NVQ Level 3 - construction contracting operations

Develop and prove you have the necessary skills and knowledge of the technical aspects of construction operations. This NVQ Level 3 in Construction Contracting Operations covers how to operate health, safety, welfare and information systems, develop and maintain working relationships and prepare programmes and schedules of work.

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Who should do it

You must be working on a construction site or office-based role in one of the following areas so that we can assess you in your place of work.

Technicians

Estimators

Buyers

Planners

Surveyors

Site Technical Support

Design Co-Ordinators

General Contracting Practitioners

What are the benefits?

Completion of this NVQ Level 3 in Construction Contracting Operations will demonstrate that you can operate consistently and competently to industry defined standards. Those who choose this Level 3 NVQ in Construction Contracting Operations will:

gain a credible qualification

progress your development and career

become more confident

understand best practice on site, including work methods and health and safety

apply for a Gold CSCS card after taking the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test

How long does it take?

Most NVQs take 9-12 months to complete, but it is not uncommon for learners to finish earlier. If it takes more than a year, then there may be a charge for each extra month.

Costs and grants

This Level 3 NVQ will cost £1,985 +VAT if completed within 12 months

All our NVQs attract CITB grants to assist with the cost of learning - please contact Construction Skills for further details.

Where does it lead?

On completion of this NVQ, you could consider taking a higher qualification such as the Level 3 NVQ in Occupational Work Supervision and the Level 4 NVQ in Construction Site Supervision. Your assessor will be delighted to discuss these and any other options with you.

What level is it?

An NVQ Level 3 is equivalent to two A Levels.

Course content

Those who take this NVQ Level 3 in Construction Contracting Operations must complete six mandatory units, plus a minimum of one optional unit for Pathways 1, 2, 3 and 5, two optional units for Pathways 4 and 6, and three optional units for Pathway 7. Optional units will be confirmed at induction according to the chosen pathway.

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