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Are you interested in developing your career? Have you thought about attaining a construction management qualification?

QTAS offers a range of Supervisory and Management NVQ and professional awards. Convenient for busy professionals, offering flexible times and venues to suit the candidate.


About QTAS

QTAS is a Chartered Institute of Building, CIOB, accredited centre to deliver the Chartered Membership Programme (CMP) leading to full chartered status/corporate membership (MCIOB).

QTAS is also an accredited provider through Pearson Edexel for Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management, Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management, Level 6 NVQ Construction Contracting and Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision, all leading to varying classes of CIOB membership, including chartered status depending on the award undertaken.

QTAS is managed and co-ordinated by Martin Cushnahan, FCIOB, who has a strong track record in the management and delivery of construction training programmes and experience throughout the construction industry over a 30 year period.

Martin was a Senior Training Manager at CITB NI and managed the direct training division TASC. He is also a past Chair of CIOB in Ireland Northern Centre and is still an active participating member representing CIOB. Martin has also worked as a construction training consultant in both Nigeria and Rwanda.

QTAS courses are delivered and assessed by highly experienced and qualified construction professionals.

Services that we can help you with

QTAS is dedicated to training and development in the construction sector. We offer a range of training and assessment services. QTAS is a Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) qualifications and Pearson Edexcel provider.

QTAS has a strong track record in the structuring, delivery, assessment, and management of construction learning programmes, particularly via the CIOB Chartered Membership Programme.

QTAS has also vast experience in the provision of L4 NVQ – L7 NVQ at supervisory and management awards. The L6 NVQ and L7 NVQ provide the opportunity for candidates to apply for chartered status of the CIOB. Attainment is now a requirement for certain CSCS and CSR competency cards.

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CIOB - Chartered Membership Programme

The Chartered Membership Programme (CMP) is the route to MCIOB for candidates with 5 years' management experience, but do not hold the required academic qualifications

CIOB Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

For members currently holding ACIOB and ICOB who do not have a level 6 (degree level) qualification, but have substantial management experience in construction, this is an alternative route to become chartered.

CIOB Professional Review applications

The professional review application process is the final stage in which applicants must demonstrate their competence to attain chartered membership of the CIOB.

NVQs for construction professions – L4 Supervisory, L6 Management and L7 Senior Management

A convenient route to qualifications for busy professionals, with flexible times and to suit the candidate. Can be completed through virtual media, MS Teams or Zoom.


The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the principles of Basic Estimating. (Grant to CITB NI registered employers).

Planning and Programming

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the principles that apply to Planning and Programming.

Contact us

If you are interested in any of the courses or services QTAS provides please contact us through the form below;


Newtownabbey, County Antrim, NI