Why you should do your Level 6 NVQ in Construction Site Management or Level 7 NVQ in Senior Construction Management with Aven Training

Aven Training can help you achieve your Level 6 NVQ in Construction Site Management or Level 7 NVQ in Senior Construction Management in just two to three months.

That means successful candidates in both NVQs will be able to get their site manager’s CSCS black card and those who pass their Level 7 will be fast-tracked into becoming members of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

The Level 6 course costs just £1,600 plus VAT (payable in 2 instalments) while the Level 7 is slightly more at £1,750 plus VAT, again payable in two instalments.

The Level 6 course is for site-based construction managers or assistant site managers while the Level 7 is aimed at project managers, senior site managers, company directors and senior surveyors.

Both courses are approved by the Government’s Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

They can be completed remotely via our online training or face-to-face by fully qualified professional assessors who are members of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

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Workers on a major construction site. Free photo from Pixabay

The NVQs are assessments of people’s ability to do the role so there is no exam but candidates must build an online portfolio of work-based evidence proving they have reached the required standard.

Some companies and candidates prefer face-to-face training and we are more than happy to do that while others opt for online training which gives them more flexibility to do it at their own pace depending on work commitments. People may, for instance, be working away from home for long periods.

Whichever way you chose, Aven Training will guide you expertly through the entire process and give you all the information you need to pass the NVQ. You’ll have a dedicated and experienced trainer from Aven who will be there to support you all the way.

The Level 6 is for site managers responsible for leading construction projects including logistics, resources, finances and risk assessment. They will be assessed on all those core areas along with communication, client satisfaction and sustainability.

They will need to produce evidence which can include:

  • Assignments, projects or reports
  • Observation reports by the assessor
  • Witness testimony
  • Candidate product
  • Worksheets
  • Professional discussion
  • Record or oral and written questioning
  • Recognition of prior learning

Everyone who passes will be able to apply for their black Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card which shows they are qualified to safely and efficiently manage construction projects from planning to completion.

It’s a vital qualification for those eager to work in construction management roles, increase their career prospects and earnings and they will also be able to apply for membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (MCABE) and associate membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).