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Construction Management - Level 6
Course Level Level 6
Study Method Online
Course Duration 350 Hours
Start Date Ongoing
Endorsed By Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme
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Course Overview

Construction Certificate Level 6

Take the first step towards a fulfilling career in construction management today, with the help and support of Staff Training Solutions.  This advanced Construction Certificate (Level 6) provides a fascinating introduction to the contemporary construction trade – ideal for anyone pursuing a career in construction management.  Comprising 17 in-depth units, our endorsed Level 6 Construction Management Diploma is flexible enough for even the busiest lifestyles.  Topics and knowledge areas covered include project planning, producing accurate cost estimations, construction site organisation, materials management, human resource management, building better relationships with vendors and many more besides.  Start your journey in construction management today, or call the STS admissions team anytime to learn more.

Why Study Construction Management?

For some, the appeal of a construction career lies in the limitless job opportunities for qualified and capable candidates. In the UK alone, it’s estimated that the sector is responsible for more than 3 million permanent positions.  For others, the dream is to establish a new construction business or consultancy from scratch. Whichever aspect of construction you choose to specialise in, self-employment opportunities are wide open at home and abroad.  Careers in construction combine long-term job security with excellent earnings potential and the opportunity to make your mark on the world around you.  However ambitious your objectives may be, you’ll be a step closer to achieving them with a Level 6 Diploma on your resume!

Course Syllabus

Staff Training Solutions specialises in flexible online training programs for ambitious learners from all backgrounds. This endorsed Level 6 Diploma in Construction Management comprises 17 units covering the subjects and knowledge areas outlined below:

Unit 1 - Construction Management - An Introduction

A broad introduction to the contemporary construction sector and the responsibilities of construction managers, along with the importance of high-quality project management in construction.

Unit 2 - Organisation of Construction Projects

Discusses a series of factors that can influence the organisation and efficiency of construction projects, presenting a detailed breakdown of the project lifecycle.

Unit 3 - Understanding Work Breakdown Structure

Examines the importance of breaking larger projects down into smaller and more manageable tasks, along with tips for creating and implementing an efficient work breakdown structure.

Unit 4 - Estimation Process and Aligning Resources for a Project

Candidates are then guided through the estimation process for construction projects, the use of various tools for producing accurate estimates and the importance of strategic resource allocation.

Unit 5 - Effective Project Planning

Good practice guidelines for effective project planning are then presented, including the use of network diagrams, the critical path method and the differences between CPM and PERT.

Unit 6 - Project Risk Management and Communication Plans

A crash-course introduction to risk management and communication planning in the construction sector, outlining how to identify, prioritise and control and a variety of risks.

Unit 7 - Cost Estimation

Discusses the importance of accurately estimating costs and the use of several major mathematical models for producing accurate estimates and managing budgets accordingly.

Unit 8 - Preliminary Site Investigation and Assessment

Details the various environmental, logistical and geological factors that must be considered when assessing the suitability of a site for a planned construction project.

Unit 9 - Site Organisation in the Construction Industry

Candidates learn how to organise a construction site safely, efficiently and with strong focus on productivity, while providing all key utilities and facilities needed by the workforce.

Unit 10 - Construction Equipment Planning

Examines the pros and cons of the primary approaches to procurement, discussing how to choose between leasing and purchasing in accordance with the requirements of the project.

Unit 11 - Management of Construction Equipment

A look at the different classifications of equipment on construction sites and their ongoing maintenance requirements, along with how to plan for repairs and the benefits of effective inventory planning.

Unit 12 - Management of Construction Materials

An introduction to material management, outlining its contribution to both project efficiency and site safety.  Tools and techniques for improved material management on construction sites are presented and discussed.

Unit 13 - Human Resources Management

Explores the human resource management duties of the construction manager, including recruitment and selection, training and development, manpower planning and deployment.

Unit 14 - Storage Management

Discusses the safe and effective way to store equipment and materials on construction sites, introducing learners to several standardised storage management systems and related activities.

Unit 15 - Purchasing and Vendor Management

An overview of the major benefits of establishing good relationships with third-party vendors and contractors, along with how to vet potential service providers as part of the selection process.

Unit 16 - Quality Control for Construction Works

Essential guidelines for upholding appropriate quality standards while working on construction projects, including monitoring the performance of all suppliers and service providers.

Unit 17 - Legal Aspects of Contracting

The course ends with a look at contractual law in construction, discussing the various types of contracts used within the industry and what makes an agreement legally binding.

Career Path

Construction careers provide limitless scope for progression for ambitious and capable candidates. Even with no prior knowledge or experience, it’s possible to advance to leadership level within the first couple of years. Construction and development companies are always searching for talented newcomers to add to their teams. Salaries vary significantly from one location and role to the next – anything from £25,000 to more than £50,000 with experience.

Course Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Staff Training Solutions has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 6 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Staff Training Solutions to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, Endorsed Certificate from the Quality Licence Scheme also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK. 

Who should take this course

Staff Training Solutions specialises in flexible career development courses for online learning. Our endorsed Level 6 Diploma in Construction Management could be the ideal study program for:

  • Newcomers with no knowledge or experience in construction
  • Construction workers pursuing promotion with their employers
  • Anyone who runs a construction company or plays a leadership role
  • Entrepreneurs considering starting new construction businesses
  • Ambitious candidates pursuing high-level leadership positions
  • Jobseekers working on their CVs and employment prospects

Enrol online with Staff Training Solutions today, or call our admissions team anytime to learn more about our endorsed Construction Management Diplomas.