Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision

This qualification is designed for Occupational Work Supervisors (Gangers) i.e. those who contribute to the supervision of a particular trade, i.e formworkers, steelfixers, construction operatives, labourers etc. Please Click Here to ensure that your particular occupation is on the CSCS approved list of trades.

Please note: This is not a training course, this is an assessment of competence through the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience the learner already has. This fast-track ‘Experienced Supervisor’ route is only suitable for established occupational works supervisors and not for those who are still developing their abilities in this occupation.

To fulfill their role effectively occupational works supervisors need organisational, supervisory and technical abilities, and need to be able to establish and develop and maintain good working relationships with people.

Prior to enrolment we require proof of competence against your trade (i.e a relevant NVQ certificate, typically at level 2, blue CSCS card or other evidence of experience of previous work in that trade). If you cannot produce a blue CSCS card/certificate etc as proof of competence we can provide you with an ‘expert witness testimony’ template for your manager to complete that confirms you have the pre-requisite skills in the trade that you are supervising.

CSCS Gold Card Occupational Work Supervision

What are the benefits of this Level 3 NVQ?

Fast-track assessment
CSCS Gold Card
Increased work opportunities
Increased earning potential
Stepping stone to full site management roles

Frequently asked questions

All of our assessors for the Occupational Work Supervision Level 3 NVQ are highly experienced, qualified construction professionals who are in a position to add real value to your qualification.

Our unique fast-track assessment route is only available to established occupational work supervisors that are experienced and confident in their role which is why we have named it the ‘Experienced Supervisor’ assessment.

These supervisors will already be competent in the role and will have gained the skills, knowledge and experience required to complete this qualification on the job over time. This fast-track route is therefore not suitable for those who are new (i.e less than two years in the role) to supervising a construction trade or those who are looking to learn how to become a supervisor.

In order for the fast-track assessment to be successfully completed in one day a degree of preparation is required before the assessor comes to site.

Our unique ‘Experienced Supervisor’ (Fast Track) route to the Occupational Work Supervision Level 3 NVQ is be captured electronically by photos and video recordings. You will be required to present various workplace documents to your assessor, including a RAMS, toolbox talk, induction, progress report, plant allocation sheet, etc. The
knowledge-based element (i.e. the 8 units of the qualification) will be assessed verbally through recorded discussion with your assessor.

It is expected that candidates on this fast-track route will complete the assessment within one day. This will however require a degree of preparation beforehand from the candidate (such as evidence collection).

This route is particularly beneficial for those whose CSCS cards need urgent renewal or upgrade.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however potential candidates must be able to demonstrate to us that they have the sills, knowledge and experienced required to be succesful on this fast-track assessment prior to enrolment. Typically (but not always) applicants will need at least 3 years’ experience supervising a construction trade.

Before enrolment applicants will have a profiling session over the phone with one of our NVQ assessors. This (free) session is to determine whether or not they are deemed to be suitable for the fast track route.

To start this profiling process applicants will need to complete our profiling form (download it here) and return it to us with a copy of their CV. On receipt of the completed profile tool one of our NVQ assessors will be in contact to review the responses and to determine whether or not the applicant is suitable for the fast-track assessment.

Once the NVQ has been successfully completed and verified off by the centre, we will request your NVQ certificate from the awarding body. Normally this takes around 7-10 days to arrive. You can use this certificate to apply for the Gold CSCS 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 assessment 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”.

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

Qualification cost

£950 + 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.

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    CADUK are our trusted provider for our upskilling program. We aim to show clients that our Logistics supervisors are all fully qualified and hold relevant CSCS Cards.  Neil Powell, SEHQ Advisor- ClipFine Limited

    Here's what our customers are saying

    Michael Lloyd
    Lloyd Renovations Ltd
    "I had an onsite assessment with CADUK for my Level 3 NVQ. The assessor was very helpful and guided me through the assessment process. The actual assessment process only took one day although there is some preparation to do beforehand. Within 2 weeks of the assessment I had my Gold CSCS card! Thanks CADUK"
    David Mitchell
    Select Electrical (GB) Limited
    "The service I received was brilliant from start to finish. The assessor that came to site was a fellow of the institute of building and was extremely professional and knowledgable. I would recommend the level 3 nvq fast track route CAD UK offer to anyone looking for professional qualification and a CSCS card."
    Carl Robinson
    DRG Interior and Building Solutions Ltd
    "I Achieved an NVQ Level 3 occupational works supervisor which has lead to employment as an assistant site manager. A very big Thank you to all at CADUK, this has also now given me the drive to continue my journey to hopefully gain a level 6 qualification in construction management".
    Kevin Gibbs
    Clipfine Ltd
    "I wasn’t sure what to expect, it’s been a long time since I sat in a classroom environment and I was very nervous on the day. The trainer From CADUK explained everything in full and was very professional throughout the day. I would highly recommend CADUK for any training with in the building sector. I was pleasantly surprised with the whole procedure and the final result of gaining my NVQ with in my subject taken and have now gained my gold cscs card.
    Many thanks CADUK"

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