Construction (6165)

About this level

Level 5 is ideal if you are a first-level manager, or preparing to be one, within the construction industry. You're highly skilled and want to continue your professional development. You might also be looking to start your own business.

You can choose between two pathways:

  • Construction pathway
  • You complete six core units from a range, including:

    • Site surveying 3 principles
    • Materials and construction technology 4 practice
    • Construction Management 4 and Law Practice.

    You also choose two pairs of optional units from this group (a pair must be principles and practice in the same subject):

    • Tendering, estimating and quantity surveying 4 principles
    • Tendering, estimating and quantity surveying 4 practice
    • Building services, science and technology 4 principles
    • Building services, science and technology 4 practice
    • Structural elements, geology, soil mechanics and hydraulics 4 principles
    • Structural elements, geology, soil mechanics and hydraulics 4 practice
    • Architectural design 4 principles
    • Architectural design 4 practice
    • Construction mathematics 4 principles
    • Construction mathematics 4 practice.

  • Quantity surveying pathway
  • You complete ten core units from a range, including:

    • Site surveying 3 principles
    • Site surveying 3 practice
    • Materials and construction technology 4 principles
    • Materials and construction technology 4 practice
    • Construction management 4 principles
    • Construction management 4 and law practice
    • Tendering, estimating and quantity surveying 4 principles
    • Tendering, estimating and quantity surveying 4 practice
    • Architectural design 4 principles
    • Architectural design 4 practice.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction  (6165-30)
Last registration date:31/03/2015
Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/5785/6
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:VRQ
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:Data unavailable
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:660 - 660
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/12/2018
Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction - Theory  (6165-31)
Last registration date:31/03/2015
Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction - Theory
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:Data unavailable
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:VRQ
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:Data unavailable
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:Data unavailable
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/12/2018
Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying)  (6165-32)
Last registration date:31/03/2015
Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction (Quantity Surveying)
Accreditation number – a reference number related to UK accreditation frameworkAccreditation No:500/5785/6
Qualification type – categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessmentType:VRQ
Credits – a measure of the size of the qualificationCredits:Data unavailable
Guided Learning Hours – the average contact time a centre would typically commitGuided Learning Hours:660 - 660
Last certification date – the last date that a certificate can be issuedLast certification date:31/12/2018

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What's involved in delivering this course?

To deliver an International Vocational Qualification (IVQ) you'll need to provide your learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification. You will also need qualified internal assessors.

For the Technician Certificate in Construction learners are assessed by practical demonstrations or assignments, and a multiple choice exam.

For the Technician Diploma or Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction, learners are assessed on a combination of multiple choice exams, practical demonstrations or assignments, and written exams.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbooks from the centre documents section.

All learners must have experience and be employed in the construction industry. You must make sure they can access all the resources they need to complete the qualification.

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What's involved in studying this course?
The Technician Certificate covers the principles and practice in construction skills:
  • painting and decorating
  • plumbing
  • electrical installation.
The Technician Diploma or Advanced Technician Diploma includes:
  • drawing techniques
  • applied scientific techniques
  • environmental science
  • construction techniques
  • site surveying
  • architectural design.
For international qualifications, how you learn and are assessed depends on where you do your qualification. To find out how the qualification works in your location, just contact your training provider.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You're new to construction and want a grounding in the industry, or you're already working in a basic construction job and want to expand your knowledge. You may be planning to work in several different countries.

Level 3
You've worked in the construction industry for some time - you have plenty of experience, and your work might involve supervising others or managing resources. You want to develop your skills further, perhaps to move into a senior technician role or a position with more responsibility.

Level 5
You are a first-level manager, or preparing to be one, within the construction industry. You're highly skilled and want to continue your professional development - perhaps so you can work as a quantity surveyor or to gain specialised training at a high level. You might also be looking to start your own business.
What careers can this lead to?

The Technician Certificate in Construction could help you get a job in the construction industry at a technician level.

If you have an interest in the construction industry, you could also move on to these other qualifications:

  • Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Construction
  • Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Quantity Surveying.

With a Technician Diploma in Construction you could gain employment across a range of disciplines such as a technician, senior technician, supervisor or manager. There are also options for further learning. After you complete the Level 3 qualification you can progress to other qualifications in construction and management, for example:

  • Level 5 Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction
  • Level 5 Advanced Technician Diploma in Quantity Surveying.

With an Advanced Technician Diploma in Construction you'll be able to take on jobs requiring a high level of responsibility, personal initiative and critical judgement - for example, as a chief technician or a first-level manager. You could also progress to Level 6 qualifications in Construction, quantity surveying or management - or move into higher education with advanced entry.