SVQ in Construction Site Supervision (Construction): Building and Civil Engineering at SCQF Level 7

Course Code: GJ1C 23
SQA Level: 3
SCQF Level: 7
Mode of Study: Part time/in the workplace
Length of Study: Dependent on employment demands
Entry Requirements: Please see entry requirements page


A construction site supervisor is responsible for monitoring the use of plant, equipment or machinery; maintaining supplies of materials to meet project requirements; controlling work against agreed standards; and contributing to the control of work quantities and costs.

Candidates must have a sound knowledge of all mandatory units, including health and safety, co-ordinating work schedules and maintaining the dimension accuracy of work. In addition, there are optional units ranging from historical restoration to demolition, to ensure candidates have the correct skills for the job in hand.

Candidates will be assessed to the industry recognised National Occupational Standards (NOS) that have been developed by the Sector Skills Council (SSC).

Pass Requirements

Complete 14 Mandatory Units, with the choice of adding Optional Units.

Programme Content

Mandatory Units

Maintain Systems for Health, Safety, Welfare and Environmental Protection
Assess and Recommend Work Methods
Plan Work Activities and Resources to Meet Work Requirements
Co-ordinate Work Control
Control Work Progress Against Agreed Programmes
Allocate and Monitor the Use of Plant, Equipment or Machinery
Develop and Maintain Good Working Relationships
Maintain Supplies of Materials to Meet Project Requirements
Implement Communication Systems for the Project
Maintain the Dimensional Accuracy of the Work
Control Work Against Agreed Quality Standards
Contribute to Controlling Work Quantities and Costs
Co-ordinate Preparation for Site Operations
Allocate work and Check People’s Performance

Optional units

Manage Own Professional Development
Enable Learning Opportunities
Contribute to the Identification of a Work Team
Plan Highways Maintenance or Repair Activities
Supervise Highways Maintenance or Repair Activities
Hand Over Property
Provide Customer Service in Construction
Plan Historical Conservation/Restoration Activities
Supervise Historical Conservation/Restoration Activities
Plan Demolition Activities
Supervise Demolition Activities