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Qualification Overview

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations - Buying qualification has been developed for delivery in a working environment; this means you need to be employed to study this qualification. It has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work in Buying within the construction industry or progress onto further learning.

This qualification supports the Learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge. Although part of an apprenticeship, this qualification is available outside of an apprenticeship where either the learner’s circumstances prevent them undertaking a full apprenticeship or where their prior skills and knowledge mean they do not require all components of the apprenticeship. In addition, industry will accept the qualification on its own as entry to a job role.

The learner will learn key practical skills and knowledge in these mandatory units

  • - Operate health, safety and welfare systems in construction
  • - Prepare programmes and schedules of work in construction
  • - Develop and maintain working relationships and personal development in construction
  • - Monitor, maintain and improve supplies of materials in construction
  • - Recommend and monitor supplies of plant and equipment in construction
  • - Operate project information systems in construction

The learner will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in one of the following optional units:

  • - Prepare and process invitations to tender in construction
  • - Prepare for, collect, analyse and present survey data in construction
  • - Record the condition of property in construction
  • - Prepare estimates, bids and tenders in construction
  • - Prepare drawings and schedules in construction
  • - Prepare for work operations in construction
  • - Implement contract work in construction
  • - Establish and maintain the dimensional control of construction works
  • - Prepare for and carry out physical testing in construction
  • - Assess, plan, and monitor project methods and progress in construction
  • - Prepare and monitor costs and accounts in construction
  • - Prepare proposals and obtain feedback for the provision of products and services in construction
  • - Integrate and control project design information in construction

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations qualification also has six associated pathways which you might be interested in viewing:

  • - Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Construction Operations - General Construction
  • - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Construction
  • - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Highways
  • - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Roadbuilding
  • - Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management

Within this occupational area we offer other qualifications with a similar name:

    NVQ’s:
  • - Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Construction Operations
  • - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services
  • - Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management

This NVQ qualification requests the learner to demonstrate, in a real workplace environment, that you are competent against a set of performance statements. You are assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you through your programme of learning.

This qualification and the units which form it have been designed to sit within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) which is regulated by Ofqual. The QCF is a framework designed to support a demand-led approach to skills based on the building up and transfer of credit awarded for learning in a flexible, responsive and inclusive manner.

This qualification is supported by federation CECA. For more information about CECA please refer to the supporting document within the toolbox below.

If you need to obtain a CSCS/CPCS card, or simply want to be recognised in your area of expertise by gaining a qualification, this qualification is for you.

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