Level 3 NVQ in Occupational Work Supervision

This NVQ is eligible for a CITB qualification grant.

The NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Work Supervision (OWS) Qualification structure below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification to work within a Supervisory role within the construction industry.


Changes to Occupational Work Supervision NVQ Structure and CSCS Cards

Following consultation with industry the National Working Group (NWG) for Occupational Work Supervision (OWS) has confirmed the removal of the endorsement list and redefined the pre-entry requirements for the OWS NVQ. This means that CSCS no longer require applicants applying for the Supervisory Gold card with an OWS NVQ to submit additional evidence demonstrating competence in their occupation. For more information click here.

Applicants need only to provide evidence of their OWS NVQ and to have passed the Specialist Supervisor level CITB Health, Safety and Environment test within the last two years.


CSCS Gold Card

On completion of your NVQ qualification, along with passing the relevant CITB HS&E test you will be able to apply for the CSCS Gold Supervisory Card.

Gold CSCS Card


L3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction)

Minimum Credit Value: 89

Reference: 603/3658/4 

To achieve this qualification a minimum of 8 units need to be attained. This comprises the 6 units from the Mandatory Group plus 2 units from the Optional Unit Group.

Mandatory Units

Credit Value: 67 | Units Required: 6

Title Credits Level  
Unit Description
Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace
Credits: 11 Level: 3 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace
Credits: 10 Level: 3 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Co-ordinating and organising work operations in the workplace
Credits: 14 Level: 3 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace
Credits: 8 Level: 3 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Implementing and maintaining health, safety, environmental and welfare practices in the workplace
Credits: 14 Level: 3 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Monitoring progress of work against schedules in the workplace
Credits: 10 Level: 3 More info about this unit

Optional Units

Credit Value: 22 | Units Required: 2

Title Credits Level More info
Allocating and monitoring the use of plant, machinery, equipment or vehicles in the workplace 20 3 More info
Confirming work meets contractual, industry and manufacturers’ standards in the workplace 16 3 More info
Co-ordinating and confirming the dimensional control requirements of the work in the workplace 9 3 More info
Implementing procedures to support team performance in the workplace 13 3 More info