Oxford Home Study Centre offers an exclusive range of distance learning programmes for current and prospective site managers. This endorsed Level 4 Site Management Diploma provides a detailed and intensive introduction to the field, delivered over a series of nine modules as follows:
Module 1. Introduction to Construction Management
A detailed overview of the contemporary construction industry is presented in the first module, along with the primary duties and responsibilities of the construction site manager. The functions and objectives of construction site management are also discussed, alongside important inspection and testing procedures on construction sites.
Module 2. Site Management Basics
The fundamentals of construction site management are outlined and explored in module two, which also brings the benefits of effective site management into discussion. The mechanics and logistics of successfully managing a construction site are discussed, along with the importance of forward planning.
Module 3. Construction Site Selection Criteria
Module three introduces candidates to the various factors to be considered when choosing the location for a construction project. Criteria that can affect the suitability or otherwise of a proposed site are discussed, along with the different types of buildings, the different building classifications and their respective characteristics and requirements.
Module 4. Manpower Planning for Construction Projects
Human resource management from the site manager’s perspective is explored in module four, which details each major HR process and responsibility. Examples of which include initial recruitment and selection, workforce training and development, deployment and delegation, the art of effective motivation and how to maintain strong employee relations.
Module 5. Contractual and Legal Responsibilities within a Construction Project
An introduction to contractual law follows in module five, which details and discusses the most important contracts and agreements in construction. The objectives and importance of consumer protection are also discussed, along with the legal responsibilities of the construction manager and the potential consequences of failing to meet them.
Module 6. Construction Site Traffic Management
The benefits of effective and efficient site traffic movement are discussed in module six, which presents a detailed breakdown of a viable site traffic management plan. The relationship between site traffic management and workforce health and safety is also discussed, along with the consequences of ineffective site traffic management.
Module 7. Project Planning, Control and Monitoring for Construction
Project management in the construction industry is explored in module seven, presenting candidates with a detailed breakdown of the project life cycle and its component stages. The project initiation phase, the design and planning phase, and the execution and control phase are examined independently and as part of a collective whole.
Module 8. Managing the Quality of Construction Site Work
Module eights seeks to define what ‘quality’ means in construction management, along with the role of the construction site manager in making sure quality standards are upheld at all times. Guidelines for achieving field quality control are also presented, along with the potential pros and cons of contractor quality control.
Module 9. Managing Security and Risk in Construction Work
In the ninth and final unit, candidates consider a series of interconnected security and risk management issues in construction. The importance of prioritising workplace health and safety is discussed, along with how to perform an effective risk assessment and an overview of typical threats/risks in the field of construction management.
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If you consider yourself to be a natural multitasker who’s unafraid of even the biggest challenges, a career in site management could be ideal. This exclusive Level 4 Site Management Diploma has been designed to lay the foundation for a high-flying career in senior leadership. Whether the dream is to secure a lucrative role with an established business or set up solo and become your own boss, there’s no better time to get started than right now. Average salaries in the field of construction management hover around the £30,000 mark and up.
Who Should Take This Course?
At Oxford Home Study Centre, we exclusively offer the highest-quality distance learning opportunities for ambitious candidates worldwide. This endorsed Level 4 Site Management Diploma may prove of particular interest to the following applicants:
Newcomers pursuing advanced site management roles
Members of the workforce pursuing promotion
Business owners and managers working on their skills
Anyone considering starting their own business
Candidates interested in freelance or contractual opportunities
Jobseekers working on their CVs and employment prospects
From start to finish, your assigned tutor will provide the support you need to gain maximum value from your studies. Sign up for this Level 4 Site Management Diploma today, or contact the admissions team at Oxford Home Study Centre for more information.