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Diploma in Construction Management QLS Level 4
Course at QLS 4
Study Method Online
Course Duration 400 Hours
Start Date Ongoing
Endorsement Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme
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Course Overview

Diploma in Construction Management

This course is ideal for you if you are interested in planning, organising and supervising building construction and maintenance work.

The course provides students with a sound understanding of the general and technical principles involved in construction processes.

This Programme is equally suitable for people already working in a professional support role in construction, or those wishing to take the first step in changing to a career in construction

Course Syllabus

consists of the following 13 units:

Unit 1 - Introduction to Construction Management

The first course unit provides candidates with an introduction to construction management and the role the professional construction manager plays in contemporary building projects.  Labour quality and productivity are explored, along with the various testing, inspection and supervisory responsibilities of the construction manager.

Unit 2 - Development and Organisation of Construction Projects

In the second unit, course content focuses primarily on the project life cycle and the general organisation and development of construction projects.  Candidates are introduced to the project initiation phrase, the design and planning phase, execution and control phases and general organisation of professional building projects.

Unit 3 - Importance of Estimation in Construction Work

Focus then shifts to the subject of construction work project estimation and its critical importance.  Candidates explore the ways and means by which accurate estimates can be produced in accordance with feasibility studies and intensive planning. Revision of project budgets is also introduced.

Unit 4 - Preliminary Investigations, Location and Site Selection

The concepts of site selection, location and a variety of other preliminary investigations are introduced in the fourth course unit, which guides candidates through various selection and evaluation criteria along with essential topographic considerations.

Unit 5 - Site Organisation

In the fifth unit, the central theme is that of sight organisation and an array of critically important considerations including site accommodation, material storage, equipment and tools storage, plant movements and general requirements, supply of electricity and water, site access and site fencing/boundary options.

Unit 6 - Planning for Equipment

Equipment-planning and selection forms the core focus of Unit 6, which provides candidates with an in-depth look at the evaluation process whereby equipment requirements are both carefully considered and workable plans produced accordingly.  Financing for site equipment is also introduced.

Unit 7 - Equipment Management

The management of all essential equipment represents the core focus of Unit 7. Candidates discover a wide variety of concepts/essentials including equipment maintenance and repair, replacement analysis, stock planning, spare parts inventory maintenance and the general organisation of on-site equipment.

Unit 8 - Material Management

Course content then moves on to material management, providing candidates with a broad overview of potential material purchase challenges, various issues related to material-handling and storage, the concept of integrated materials management and the role the professional construction manager plays in managing materials.

Unit 9 - Purchase and Storage Management

Storage management represents the primary theme of Unit 9, which is introduced alongside the crucial concept of purchase management.  Candidates investigate a variety of storage systems and procedures, warehousing basics, material purchasing systems and stored material preservation.

Unit 10 - Specialised Buying and Vendor Management

In the tenth unit, core focus turns to vendor management and specialised buying incorporating essential teachings on the learning cycle, process documentation, codification and ISO 9000.  The computerising of material management task/records is also explored.

Unit 11 - Quality Controlling During Construction

Course content in Unit 11 centres largely on quality control, incorporating an investigation into the economic impact of quality control and its importance.  Candidates investigate and explore various facets of quality control, including those with regard to contractors.  Achieving and promoting quality control in the field is also are explored.

Unit 12 - Human Resource Management

The role of the professional construction manager in organising, deploying and supervising all essential human resources forms the core focus of Unit 12.  Candidates are introduced to some of the most critically important people-management skills and theoretical teachings at the core of every successful business manager.

Unit 13 - Legal Aspects of Contract

In the closing course unit, a variety of common construction contract types are introduced and explored in-depth. Unit content includes an introduction to purchase orders, project insurance, subcontracts and contract definitions, along with a broad overview of project insurance, project disputes and related procedures including mediation and arbitration.

Career Path

Our highest-level construction management course is ideal for those pursuing rewarding lifelong careers in this incredible industry.  Never has there been such high demand for qualified and capable construction managers on a global basis.  Your new skills, talents and understanding of the industry will allow you to take full control of your long-term career prospects like never before.  Whether already working in construction management or looking to start something new, completion of this course will prime you for the kind of success you know you are capable of.


Course Endorsement

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

This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.


Who should take this course
  • Existing construction workers looking to climb the career ladder
  • Newcomers to construction management targeting advanced positions
  • Business managers and owners looking to improve overall performance
  • Anyone with an interest in lifelong job satisfaction and security
  • Candidates who’d like the opportunity to work anywhere in the world
  • Jobseekers looking to enhance their employment prospects
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