Diploma in Construction Senior Management

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A convenient route to qualification for busy professionals. The NVQs can be delivered at a time and location to suit the candidate and/or through virtual media. This qualification is offered through Pearson Edexcel as the awarding body.

A candidate can commence a NVQ at a time during the calendar year that is most suitable for him/her. Assessment based on performance at work. This qualification is offered through Pearson Edexcel as the awarding body.

Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management

On successful completion of the NVQ Level 7 award in Construction Senior Management, candidates can apply for Chartered Membership of the CIOB by way of a shortened version of their professional review as they have already proven competence at a senior level. It is also a requirement for the CSR Senior Management Black Card.


This NVQ is designed for senior managers working within the construction-built environment sector. These include contracts and production managers and commercial managers, operations directors of smaller construction companies, property and facilities managers and specialist construction managers; as well as those in Construction Project Management.

Total Qualification Units:

Candidates must prove competence in 9 or 10 units depending on personal selection:

Mandatory Units:

The candidate is required to complete the following six mandatory units:

Optional Units:

In addition, the candidate will complete 3 or 4 units from a choice of 13 optional topic areas.


Candidates will be allocated an assessor who acts as mentor and guide throughout the programme. The programme will include an induction which relates to the overall course and provides guidance on how the NVQ is formulated and presented. In addition, candidates will attend briefing and assessment for each of the units.  This can be carried out within the candidate's workplace or other location or through a virtual medium. 

Competence is assessed by ongoing assessments measured against the NVQ standards relating to specific areas of management. One or two site visits by the assessor may be required during the period of the programme.


It is normal for candidates to complete the programme in approximately 3-12 months, although it is possible to do so in a shorter period. Extensions can be negotiated. 


A grant of £1,750 may be payable from the Construction Industry Training Board NI to registered employers on successful completion.