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How to Become a Manager in Construction

March 13, 2024

With so many routes to start a career in construction, it can be a confusing space.

If you are completely new to the sector Go Construct is an initiative launched by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) aimed at promoting careers in construction and providing resources for individuals interested.

It provides:

  • Comprehensive Career Development
  • Training and Qualification information
  • Job Opportunities
  • Industry Insights
  • It’s accessible and user friendly

You can find a link to the website here: Go Construct

There are many Construction Manager job role variations  – To see all options, you can use the Browse all job Roles on the Go Construct search function to see the 24 routes to a career in Construction as a Manager.

We have listed the popular job roles we are often asked for advice on:

How to become a Construction Site Manager – Also known as a Construction Manager, Site Foreman.

By following this link on Go Construct you can learn how to become a Construction Manager, what a construction manager does, and how much you could earn. 

Once you are experienced, we can support you with the L6 Construction Site Management NVQ required to gain your Black CSCS card.

How to become a Contracts Manager – Also known as Contracts Engineer, Contracts Supervisor

By following this link on Go Construct you can learn how to become a Contracts Manager, what a contracts manager does, and how much you could earn. 

Once you are in the role and experienced we can support you with the L6 Construction Contracting Operations Management NVQ required to gain your Black CSCS card 

How to become a Building Site Manager – Also known as Site Inspector, Construction Site Supervisor, clerk of works

By following this link on Go Construct you can learn how to become a Building Site Manager, what a Building Site Manager does, and how much you could earn. 

Once you are in the role and experienced we can support you with the L6 Senior Site Inspection NVQ required to gain your Black CSCS card 

How to become  a Health and Safety Manager – Also known as SHEQ officer, health and safety advisor

By following this link on Go Construct you can learn how to become a Health and Safety Manager, what a Health and Safety Manager does, and how much you could earn. 

Once you are in the role and experienced we can support you with the L6 Occupational Health and Safety NVQ required to gain your Black CSCS card 

How to become a Plant Manager

By following this link on Go Construct you can learn how to become a Plant Manager, what a Plant Manager does, and how much you could earn. 

Once you are in the role and experienced, we can support you with the L6 Construction Contracting Operations Management – Planning required to gain your Black CSCS card 

How to become a Construction Director – Also known as Site Director

By following this link on Go Construct you can learn how to become a Construction Director, what a Construction Director does, and how much you could earn. 

Once you are in the role and experienced, we can support you with the L7 Senior Construction Management NVQ required to gain your Black CSCS card 

How to become a Project Director

By following this link on Go Construct you can learn how to become a Project Director, what a Project Director does, and how much you could earn. 

Once you are in the role and experienced, we can support you with the L7 Senior Construction Management NVQ required to gain your Black CSCS card 

Once you have secured the CSCS Black card how long does it last?

Black CSCS cards are valid for 5 years. You will then need to renew, this can be renewed up to 6 months before expiry.

What HS&E test do you need to renew?

All Site Managers need the CITB managers and Professionals (MAP) Health Safey and Environment test.

It is recommended on Go Construct to complete the SMSTS course prior to taking the HS&E test to ensure you have a good understanding of the relevant health and Safety law and legislation.

What is SMSTS?

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is another essential component of becoming a fully qualified site manager. The course usually takes five days to complete and is valid for five years from completion.

It is a five-day course designed for site managers, or aspiring site managers. It is designed for those with responsibility for planning, managing, monitoring, and coordinating activities in a construction environment.

You can see and book our online remote course dates here.

Your career prospects may improve if you apply to become chartered through an industry body such as the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Our L7 Senior Construction Management NVQ is a recognised qualification for the fast track route to “chartered status” 

At Workforce Skills we guide Construction Managers towards best practice and regulatory compliance, equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge to effectively manage health, safety, and welfare in construction. Where there is valid and vast experience as a Construction Manager we help evidence this competence with formal recognition of skills.

Please contact our friendly team to discuss the options available specific to you.

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01623 287830

 

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