Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision is for construction supervisors (gangers) who supervise specific trades such as bricklayers, carpenters, formworkers, steelfixers, construction operatives, window installers, timber frame operators, logistics teams, labouring teams etc.

CADUK offer a unique ‘discussion-based’ assessment for this qualification which can enable experienced supervisors to complete this NVQ within 4 weeks.

The discussion-style assessment involves no written work, the whole process is completed through a combination of discussion with your NVQ assessor and the submission of workplace evidence (including videos, photos and documents).

Prior to enrolment each applicant will speak directly with one of our NVQ assessors to make sure that they have the skills, knowledge and experience to sucessfully achive the award.

What are the benefits of this NVQ?

How can I apply for this NVQ?

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Once this form has been submitted, one of our NVQ assessors will contact you directly for a telephone profiling session to confirm that the NVQ is achievable (there is no charge to this). Once an assessor has approved your application to enrol, you can start at any time.

Frequently asked questions

How is this qualification assessed?

This Level 3 NVQ is assessed though a combination of submission of evidence (workplace documents) and ‘Professional Discussion’ with your NVQ assessor. There is no written work, no classroom-based elements, and the whole assessment can be achieved remotely (without the assessor coming to site) through our unique assessment process.

We provide a list of evidence that you will need to send to your assessor, this includes both documents and videos from the site. Once your assessor has reviewed the evidence and is satisfied with it, you will move on to the discussions which are carried out remotely via Zoom.  

During these discussions you work through each of the 8 units, telling your assessor how you carry out your role, giving examples of real projects, real scenarios and describing how the evidence that you have presented helped facilitate the process. 

What sort of evidence is required for this qualification?

The evidence requirements for this qualification include (but are not limited to) documents such as:

  • RAMS
  • Induction
  • Toolbox talk
  • Bill of quantities
  • Plant check list
  • Working drawings
  • Site safety inspection
  • Site inspection checklist
  • Purchase order
  • Delivery note

Evidence submitted can be related to various different projects provided that it under 3 years old.

Who will be my assessor?

Our assessors are are highly experienced, qualified construction professionals who have ‘done the job’ themselves and are therefore in a position to add real value to your qualification.

Most of our assessors are Members or Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

What is the duration of this qualification?

It is possible for experienecd and competent supervisors to complete this NVQ within 4 weeks or less.

All candidates however, have 12 months in which to complete.

When can I apply for my CSCS card?

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

Once the NVQ has been completed, we’ll send you a scanned copy of your certificate which you can use to apply for your Gold ‘Supervisor’ CSCS Card.

Please note: To apply for any CSCS card you are required to have passed the appropriate level of CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test within the last two years.

More information about this can be found here.

Can I fail this NVQ?

Technically Yes, you can fail any NVQ. NVQs are competence-based qualifications, they are a recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience that you already have. With that in mind, if you have never ‘done the job’ and don’t have the evidence to prove it, how are you going to answer the question?

We at CADUK have robust procedures in place to ensure that doesn’t happen.

The key to our success in this area is that we only enrol candidates onto our qualifications in the first place that we know have the skills, knowledge and experience to be successful.

We carry out a thorough profiling process (free of charge) with each and every candidate before enrolment to make 100% sure that the qualification is achievable before you start.

As part of this process we ask you to complete an initial profile tool (questionnaire) and return it to us with a copy of your CV. One of our assessors will then contact you directly to confirm that you have the skills, knowledge and experience required to be successful.

Once our assessor has ‘approved’ you to start, you can enrol at any time.

If the assessor thinks that a different qualification is more suitable, they will recommend an alternative NVQ. This may be a lower or higher level qualification, but you will be confident that you can actually ‘live up’ to the qualification that you’re taking on.

Qualification cost


Price above includes Pearson registration fees.

CITB Grant claimable (£1200)

CADUK are a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO). This enables CITB registered companies to claim back £1200 on completion of this qualification through the Short Period Qualification Grants scheme. This effectively means that this NVQ is FREE for CITB registered companies.

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.

Find out more about the CITB Grant scheme by clicking here.

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

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