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Qualification: Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship
Location: Spring Lane Canterbury
Duration: Typically three years depending on experience, including End Point Assessment

Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship

Role Profile 

This apprenticeship would typically lead to job titles which might include: Assistant Site Manager, Assistant Supervisor or Construction Site Supervisor. In the case of SME construction companies, the roles are likely to include Site Manager or Site Supervisor. They are associated with the supervision of specialist contractors and workers on construction projects and are based on construction sites with occasional time in offices. 


Course Information 

Apprentices will develop the following skills, knowledge and behaviours: 

  • Understand the sustainability issues in projects. 
  • Understand different construction methods and materials 
  • Understand management principles and the project management lifecycle 
  • Be able to define the quality required on a finished construction project 
  • Understand the importance of cost control on a construction project  
  • Identify risk of activities and encourage all employees to demonstrate safety-conscious behaviours   
  • Assess, identify and record the environmental impact of projects   
  • Use effective management principles and be able to supervise construction workers  
  • Understand overall plan for project and measure and record progress against plan  
  • Understand financial and legal constraints and measure and record progress against budget 
  • Work within Rules and Regulations of Professional Competence and Conduct for the industry’s recognised professional bodies. 
  • Be able to contribute effectively to meetings and present information in a variety of ways including oral and written 
  • Be able to identify areas for improvement and suggest innovative solutions. 


Model of Delivery 

  • Regular Trainer visits at the workplace 
  • Reviews in the workplace with Line Manager every 8 – 10 weeks 
  • Day release at Folkestone College (one day per week) 

We must ensure that an apprentice spends 20% of their contracted working hours developing the skills, knowledge and behaviours illustrated on the Standard. This is achieved via a flexible approach and also by using learning that occurs as part of the job role within the workplace. 


End Point Assessment 

End-Point Assessment is the final test for apprentices during their apprenticeship. It is designed to be an objective and impartial assessment of an apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviours.  At the end of an apprenticeship, the apprentice will go through a 'gateway' process where they are signed-off by their employer as ready for a final assessment of their knowledge and practical capabilities. The assessment will be conducted and graded by an independent End Point Assessment Organisation. 

End Point Assessment Consists Of 

  • Review of behaviours evaluation log - Apprentice behaviour evaluated on 3 occasions  
  • Synoptic assessment test (SAT) - Achieved through workplace observation. Supervised by Assessor, observed by External Assurer. 
  • Vocational competence discussion - Determines how much apprentice understands role. Conducted under test conditions. 
  • Scenario case study - Apprentice transfers knowledge and skills to a prescribed situation, under test conditions  


Entry Requirements 

  • 5 GCSE’s (grade 4+), or equivalent in English, Maths and Science. 
  • Apprentices without a level 2 English and mathematics will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their apprenticeship. 
  • Learners will have ideally completed a level 2 Apprenticeship in Construction or have substantial previous work experience within the industry. 

Maths and English are a vital part of your apprenticeship and can really support your progression on your chosen course. If you do not already hold the described levels of Maths and English we have a friendly and experienced team of lecturers who can support you throughout and who will arrange exams once you are ready. We deliver Functional Skills in a variety of ways including classroom based and also using an online platform. 



This Apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours typically required to achieve Technician status or the equivalent with the industry’s recognised professional bodies. The final assessment process for this Apprenticeship will typically be representative of the review process required for professional registration. 

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Canterbury, Kent

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