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Construction and building trades supervisors

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Course Length

36 months.

Role Profile

The main duties and tasks of a Construction Site Supervisor are:
•  Supervision of specialist contractors
•  The control of health and safety standards on construction projects
•  Recording, control and reporting of progress on a construction project
•  The minimisation of the environmental impact of construction projects
•  Control of quality of works on a construction project
•  Assisting commercial staff with the monitoring of costs on a construction project

Typical Job roles

Typical job titles can include:

•  Assistant Site Manager
•  Assistant Supervisor
•  Construction Site Supervisor

In the case of smaller construction companies the roles are likely to include Site Manager or Site Supervisor. They are associated with the supervision of specialist contractors and workers on construction projects and are based on construction sites with occasional time in offices.

Entry Requirements

You will have GCSE English and Maths at grade 4/C or above or have achieved Functional Skills in these subjects at Level 2. To start the course you must be employed in a relevant role for a minimum of 30 hours per week.


Level 4 Construction Site Supervisor and this will include the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment.

Method of Delivery

This is delivered on a day release basis – 1 day per week in College during term time – and then rest of the time will be with your employer.

End Point Assessment

To go forward for the End Point Assessment (EPA) you must have achieved the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment. You will also have produced a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates how you have met each of the knowledge, skills and behaviour statements in the standard. The EPA will be over a period of 6 months and will comprise of the following elements:

Online test

This underpins the knowledge required to work as a Construction Site Supervisor so it needs to be completed and passed as the first element of the End-point assessment process. It will comprise of 20 multiple choice questions to be answered within 40 minutes.


The work-based project should be designed to ensure that the apprentice’s work meets the needs of the business, is relevant to their role and allows the relevant Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours to be demonstrated for the EPA. The apprentice will conduct their project and submit it after a maximum of 4 month(s) of the EPA start date – typical after a duration of 3 months. The project will be presented as a 2500 word (with a 10% tolerance either way) written report and must include relevant and clearly presented methodology including detail construction methods, project planning and resourcing techniques, quality standards, environmental impact, management principles and supervision, commissioning, financial and legal constraints and measurement of progress.

Professional discussion

The professional discussion will be in the form of an interview with one assessor and will take one hour. Prior to the professional discussion, the apprentice will have submitted a summary of experience based upon their portfolio of evidence. The summary of experience will be reviewed by an assessor who will formulate the questions for the professional discussion.

Career Progression

This Apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours typically required to achieve Technician status or the equivalent with the industry’s recognised professional bodies. Successful completion of this Apprenticeship will enable progression on to higher level qualifications.


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