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CIOB Level 4 Certificate in Site Management

About the Qualification

The CIOB level 4 Certificate in Construction Site Management is designed for supervisors and assistant site managers working in the construction sector who are progressing into a construction site manager role. This qualification develops the learner’s knowledge and skills to plan and programme projects, liaise with stakeholders and oversee small to medium construction projects safely and efficiently. The certificate is an acceptable qualification to gain the Academically Qualified Persons Card (AQP Card).

The Site Management qualification comprises two qualifications; the Level 4 Certificate in Construction Site Management and the Level 4 Diploma in Construction Site Management.

To achieve the Certificate, learners are required to undertake:
• Unit 4 – Managing Health, Safety, Welfare and Risk in Construction Works and
• any other three units from the qualification.

Please see the attached syllabus for more details.


Total Qualification Time: 120 unit guided learning hours plus 120 unit personal study hours.


The courses are run at approved centres (download the PDF list on the right) and are usually taken on a day release or outside working hours basis. There is also a distance-learning option.

New Site Management Syllabus 2020

In line with the requirements of our regulators, Ofqual, we have reviewed our qualifications specifications. The content and level of the Level 4 Certificate and Diploma in Construction Site Management has been comprehensively reviewed and the credits have been increased according to standard teaching regimes. Some units have been consolidated and it is now a three-unit Certificate and a nine-unit Diploma. There is some updated content and new content such as Organisation of the Construction Site, Construction Project Resourcing and Cost Management. The biggest changes are the removal of the Estimating and Measuring Work within a Construction Environment and the Managing Dimensional Control in Construction Works, which have been replaced by the new units above. The duration of the qualification remains the same as the old 2015 syllabus. No further registrations for the 2015 syllabus can be taken as of 31st March 2021. The certification end date is 31 December 2022.

Site Management and Production Guide

A CIOB guide for construction site managers and other construction professionals.

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