Technical Support

Site Technical Support







Valid for

Lifetime award

About this course

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations – Site Technical Support 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 Site Technical Support 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 Rule of Combination (RoC) below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.

To achieve this qualification a minimum of 93 credits need to be attained. This comprises 81 credits from the 6 units in the Mandatory Group, plus a minimum of 12 credits from at least 1 unit from the Optional Group.

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

  • Operate project information systems in construction

  • Implement contract work in construction


    This unit is about organising and controlling resources, developing effective plans to meet contingencies, and informing those responsible for making necessary changes. You will need to identify quality standards, implement systems and check for conformity. You will need to implement corrective action where there is non-conformity. You will need to identify statutory and contractual requirements, implement systems and identify noncompliance. You will need to implement corrective action where there is non-compliance.

  • Establish and maintain the dimensional control of construction works


    This unit is about obtaining and verifying dimensional control information, selecting techniques and equipment, setting out activities and ensuring accuracy of the work. You will need to obtain, collate and verify relevant information and using appropriate techniques and equipment, set out as required, recording information needed for later use. You will need to supply the workforce with dimensional control information, ensure that the results of setting out activities are accurate and also identify and deal with deviations. You will need to check and maintain equipment as specified by manufacturers.

Optional Units

  • Record the condition of property in construction

  • Recommend and monitor supplies of plant and equipment in construction

  • Prepare proposals and obtain feedback for the provision of products and services in construction

  • Prepare for, collect, analyse and present survey data in construction

  • Prepare for work operations in construction

  • Prepare for and carry out physical testing in construction

  • Prepare estimates, bids and tenders in construction

  • Prepare drawings and schedules in construction

  • Prepare and process invitations to tender in construction

  • Prepare and monitor costs and accounts in construction

  • Monitor, maintain and improve supplies of materials in construction

  • Integrate and control project design information in construction

  • Assess, plan, and monitor project methods and progress in construction

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