Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations




The ProQual Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations qualification provides a nationally recognised qualification for those working in the construction and the built environment sector. Candidates will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as developing and maintaining working relationships; preparing and processing invitations to tender; preparing programmes and schedules of work; operating project information systems; and operating health, safety, and welfare systems in construction.


Candidates follow one of 7 Pathways: Buying, Design co-ordinating, Estimating, General, Planning, Site technical support, Surveying


Qualification title

ProQual Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting


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Total Qualification Time

600-690 hours (300-340 GLH)



Pass or fail

Internally assessed and verified by centre staff External quality assurance by ProQual verifiers



Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification


Qualification structure

To achieve the qualification candidates must complete the four Mandatory units, plus two of the Mandatory/Optional Units from one of the pathways.


Pathway 1:      Estimating


Pathway 2:      Buying


Pathway 3:      Planning


Pathway 4:      Surveying


Pathway 5:      Site Technical Support

Pathway 6:      Design Co-ordinator

Pathway 7:      General




This qualification is competence-based, candidates must demonstrate the level of

competence described in the units. Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s

skill, knowledge, and understanding against the standards set in the qualification.


The qualifications must be assessed in a work environment and in accordance with the Construction Skills’ Consolidated Assessment Strategy for Construction and the Built Environment, and it must be internally assessed by an appropriately experienced and qualified assessor.


Each candidate is required to produce a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.


How we deliver this qualification:


As this is a work-based qualification, learners must be working in a management position relating to any one of the pathways. There are no formal lectures, we will arrange with you to attend college for tutorials, oral questioning, and a review of the evidence you have gathered at work. One of our experienced assessors will visit you at work to observe and assess your competency in practical assessment criteria.


Course duration:

Duration of the course is entirely based on your motivation, ability, knowledge and work experience. We provide you with dedicated assessor support for up to 6 months.


For further information please download the qualification handbook and contact us by phone at 07974221155 or email at finchleycollege@yahoo.com





ProQual Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations handbook
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