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Diploma in Construction Management (Level 4)

Course Overview

Diploma in Construction Management

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. 

Construction Management Course

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.

Course Syllabus

Construction Management Course: Key Topics

Diploma in Construction Managementconsists of the following 10 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 - 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 10.  Candidates are introduced to some of the most critically important people-management skills and theoretical teachings at the core of every successful business manager.

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Installments: £560 (interest FREE Installments)

Deposit: £104

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 Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Brentwood open learning college has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood open learning college to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer 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.

Career Path

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. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Construction workers in pursuit of promotion
  • Newcomers looking to start out at the highest possible level
  • Existing managers interested in improving their performance
  • Candidates interested in long-term job security
  • Entrepreneurs and those building their own businesses 

Related Links:

Certificate in Construction Management (Level 3)

International Diploma in Project Management (Level 4)

Certificate in Risk Management (Level 2)

Course Level
Level 4

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
260 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No Entry Requirements

Start Date

  • Learn how to effectively manage challenging constructions projects
  • Study workforce and site management at a professional level
  • Explore equipment and material purchasing
  • Discover the role quality control plays in construction management
  • Master the art of delegation and team leadership 

Customer Reviews

Total Reviews: (10)

Construction management help to developed once knowledge about any project from the starting to completion of the project, its help one to lay out all-important feature in construction. its show sample way of handling a project. Its show how you can manage, Motivates and coordinates activities of workers, Motivates workers to accomplish all objectives, plans and schedules are carried out with fewer difficulties. The organization, Management of construction project and Labour Quality on the project become easier when you read and follow the instruction on the course.the course was delivered through online with course materials made more easier for you. coursework, assignment, student and course instructor are in one classroom. the distance is not noted. Method of payment for the course is made easy for the students, you will nerve understand how you made the payment because the management made it easy. A big thanks to BRENTWOOD



That you were able to study freely and all material and knowledge were provided and made easy to understand.



Very good and well-elaborated notes, all necessary reading references provided at the end of every course notes. You can do your assignments at your own free time and submit at any time. Very affordable course fees and easy mode of payment.



Successfully completed my Diploma in Construction Management with BOLC.The course material and access to extra course material were very helpful. The feedback system was also helpful and the course content was very impressive.



The learning path with support materials and activities is a brilliant structure which gives guidance but leaves room for personal creativity and exploration. The staff is very friendly, helpful, and quick to respond to messages and the tutors give good constructive feedback to activities and advice for assessments.



The course exposed me to various methods of research and working independently. The content on the provided notes is good and deliberately some information is not included therefore students have to use a holistic approach to check other sources for the relevant information to solve the topic questions. The delivery method is good and the course tutor can be reached easily using the platform. The feedbacks time is very effective and not time-consuming with constructive criticism and advice. I will say that for the value for money and time spent on this course it is absolutely worth it.


The course was great value for money and the tutor was very helpful.

#James Matthew


The course was very informative. The user interface and study guide was easy to use. The assignment feedback was done promptly and professionally. After completion of my Diploma, I had the relative knowledge that I could apply within the construction industry. I would recommend Brentwood to anybody. The cost benefit ratio is fantastic.


It was easy to study online at my own pace. The course was set out well and the aid of study material made it smooth and easy. Knowing that the online tutor was just an email away made the course the right for me.



Generally the course was easy to follow with each of the units being fairly comprehensive. The assignments were again easy to follow although you did have to do a fair bit of research. The good thing for me was that I could do the course at my own pace and in my own time. Although I started it in September 2016 I didn't really have a lot of time to spend on it until May 2017.


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