Contracting Operations Management
About this course
The Pearson Edexcel Level 6 Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management – Buying is for learners who work in, or who want to work in the construction and the built environment sector.
The Pearson Edexcel Level 6 Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management – Buying is designed for technical people working at a senior level in a wide range of job roles, for example senior estimator, senior quantity surveyor, senior buyer, senior planner. They will have responsibility for other people in their area of occupation.
This qualification is suitable for people who might be site-based and who have responsibility for functions such as dimensional control, surveys, physical testing and work planning. The qualification covers all sections of the construction cycle, including all forms of construction and civil engineering, and includes functions such as maintenance and demolition, and companies specialising in a single operation such as roofing, plastering and shop fitting.
The learner will need to meet the requirements outlined in the table below before the Pearson Edexcel Level 6 Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management – Buying qualification can be awarded.
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Manage the performance of teams and individuals in constructionQCFCCOL6C02
Be able to allocate work to teams and individuals.Understand how to allocate work to teams and individuals.Be able to agree objectives and work plans with teams and individuals.Understand how to agree objectives and work plans with teams and individuals.Be able to assess the performance of teams and individuals.Understand how to assess the performance of teams and individuals.Be able to provide feedback to teams and individuals on their performance.Understand how to provide feedback to teams and individuals on their performance.
Enhance working relationships in constructionQCFCCOL6C04
Be able to enhance relationships with people who benefit from one’s work.Understand how to enhance relationships with people who benefit from one’s work.Be able to undertake personal development in the occupational practice area.Understand how to undertake personal development in the occupational practice area.
Maintain Health, Safety and Welfare Systems in Construction Contracting Operations Management1
Produce clear requests for plant, equipment or machinery which meets the needs of projects or operations.Ensure and record that plant, equipment or machinery meets operational and statutory requirements prior to use in the workplace and allocate to suitable operations.Identify hazards and assess risks arising from the use of plant, equipment or machinery and implement measures that protect people and the environment.Keep records of the use of plant, equipment or machinery.Recommend alternative types of plant or equipment to decision makers where existing plant, machinery or equipment is deemed unsuitable for allocated operations.Issue instructions for the use of plant, equipment or machinery to operators and others directly involved.Check and confirm that operators of plant, equipment or machinery are trained, certificated and authorised for the relevant type, and monitor for safe working.Ensure the appropriate storage, servicing and maintenance of plant, equipment or machinery meets operational and statutory requirements.Inform decision makers/ people responsible when plant, equipment or machinery is no longer required.
Chair Meetings and Take Decisions in Construction Contracting Operations Management3
Identify quality standards from available information and pass onto people responsible for their implementation before work starts.Communicate the responsibilities that individuals have for maintaining quality.Implement systems to inspect and control the quality of work and record the outcomes.Check regularly that work conforms to the design requirements and the specified quality standards.Identify work which fails the requirements and specified quality standards and ensure corrective action is taken.Inform decision makers regularly about significant variations in quality standards, programme and safety implications, and suggest improvements.Identify improvements from feedback received and recommend them to people responsible.
Identify, Assess and Evaluate Project Requirements in Construction Contracting Operations Management7
Supervise the storage and use of materials and components so that material handling and movement is efficient, and wastage minimised.Calculate and keep accurate records of deliveries and stock position and pass the information on to decision makers.Identify and record problems with supply, discuss the information with material suppliers and pass on to decision makers.Check stock records regularly and calculate what replacement stock will be needed.Identify opportunities for improving the use of stock and stock turnover and recommend improvements to decision makers.
Implement Strategic and Integrated Supply Chain Management and Sourcing Partnerships in Construction Contracting Operations Management11
Organise activities to make the most efficient use of the available resources.Evaluate alternative methods, resources and systems to select the best solution to meet programmes and schedules.Obtain clarification or advice from various sources where the resources needed are not available.Analyse activities against project or operation data and the requirements of external factors.Update existing programmes and schedules of planned activities and suggest them to decision makers/persons responsible.Implement systems to monitor and record works against programmes and schedules and use the results to improve future production and planning.
Analyse, Monitor and Optimise Materials, Plant and Services in Construction Contracting Operations Management15
Be able to analyse and monitor requirements for supplies.Understand how to analyse and monitor requirements for supplies.Be able to optimise supplier performance.Understand how to optimise supplier performance.
Ascertain the condition of property in constructionQCFCCOL6O06
Plan Measured Surveys in Construction Contracting Operations Management5
Assemble and review relevant information used in the preparation of project or operational plans and clarify unclear information.Communicate and agree programmes or operational plans, methods and attendance with the people doing the work.Plan and obtain sufficient resources and attendance of the appropriate type which meets project or operational requirements and timescales.Organise and control sites (or specific operational areas) and resources to establish safe and tidy sites/areas, creating a positive image of the organisation and project.Organise work activities and implement work measures that take into account appropriate factors and influences.
Develop and Agree Detailed Project Designs in Construction Contracting Operations Management8
Encourage a culture of health, safety, welfare and environmental awareness.Identify and recommend opportunities for improving health, safety and welfare for people on site or for specific operationsEnsure the workforce and visitors to the site or specific operations are inducted and check the competence of those they are responsible forMaintain accurate and appropriate statutory notices and hazard warnings.Ensure the serviceability of health, safety, welfare and environmental protection equipment and resources in order to comply with current legislation.Implement systems which meet organisational and statutory requirements for the identification of hazards and reduction of risks; reporting accidents and emergencies and preventing recurrence.Check health, safety, welfare and environmental protection systems regularly in accordance with organisational and statutory requirementsIdentify and report any special site or operational conditions which do not comply with organisational and statutory requirements.
Specify and Control Production Documents in Construction Contracting Operations Management9
Evaluate the current and future skills and knowledge requirements of their work role, whilst taking account of the organisation’s objectives.Identify development needs between current and future skills and knowledge requirements of their work role and discuss them with the people responsible to assist in the completion of a development plan.Undertake activities to meet current and future skills and knowledge requirements identified in a development plan and evaluate the contribution of the activities to their performance.Obtain and accept feedback from people able to provide objective and valid comments about their performance.Ensure that their performance consistently meets or exceeds agreed requirementsUnit 10: Planning Highways Maintenance or Repair to Meet Work Requirements in the WorkplaceConfirm the work requirements of planning highway maintenance or repair activities.Identify and review influencing factors and guidance material about the work environment.Prioritise maintenance activities by assessing and accounting for all the influencing factors.Amend priorities to take account of changing circumstances whilst maintaining consistency with the influencing factors.Prepare plans or schedules of maintenance activities and negotiate and agree them with decision makers.
Prepare Procurement Schedules and Programmes of Works in Construction Contracting Operations Management10
Confirm the work requirements of planning highway maintenance or repair activities.Identify and review influencing factors and guidance material about the work environment.Prioritise maintenance activities by assessing and accounting for all the influencing factors.Amend priorities to take account of changing circumstances whilst maintaining consistency with the influencing factors.Prepare plans or schedules of maintenance activities and negotiate and agree them with decision makers.
Obtain Tenders and Appoint Successful Contractors in Construction Contracting Operations Management12
Carry out programmed maintenance or repair which will minimise disruption and maintain optimum performance.Observe current legislation and official guidance appropriate to the work environment.Identify and assess faults and problems and recommend and implement corrective action which conforms to safe working methods and practices.Update maintenance recording systems implement them and monitor their use.Conduct pre-work checks to meet statutory requirements and maintain performance using safe working methods and practicesKeep accurate records of work progress checks, faults, problems, corrective action and quantities involved.Identify, assess and maintain the necessary resources for maintenance activities.
Evaluate Enquiries and Submit Tenders in Construction Contracting Operations Management13
Confirm the programme or operations and schedules, identify priorities and critical activities, and plan how the work will be undertaken.Allocate work to team members, taking into account their current circumstances, and brief them on the quality standards or level expected.Monitor the progress and quality of the work and provide prompt and constructive feedbackMotivate team members to complete the work they have been allocated and provide, where requested and possible, any additional support and/or resources.Identify unacceptable or poor performance, discuss the cause(s) and agree ways of improving performance with team members.Recognise successful completion of significant pieces of work or work activities by team/team members, and advise responsible people.
Control Contract Work in Construction Contracting Operations Management16
Be able to control contracts against agreed quality standards.Understand how to control contracts against agreed quality standards.Be able to maintain contract compliance with legal and statutory requirements.Understand how to maintain contract compliance with legal and statutory requirements.
Optimise and Control Contract Progress and Costs in Construction Contracting Operations Management17
Be able to optimise contract progress.Understand how to optimise contract progress.Be able to control contract costs.Understand how to control contract costs.
Evaluate and confirm work methods and programme in construction
Prepare and agree contract accounts and claims in construction