NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction)

On-Site Assessment and Training provides the opportunity for experienced workers to gain the qualifications needed to prove they can do the job. It turns existing skills and experience into a nationally recognised qualification such as an NVQ. Having these qualifications also supports the application for a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card.

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for operatives who are working in the construction industry as an occupational work supervisor, either experienced or just starting out in the industry and would like to earn while they learn.


The average timescale for completion is 3-8 months depending on experience and access to assessment opportunities.

Course Description

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. This Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in occupational work supervision to demonstrate their competence.

The course provides a specialist work related programme of training covering key knowledge and practical skills required within the sector.

Candidates will need to demonstrate the following skills and qualities:

  • A careful, methodical and accurate approach to work
  • The ability to follow drawings, plans and written or spoken instructions
  • The ability to work safely, follow risk assessments and method statements
  • The ability to work well in a team

Course Content

To gain this qualification candidates will be required to complete 7 out of 11 units in this qualification suite which are derived from National Occupational Standards.

These are made up of 5 mandatory units and 6 optional units (of which 2 must be taken) to make up the 7 units for the qualification.

The 5 core units are:

  • Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace
  • Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace
  • Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace
  • Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace
  • Implementing and Maintaining Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace

The 6 optional units are:

  • Allocating and Monitoring the Use of Plant, Machinery or Equipment in the Workplace
  • Monitoring Progress of Work Against Schedules in the Workplace
  • Confirming Work Meets Quality Standards in the Workplace
  • Implementing Procedures to Support the Team’s Performance in the Workplace
  • Co-ordinating and Confirming Dimensional Control Requirements of the Work in the Workplace
  • Contributing to the Circulation of Construction Related Project Information in the Workplace

The units of this qualification can be delivered in any order or combined as necessary to form part of a relevant training programme; however, all mandatory units must be completed by each candidate. All Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria of the units that candidates are registered to take must be achieved prior to claiming the qualification certificate.


Units must be assessed in a work environment, workplace evidence of skills cannot be simulated.

A variety of assessment methods are used, such as Observations, Witness Testimonies, Professional discussion, Site evidence, Photographic evidence, Evidence of previous learning and Knowledge Questions.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must already be working in the construction industry in a supervisory capacity and be sixteen years of age or older


Achievement of this qualification provides opportunities to progress to further qualifications and training such as: such as technical, supervisory and management qualifications.

As part of lifelong learning Altamira Training encourages candidates to progress and continue with their professional development to enhance their employment opportunities and career progression.