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We provide pathways to a professional career in the built environment through qualifications, programmes and accrediting courses that meet our standards. Below you will find a list of the qualifications for which the CIOB is an awarding organisation as well as university degrees that are accredited by us.

Vocational qualifications

These assess your competence in the job as part of the qualification. They include National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), apprenticeships and site management qualifications. Vocational qualifications are suitable for people who prefer not to study full-time or wish to earn while they learn. Gaining such qualifications is useful for career progression and to indicate that you are competent in certain essential skills, such as site safety. CITB grants may be available to eligible employers whose candidates complete these courses. You may also wish to look into adult learning loans.

Vocational Qualifications Awarded by the CIOB

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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.

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CIOB Level 3 Certificate in Technical Support for Public Service Building Standards

The CIOB Level 3 Certificate in Technical Support for Public Service Building Standards is designed for local authority building control administrative staff dealing with the building control function on a day to day basis.

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CIOB Level 4 Diploma in Construction Site Management

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.

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CIOB Level 5 Diploma in Public Service Building Control Surveying

The CIOB Level 5 Diploma in Public Service Building Control Surveying is designed for building control officers working in the construction sector who are able to deal with new housing, low and high-rise apartments and commercial and industrial projects.

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CIOB Level 6 Certificate in Fire Safety for Construction

The CIOB Level 6 Certificate in Fire Safety for Construction is designed for a range of construction related occupations including duty holder roles such as Building Safety Manager and project managers working on higher risk buildings (HRBs) as defined by UK building safety legislation

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CIOB Level 4 Certificate in Site Management

This is the perfect course for supervisors and assistant site managers working in the construction sector who are progressing into a construction site manager role.

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CIOB Level 4 Graduate Conversion Certificate

This qualification provides a route to Chartered Membership if you already hold a degree in a subject unconnected with construction. On completion of this qualification with three years of managerial experience, you will be eligible for the Professional Review to apply for Chartered Membership.

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CIOB Level 4 Diploma in Public Service Building Control Surveying

The CIOB Level 4 Diploma in Public Service Building Control Surveying is designed for new Building Control officers working in the construction sector who are able to deal with domestic extensions and alterations.

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CIOB Level 6 Diploma in Building Safety Management

The CIOB Level 6 Diploma in Building Safety Management is designed for construction professionals moving into this key duty holder role.

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CIOB Accredited Degrees

The CIOB accredits foundation (FdSc), undergraduate (BSc) and postgraduate (MSc) programmes with universities and other higher education institutions in the UK and around the world. Accreditation is our seal of approval for the teaching institute, signifying that it reaches the highest standards and will provide you with the skills and knowledge for a career in the global construction industry. Undertaking an accredited undergraduate or postgraduate course is not a requirement to achieve full Chartered membership, but our accreditation means that those courses are guaranteed to provide a route to full membership (MCIOB).

About Approved Centres

CIOB is one of the few professional institutes that offers its own nationally recognised qualifications. The Level 3 Diploma in Site Supervisory Studies and the Level 4 Certificate and Diploma in Site Management courses are registered with the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) under the Regulatory Qualifications Framework (RQF). As a regulatory organisation, we adhere to the criteria and standards as set by the overseeing authority.