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The Pearson Edexcel Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management is for learners who work in, or who want to work in, a senior management role in the construction sector.

The qualification gives learners the opportunity to:

  • develop the technical skills, role-related knowledge and understanding, and behaviours required to work in a wide range of construction senior management roles, including construction manager, construction supervisor, production manager, commercial manager, operations director of a small company, property and facilities manager and specialist construction manager. These skills and knowledge are also applicable to construction project manager roles
  • demonstrate competence in the relevant job roles
  • have existing skills recognised
  • achieve a nationally-recognised Level 7 qualification.

Course Content

The learner will need to meet the requirements outlined below before the qualification can be awarded.

Minimum number of credits that must be achieved – 169
Number of mandatory credits that must be achieved – 107
Minimum number of optional credits that must be achieved – 62

Mandatory Units

  • Manage Project Processes in Construction Management – 29
  • Manage Teams in Construction Management 16
  • Provide Advice, Judgement and Services Ethically in Construction Management -19
  • Develop Self and Others in Construction Management – 11
  • Control Projects in Construction Management – 23
  • Plan a Construction Organisation’s Workforce – 9

Optional Units

  • Prepare and Agree a Project Brief and Outline Programme in Construction Management – 24
  • Direct the Management of Design Development and Processes in Construction Management – 22
  • Sustainability and Environmental Impact of Developments in Construction Management – 20
  • Evaluate Sustainable Resources and Requirements for the Whole Lifecycle of a Construction Project – 17
  • Establish Project Procurement Arrangements in Construction Management – 18
  • Implement, Monitor and Control Strategic Procurement Systems in Construction Management – 12
  • Manage Tendering Processes in Construction Management – 19
  • Manage the Preparation and Submission of Estimates, Bids and Tenders in Construction Management 16
  • Ensure that Contracts are Prepared, Negotiated and Agreed in Construction Management – 18
  • Control Budgets and Contract Payment Entitlement in Construction Management – 11
  • Evaluate and Progress the Resolution of Contractual Disputes in Construction Management – 18
  • Manage Marketing and Customer Service in Construction Management – 13
  • Manage the Handover of a Construction Project – 10

Learners do not need to hold any formal qualifications in order to undertake this Level 7 NVQ. They must however be able to demonstrate to us that they have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience as well as access the required documentary evidence before they can be enrolled.

Pearson Edexcel Level 7 Diploma in Construction Senior Management

The units in this qualification are assessed through an internally- and externally quality-assured Portfolio of Evidence, made up of evidence gathered during the course of the learner’s work.

Each unit has specified learning outcomes and assessment criteria. To pass each unit the learner must:

  • achieve all the specified learning outcomes
  • satisfy all the assessment criteria by providing sufficient and valid evidence for each criterion
  • prove that the evidence is their own.

The learner must have an assessment record that identifies the assessment criteria that have been met. The assessment record should be cross-referenced to the evidence provided. The assessment record should include details of the type of evidence and the date of assessment. Suitable centre documentation should be used to form an assessment record.

There is currently no funding available for this course.

Course Information


Cost: £1975

Duration: 2 -3 months

Mandatory Entry Requirements: See Mandatory Entry Requirements

Funding: See Grants and Funding


How to Apply

Call 01922 663600 for course dates.

Upcoming Start Dates


No future start dates:

Further Training


Learners who achieve the Pearson Edexcel Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management can progress to senior management job roles within construction, with responsibility for project operational management and oversight and/or financial control of the whole project. There are no specific qualifications that offer direct progression above this level, though learners could embark on postgraduate degrees in disciplines such as construction management, design or civil engineering, if they have work experience in these areas. Additionally, learners may use the qualification to achieve professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB).