Pearson Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management

Pearson (Edexcel) Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management

The Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management is designed for those practitioners in the construction sector who:

  • oversee projects from inception to handover
  • determine project requirements and form the project team accordingly
  • evaluate and present technical information
  • provide advice on technical construction issues
  • evaluate project information to determine project risks and opportunities
  • undertake personal development and manage the development of others
  • identify quality standards and pass them on to the project team
  • analyse the organisation’s strategic objectives, plans and forecasted future projects to plan workforce requirements

They will be working in a policy-makingdirector or senior management capacity. This includes roles such as senior project managers, contracts and production managerscommercial managersoperations directors of smaller construction companies, property and facilities managers and specialist construction managers.

This is the latest (2019) version of this qualification and in line with Awarding body requirements must be assessed through ‘professional discussion’. Learners will initially collect workplace evidence that demonstrates their competence against the criteria of each of the qualification units. The learner and assessor will then have a series of electronically recorded discussions (based around the documentation/evidence they have provided) to cover the ‘knowledge’ element of the units. These discussions can be carried out either face-to-face at our office in Telford, or online from distance via Skype/telephone.

Please click here to download the profile tool for this qualification to determine if you have the skills, knowledge and experience required to complete this Level 7 NVQ Diploma. The profile tool also highlights the documentary evidence that is required for each of the qualification units.

Site managers, Contracts Managers or Project Managers overseeing smaller parts of the overall project may find the Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management a more appropriate qualification.

Black CSCS Card

What are the benefits of this Level 7 NVQ?

Frequently asked questions

CADUK are a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO). CITB registered employers can therefore claim £600 per learner on achievement of this qualification. 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 apply for this grant on completion of your qualification, you will need to submit an application form (download it here) with a copy of the certificate of achievement to

For more information or to find out if you are eligible to claim the CITB grant please Click Here, or call CITB directly on 0344 994 4455.

All of our assessors for the Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior 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.

Once the Level 7 NVQ has been achieved, your assessor and our centre staff will continue to provide advice and guidance throughout your application for Membership of The Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB).

Achievement of the Construction Senior Management 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.

At Managerial level, an on-site observation only has limited value. On-site observation can be time consuming and costly.

CADUK can provide on-site assessment at this level if this is deemed to be a necessary exercise, although generally we carry out the assessment interactively online though our bespoke ePortfolio system.

Learners are required to respond to criteria by collating evidence which occurs naturally within their work to demonstrate particular skills. The assessor will go through the evidence that has been collected to ensure that all the areas of the NVQ have been covered.

This online process enables us to provide much better individual support than traditional on-site support methods, allowing the individual the opportunity to achieve the qualification in a much shorter time frame, and from any internet connected computer anywhere in the world.

This Construction Senior Management NVQ at Level 7 is broadly comparable to a Masters 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.

The Level 7 NVQ in Construction Senior Management enables you to gain fast-track Chartered Membership with the CIOB through the Shortened Professional Review.

On completion of the NVQ Level 7 you can apply for MCIOB immediately. Since the NVQ is proof of professional competency, your Professional Review will be shorter than normal.

You only need to complete a short application form focusing on your ethics and professional judgement.

Achievement of the Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management enables individuals to apply for:

Once learners have achieved 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

£2100 + 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?

Download our Initial Profile Tool below to determine if you have access to this qualification. Please note that this document must be opened in Adobe Reader in order to use the interactive features, you cannot complete this tool through the web browser. Click Here to download Adobe Reader free of charge.

Enquire about this NVQ

    Leave us an enquiry below and one of our team will get back to you shortly.

    Data entered into this form will not to be used for advertising purposes.

    We’re extremely proud of our innovative assessment process. Our assessment team are all Chartered professionals that really add value to the learner’s journey. Gary Pollard MCIOB, Managing Director

    Here's what our customers are saying

    David Andrews MCIOB
    Doha Metro (Qatar)
    "I have 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."
    Michael O'Byrne MCIOB
    Colmore Tang Construction Ltd
    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 the team was fantastic. This has opened up a lot of doors for me and I highly recommend using CADUK.
    Colin Christian
    Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Ltd
    "Just completed an NVQ7 with CADUK and found the whole process well managed and straightforward. Easy to apply, and the portfolio system allows you to work seamlessly accross a number of platforms. Good support and communications throughout from the team at CADUK and the assigned tutor for your course. A great experience and highly recommended for anyone trying to balance study with a full time role."
    Neil James
    West Midlands Safari Park
    "Great service, support and tutorship throughout. I have developed more than I ever expected going through my Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management. I would highly recommend CADUK to anyone wishing to develop themselves and gain a recognised construction based NVQ qualification."
    Ewan Davies-Smith MCIOB
    Babcock International Group
    "I completed my NVQ7 and found CADUK to be extremely professional from start to finish. I was working in a remote location at the time, the online portal enabled me to upload my evidence and write ups for review as I completed each part. This, along with the ability for the assessor to provide very quick feedback, showed to me why CADUK are at the forefront of delivering NVQ qualifications."
    Darren Allen MCIOB
    Bluu Qatar
    "The opportunity to study with CADUK provides a platform for the future in the Middle East. It's the most direct route into the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) that is recognised worldwide. For me personally obtaining the Level 7 was money well spent. I achieved a qualification that suited my lifestyle and allowed me to obtain corporate identity within an established institute.

    Keep up the good work CADUK, you make a difference in people's lives"

    Our Latest Articles