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Apprenticeship Undergraduate: CertHE Site Management Construction Site Supervisor


Develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to take on the role of construction supervisor and lay the foundations for a fulfilling career in construction management with our Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship. Study for a Certificate of Higher Education in Site Management while you work, with no tuition fees.

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Course highlights

  • Work-based approach allows you to deliver impact in the workplace as you learn
  • Study while you work, with no tuition fees
  • Successful completion opens the door to top-up to a full BSc (Hons) Construction Site Management degree as part of our Construction Management Degree Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship is ideal if you're looking to start a career in construction management or aspire to advance your existing role and open doors for future career opportunities. As well as providing you with the skills and knowledge to support your role as a construction supervisor, successful completion of this course will enable you to progress onto our Construction Site Management Degree Apprenticeship, achieve a full BSc (Hons) degree and lay the foundations for a fulfilling career in construction management.

Key facts

An apprenticeship is a job with training, combining practical experience with academic learning.

At least 20% of your contracted working hours will be classed as 'off-the-job'. This time will be dedicated to developing the knowledge and skills needed to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship, and therefore is not part of your usual work duties.

The off-the-job learning will be delivered through university-led learning sessions and activities, and practical learning experiences in your usual work setting.

Our Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship is delivered on a day release basis at either ARU Peterborough or on our Chelmsford campus.


You will be assessed at the end of each module you undertake (on-programme assessments) which will contribute towards the final award of your qualification.

You will also undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA) to complete your apprenticeship when all on-programme assessments have been successfully passed.

The EPA for this apprenticeship is independently assessed and takes place when all on-programme assessments have been successfully passed.


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Accredited by Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ)

These qualifications have been developed by awarding bodies in collaboration with employers so students can develop the skills that employers want.

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) will approve each new HTQ as meeting the knowledge and skills needed by the sector.


Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will have a Cert HE in Site Management and a minimum of two years' relevant work experience. The skills, knowledge and experience you develop during the course will prepare you for roles such as Assistant Site Manager, Assistant Supervisor or Construction Site Supervisor. In the case of SME construction companies, the roles are likely to include Site Manager or Site Supervisor.

You will also have the opportunity to join our Construction Site Management Degree Apprenticeship, and top up your Cert HE to a full BSc (Hons) degree in Construction Management and further enhance your career prospects in construction leadership.

Entry requirements

In addition to the person specifications that have been set out by your employer, these are the entry requirements for the course.

  • Employment in a suitable role on a permanent contract exceeding 30 hours per week
  • Employer support to undertake this course, with a confirmed, assigned mentor
  • Confirmed eligibility to be funded as an apprentice as set out within the ESFA’s Funding Rules
  • A completed Skills Scan and Initial Assessment discussion
  • Evidence of Level 2 qualifications in 4 subjects including Maths and English e.g. GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above, Functional Skills, or ESFA-approved equivalents*
  • Evidence of at least 104 UCAS Tariff points at Level 3 e.g. A Levels, BTEC National Diploma (or equivalent)**

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How to apply

To apply for an apprenticeship, you need to have the support of your employer. If you already have the support of your employer or have any questions before talking to them, please do not hesitate to contact one of our apprenticeship experts who will be happy to help.

For employers

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of degree apprenticeships, then our dedicated Degrees at Work team are here to help. Get in touch today on the details above or take a look at our information for employers.

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