Apprenticeship CertHE Site Management Construction Site Supervisor

Information for employers

Attract new staff or develop existing employees with our Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship: a cost-effective way to train professionally qualified Construction Site Supervisors for your organisation. 

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Build your construction management talent pipeline

Designed with employers, our Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship balances theory with practical, real-time learning in the workplace. Apprentices develop a full range of knowledge, skills and behaviours to take on this key role and bring skills, expertise and professional practice to your organisation.

Who is this apprenticeship for?

The Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship will develop talent for roles including Assistant Site Manager, Assistant Supervisor or Construction Site Supervisor and in the case of SME construction companies these roles are likely to include Site Manager or Site Supervisor. Apprentices will develop the key skills, knowledge and behaviours associated with the supervision of specialist contractors and workers on construction projects.

Upon successful completion and in-line with your business requirements, apprentices will then have the opportunity to progress to our Construction Site Management Degree Apprenticeship and develop the full range of skills to efficiently and effectively manage construction projects. 

You may wish to create a new role within your organisation to attract fresh talent or to develop your existing staff.

Capabilities to better your business

A cost-effective way to develop and retain talent

Apprenticeships are a smart investment. You can reinvest Apprenticeship Levy funds to cover the cost of an apprenticeship or receive funding support from the government. 

If you operate in England and your annual payroll is over £3 million, you pay a levy of 0.5% of your payroll into a levy account. 

The cost of the Construction Site Supervisor programme for levy paying employers is £9,000. This can be covered in full using the non-refundable funds in your levy account. If you exhaust the funds in your levy account, then the government will pay 95% of the outstanding fees and you will need to pay the remaining 5%. 

If your organisation is not required to pay the levy, you will pay only 5% of the cost of the apprenticeship programme while the government pays the remaining 95%. The cost of the of the Construction Site Supervisor programme for non-levy paying employers is just £450. 

For more about the Apprenticeship Levy, and to find out about any additional incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice from the government, please visit the key information section on our Degree apprenticeships for employers page.  
Our team of dedicated consultants can talk you through the detail. 

Delivered by experts through term-time day release

The Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship is delivered over two years, plus up to six months for the End Point Assessment.

At least 20% of apprentices contracted hours will be classed as ‘off the job’. This time will be dedicated to developing the knowledge and skills needed to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship, and therefore is not part of their usual work duties. 

The off-the-job learning is gained through university-led learning sessions and activities, and practical learning experiences in the usual work setting.

Apprentices will attend term-time day release sessions at our Chelmsford campus or at ARU Peterborough, led by sector specialists and practitioners.

What are the entry requirements?

As an employer your business sets out the person specifications for the roles, but the apprentice will need to meet our entry requirements to be accepted onto a course. You can view the full entry requirements on the Construction Site Supervisor apprentice course page.

Our team of dedicated consultants can talk you through the detail.

Visit the apprentice course page for full course details

Helping you find the right apprentice

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Recruitment support

Our dedicated apprenticeship team is on hand to help you attract the best candidates for your organisation. We can help with:

  • Crafting job advertisements
  • Promoting your vacancy to our registered and targeted candidate mailing list
  • Adding your vacancy to the National Apprenticeship Service ‘Find an Apprenticeship’ on your behalf
  • Sharing opportunities across our social media channels.

Our consultants will also be happy to support you in determining the suitability of the candidates you receive.

Next steps

If you'd like to know more about the apprenticeship, have a current employee in mind or are thinking of recruiting an apprentice for your business, our designated team of experts are here to support you at every step. Get in touch today.