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Level 3 NVQ Diploma Occupational Work Supervision

What does the Level 3 NVQ Diploma Occupational Work Supervision cover?


The Level 3 NVQ Diploma Occupational Work Supervision assesses a candidate’s ability to act as a supervisor to a group of same skill operatives.


All candidates will complete the following mandatory modules:


  • Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace

  • Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace

  • Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace

  • Implementing and Maintaining Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace

  • Co-ordinating and Organising Work Operations in the Workplace

  • Monitoring Progress of Work Against Schedules in the Workplace


Beyond the mandatory modules, the course content will vary depending on which modules the candidate chooses. The available optional modules may include:


  • Allocating and Monitoring the Use of Plant and Equipment in the Workplace

  • Confirming Work Meets Quality Standards in the Workplace

  • Implementing Procedures to Support the Team’s Performance in the Workplace

  • Co-ordinating and Confirming Dimensional Control of Requirements of the Work in the Workplace


Who is the Level 3 NVQ Diploma Occupational Work Supervision aimed at?


This qualification is aimed at experienced operatives in a skilled trade who oversee a group of same skill operatives (e.g. steel fixers, labourers etc.). These individuals are often referred to as Gangers or Foremen.


How can the Level 3 NVQ Diploma Occupational Work Supervision help progress my career?


Candidates that successfully complete the Level 3 NVQ Diploma Occupational Work Supervision are able to demonstrate they have the skills, knowledge and experience in a skilled trade to oversee a group of the same skilled operatives.


Upon successful completion of the qualification, candidates are able to apply for:


The CSCS Gold Card

For more information on the CSCS Gold Card, please click here (LINK TO CSCS GOLD CARD PAGE)


Successful completion of a Level 3 NVQ can enhance a candidates careers opportunities and enable them to  pursue more advanced qualifications such as:


  • Level 4 NVQ Diploma Construction Site Supervision (LINK)


What are the entry requirements for the Level 3 NVQ Diploma Occupational Work Supervision?


There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but candidates must have the potential and opportunity to gain this qualification successfully.


The Level 3 NVQ Diploma Occupational Work Supervision is designed to assess your capability in your current role – it is therefore recommended that you are currently employed as a supervisor of skilled workers. Potential candidates will be asked to demonstrate they are competent in the area of work they supervise prior to registration. This could be evidenced either by a Level 2 NVQ in your area of supervision or a letter from your employer to confirm your suitability, accompanied by a professional conversation or portfolio evidence of previous experience.


Our assessors will carry out an initial assessment of each candidate’s skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment.




This qualification is competence-based meaning that candidates must demonstrate the level of competence described in the units.


Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s skill, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in the qualification. The qualification must be assessed in line with the Construction Skills Consolidated Assessment Strategy and must be internally assessed by an appropriately experienced and qualified assessor.


Each candidate is required to produce a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit. Evidence can include:

  • Observation report by assessor

  • Assignments/projects/reports

  • Professional discussion

  • Witness testimony

  • Candidate product

  • Worksheets

  • Record of oral and written questioning

  • Recognition of Prior Learning





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