NVQ Level 7 Diploma Construction Senior Manager

For Those In A Senior Construction Management Role Looking For A Black CSCS Card

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Is This NVQ For You?

This NVQ route is aimed at experienced Senior Managers, Directors & Business Owners within the construction industry. You should be in a commercial, strategic role, as the units focus on these key areas. Suitable for Senior Project Managers, Project Directors, Senior Commercial Managers & Directors. 

What is involved in the NVQ?

The NVQ – is an assessment of your existing KNOWLEDGE and PERFORMANCE, with NO EXAMINATION

It is not a course, like SSSTS, or SMSTS.

The quickest and most cost-effective way to get your Black CSCS card.

Flexible online assessment – send your work at any time.

Easy to use online e-portfolio.

Guidance – no jargon– clear explanation on what work evidence you need to gather for your portfolio

Assessor support & assessment planning when gathering your evidence.

What are the Units?

There are 10 units in this NVQ and the learner must achieve all of them to pass.

4 units are mandatory and there are options to complete for the remaining 6. 

Mandatory – 59 credits
– Manage teams in construction – 16 credits
– Lead and participate in meetings in construction management – 12 credits
– Provide ethical advice, judgement and service in construction management – 20 credits
– Develop self and others in construction management – 11 credits

Optional – Group A: Project Development
– Prepare and agree a brief and development programme in construction management – 24 credits
– Manage design development and processes in construction management – 22 credits
– Assess and evaluate the environmental impact of developments in construction management – 20 credits
– Evaluate sustainable resources and requirements – 17 credits
– Manage marketing and customer service in construction organisations – 13 credits

Optional – Group B: Procurement Contracts & Budgets
– Establish project procurement arrangements in construction management – 18 credits
– Implement strategic sourcing partnerships in construction management – 17 credits
– Manage procurement processes in construction – 17 credits
– Prepare and submit estimates, bids and tenders in construction management – 14 credits
– Ensure that contracts are prepared, negotiated and concluded in construction – 18 credits
– Control organisational and project income and expenditure in construction management – 11 credits

Optional – Group C: Project Control
– Control projects outcomes in construction management – 17 credits
– Evaluate and progress the resolution of disputes in construction management – 18 credits
– Manage project completion in construction management – 13 credits

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"I completed NVQ 6 construction management with Cognitia. Nigel and his team where very helpful throughout very professional company. I have also completed courses and sent employees to their offices and classrooms. All courses I have used Cognitia for have been high quality in their fully equipped modern centre. Cognitia have helped me with my career no end and still do to this day providing me with ongoing learning opportunities for myself and people around me as well as information on legislation, company recognition and many other things that arise when running a company. I wouldn’t turn to anyone else with health and safety, laws and or qualifications Cognitia’s an excellent company to turn to for support and training they are very helpful people and their knowledge on the aforementioned is second to none."

Phil Sheldon – Director – Activate Construction Limited

What Our NVQs Have To Offer


No Formal Exams


Clear Assessment Plans


Experienced Assessors

Distance Learning


Quality Assurance

Expert Support

Complete At Your Pace

What Will I Achieve?

Upon achievement of the NVQ, learners can apply for Chartered Membership of the CIOB.

Depending on the learners role, they can apply for a Black CSCS Managers Card upon completion of the NVQ and passing the CSCS MAPS test. 

You can apply for a trainee card when you have evidenced you are enrolled on either of these qualifications

Self Funding?

CITB Grant Funding of up-to £600 is available. To find out how to claim this funding click here.

To help our customers we have devised various options to help pay for your NVQ course.

Below are payments plan available to you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What CSCS Card will i achieve?

You will be able to apply for a Black Managers CSCS Card upon completion of the NVQ and passing the CSCS MAPS test.
You can apply for a red trainee card when you have evidenced you are enrolled in this qualification and have passed the general CSCS test. 

How am i assessed and how will i submit my work / evidence?
Using our e-portfolio system from Quals Direct. Click HERE to watch our video on how to use our Portfolio system.
How long will it take me to complete?
That is ENTIRELY up to you! Each qualification varies in size and units. We ask you to provide us with an expected completion of units when we enrol you. This is so we can manage your assessment and ensure that your qualification meets the standards for quality assurance required as a regulated qualification. Each portfolio is sampled internally and externally Awarding Organisation.
How much does it cost?

The cost of the qualification is £1800 plus VAT (£2160 including VAT).
Spread the cost of this NVQ with our INTEREST FREE finance (subject to status), from as little as £150 a month!
We are happy to give discount for multiple learners.

How do I know I am suitable?

Please complete this pre enrolment link below to check your suitability for this NVQ. 

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