The National Certificate in Construction Trades (Supervisor) (Level 4) [Ref: 1661] is designed to recognise the skills and knowledge required to be a supervisor in the construction industry. This qualification is for people already working as a construction supervisor, or for people who want to move into the role.
The Compulsory section includes standards which cover skills and knowledge essential for construction supervision: implementing time management procedures in business situations; understanding employment law; carrying out health and safety planning interpreting contract documentation, specifications, and quantity lists; ordering and assigning resources and labour for a construction programme; carrying out administration processes and procedures; and supervision and communication skills, including managing interpersonal conflict.
The Business Management optional strand allows people to gain the skills and knowledge required to manage construction businesses. This strand includes standards which cover knowledge and skills related to taxation, financial, and insurance responsibilities for small business owner-operators; producing establishment plans for small business ventures; controlling and evaluating small business operations; costing for an activity within an entity; marketing options for enterprise activities; participating in formal meetings; building law; and tendering for, and administration of, building construction contracts.
This qualification represents a further step in the construction career pathway for people who hold trade qualifications at Level 3 or above from the Planning and Construction field.
This qualification, with or without the optional strand, is a prerequisite for entry to the National Certificate in Construction Trades (Main Contract Supervision) (Level 5) [Ref: 1662]. It could also lead to the National Diploma in Construction Management (Level 6) [Ref: 0356].