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CIOB Qualifications

The CIOB has the following courses which can be studied through one of the CIOB’s Approved Providers or on-line through the Construction Learning Gateway. 


Level 3 Diploma in Site Supervisory Studies
 
The Level 3 Diploma in Site Supervisory Studies is intended for those wishing to progress to a supervision role within the construction industry. It consists of 6 CIOB modules, details of the units are shown below. Teaching and learning is by a combination of directed study and set tasks; examinations are not required to achieve this qualification.

All units, with the exception of Maintaining the Dimensional Accuracy of the Work can be studied on line. Maintaining the Dimensional Accuracy of the Work incorporates a practical aspect which necessitates a two days residential session, although it is possible - subject to arrangements - to be able to carry out this in the candidates own organisation and provide video evidence.

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Level 4 Certificate and Diploma in Site Management

The Level 4 Certificate and Diploma in Site Management is intended for those wishing to progress to a management role within the construction industry.

In order to be accepted on the programme candidates should have at least two years’ experience on site above the level of trade charge hand with some general management responsibility.

The Certificate requires 4 CIOB modules. On completion of the certificate candidates can then go on to study for the Diploma which consists of a further 8 units; details of the units are shown below. Teaching and learning is by a combination of directed study and set tasks; examinations are not required to achieve this qualification.

The successful completion of the Level 4 Certificate or Diploma will entitle candidates to apply for the CSCS Black management card.

All units, with the exception of Maintaining the Dimensional Accuracy of the Work can be studied on line. Managing Dimensional Control on Sites incorporates a practical aspect which necessitates a two day workshop, although it is possible - subject to arrangements - to be able to carry out this in the candidates own organisation and provide video evidence.

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Graduate Conversion Certificate

The Graduate Conversion Certificate is a nationally recognised qualification which provides a route to chartered membership for those who hold a degree in a subject unconnected to construction. 

Learners undertake 5 mandatory units which develop the underpinning knowledge and skills required of a competent construction manager; and 1 optional unit to suit their job role from a menu of 7 units.   Upon completion of the course, graduates receive a CIOB Level 4 Certificate in Site Management (QCF) 

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Chartered Membership Programme

The Chartered Membership Programme (CMP) replaces the EPA as a progression route to full corporate membership of the CIOB with the right to use the designation MCIOB. It is designed for candidates that typically have five years’ experience within the built environment with experience of managing people, processes and technology.

Competence is demonstrate through a structured programme enabling candidates to gain the requisite knowledge and management skills to meet the CIOB membership requirements, this is demonstrated by taking a single open book examination relating to four areas of study, these are:
  • Management
  • Construction Technology
  • Health, Safety and the Environment
  • Contracts and Commercial Practice
Examinations are held in June and November but candidates can commence their study at any time.

In addition to passing the examination candidates will need a Professional Review; guidance and support with that will be provided as part of the programme.



Foundation Degrees

 

The Foundation Degree is a vocational qualification introduced in 2001. Designed and delivered in partnership with employers and Higher Education providers (Universities and Colleges) to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to their employment and to further their career. 

The Foundation Degree is on the same level as the Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/D) but below that of a Bachelor degree. Courses are typically two/three years long and are offered both by universities and colleges of higher education.

One of a number of important differences between the Foundation Degree and the Higher National Diploma is that it has a common value of 240 Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) points in the UK Higher Education System. By contrast, the HND could be recognised for entry to a degree course though with the number of credits depending on the institution and relevance to the subject.

Being an Integrated academic and work-based learning, Foundation degrees allow students already employed to undertake a programme of study in order to progress in their chosen career, whilst continuing to work. 



Higher National Certificate (HNC) / Diploma (HND)

Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) are vocational higher education qualifications. They are designed to provide work related qualifications within the Construction and Built Environment. These qualifications are set at the same level and are an alternative to Foundation Degrees and can provide entry to first degree courses. They can also be accepted by the professional institutes and institutions as a qualification which is recognised towards membership allowing the progression within the construction technical and professional fields of the industry.

A number of constructionsite units are useful in studying/delivering these qualifications. 



National Certificate (NC) / Diploma (ND)

These qualifications are designed to provide work related qualifications within the Construction and Built Environment and constitute the first steps of qualifications for those aspiring to progress within the construction technical and professional fields of the industry.

A number of the constructionsite resources can be used in the delivery of these qualifications.






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