Course overview

Construction Site Supervisor Level 4 Apprenticeship City of Bristol College

This 3-year apprenticeship is designed for those that are looking to progress their career in the construction industry as an Assistant Site Manager, Assistant Supervisor or Construction Site Supervisor. For those working for SMEs this may also include Site Manager or Site Supervisor.

They will need to be in a role where 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.

You need to find your own employer as part of your application for an apprenticeship; you can search apprenticeship vacancies on

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This apprenticeship is designed for those that have responsibilities covering the following areas:

  • 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

What you'll learn

As part of the apprenticeship, apprentices will study the level 4 HNC Construction and Built Environment (Construction) as a 2-year day release course. Alongside this they will also be developing the knowledge, skills and behaviours in the workplace associated to this apprenticeship standard. These include:

  • Understand risk assessment of activities and the importance of behaviours in safety-critical environments
  • Able to define the quality required on a finished construction project
  • Assess, identify and record the environmental impact of projects
  • Use effective management principles and be able to supervise construction workers
  • Be able to work within own level of competence and know when to seek advice from others
  • Identify own development needs and take action to meet those needs.

Course entry requirements

As a minimum 5 GCSE’s at Grade 4 and above, including Maths, English and Science or a level 3 apprenticeship.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

The HNC element of the apprenticeship is made up of 8 units which all have assignments that are made up of a range of assessment methods which include:
• Written reports
• Presentations
• Technical drawings (CAD)

The end point assessment for this apprenticeship standard is made up of 3 parts.
Part 1 is an online exam.
Part 2 is a work place project agreed between the EPAO and employer which will include a 500-word synopsis.
Part 3 is a 1 hour professional discussion/interview discussing workplace projects and other workplace activities that demonstrate knowledge, skills and behaviours.

View the full assessment plan.

Future career and study opportunities

Successfully completing this apprenticeship will enable the apprentice to achieve Technician status with relevant construction registration bodies.

There is also the opportunity to progress on and study a Construction Site Management Degree for those that are working in the relevant environments.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College apprentice, you may incur additional costs on your apprenticeship. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery, and for some apprenticeships you may need to purchase specialist equipment.

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