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Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations – Site Technical Support NVQ

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations – Site Technical Support qualification has been developed for delivery in a working environment; this means you need to be employed to study this qualification. It has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work in Site Technical Support within the construction industry or progress onto further learning.

This qualification supports the Learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge. Although part of an apprenticeship, this qualification is available outside of an apprenticeship where either the learner’s circumstances prevent them undertaking a full apprenticeship or where their prior skills and knowledge mean they do not require all components of the apprenticeship. In addition, industry will accept the qualification on its own as entry to a job role.

The Rule of Combination (RoC) below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.

To achieve this qualification a minimum of 93 credits need to be attained. This comprises 81 credits from the 6 units in the Mandatory Group, plus a minimum of 12 credits from at least 1 unit from the Optional Group.

Mandatory Units

  • Operate health, safety and welfare systems in construction

    Unit Code: QCFCCOL3C01v2

    Be able to develop and maintain relationships with people. Understand how to develop and maintain relationships with people. Be able to optimise your own resources to meet objectives. Understand how to optimise your own resources to meet objectives. Be able to undertake personal development in the occupational practice area. Understand how to undertake personal development in the occupational practice area.

  • Prepare programmes and schedules of work in construction

    Unit Code: QCFCCOL3C02v2

    Be able to operate health, safety and welfare systems in the workplace. Understand how to operate health, safety and welfare systems in the workplace. Be able to identify hazards and assess risks in the workplace. Understand how to identify hazards and assess risks in the workplace.

  • Develop and maintain working relationships and personal development in construction

    Unit Code: QCFCCOL3C03v2

    Be able to develop and maintain relationships with people. Understand how to develop and maintain relationships with people. Be able to optimise your own resources to meet objectives. Understand how to optimise your own resources to meet objectives. Be able to undertake personal development in the occupational practice area. Understand how to undertake personal development in the occupational practice area.

  • Implement contract work in construction

    Unit Code: QCFCCOL3O10v2

    This unit is about organising and controlling resources, developing effective plans to meet contingencies, and informing those responsible for making necessary changes. You will need to identify quality standards, implement systems and check for conformity. You will need to implement corrective action where there is non-conformity. You will need to identify statutory and contractual requirements, implement systems and identify noncompliance. You will need to implement corrective action where there is non-compliance.

  • Establish and maintain the dimensional control of construction works

    Unit Code: QCFCCOL3O11v2

    This unit is about obtaining and verifying dimensional control information, selecting techniques and equipment, setting out activities and ensuring accuracy of the work. You will need to obtain, collate and verify relevant information and using appropriate techniques and equipment, set out as required, recording information needed for later use. You will need to supply the workforce with dimensional control information, ensure that the results of setting out activities are accurate and also identify and deal with deviations. You will need to check and maintain equipment as specified by manufacturers.

  • Operate project information systems in construction

    Unit Code: QCFCCOL3O23

    Be able to obtain and evaluate feedback information. Understand how to obtain and evaluate feedback information.

Optional Units

  • Record the condition of property in construction

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    This unit is about recording the condition of property and preparing and presenting condition survey reports and records You will need to select and evaluate relevant information, methods and techniques for the condition survey process. You will also need to confirm agreements for the condition survey before work starts. You will need to evaluate data to identify the purpose of the inspection. You will need to check and confirm that people affected have given their permission. You will need to take observations and measurements for the inspection and record them. You will need to assemble and collate information on the condition survey. You will then need to prepare a condition survey report. You will also need to answer clients' questions about the condition survey.

  • Recommend and monitor supplies of plant and equipment in construction

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    This unit is about identifying plant and equipment requirements, potential suppliers, estimating costs, implementing orders, identifying and rectifying problems and liaising with suppliers. You will need to identify plant selection criteria, evaluate information and identify and recommend options for acquiring plant. You will need to identify potential suppliers, estimate costs, summarise benefits and constraints, make recommendations and implement orders. You will need to monitor plant, identify problems and pass them on as necessary, identify changes to improve performance and agree changes with suppliers. You will need to liaise and conduct meetings with suppliers.

  • Prepare proposals and obtain feedback for the provision of products and services in construction

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    This unit is about agreeing proposals for the provision of the products and services. You will need to produce a report summarising the design parameters covering design, planning, timetable, scheduling, costs, delivery and any specifics relative to the provision of the products and services. You will need to liaise on the presentation of the design aspects with a specialist design team and others associated with the detailed development and construction of products and services. You will need to identify changes to customer requirements. You will need to present initial proposals to the customer, negotiate and discuss agreed changes and record decisions.

  • Prepare for, collect, analyse and present survey data in construction

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    This unit is about making preparations to carry out a survey, carrying out the survey in the most appropriate way, and collecting, checking and verifying the data and presenting it in a suitable format. You will need to confirm the specification and methods ensuring that all permissions have been obtained and suitable equipment is available. You will also need to check the equipment, brief the people involved and ensure that all arrangements are in place and conform to specified requirements. You will need to carry out the survey in accordance with agreed procedures, consulting others where relevant and implement changes to allow for changing circumstances that may arise. You will also need to record the data and ensure that any restoration needed is carried out. You will need to collect, check and verify the data, present it including the provision of any commentary in a suitable format and also advise people how to interpret the data.

  • Prepare for work operations in construction

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    The aim of this unit is to illustrate the skills, knowledge and understanding required to confirm competence in prepare for workoperations in construction within the relevant sector of industry.

  • Prepare for and carry out physical testing in construction

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    This unit is about making preparations to carry out physical testing, carrying out the tests in the most appropriate way, and collecting, checking and verifying the results and presenting them in a suitable format. You will need to confirm the specification and methods ensuring that all agreements have been obtained and that suitable equipment is available. You will need to check the equipment, brief the people involved and ensure that all arrangements are in place and conform to specified requirements. You will need to carry out the tests in accordance with agreed procedures, consulting others where relevant and also implement changes to allow for changing circumstances that may arise. You will also need to record the data and ensure any restoration needed is carried out. You will need to collect, check and verify the data, and present it, including any commentary in a suitable format and also advise people how to interpret the data.

  • Prepare estimates, bids and tenders in construction

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    This unit is about the evaluation of tender enquiries, identifying and making necessary measurements and producing estimates by costing resources. You will need to check and summarise tender details and identify points of concerns. You will need to make recommendations about tenders and maintain records. You will need to assemble, collate and review information and measure quantities and prepare descriptions. You will need to identify inaccurate information and deal with it appropriately. You will need to develop working documents, calculate resource requirements, estimate costs, allowing for external factors, and produce an overall estimate. You will need to explain the costings and produce payment schedules.

  • Prepare drawings and schedules in construction

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    This unit is about the preparation, checking, approval and control of drawings, schedules and associated information. You will need to produce accurate drawings in an appropriate form using standard conventions. You will need to have drawings checked and approved as necessary and keep relevant records. You will need to produce accurate schedules in an appropriate form using standard conventions. You will need to have schedules checked and approved as necessary and keep relevant records.

  • Prepare and process invitations to tender in construction

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    This unit is about identifying and pre-qualifying tenderers such as subcontractors and suppliers, and producing and issuing tender documents. You will need to identify and list potential tenderers, send out pre-qualification enquiries, evaluate responses and confirm the tender list. You will need to draw up, review for accuracy and issue tender documents. You will need to deal with errors and enquiries and keep accurate records. You will need to check tenders received against agreed criteria and recommend the tender which best meets the criteria.

  • Prepare and monitor costs and accounts in construction

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    This unit is about implementing cost systems, collecting information, analysing information and using information to prepare accounts. You will need to implement control systems to monitor performance and collect, use and present information. You will need to identify and investigate variations and recommend corrective action. You will also need to identify cost savings and make recommendations regarding them. You will need to value work in progress based on contract requirements, value variations and prepare and submit accounts, keeping records of information and calculations. You will need to obtain, collate and calculate information regarding claims and present them, keeping records of information and calculations. You will also need to analyse opposing grounds.

  • Monitor, maintain and improve supplies of materials in construction

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    This unit is about the identification of material requirements and changes thereto, monitoring and recording the supply of materials, identifying and rectifying problems and liaising with suppliers. You will need to analyse project information and develop a purchasing plan, identifying opportunities for improvement. You will need to prepare orders, develop monitoring systems, and evaluate and identify changes. You will need to keep records, checking for variations and identify and deal with problems. You will need to monitor suppliers’ performance, identify problems and identify changes which will improve performance. You will need to liaise with suppliers regarding improvement of supply.

  • Integrate and control project design information in construction

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    This unit is about integrating and controlling project information and documentation from the design team on behalf of the contractor.

  • Assess, plan, and monitor project methods and progress in construction

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    This unit is about preparing method statements, programmes and schedules and calculating resource requirements and monitoring progress and dealing with deviations from plans. You will need to assess data, obtaining more if necessary and analyse and assess work methods and produce a method statement. You will need to identify activities, calculate the resources and time requirements, analyse the activities and produce activity programmes and schedules. You will need to implement monitoring systems, identify deviations from plans and, following investigation, implement appropriate corrective action. You will need to regularly inform decision makers regarding progress and identify, and recommend possible mprovements.


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