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Higher Apprenticeship - HNC Construction Management (Construction Site Supervisor)

  • 4

    Level
    Level 4

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    September 2024

  • Venue
    CCN-Main Campus

  • Course Code
    K0059

Start Date

  • September 2024, Apprenticeship

Summary

Construction Site Supervisors will supervise and monitor specialist contractors and workers on projects and are based on construction sites with time occasionally spent in offices. The role might include Site Manager or Site Supervisor, and 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 projects
  • Minimising the environmental impact of projects
  • Control of quality of works on a construction project
  • Assisting commercial staff with the monitoring of costs

You will complete the Level 4 Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship Standard.

  • This apprenticeship will involve college attendance and off the job training.
  • You will also develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.
  • You need to have an employer to support your apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role.
  • The typical length of this apprenticeship is 36 months.
  • The next intake is in September 2024 and will be based at City College Norwich, one day per week.

You will complete the Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Construction Management for England Occupational Standard. For the full specification, please visit https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-higher-nationals/construction-management-2023.html

If you have any specific questions about this HNC course, please contact Anna Hare (Course Leader) via email: anna.hare@ccn.ac.uk

If you already have an employer for your apprenticeship, or would like more information on how to find an apprenticeship, please click Apply Now. If you are an employer who is looking to recruit an apprentice or already have someone you would like to enrol onto the apprenticeship course, please contact our Apprenticeships Team on 01603 773365 or email Apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk to discuss the next steps.

Why our College?

Flexible study options

Most of our courses require two days per week attendance at college. This means you can continue to work alongside your studies and balance other commitments.

Smaller class sizes

Our smaller class sizes mean you get all the support you need during your studies. This is a crucial difference to larger universities and provides you with access to your lecturers when you need them.

Outstanding progression

97% of our full time graduates and 100% of our part time graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after completing their degree (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes, 2019, for CCN, published by Office for Students)

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Grade 4/C in Maths and English (Language or Literature) or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English
  • If in exceptional circumstances a learner has not achieved English or Maths at Level 2 (4/C or above at GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2), they will have to attend Functional Skills sessions which will be held on an additional day to their regular college attendance.
  • In order to enrol onto an apprenticeship, you need to be employed in a relevant job role and undertake a range of tasks which would enable you to complete the apprenticeship qualification.

Candidates should also hold at least 1 qualification from the list below:

  • BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction or another related Level 3 qualification
  • A- Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma from an approved further education institution
  • An international equivalent to the above qualifications

Mature students with relevant industrial background may also be considered, subject to interview.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be awarded with a Level 4 Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship Standard, which includes the following:

  • A Level 4 HNC qualification in Construction and Built Environment (Construction Site Supervisor) 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.

Objective

The HNC requires 120 credits, comprising of 8 units as follows:

  • Unit 1: Construction design project
  • Unit 2: Construction technology or Unit 17: Civil Engineering technology
  • Unit 4: The construction environment
  • Unit 5: Legal and statutory requirements in construction
  • Unit 6: Digital applications for construction information or Unit 26: Digital applications for building information modelling
  • Unit 7: Surveying, measuring and setting-out
  • Unit 11: Financial management and business practices in construction
  • Unit 20: Site supervision and operations

Unit descriptors can be found in the document 'Unit Descriptors for the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals Construction Suite', which can be found at: http://qualifications.pearson.com/

Assessment

The Pearson HNC is a mix of assignments, project work and some exams. Training and assessments are delivered in the workplace and in college. Apprentices will be required to attend college-based sessions as part of their training, whilst also completing off-the-job training in the workplace. You will also complete assessments and observations in the workplace.

Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End Point Assessment (EPA).

At the end of the apprenticeship, the apprentice will be ready for the EPA which includes:

  • 40- minute multiple- choice knowledge test
  • 2,500- word work- based project based on one of the following: an idea/ business opportunity, methodologies, quality standards or environmental impact
  • 60- minute professional discussion with an independent assessor

In addition to the HNC apprenticeship, you will also produce a portfolio of evidence demonstrating the knowledge, skills and behaviour required for this apprenticeship standard.

Progression

This programme is widely recognised by employers and professional bodies. The apprentice may wish to explore further education and/ or membership of relevant professional bodies.

Career Progression

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.

Fees

September 2024, Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, and the size of the company.

For employers with less than 50 employees who do not pay the apprenticeship levy and who take on an apprentice who is aged between 16-21 at the start of their apprenticeship, there will be no direct cost and the full training costs will be covered by Government funding. If the apprentice is aged 22+ the government partially subsides the training costs and the employer will need to pay 5% of the costs. In the case of this course, the fee would be £450.

A levy paying company will pay the full cost of the apprenticeship from their levy account which in this case would be £9,000.

Please note that course fees are to be paid by the employer and apprentices must not be asked to make a financial contribution toward their training.

To discuss apprenticeship course fees in more detail or for more information on recruiting an apprentice, please contact 01603 773365 or Apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk.

September 2024, Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, and the size of the company.

For employers with less than 50 employees who do not pay the apprenticeship levy and who take on an apprentice who is aged between 16-21 at the start of their apprenticeship, there will be no direct cost and the full training costs will be covered by Government funding. If the apprentice is aged 22+ the government partially subsides the training costs and the employer will need to pay 5% of the costs. In the case of this course, the fee would be £450.

A levy paying company will pay the full cost of the apprenticeship from their levy account which in this case would be £9,000.

Please note that course fees are to be paid by the employer and apprentices must not be asked to make a financial contribution toward their training.

To discuss apprenticeship course fees in more detail or for more information on recruiting an apprentice, please contact 01603 773365 or Apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk.

Where Next?

Why our College?

Flexible study options

Most of our courses require two days per week attendance at college. This means you can continue to work alongside your studies and balance other commitments.

Smaller class sizes

Our smaller class sizes mean you get all the support you need during your studies. This is a crucial difference to larger universities and provides you with access to your lecturers when you need them.

Outstanding progression

97% of our full time graduates and 100% of our part time graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after completing their degree (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes, 2019, for CCN, published by Office for Students)