering qualifications”.

We strongly believe that the true value of an NVQ is only realised when the qualification has been earned. Experienced people can gain so much by actually going on a journey of self reflective practice, empowering themselves with knowledge by taking ownership of their qualification, then being judged and challenged honestly and professionally by an industry expert.

See some of our reviews further down the page, or follow this link to see what our learners are saying about us.

Qualification cost

£1850 + VAT

Funding / Grants

CADUK are a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO). This enables CITB registered companies to claim back £600 on completion of this qualification through the Short Period Qualification Grants scheme. This includes small employers (i.e those with a wage bill of less than £80k) who don’t have to pay the levy. This grant applies to directly employed staff on the payroll and all subcontractors.

To check if your company is eligible to claim please call CITB on 0344 994 4455.

Am I eligible for this qualification?

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    This is a great route to the CSCS Black Card and MCIOB for experienced Planners, Estimators, Buyers, Surveyors, Project Managers, Site Agents and Logistics Managers. Gary Pollard MCIOB, Managing Director

    Here's what our customers are saying

    Campbell McPhee MICWCI
    "I completed the Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Senior Site Inspection with CAD UK. The entire process was straight forward. I dealt directly with Gary, Nick and my professional assessor David. Submission of my evidence and narratives was easy with plenty of time for feedback. I am now a member of the ICWCI and I believe this course has benefited my career greatly."
    Dayo Adeniyi
    Bourne Construction engineering Ltd
    "I have done an NVQ before but my experience with CADUK for my NVQ Level 6 was very different. The support and encouragement I received from them was really unbelievable. They were always there to encourage me until I finally was able to sail over the finish line. It was a journey of self discovery and my assessor was able to help me draw out things I wasn't even aware that I knew, so much so that I was able to gain knowledge that has proven invaluable to my career development. Thanks again to all the guys at CADUK. You really are the best."
    Chris Devereaux MCIOB
    T Denman and Sons Ltd
    "I undertook an NVQ level 6 with CADUK. I would highly recommend the service they provide. Gary was brilliant from the start assisting me with informed advice and ensuring the qualification I was looking to undertake was the right route suited to my abilities and requirements. The assessor was also exemplary in his assistance and knowledge. Great service and support from a great team. 10/10"
    Niall Fennessey
    Process & Industrial Design Ltd
    "I completed my NVQ Level 6 with CADUK and cannot rate them highly enough. A major plus for me was that I was able to complete this course and also maintain a very busy full time job. CADUK has a team with very professional individuals. Overall it has been a dream come true for me to achieve this qualification and it was made so much easier by Gary, Nick and David. A massive thank you to all, and I have no doubt that the company will continue to thrive because of the excellent service you provide. Thanks again CADUK!"

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