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CIOB Level 3 Diploma in Site Supervisory Studies

We have developed our own set of courses and qualifications to aid site operatives and skilled tradespeople and apprentices progress into site supervisory and management roles, and into professional membership. These courses are at Levels 3 and 4 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) - the national credit transfer system for education qualifications in England and Northern Ireland (Wales and Scotland have slightly different, but basically interchangeable, systems).

CIOB Level 3 Diploma in Site Supervisory Studies

This helps you to develop the knowledge and practical skills to enable you to supervise construction projects safely and efficiently.

Level 3 NVQ Diploma

Students working in a supervisory role should then be able to work towards a Level 3 NVQ Diploma; which will be acceptable as a qualification to gain the CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) Advanced Craft/Supervisory Gold Card (new window -


The diploma programme is split into six units. Although units will vary in length, a minimum of 180 guided learning hours (around one year in total) is required before the certificate is awarded. There will be a formal evaluation at the end of two specified units for the award of the Diploma. Performance is assessed by project work and assignments. Please check the syllabus for more information.


Please download the file on the right to find a list of approved centres.