NVQ Level 3 Occupational Works Supervisor

The NVQ Level 3 Supervisor Assessment & Training course is made specifically for working construction site supervisors or foremen, typically overseeing occupationally related operatives from the same trade.

Your work must be more site-based, rather than office-based, and your role should involve activities that help organise project workflow by liaising with the site management and communicating vital information to the involved operatives.

Assessment Process – The assessment is based on four, five or potentially six assessment methods: Direct observation – an assessor will come to observe you at work. Visits are scheduled according to your availability

Written questionnaire – when we come for the first visit we will print your units and you will have to answer in writing about 100-150 theoretical questions. You will do this in your time, once you have finished you will send the answers to us and we will attach them to the portfolio. We will give you guidance, but the answers must be yours. Professional discussion – if you do not want to cover the theoretical questions in writing, we can organize a recorded discussion between you and the assessor where they will be covered. It takes between 1-2 hours and should be planned a little in advance (the assessor will make a plan of the discussions, will send it to you and then you will set a convenient day for both of you). This can take place at your site or at our office.

Evidence – attesting professional competence these include:

  • Site Safety Signs.
  • Method statements/risk assessments signed.
  • LOLER / PUWER weekly checks.
  • all short of meeting minutes or completed sheets.
  • H&S.
  • progress.
  • coordination.
  • Plans / Drawings.
  • Email correspondence.
  • H&S audit reports.
  • Permit to work / Hot work permits completed and signed.

The list is not exhaustive, in principle any document related to your work can be attached to the portfolio.

Mandatory Units 

  • Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace
  • Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace
  • Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace
  • Implementing and Maintaining Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Co-ordinating and Organising Work Operations in the Workplace
  • Allocating and Monitoring the Use of Plant, Machinery or Equipment in the Workplace
  • Monitoring Progress of Work Against Schedules in the Workplace
  • Confirming Work Meets Quality Standards in the Workplace
  • Implementing Procedures to Support the Team’s Performance in the Workplace
  • Co-ordinating and Confirming the Dimensional Control Requirements of the Work in the Workplace
  • Contributing to the Circulation of Construction Related Project Information in the Workplace

Entry Conditions:

There are no official entry conditions for this qualification. But, you need to prove that you have the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience for the NVQ before signing up.

Once you have been awarded your NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Works Supervisor you will also be able to upgrade your Red Trained Operator CSCS card for a Gold Supervisory CSCS card.

The length of time that the qualification takes to complete can vary. Most people will finish within 6-12 months, but it depends on how much time you can commit to it and how quickly you are able to gather your evidence.

Secure your place for this qualification NVQ Level 3 Occupational Works Supervisor



8-12 weeks


Site Assessment


Your Workplace



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