Course overview

Site Management Level 4 City of Bristol College

This one-year, one-evening-a-week course will help you improve your construction management career prospects. As an approved Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) centre, you will finish this course with an internationally-recognised qualification.

We offer a ‘twilight scheme’ with attendance early evening, one evening per week over one year for the Certificate and a further two years for the Diploma.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This three-hours-per-week-in-college course is designed to meet the needs of those individuals that are employed in, or training for, site management. The course is aimed at the mature and practical entrant. All applicants are required to become registered with Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and are guided through this process by the teaching team.

What you'll learn

Modules studied throughout this internationally recognised qualification may include project planning, organising and resourcing projects, project monitoring and control, managing sub-contractors and health and safety.

Course entry requirements

The Site Management qualification is aimed at both practicing and potential site managers in the construction industry, individuals should normally have at least two years’ experience on-site above the level of trade chargehand, with some general responsibility. However, this does not always apply where applicants can demonstrate other appropriate experiences.

Applicants do not have to be in employment in order to study, as a wide range of backgrounds and differing lengths and levels of experience are catered for within the units. The course has been designed with the practical entrant in mind, and gaining the Site Management Certificate and Diploma provides evidence to employers and clients that an internationally recognised level of study has been successfully completed. The course is open to advanced candidates, however, there is no restriction on age but an assessment by the Centre for suitability will be required. Students will need one of the following qualifications, plus relevant construction experience at a supervisory/managerial level: UCAS tariff Score 32-48 and relevant experience or Level 3 S/NVQ, or equivalent, in a related subject.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

Course assessment is based on individual work, group work, and practical assignments. The emphasis is on group participation and mutual learning with guidance from tutors. You should be prepared to spend time on private study and coursework in addition to attendance. The Level 4 certificate will take approximately one year, on a part-time basis to complete, although the length of the qualification does vary dependent on the course delivery timetable.The certificate is awarded after completion of a minimum of 4 units out of the 12, this includes completion of the compulsory unit ‘Managing Health, Safety, Welfare and Risk in Construction Works’.

For those who have already completed the CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS), and have current certification, we can apply to the CIOB for exemption of the Health and Safety unit.Other certificated qualification exemptions may apply, this will be considered after mapping the qualification specification against the particular Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) unit.

Future career and study opportunities

Candidates will commence on the Certificate and can then progress to the Diploma depending on levels of achievement and aspirations. Progression to an HNC, Foundation Degree or an Honours Degree may also be possible, subject to successful completion of this award.

Additional costs

You will need materials for learning, protective footwear, gloves and a high vis vest for practical sessions at College.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning. 

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