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The NVQ Level 6 Construction Contracting Operations Management assessment is aimed at construction managers who oversee specific contracts, projects, or trade operations in construction development.
If you are a construction business owner, project or contracts manager, and you are in charge of a specialist contract (i.e. trade), typically subcontracting under a larger building company, this qualification is the right fit for you.
This qualification is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
NVQ level 6 construction managers during the meeting
As a construction manager, you are expected to be in charge of smaller parts of a project, or multiple projects at the same time. Your duties should be closely related to the construction management operations of specific specialist contracts.
Your hands-on experience in construction management must be backed up with proof of evidence from your work practice which we can relate to the assessment criteria.
The evidence you will supply can be from your current as well as previous contracts, and it should demonstrate your ability to do the following:
gather and implement the necessary information in order to organise H&S procedures in the construction environment
obtain necessary information, plan, and develop the work programme for your team operations in line with a main contractor's requirements
develop organizational procedures for monitoring project progress
implement construction organisational procedures and delegate specific organisational tasks to line supervisors or subcontracting teams to meet the contract requirements
control budget, costs and procurements, as well as organise supply and storage of the project resources
control the quality of the project
attend and take part in regular project progress meetings
liaise with other contractors, superiors, or clients regarding the project
Remember different companies use different types of information and documentation. Your task is to explain (ideally with proof) how you organise, manage and execute your work activities in your management role.
Depending on your specific construction management role within the contract, you have a range of routes to choose from for this qualification:
You should select the pathway that closely relates to your current job role, as it will be much easier to gather and provide the necessary evidence to cover the criteria. You will discuss these options with your NVQ assessor during the screening and enrolment process, and you'll be advised on the best route that suits your construction management role.
The selected pathway will determine a set of mandatory and optional units that you will be required to cover. To learn more about this, refer to the "Qual Structure" section.
The Level 6 Construction Management qualification is assessed by an NVQ assessor who is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
NVQ Level 6 Construction Management Qualification Structure
To achieve the NVQ Level 6 Construction Management (officially titled: NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management), you are required to complete all mandatory units as well as the minimum required number of units from the optional group. The total number of units in the optional group will be determined by the chosen pathway of construction management qualification.
For instance, below is a list of mandatory and optional units that comprise the NVQ Level 6 Construction Management - General pathway. It includes 4 mandatory units that must be completed. Additionally, there are 14 optional units, from which you must choose and complete at least 3 units that best suit your job role. This ensures that the evidence you provide for the assessment criteria in the optional group is relevant to the chosen optional units.
Before starting the assessment, during the screening and assessment planning phase, you will have the opportunity to discuss the qualification units and pathway options. Your NVQ assessor will determine and recommend the most suitable option for you.
NVQ Level 6 Construction Management Mandatory Units
Chair meetings and take decisions in construction contracting operations management
Develop and maintain working relationships and personal development in construction contracting operations management
Maintain health, safety and welfare system in construction contracting operations management
Plan, allocate and monitor work in own area of responsibility
Construction Management Optional Units (General Pathway)
Analyse, monitor and optimise materials, plant and services in construction contracting operations management
Control contract work in construction contracting operations management
Develop and agree detailed project designs in construction contracting operations management
Establish the condition of property in construction contracting operations management
Evaluate enquiries and submit tenders in construction contracting operations management
Evaluate work methods and programme in construction contracting operations management
Identify, assess and evaluate project requirements in construction contracting operations management
Implement strategic and integrated supply chain management and sourcing partnerships in construction contracting operations management
Obtain tenders and appoint successful contractors in construction contracting operations management
Optimise and control contract progress and costs in construction contracting operations management
Plan measured surveys in construction contracting operations management
Prepare and agree contract accounts and entitlement in construction contracting operations management
Prepare procurement schedules and programmes of works in construction contracting operations management
Specify and control production documents in construction contracting operations management
How It Works?
Usually, it takes 2 assessment sessions to cover the construction management assessment criteria. Depending on the quality of evidence we receive from you and your personal circumstances, these sessions may involve a site visit.
Although the assessment process can vary depending on the route you've selected at the time of your booking (for options, see the booking form), we can outline typical steps you can expect during your assessment. However, given the dynamic nature of our industry, we always strive to adapt the process to suit your individual situation.
For simplicity, let’s break down the process of a typical construction management assessment into six chronological steps.
Step 1: Introduction
You will receive an instructional email as startup guidance, which will include a list of product evidence examples and suggestions for effective collaboration methods with your assessor. This will help you identify the evidence you need to compile for your assessment portfolio.
Step 2: Welcome Call
You will arrange an induction call (usually a video call) to discuss the assessment requirements, your work, and the product evidence from your current or previous jobs. During this call, you'll agree on the next steps and gain a clear understanding of what you need to do to prepare for the first assessment session. The assessor will also email you any required course materials.
Step 3: Compile Evidence
Based on the guidance and advice provided by the assessor, you will start compiling evidence (if not already available) for the first assessment session.
Step 4: The Assessment
Once you have gathered sufficient evidence for the first session, you will arrange a video call to discuss all the files and explain your work process and methods. The first session is generally designed to cover around 50% of the assessment criteria.
Step 5: Assessment Progress
Following the first session, the assessor will review all the evidence and conduct a gap analysis to identify the remaining criteria. You will receive feedback on the necessary steps to address these criteria. Once you have gathered the additional evidence, you can arrange your next session, which may involve an onsite visit or a video call based on the evidence quality and your circumstances.
Step 6: Completion
During this session, our goal is to address all the remaining criteria to complete your assessment. In most cases, this marks the final session. Once we have covered 100% of the assessment criteria, we will compile and finalize your portfolio. Then, we will proceed to claim your NVQ achievement from the Awarding Body.
NVQ Level 6 Construction Management Fast Track
A typical NVQ construction management assessment may take around 6 weeks to complete, but the assessment turnaround time can vary significantly depending on factors such as your work situation, motivation, and ability to provide the assessor with the required product evidence for the NVQ Level 6 Construction Contracting Operations Management qualification.
Before you start the Construction Management NVQ assessment, you will discuss and cover all aspects of your work situation with your assessor. You will agree on a realistic date for assessment completion. Once both of you agree on an achievable timeline, the assessment process can then commence.
Fast Track Option
You can speed up the process and complete your NVQ L6 construction management assessment within 4 weeks, guaranteed.
Your dedicated assessor will prioritize your assessment, work out a plan for speedy completion, and focus on achieving your goal within the set timeframe.
To select the Fast Track option for this qualification, please check the booking form options for more information.
If you're having difficulties securing a job or getting on site without the specialist CSCS card, we can register you for the relevant NVQ qualification within 1 work day, which will enable you to apply for the Experienced Worker (Red) CSCS card so that you can gain access to the site and commence your work as soon as possible. To learn more about the Experienced Worker card, please follow the link below.
* to apply for a temporary CSCS card, you must have a valid H&S test, passed within the last two years
Free up your time for more important things in your life! This package might save you days or even weeks of evening work filling out the paperwork. During the assessment, your assessor will dedicate additional time for professional discussions about your work where you will answer clear and simple questions tailored to your industry and job role. After all, this feels like a natural conversation about your work environment. With this option, your assessor will do significant legwork for you - we will then use your verbal responses to fill out all the answers in the paperwork on your behalf.
* the professional discussions (interviews) are usually audio or video recorded
Fast Track Course
Select this option to speed up the assessment process and apply for a specialist CSCS card within 3-8 weeks guaranteed. Your dedicated assessor will prioritise your assessment and work out a plan for speedy completion and will focus on achieving your goal within the set timeframe.
* if we can't achieve the target, we won't charge you the fee for this package
Please note that this package is not designed to provide exact or precise answers to the assessment criteria. Instead, our professional mentorship service involves detailed discussions about the subject matter using simple terms that will help you understand any specialized terminology. Our assessors can also help you translate the academic assessment criteria, which may be difficult to grasp, to better align with your industry and area of expertise. By doing so, you'll gain more confidence in your answers and the evidence you provide.
* this package is NOT designed for novices who have not had prior experience in the industry
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No, this is not a training or college course. This is an NVQ assessment for experienced workers and professionals who know their job very well and require official recognition of their skills in the industry. Knowledge and prior experience is mandatory.
Do I need to take the CSCS H&S test to apply for a temporary Experienced Worker (red) CSCS card?
Yes, to apply for a temporary Experienced Worker (red) CSCS card, you must have a valid H&S test that was completed within the last two years. You can find more information about this on the following website: https://www.cscs.uk.com/card-type/experienced-worker/
Do I need to take the CSCS H&S test once I have completed the NVQ course?
Yes, to apply for a CSCS card, you must have a valid H&S touch screen test, passed within the last two years. You can find more information about this on the following website: https://www.cscs.uk.com/about/faqs/?faq_category=983
How can I verify your company's accreditation?
Up Level training centre is officially registered and accredited by several nationally recognized organizations, such as the National Specialist Accredited Centre (NSAC) - CITB Division and Pearson (Edexcel), as an NVQ assessment and training centre for construction-related qualifications.
You can verify our accreditations independently by contacting any of these organizations:
CITB, National Specialist Accredited Centre (NSAC)
Norfolk, PE31 6RH
Tel: 0300 456 6447
Can I skip levels and obtain a higher NVQ qualification?
Yes, it is possible to skip levels and obtain a higher NVQ qualification, as long as you can provide evidence of your competence in your field of expertise.
Can I fail the NVQ assessment?
Failure is not an option for us.
Our company and assessors have a screening process in place. We will conduct a screening of your knowledge and overall work experience before invoicing and registering you. This is to confirm your ability to meet the assessment criteria for the qualification and to ensure that the assessment is a natural step in your professional development.
In simple terms, if our assessor has confirmed your eligibility after the screening process, we will work with you and provide support until you receive your qualification.
It is important to note that the assessment cannot be completed without your participation, motivation, and cooperation with the assessor. Our screening process should confirm your commitment.
How soon can I apply for a CSCS card?
The timeframe for the NVQ assessment may vary depending on your employment status and your ability to provide evidence of your work practice. Typically, you will discuss all aspects of your circumstances with your assessor before starting the course to confirm a potential completion date. Once you agree on a realistic and achievable completion date, the assessment can begin.
Additionally, on our website's booking form, you have the option to select the Fast Track NVQ assessment package for a quicker assessment process. For more information, please check out the booking form options.
Can I register for the NVQ course without a National Insurance number?
Yes, you can register for the NVQ assessment without a National Insurance number.
When can I expect to receive my NVQ Diploma/Certificate?
Once your assessment is completed and your portfolio is submitted to the awarding body for achievement, the typical waiting period is up to 15 working days. However, this duration may vary depending on the awarding body's workload and your individual case.
Upon receipt of the full payment for the assessment services provided to you, our sales department will release your certificate.
Are any discounts available?
Our company is willing to discuss potential discount offers for groups or companies that commit to multiple (3+) assessment courses. Please contact us to discuss your options.
Can I still do the NVQ if I'm dyslexic or find myself to have a non-academic mind?
Yes, having dyslexia or a non-academic mind does not necessarily affect the outcome of the NVQ assessment. Our assessors take into consideration your unique situation and can make an assessment plan that suits your needs. Your grammar ability is not a significant factor in the assessment process.
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No, all prices shown exclude VAT.
* to apply for a CSCS card, you must have a valid H&S test, passed within the last two years
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