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Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship Level 4

This Higher Apprenticeship has been developed to meet the needs of individuals working within building and construction projects, maintenance repairs, residential developments, conservation and demolition. The Construction Site Supervisor Apprentices can take up to 3 years to complete. Job role for this apprenticeship includes: Assistant Site Manager, Assistant Supervisor or Construction Site Supervisor. The job role can also include working on built environment projects assisting budgets, ensuring contract is delivered on time and to programme, responsible for hiring staff, deliveries and quality management and costs.

The main duties and tasks of a Construction Site Supervisor are:

  • Supervision of specialist contractors
  • The control of health and safety standards on construction projects
  • Recording, control and reporting of progress on a construction project
  • The minimisation of the environmental impact of construction projects
  • Control of quality of works on a construction project
  • Assisting commercial staff with the monitoring of costs on a construction project

Entry requirements

Grade requirements: You will need an Advanced apprenticeship in a Construction Subject or a BTEC Level 3 in Construction or Civil Engineering. English and Maths at grade 4 and above.

Other requirements: Employment in Technical & Professional/management element of the Construction Industry.

Course content

During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:

  • Construction Technology
  • Science & Materials
  • Construction Practice & Management
  • Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction
  • Construction information (Drawing, detailing, Specification)
  • Surveying, measuring & Setting out
  • Mathematics for construction

Assessment methods

Assessment will take place in the workplace, through observation, professional discussion, Expert Witness Testimony and the completion of a portfolio. At College, there are written assignments for each unit, and a selection of exams. In line with the requirements of this standard, all apprentices will be required to log all their Off the Job (OTJ) training and evidence their work in the workplace through building a portfolio of work based evidence.

At the end of the programme, with the agreement of the College and the Employer, all apprentices will undertake an independent End Point Assessment (EPA) following the completion of their practical period.

The End Point Assessment consist of the following 3 stages:

  • Online Test
  • Report
  • Professional Discussion

The 3 stages need to be completed within 5 months after Gateway. The apprentice can achieve the following grading; pass or distinction for each stage of the assessments.


You will gain the following qualifications:

  • Higher National Certificate in Construction & the Built Environment Level 4


  • Level 4 Diploma in Construction Site Supervision
Further study and career options

Further study: On successful completion of this Higher Apprenticeship you can undertake a Degree in a Construction related subject.

Career progression: Construction Site Manager or supervisor.

Additional information

Steel toe capped boots, a high-viz vest and usual study stationary will be required.

Course Information & How to Apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.

LengthDay(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
39 Months Flexible 1 day a week Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747. Cauldwell Street BC131

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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

Next steps

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must either be employed on a full-time contract by an employer willing to support your training or have an offer of employment as an apprentice. Bedford College can help you find a job role with an employer if you don’t already have one.

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Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.