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Construction Management QLS Level 6

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Level 6 Construction Management

Build the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to climb the ladder in the construction sector, with this exclusive Level 6 Construction Management programme.  Enhance your CV and your CPD profile with advanced Construction Certificate Level 6 certification, with the help and support of CPD Courses.

Construction is one of the most diverse and accessible sectors, both here in the United Kingdom and overseas.  Employing upwards of 2.4 million people in the UK alone, the construction sector is a prolific employer with limitless potential for qualified candidates.  Demand for talented construction managers is at an all-time high, creating a world of inspiring job opportunities for new and existing personnel.

Whether pursuing promotion or considering a career change, this exclusive Level 6 Construction Management Certificate could help you take that next big step.  One of our most advanced construction management courses, this intensive programme provides a detailed introduction to the profession over a series of 17 in-depth modules. Key topics covered include planning and organizing construction projects, how to produce accurate estimations, risk management in the construction sector, planning for construction equipment and resources, procurement and vendor management, human resource management in construction and the importance of consistent quality control.

Enjoy the freedom to study in your own time at a pace that suits your lifestyle, as you work towards a potentially career-changing Level 6 Construction Management Certificate.

Course Syllabus

This exclusive Level 6 Construction Management Certificate consists of 17 in-depth modules, as outlined below:

Module 1 - Construction Management - An Introduction

The course begins by presenting candidates with a detailed overview of the construction sector, examining both the size and importance of the market worldwide.  Some of the key features of the construction industry are also discussed, along with the role of the construction supervisor and the importance of effective construction management.

Module 2 - Organization of Construction Projects

An introduction to the fundamentals of construction project organisation follows in the second module, in which candidates study a detailed breakdown of the project lifecycle.  Additional topics covered include project phases and processes, investment appraisal, project statutory clearance, schematic design and project procurement.

Module 3 - Understanding Work Breakdown Structure

The role and importance of a good work breakdown structure are discussed in Module Three, in which candidates are guided through the process of creating and assessing the effectiveness of 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

A series of tools, techniques and resources for increasing estimation accuracy are presented in the fourth module, in which candidates consider the importance of accurate estimations.  Course content also covers task dependency type, the identification of task dependencies and the consequences of inadequate estimation processes.

Module 5 - Effective Project Planning

The criticality of effective and efficient planning in construction management is discussed in Module Five, in which candidates learn how to use a variety of project planning tools and techniques.  Several different types of network diagrams are introduced, along with how to create a network diagram, the critical path method, PERT vs. CPM and more.

Module 6 - Project Risk Management and Communication Plans

Risk management in the construction sector is explored in Module Six, in which candidates are introduced to the concept of uncertainty and the importance of proactive risk management. Good practice guidelines for effective risk identification are presented, along with how to monitor and control various types of risks in construction.

Module 7 - Cost Estimation

The art of producing accurate and reliable cost estimates in the construction trade is examined in the seventh module, introducing candidates to several different types of estimations.  Course content covers estimating for planning and scheduling, estimations during feasibility studies, estimations for variations and estimating for revisions of project budgets.

Module 8 - Preliminary Site Investigation and assessment

Essential factors and features that must be accessed when considering the suitability of a potential site are discussed in Module Eight. Key topics covered include the different types of buildings, engineering geology, factors that can affect site exploration, flood plains, flood protection, Environmental Impact Studies and zoning.

Module 9 - Site Organisation in Construction industry

Module Nine considers the extent to which effective and efficient site organisation contributes to overall project performance.  Major factors and considerations when determining site layout and organisation policies are discussed, along with the provision of essential accommodation, office space and utilities for the workforce.

Module 10 - Construction Equipment Planning

Planning for construction equipment is brought into discussion in Module 10, in which candidates consider the advantages and disadvantages of leasing equipment over purchasing it outright.  Product features and attachments are also discussed, along with equipment productivity, tips for appropriate equipment selection and long-term maintenance costs.

Module 11 - Management of Construction Equipment

The management and maintenance of construction equipment then follows in Module 11, which also discusses the establishment of a spare parts inventory.  Stock planning is also touched upon, along with field repairs and maintenance facilities, the importance of effective inventory planning and more.

Module 12 - Management of Construction Materials

Learners then consider how material management plays a role in all successful construction projects, along with the potential consequences of inadequate material management. Course content covers material and equipment handling, quality specification, planning for material management and several common issues affecting material management.

Module 13 - Human Resources Management

A crash-course introduction to HR management in the construction sector follows, in which the primary roles and functions of HRM departments and personnel are discussed.  The objectives of manpower planning at construction sites are also examined, alongside the importance of effective recruitment and deployment policies.

Module 14 - Storage Management

Essential storage considerations for construction managers are presented and discussed in Module 14, which familiarises candidates with several popular storage systems and procedures.  Additional topics covered include material purchasing systems, the elements of purchasing, management of receipts and more.

Module 15 - Purchasing and Vendor Management

The importance of establishing and maintaining good relationships with vendors, contractors and service providers is considered in Module 15.  Vendor registration and development is discussed, along with how to assess the suitability and competitiveness of vendors using a variety of established vendor rating methods.

Module 16 - Quality Control for Construction Works

Learners then consider the criticality of consistent quality control throughout all types of construction projects from start to finish.  The advantages of proactive quality control are discussed, along with contractor quality control and the strategic use of incentives and penalties to maximise the quality of a construction project.

Module 17 - Legal Aspects of Contracting

Concluding the course, Module 17 provides an important overview of contractual law within the construction industry, including when and why contractual disputes may arise.  Candidates are also familiarised with competitive bid contracts, unit price contracts, combined lump sum contracts, insurance contracts and more.

Career Path

Studying for an endorsed Level 6 Construction Management Certificate could fast-track your progression in the construction sector.  Typical job titles in the field of construction management include site inspector, surveyor, superintendent, safety manager, project manager, project assistant, procurement manager, purchasing coordinator, human resource manager and many more besides.  Entry-level positions often attaching salaries in the region of £25,000 with limitless scope for progression.

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

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

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