Training & Development in Construction

12/05/2017

If you are working in the built environment and hold a degree unrelated to construction, you may be able to gain the knowledge you need for construction management by taking the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Graduate Diploma Programme.

You may also be able to complete relevant NVQs, including:

  • Construction Site Supervision Level 3
  • Construction Site Management Level 4
  • Construction Contracting Operations at levels 3 and 4
  • Construction Senior Management Level 5

Contact CIOB, the National House Building Council and the Association of Building Engineers for more details about their training programmes

The CIOB also has information on a range of short course covering all aspects of construction management, including project management, contracts, construction law and regulations

Expected skills and knowledge:

  • Excellent people skills to work with staff at all levels
  • A creative approach to problem solving
  • The ability to motivate your team
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • The ability to take on responsibility and make decisions
  • Good maths and IT skills
  • An in-depth knowledge of building methods
  • Awareness of health and safety

Construction managers are normally employed by building companies and specialist subcontractors. Opportunities may also exist with central and local government departments, utility companies and larger companies like major retailers.

With experience, you could progress into contract management or consultancy. With further training, you could also move into teaching or support services, such as health and safety inspection

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