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CIOB Level 4 Diploma in Construction Site Management

About the Qualification

The CIOB Level 4 Diploma in Construction Site Management is designed for construction site managers working in the construction sector who are progressing into managing larger and more complex construction projects. The qualification develops the learner’s knowledge and skills to plan and programme projects, liaise with stakeholders and oversee large or complex construction projects safely and efficiently. 

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

The Diploma provides the underpinning knowledge required for the Level 6 NVQ Diploma in construction Site Management. Students working in a management role would then be able to work towards the Level 6 NVQ Diploma which is acceptable as a qualification to gain the CSCS Black Card for Site Managers.

Candidates need to undertake 12 modules: Unit 4 – Managing Health, Safety, Welfare and Risk in Construction Works and all the remaining eleven units. Assessment is based on four assignments – based on real projects. 

Please see the attached syllabus for more details.


The expected duration of the course is two years: year one to gain the Certificate and year two for the Diploma. Although units will vary in length, a minimum of 480 guided learning hours (40 hours per unit on average) is required before the Diploma can be awarded.


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.