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.
What are the benefits of this Level 3 NVQ?
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”.
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£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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