Construction Management Higher Apprenticeship Level 4

Throughout the Construction Management Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship, you will work to improve, expand and enhance your abilities to allow you to excel in a construction related role. Learning in a site/office/classroom based environment you will gain the real-world experience needed to build a successful career. Your on-the-job training will equip you with a number of skills that you will refine through practical application in the workplace. As part of the team, you will assist with and take control of a range of tasks, including:

  • Contributing to the maintenance of health, safety and welfare
  • Organising construction operations
  • Planning construction operations
  • Contributing towards the management of construction plant and materials
Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at those who are already working in a construction environment and have responsibility for the work of others and resources. Throughout Construction Management Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship, you will work to improve, expand and enhance your abilities to allow you to excel in a construction role.

What will I learn?

The Construction Management Higher Apprenticeship Level 4 apprenticeship is made up of mandatory units which cover the essential skills required for working within a construction environment.

  • Maintaining Systems for Health, Safety, Welfare and Environmental Protection in the Workplace
  • Assessing and Recommending Work Methods for Carrying Out Site Operations in the Workplace
  • Planning Activities and Resources to Meet Work Requirements in the Workplace
  • Co-ordinating and Organising the Control of Work in the Workplace
  • Controlling Work Progress against Agreed Programmes in the Workplace
  • Allocating and Monitoring the Use of Plant, Equipment or Machinery in the Workplace

There are then a variety of optional units to choose from which focus on the specific tasks you carry out within your role which could include:

  • Maintaining the Dimensional Accuracy of Work in the Workplace
  • Controlling Work against Agreed Standards in the Workplace
  • Contributing to the Control of Work Quantities and Costs in the Workplace

What award will I achieve?

Higher Apprenticeship in Construction Management, which includes:

  • NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Construction Site Supervision (Construction)
  • Technical Certificate – Level 4 HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

What next?

Possible progression to a Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship or Foundation Degree in Construction Management

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will take place through a series of projects, assignments and vocational evidence through workplace activities.

Entry Requirements

Candidates will be working either on construction sites or in construction offices in trainee to middle management roles and will have gained a level 3 qualification in a construction related subject or equivalent. Applicants with appropriate prior experience of work in the sector may also be considered. It is necessary to attend an interview with the Work Based Learning team and the Construction assessor/course tutor, complete basic skills assessments in literacy and numeracy. You will be expected to have at least basic numeracy and literacy functional skills level 2 if you do not have a GCSE’s in English and Maths.


One day per week attendance at Colchester Institute is required and this will be in conjunction with assessment in the workplace. Attendance and progress is closely monitored by the assessor towards the qualifications and your employer will be informed of any non-activity.

Requirements in the Workplace

Students are required to be employed in a suitable work placement providing construction related tasks in a supervisory role, such as construction site management, quantity surveying or site engineering. Skilled and knowledgeable staff in the workplace will be necessary to support the apprentice.

Construction Management Higher Apprenticeship Level 4
Course Outline: Learners will work to improve, expand and enhance their abilities in order to excel in a construction related role

Starting employment as an apprentice can occur throughout the year however the start-date for attending college for training, where required, might vary depending on the type of apprenticeship and will be communicated post-employment and sign-up.

LevelLevel 4
DurationBetween 15 and 18 Months.
CampusColchester Institute
Apprenticeship Funding Band (Levy paying employers)£12,000
Employer Contribution Fee (Non-levy paying employers)£600

What will this cost my Business?

Non-levy paying employers will need to contribute 5% of the maximum funding band as published by the Skills Funding Agency for the delivery of training and assessment for their apprenticeship. Levy paying employers will pay the full cost of the agreed funding band using their Digital Apprenticeship account.

Apprenticeship Funding Bands

Apprenticeship Funding Bands
Employers with less than 50 employees who are recruiting an apprentice aged 16-18 years old will not be required to pay the contribution fee. Any associated cost to the individual will be made clear at the interview.


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