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Construction Management Course (Level 1)

Course Overview

Construction Management Course

The sheer scale and strength of the construction industry alone make it a highly appealing prospect for a lifelong career. On a global basis, the construction industry has never been larger or stronger. As construction projects continually become more challenging and ambitious, the call for skilled and talented construction managers grows likewise. The construction industry remains one of the most dependable and prolific employers, both in the United Kingdom and across the world in general. And as the traits, skills and abilities of the professional construction manager are universal, they can be put to use almost anywhere in the world. Suffice to say, it is a career path with virtually no limits

Brentwood Open Learning College takes enormous pride in ensuring that high quality distance learning remains accessible and affordable for everyone. Which is precisely why we are delighted to offer a range of online construction courses – which can be completed from anywhere from around the world. Our entry-level construction management course is perfectly suited to those looking to take existing careers to the next level, or perhaps begin exploring something entirely new. We take course content quality extremely seriously and personally select and verify every course we offer. Enrolment is open throughout the year and there are no time restrictions or deadlines to worry about. On top of all this, we also provide all course materials you will need. Enrol today on our construction courses online.

Over the course of three modules, you will explore some of the most important topics and teachings of relevance to the contemporary construction industry. You will learn what it is that the construction manager does, how to plan and implement site organisation and management strategies, how to effectively manage long-term workforce performance and more.

Upon completion, you will have the opportunity to apply for an accredited and recognised ABC Awards certificate to enhance your CV and employment prospects.

Course Syllabus

Thisentry level construction management course is divided into three modules:

Module 1 - Basics of Construction Management

The introductory course module focuses on the fundamental basics of construction management, introducing candidates to what it is the construction manager does and their role as a key player in construction projects of various types. The importance of comprehensive supervision and inspection is outlined and explored, along with managing workforce quality and the benefits of outstanding construction management.

Module 2 - Site Organisation

Course Module 2 shifts focus to site organisation – specifically the role the construction manager plays in organizing, optimizing and generally running a working construction site. An array of critical considerations are brought into discussion, including the provision of on-site offices and other accommodation, provision of boundaries and fencing, storage of materials, tools and equipment, movement of plant machinery, provision of essential utilities and more.

Module 3 - Material Management

Closing the course, Module 3 continues with a deeper exploration of material handling and management. Candidates are introduced to effective working strategies for storing, handling and purchasing materials in the first place, along with a variety of material management challenges and effective contingency planning.

Fee & Payment Options

Paying in Instalments: £180 (Interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £40

No of Instalments: 10

Each Instalment: £14

Pay in Full: (£40Discount) £140


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 1 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 entry-level course paves the way for further study at a higher level, while at the same time communicating many important management fundamentals. Upon completion, most candidates enrol on more advanced courses, while others pursue ground-level positions with established construction firms. Newcomers to the industry can expect to earn around £17,500 per year. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Existing construction managers interested in personal development
  • Candidates looking to continue higher-level studies upon completion
  • Newcomers to construction management with no prior knowledge
  • Business owners interested in enhancing managerial skills
  • Anyone looking to study the basics of building site management  

Related Links:

Diploma in Construction Management (Level 4)

Certificate in Construction Management (Level 3)

Course Level
Level 1

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
80 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
There are no particular entry requirements

Start Date

  • Explore the basics of the construction industry
  • Learn what exactly the construction manager does
  • Study material movement and management principles
  • Learn about the importance of strong workforce management 
  • Build a strong foundation for higher-level study 

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