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Certificate in Construction Management (Level 3)

Course Overview

Construction Management Certificate Online

Construction Management Certificate Online,  provides a detailed and informative introduction to the theory, skills and expertise required to oversee construction projects and manage construction businesses.  Construction industry is expected to continue creating an astonishing number of jobs over the coming years and decades. The demand for qualified and committed construction managers has never been higher before.

According to The Telegraph 'A new report from industry training body the CITB estimates close to 200,000 new construction job creations in the United Kingdom by 2018, illustrating exactly how beneficial advanced qualifications in construction management can be.  Construction Management Certificate Online, is comprehensive yet brilliantly concise course that features six units, which introduce candidates to the fundamentals of the construction industry as a whole before moving onto crucial project management skills. Course content continues to cover the essential professional requirements that underpin successful projects and construction businesses, including people management, project scheduling, advance planning, budget forecasting, cost control and accurate estimating.

Ultimately, the course investigates the pivotal role the construction manager plays in the planning and execution of ambitious projects.  Successful candidates are instilled with the essential skills, industry knowledge and leadership qualities required to begin or further existing careers as project managers, construction executives, construction contract executives and dozens of other hugely sought-after positions. 

Course Syllabus

The course consists of the following six units:

Unit 1 – The Construction Industry

The course begins with an introduction to the construction industry in general, incorporating the important role of the construction supervisor and manager. Candidates explore the concepts of labour quality and productivity, along with vital supervision, inspection and testing processes.

Unit 2 – Project Management and Administration

In the second unit, focus shifts to the management of building projects from an administrative perspective. Along with a complete introduction to the project life cycle, candidates explore the three key project phases – Initiation, Execution and Control.

Unit 3 – Construction Cost Estimating

This unit introduces the subject of cost estimation for construction projects, enhancing candidates’ understanding of accurate forecasting, budgeting and revision of costs/budgets in accordance with internal and external pressures/influences.

Unit 4 – Site Organization

The fourth unit turns attention to the logistical side of site operation and organisation. Candidates investigate a series of crucial considerations, ranging from site roads and access to accommodation to equipment storage and movement of equipment both on and off-site.

Unit 5 – Material Management

This unit takes a deeper look into the specifics of purchasing and managing building materials, along with potential issues and professional approaches to integrated materials management. Candidates discover how management of materials can have wide-reaching implications on building projects.

Unit 6 – Human Resource Management

Rounding off the course, unit 6 takes candidates away from site management to introduce the importance of professional human resource management. Along with exploring key personnel sources, the unit covers employee induction, training programs, retention and deployment.

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £395 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £95

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £25

Pay in Full: (£80 Discount) £315


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 3 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

Careers in construction management vary enormously, spanning everything from civil engineering to architecture to building site management and so much more. It is an extremely robust industry where long-term growth and expansion are guaranteed - entry-level salaries beginning from around the £18,000 mark and rising to £30,000+ with experience 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Existing employees in pursuit of promotion
  • Construction workers who want to improve their leadership skills
  • Those seeking entry-level construction positions
  • Candidates interested in long-term job security
  • Students interested in higher-level study opportunities
  • Anyone looking to enhance their career prospects  

Related Links:

Diploma in Construction Management (Level 4)

Diploma in Risk Management (Level 4)

Certificate in Construction Management (Level 1)

Course Level
Level 3

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
200 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
No entry requirement.

Start Date

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the construction industry
  • Become proficient in project management and administration
  • Develop strong team leadership and delegation skills
  • Explore cost estimating and budgeting
  • Learn how to effectively manage materials and equipment 

Customer Reviews

Total Reviews: (3)


it was a fantasist good course materials to point you in the right direction.



The feedback was really good and helpful, also all of the information was there to help you pass the course.



Course is still in progress but it is very informative and makes you have to research a lot


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