Different programmes have different concessions and/or loans.

Course Description

The occupation covered by this standard is that of Construction Site Manager.  Typical job titles can include:  Construction Site Manager, Assistant Construction Site Manager, Site Manager, Sub Agent, Assistant Site Manager or Construction Planner. They are associated with the management of building construction projects and are based on sites or in offices. 

Apprentices will:

  • Be able to set and review objectives, identify resources and their limitations and plan activities and work methods to ensure project completion on time.
  • Be able to identify and manage risks of health, safety and welfare in line with legislation, hazards and safe systems of work.
  • Be able to identify the standards required by clients and other stakeholders and implement effective procedures for managing, recording and improving quality.
  • Be able to manage construction activities in a way that contributes to sustainable development and implements best practice.
  • Be able to manage legal and contractual matters relating to the site and work within commercial and legal constraints to ensure effective project outcomes.
  • Be able to investigate problems, causes and effects and determine solutions.
  • Be able to identify, obtain and process information required to manage projects.
  • Be able to manage risk and plan for its mitigation to minimise its impact.
  • Be able to manage and appraise team members and specialist contractors, build teams, advise on development and resolve conflicts to ensure effective teamwork.
  • Be able to identify areas for improvement, and implement innovative solutions.
  • Be able to effectively manage and supervise specialist contractors and operatives during the construction phase.
  • Be able to identify and rectify common defects in construction activities.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for the apprenticeship will typically be five GCSEs at Grade C or higher including Maths and English or a Level 2 apprenticeship in a construction or property related discipline but the final decision is that of each employer.  Apprentices who are granted entry without GCSE Grade C or higher in Maths and English will be required to achieve Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2 as part of the apprenticeship.