Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship

Construction Site Supervisors are expected to be supervising specialist contractors and workers on construction projects.

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  • Entry Requirements

    • 16 years or over.
    • A Levels or a full Level 3 BTEC course
    • Employer completion of a range of work documentation
  • Duration

    Typically 36 months.

    The typical duration for this Apprenticeship is three years but this will depend upon the previous experience of the apprentice and access to opportunities to gain the full range of competence.

  • Level


  • Delivery

    A minimum of 30 hours of on the job training at work place per week including a day/ block release to study theory at our Uxbridge/Hayes/ Harrow campus.

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1. Occupation(s) 

The occupation covered by this standard is Construction Site Supervisor and typical job titles can include: Assistant Site Manager, Assistant Supervisor or Construction Site Supervisor. In the case of SME 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.

2. Occupational 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

3. Requirements: Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

Health and Safety Understand risk assessment of activities and the importance of behaviours in

safety-critical environments

Sustainability Understand the sustainability issues in projects across economic, social and

environmental aspects



Understand different construction methods and materials


Understand management principles and the project management lifecycle
Planning and

Organising Work

Understand the importance of project planning and resourcing and be able to

analyse different techniques

Monitor Quality Able to define the quality required on a finished construction project
Monitor costs Understand the importance of cost control on a construction project
Health and Safety Identify risk of activities and encourage all employees to demonstrate safety-

conscious behaviours

Sustainability Assess, identify and record the environmental impact of projects


Assist in the implementation of the most appropriate solutions for construction


Project Management Use effective management principles and be able to supervise construction


Planning and

Organising Work

Understand overall plan for project and measure and record progress against plan
Monitor Quality Assess and report on quality standards and assist in commissioning of finished

construction projects

Monitor costs Understand financial and legal constraints and measure and record progress

against budget 

Professional Judgement Be able to work within own level of competence and know when to seek

advice from others

Commitment to Code of


Work within Rules and Regulations of Professional Competence and Conduct for the industry’s recognised professional bodies.
Continuing Professional


Identify own development needs and take action to meet those needs.

Use own knowledge and expertise to help others when requested.

Commitment to Equality

and Diversity

Understand the importance of equality and diversity and demonstrate

these attributes so as to meet the requirements of fairness at work.

Communicate Effectively Be able to contribute effectively to meetings and present information in a

variety of ways including oral and written.

Work in Teams Be able to work with others in a collaborative and non-confrontational


Demonstrate Innovation Be able to identify areas for improvement and suggest innovative


4. Qualifications

The following qualification will be gained:

  • A Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment that meets the knowledge requirements of the standard and is approved by the industry’s recognised professional bodies meeting the educational requirements for Technician status or the equivalent level of membership.
  • English and Maths; apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

5. Link to professional registration

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. The final assessment process for this Apprenticeship will typically be representative of the review process required for professional registration.