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Construction Management - Level 7

Course Overview

Advanced Construction Management Course

The global construction industry is one of the world’s most prolific and diverse employers.  Take advantage of growing demand for qualified and capable personnel, with this Advanced Construction Management Course.  Study in your own time at a pace that suits your lifestyle, for the chance to boost your CV and career prospects with an endorsed Construction Certificate Level 7.

CPD Courses is proud to offer an extensive range of flexible, accessible and affordable online courses for new and prospective construction managers.  Whether looking to build on existing experience or exploring construction careers for the first time, this exclusive Level 7 Program could help you take that next big step.

Our most intensive construction management course to date, this intensive programme covers all key aspects of both the sector and the profession.  Course content is delivered over a series of 20 in-depth modules, each concluding with an online assessment. Key topics covered include the organisation of construction projects, a breakdown of the project planning process, how to produce reliable cost estimates, planning for construction equipment, human resource management, purchasing and vendor relations, quality control, materials handling and legal aspects of contracting in construction.

With no deadlines or time restrictions imposed, learners are free to study at a time and pace to suit their lifestyle. Sign up online, or contact a member of the team at CPD Courses anytime for more information.

Course Syllabus

This intensive Level 7 Construction Management course takes place over a series of 20 detailed modules, as outlined below:

Module 1 - Construction Management - An Introduction

The course begins by providing learners with a broad introduction to the construction sector, along with the primary features of the construction industry and the role of the construction manager.  The size, and value and scope of the construction industry are discussed, alongside an introduction to productivity, labour quality and supervision for the construction agency.

Module 2 - Organization of Construction Projects

Candidates are then familiarised with how construction projects are organized and implemented, with a detailed breakdown of the project lifecycle and the different phases of the construction project.  Additional topics covered include project statutory clearance, investment appraisal, project scope definition, the project procurement process and more.

Module 3 - Understanding Work Breakdown Structure

The role of a work breakdown structure in the field of construction is discussed in the third module, in which candidates consider the benefits of an effective work breakdown structure and the process of creating a work breakdown structure.  The potential consequences of an ineffective or inefficient work breakdown structure are also discussed.

Module 4 - Estimation Process and Aligning Resources for a Project

An introduction to the estimation process in construction projects follows in Module Four, in which candidates are provided with tips and guidelines for increasing estimation accuracy.  Additional topics covered include identifying task dependencies, task dependency types and issues that can occur due to inaccurate estimations.

Module 5 - Effective Project Planning

The importance of strategic and effective project planning is discussed in Module Five, in which various tools and techniques for improved project planning are presented.  Topics covered include the use of network diagrams, how to create different types of network diagrams, the critical path method, PERT vs. CPM and more.

Module 6 - Project Risk Management and Communication Plans

Candidates then consider the extent to which risk management plays a critical role at the heart of all successful construction projects.  Monitoring and controlling risk from a construction management perspective is discussed, along with the concept of uncertainty in risk management and the role of risk management in key planning processes.

Module 7 - Cost Estimation

A more detailed examination of construction project cost estimation follows in the seventh module. Several primary estimation tasks and concepts are discussed, including estimations during feasibility studies, estimating for planning and scheduling, estimating for variations and estimating for revision of project budgets.

Module 8 - Preliminary Site Investigation and Assessment

The logistics of conducting preliminary site investigations and assessments are presented and considered in Module Eight. Key topics brought into discussion include Environmental Impact Studies, the different types of buildings, engineering geology, flood plains, flood protection, zoning and other factors that affect site suitability.

Module 9 - Site Organisation in Construction industry

The importance of effective and efficient construction site organization is examined in the ninth module. Candidates consider the various day-to-day activities that take place on a construction site and the organisation of site facilities, including accommodation, officing, utilities and workforce health and safety provisions.

Module 10 - Construction Equipment Planning

Candidates are then introduced to the process of selecting, procuring and planning for construction equipment requirements.  The advantages and disadvantages of purchasing equipment over leasing or hiring are discussed, along with owning and operating cost considerations, equipment productivity and more.

Module 11 - Management of Construction Equipment

Construction equipment management continues as the core focus in Module 11, which brings inventory management and stock keeping into discussion.  Additional topics covered include the establishment and maintenance of a spare parts inventory, stock planning, field repairs, maintenance facilities and more.

Module 12 - Management of Construction Materials

The importance of effective material handling policies and practices is raised in Module 12, which introduces candidates to several common issues affecting material management.  Tips and guidelines for efficient material management in construction are presented, along with equipment handling and the concept of quality specifications.

Module 13 - Human Resources Management

An overview of human resource management functions and roles in construction is presented in Module 13, focusing on the objectives of manpower planning at a construction site. Tools, techniques and resources for more effective manpower planning in construction are also provided, along with the benefits of efficient HR management.

Module 14 - Building Better Teams

Each of the main stages of team development are presented and discussed in Module 14, which covers defining, evaluating and managing teams from a construction management perspective. The advantages of building and maintaining high-performing teams are discussed, along with common challenges in building effective teams and how to overcome them.

Module 15 - Conflict Management

Conflict as an inevitability in the workplace environment is explored in Module 15, in which learners consider the potential positive of conflict, disagreement and dispute. The different stages of conflict are discussed, along with common causes of conflict, the different types of conflict and the importance of communication in conflict resolution.

Module 16 - How to Manage Anger and Violence in the Workplace

An introduction to workplace violence and the prevention of violent incidents follows in Module 16, along with the role of communication in anger management and incident prevention. Candidates learn how to develop and implement a policy and program for workplace violence prevention, and subsequently monitor its effectiveness.

Module 17 - Storage Management

Equipment and material storage considerations in construction are then brought into discussion, along with an overview of procurement processes. Topics covered include the elements of purchasing, material purchasing systems, storage systems and procedures, management of receipts and more.

Module 18 - Purchasing and Vendor Management

The benefits of establishing and maintaining good vendor relations are examined in the next module, in which candidates learn how to assess, rate and select appropriate vendors. Several effective methods for evaluating and rating vendors are discussed, along with instances where cutting ties with current vendors may be necessary.

Module 19 - Quality Control for Construction Works

The criticality of consistent quality control throughout construction projects is detailed and discussed in Module 19, which presents learners with helpful tips, tools and techniques for improved quality control. Additional topics covered include contractor quality control, the scope of quality control and the appropriate use of incentives and penalties.

Module 20 - Legal Aspects of Contracting

Concluding the course, Module 20 examines the legal aspects of contracting in the construction sector. Key topics covered include insurance contracts and claims, competitive bid contracts, unit price contracts, combined lump sum contracts and the potential consequences of a breach of contract.

Career Path

It’s estimated that the UK construction industry alone employs upwards of 2.4 million people. As one of the world’s top employers, the construction sector is bursting with career potential for qualified and capable candidates. Typical job titles in the field of construction management include Site Manager, Superintendent, Project Assistant, Safety Manager, HR Manager, Surveyor and many more besides. Experienced construction managements can earn anything from £30,000 to more than £100,000, in accordance with location and experience.

Who Shoud Take This Course
  • Construction workers pursuing leadership roles
  • Newcomers to construction considering a career change
  • Construction managers, supervisors and team leaders at all levels
  • Anyone who runs a construction business
  • Entrepreneurs looking to break into the construction sector
  • Jobseekers working on their CVs and employment prospects
Accreditation

This course has been accredited under ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme by CPD Limited which has been approved as ABC Awards QLS centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by ABC Awards. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 7 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

What is ABC Awards?

ABC Awards is a national awarding organisation that has years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

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Level Level 7
Duration 400 Hours
Endorsement Body ABC Awards

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