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NVQ Level 6 Diploma - Senior Site Inspection

Qualification overview

Develop and prove you have the necessary skills and knowledge of the technical and practical day to day aspects of site inspection. This Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Senior Site Inspection covers areas such as monitoring quality, managing progress and handover, verifying health and safety, setting up and managing technical storage systems, and managing interaction with others.

You can select additional options to suit your role, which include monitoring tests, confirming and reporting on property condition, agreeing maintenance works, monitoring customer service problems, progressing resolution of disputes, recruiting and planning the workforce, managing teams, and their development.

Who the qualification is aimed at

This work-based qualification is aimed at learners working in a range of areas in construction and the built environment. It could lead to employment as a clerk of works or site manager.

Reasons to study an NVQ with us

Unrivalled expertise

You can be assured all our assessors are fully qualified, all having worked within the industry for years, acquiring extensive knowledge of the industry.

Specialist trainers

We have been delivering construction NVQs, not only to major builders but to the whole industry in excess of 20 years.

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Flexibility to suit you

We work around you, using a range of assessment methods coupled with the online E-portfolio, enabling you the flexibility to complete the NVQ at a pace to suit you, and your working life.


Whilst this isn’t a new thing, 24-7 access to your eportfolio means that you can upload evidence at a time to suit you – not within the restrictions of a set timeframe. Coupled with a phone app to capture evidence on the go, quickly/efficiently.

Qualification Content

Those who take this Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Senior Site Inspection must complete six mandatory units, plus additional units from two areas dependent upon your job role to meet the minimum credit values for certification. This is usually four additional units making a ten-unit qualification

How long does it take?

Most NVQs take 9–12 months to complete, but it’s 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 6 NVQ will cost £2,480 +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 other suitable qualifications such as the Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management or Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management if your role permits. Your assessor will be delighted to discuss these and any other options with you.

What level is it?

This Level 6 NVQ is equivalent to a Bachelors degree.

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