Construction managers play a central and pivotal role in the planning and execution of building projects of all sizes and spanning all sectors. The professional construction manager assists with and oversees the planning, organising and ongoing supervision of both building construction projects and building maintenance.
This Diploma in Construction Management represents the ideal course for those looking to join an incredibly dynamic and potentially lucrative industry, or perhaps take an existing position within the construction sector to new heights. The skills of the professional construction manager are highly-prized and sought-after across numerous core business sectors – particularly in an era when global property development is accelerating as its fastest ever pace.
On Diploma of Construction Management Online, candidates are introduced to the key principles of construction management and project supervision, incorporating sound planning and estimating, site organisation, management of equipment and materials, human resource management and a series of legal and contractual considerations.
Diploma in Construction Managementconsists of the following 13 units:
Unit 1 - Introduction to Construction Management
The first course unit provides candidates with an introduction to construction management and the role the professional construction manager plays in contemporary building projects. Labour quality and productivity are explored, along with the various testing, inspection and supervisory responsibilities of the construction manager.
Unit 2 - Development and Organisation of Construction Projects
In the second unit, course content focuses primarily on the project life cycle and the general organisation and development of construction projects. Candidates are introduced to the project initiation phrase, the design and planning phase, execution and control phases and general organisation of professional building projects.
Unit 3 - Importance of Estimation in Construction Work
Focus then shifts to the subject of construction work project estimation and its critical importance. Candidates explore the ways and means by which accurate estimates can be produced in accordance with feasibility studies and intensive planning. Revision of project budgets is also introduced.
Unit 4 - Preliminary Investigations, Location and Site Selection
The concepts of site selection, location and a variety of other preliminary investigations are introduced in the fourth course unit, which guides candidates through various selection and evaluation criteria along with essential topographic considerations.
Unit 5 - Site Organisation
In the fifth unit, the central theme is that of sight organisation and an array of critically important considerations including site accommodation, material storage, equipment and tools storage, plant movements and general requirements, supply of electricity and water, site access and site fencing/boundary options.
Unit 6 - Planning for Equipment
Equipment-planning and selection forms the core focus of Unit 6, which provides candidates with an in-depth look at the evaluation process whereby equipment requirements are both carefully considered and workable plans produced accordingly. Financing for site equipment is also introduced.
Unit 7 - Equipment Management
The management of all essential equipment represents the core focus of Unit 7. Candidates discover a wide variety of concepts/essentials including equipment maintenance and repair, replacement analysis, stock planning, spare parts inventory maintenance and the general organisation of on-site equipment.
Unit 8 - Material Management
Course content then moves on to material management, providing candidates with a broad overview of potential material purchase challenges, various issues related to material-handling and storage, the concept of integrated materials management and the role the professional construction manager plays in managing materials.
Unit 9 - Purchase and Storage Management
Storage management represents the primary theme of Unit 9, which is introduced alongside the crucial concept of purchase management. Candidates investigate a variety of storage systems and procedures, warehousing basics, material purchasing systems and stored material preservation.
Unit 10 - Specialised Buying and Vendor Management
In the tenth unit, core focus turns to vendor management and specialised buying incorporating essential teachings on the learning cycle, process documentation, codification and ISO 9000. The computerising of material management task/records is also explored.
Unit 11 - Quality Controlling During Construction
Course content in Unit 11 centres largely on quality control, incorporating an investigation into the economic impact of quality control and its importance. Candidates investigate and explore various facets of quality control, including those with regard to contractors. Achieving and promoting quality control in the field is also are explored.
Unit 12 - Human Resource Management
The role of the professional construction manager in organising, deploying and supervising all essential human resources forms the core focus of Unit 12. Candidates are introduced to some of the most critically important people-management skills and theoretical teachings at the core of every successful business manager.
Unit 13 - Legal Aspects of Contract
In the closing course unit, a variety of common construction contract types are introduced and explored in-depth. Unit content includes an introduction to purchase orders, project insurance, subcontracts and contract definitions, along with a broad overview of project insurance, project disputes and related procedures including mediation and arbitration.
Paying in Installments: £560 (interest FREE Installments)
No of Installments: 12
Each Installment: £38
Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £460
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course itself has been designed by BOLC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
What is ABC Awards?
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
This top-level construction management diploma paves the way for an incredible life-long career in a dynamic and rewarding industry. Career prospects include team leader positions, site management, quantity surveying, risk management, HR and many more besides. Newly-qualified construction managers generally take home around £25,000 while senior manager can earn in £50,000.
260 Hours Approx.
No Entry Requirements
I chose the Level 4 Construction Management Diploma as I was out for a complete change in career direction. I was extremely impressed with the course content and the support I received from BOLC was second to none.
I came to BOLC on the recommendation of a friend who already worked in the building trade. The course not only improved my knowledge in plenty of key areas, but gave me the confidence to chase bigger and better things.