Construction Management Certification
If you own a construction company and are looking to train staff to management level, this course is really ideal.
Through 10 fascinating modules, you’ll be introduced to all the essential information that’s necessary for someone to enter into a construction management career. This includes how to handle finances, how to develop projects, running estimates and bids, what important steps are included in organising a site, methods of waste management and the legal issues about which your company should be aware.
This informative course is entirely online, making it available anywhere with a stable internet connection, on any internet capable device.
This course generally takes around 15 hours to complete, although different people study at different paces, so completion times may vary.
Upon completion of this course, your employees will receive an industry-recognised certificate that really does enhance your company’s reputation.
What’s Covered in the Course?
Through this course, your employees will learn about:
- The significant principles that define the field of construction management;
- What it takes to be successful in this field and the skills and attributes that are required, in order to excel;
- The phases of construction management, broken down into five primary sections;
- Why it’s so important to consider everything, when estimating a job, and the things that are commonly missed;
- What site organisation is, why it’s so important for maintaining a professional reputation and the primary attributes of an organised site;
- How using equipment can save you time and money and in which situations it’s best to rent, buy or lease;
- The most up-to-date methods of measuring the depreciation of your assets;
- The different types of building materials and how they can influence a job;
- The legal and ethical factors that come into play when managing your waste and how to use recycling, in order to bring in additional profit;
- Methods to control your stock and inventory;
- Choosing reliable suppliers and dependable methods of negotiating the best possible deals;
- Dealing with inspections and how to pass without any issues;
- All potential legal issues that may arise when managing a construction company and how to deal with them.
What are the Benefits of the Course?
There are a range of benefits that your team members should acquire, when they have successfully completed this course. These benefits include:
- Gaining the necessary skills that can help an employee advance their career in construction;
- Team members are able to study at any time and from any place that best suits them;
- Upon completion of the course, employees receive an industry-recognised certificate;
- Study materials are available on all major devices - all that’s required is an internet connection.
- What is construction management - its definition, its purpose and its key principles
- The key skills and personal attributes that you need to be a Construction Manager
- The stages of construction management and why they are important
- What successful construction management looks like
- What project management is and how it can support the process of construction management
- The five key phases of project management
- Types of construction delivery methods
- Organising a construction project - Planning
- Things to consider when estimating the cost of construction work
- How to estimate construction work - methods, pitfalls and adding mark-up
- How to write a successful tender for construction work
- Important factors when choosing a construction site
- The importance of maintaining good site organisation and key legislation, to help you to create a safe and well organised site
- The key features of a well organised construction site
- Factors to consider when organising a construction site
- Documentation and administrative requirements
- The benefits of using construction equipment and the factors to consider when choosing the best types for your construction project
- The different types of equipment available
- Methods of obtaining construction equipment - purchasing, renting and leasing
- What is depreciation and the different methods to measure it
- What are building materials and why are they important
- Naturally occurring building materials
- Man-made building materials
- Factors to consider when choosing building materials
- The importance of appropriate storage within construction and factors to consider when deciding on storage options
- Advice for storing different types of construction materials and equipment
- What manual handling is and how to mitigate risks associated with it
- How to manage waste and how to implement a waste management strategy, to maximise reusing and recycling of materials
- A summary of the purchasing process within construction management and reasons why it is important to have a purchasing strategy for maximum benefits
- What stock/inventory control is and the factors to consider in its implementation
- How to find and choose suppliers as part of the purchasing process
- How to successfully negotiate with suppliers
- Ways to ensure quality in the design and construction phases
- The importance of quality assurance and quality control, including the ISO 9000 standards
- The importance of site inspections and how to deal with the outcomes of such inspections
- Resolving conflict and disputes in construction management
- An overview of different employment statuses, such as employed staff, contractors, subcontractors, agency workers and zero hours contracts
- Contractors and subcontractors - advantages and disadvantages of using them and how to work with them in the best possible way
- Statutory entitlements and common legal and contractual clauses
- Key principles of working with employed staff, agency workers and zero hours contracts
Who can take the Construction Management Certification Level 1-3 course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 10 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 10 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 10 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Construction Management Certification Level 1-3 course?We estimate that the course will take about 15 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.