07

Sep

NVQ for ‘Quality Managers’ Pearson Edexcel Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Senior Site Inspection

According to a recent survey by the CIOB more than three-quarters of construction professionals believe the industry’s current management of quality is inadequate. Based on the findings from the call for evidence and wider research, Paul Nash, past-president of the CIOB and chair of the commission is recommending a number of measures, one of which is to develop a competency-based quality qualification/certification.

CADUK are specialists in Construction Supervisory and Managerial NVQs and have identified the most relevant qualification for those responsible for monitoring project quality and managing project progress and handover in construction.

The Pearson Edexcel Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Senior Site Inspection is not only accessible to Clerk of Works, Site Inspectors and Building Quality Officers who monitor the work of companies that carry out contracts for their employer or client. It is also accessible to those individuals who typically work for both Main Contractors and Sub Contractors who liaise closely with the client team to ensure a quality product. In some companies this is a stand alone function, however typically this role is undertaken as a duel function by more experienced site/construction managers. Although employed by the contractor, these quality managers are really carrying out the work of the old Clerk of Works, without arguably the same level of impartiality.

This qualification is broadly comparable to Bachelors Degree in Construction Management and demonstrates that that you carry out your job function to an industry standard. Other benefits would include access to Membership of the ICWCI, Black CSCS card and Membership of the Chartered Institute of Building through the full professional review.

CADUK have seen a noticeable increase in applicants for the Level 6 Senior Site Inspection qualification particularly from Scotland, largely because the Scottish government is considering making it mandatory to employ a clerk of works on all public sector jobs, a requirement that would have a massive impact on site inspection arrangements north of the border and could well have ramifications south of it too.

So if you are a Site Manager, Construction Manager, Project Manager, Quality Manager responsible for monitoring project quality and managing project progress and handover in construction or even if you are a directly employed by an employer/client as a Clerk of works give CADUK a call on 01952 291005 or visit our web site for more details.

 

16

Apr

Achieved the NVQ 6 in Construction Site Management? Whats Next? GRADIOSH through the City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice (NVQ)

CADUK are specialists in the delivery of the Level 6 NVQ in Construction Site Management and are always being asked by prospective learners for our advice and guidance as to the next steps in terms of their professional development.  For those who are genuinely carrying out the work at level 6, the Level 7 is a step too far because they have not yet developed the skills, knowledge and experience to be successful.  There is however an alternative option that would genuinely provide them with further development opportunities and add real value to their CV.

CADUK now recommend the City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice (NVQ) because it should be accessible to most site based construction managers. The qualification is designed for those people involved in the practical application and/or management of health and safety. They will have an autonomous role in their organisation for managing health and safety policy and practice and will report directly to or be part of the senior management team.

But don’t take our word for it click here to download the qualifications initial profile tool to see if you have access to this qualification by carrying out your own self assessment against the requirements of the qualification. On achievement of this Level 5 Diploma the individual will not only be able to demonstrate to the client that they have the qualification and relevant skills and knowledge to carry out their health and safety role effectively, the qualification would also be added to their Black CSCS card alongside their existing qualification and they would be able to access Graduate Membership of IOSH (GradIOSH).

If you are are an experienced construction site manager and would like to undertake this qualification please complete the profile tool in the link above and return it to us. Alternatively you can send us an enquiry on our website www.caduk.co.uk or give us a call us on (01952) 292 005.

13

Apr

NVQ for ‘Principal Contractors’ CDM 2015 – City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice

The City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice (NVQ) is designed for those people involved in the practical application and/or management of health and safety and is appropriate to people from a variety of sectors including Energy, Oil & Gas, Retail, Corporate Business, and Construction. They will have an autonomous role in their organisation for managing health and safety policy and practice and will report directly to or be part of the senior management team.

CADUK are specialists in Construction Supervisory and Managerial NVQs and have identified the Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice as the qualification that provides the Principle Contractor  (i.e. those people responsible for the H&S of the project in construction phase and its safe delivery as defined in Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015) with formal recognition for the skills and knowledge that would be needed to carry out this role effectively.

But don’t take our word for it click here to download the qualifications initial profile tool to see if you have access to this qualification by carrying out your own self assessment against the requirements of the qualification. On achievement of this Level 5 Diploma the individual will not only be able to demonstrate to the client that they have the qualification and relevant skills and knowledge to carry out their role effectively, they will also have access to the Black CSCS card and Graduate Membership of IOSH (GradIOSH).

If you carry out the role of Principal Contractor and would like to undertake this qualification please complete the profile tool in the link above and return it to us. Alternatively you can send us an enquiry on our website www.caduk.co.uk or give us a call us on (01952) 292 005.

18

Jul

Attention all Principal Designers! – CDM Regulations 2015

Attention all Principal Designers! You may have access to Black CSCS Card and MCIOB through an Edexcel NVQ Route.

Awarding Body Pearson/Edexcel and CADUK have worked together to identify specific NVQ pathways for Principal Designers (CDM Regulations 2015 previously CDM Co-ordinators).

These NVQs not only provide recognition for the Principal Designer they also provide access to Black CSCS card, Assoc Rics & MCIOB. The pathways selected will depend on the main job role of the learner.

If you carry out the role of Principal Designer please visit our website www.caduk.co.uk or call us on (01952) 292 005 and we will help you identify your pathway.

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