Undergraduate Certificate in Site Management

MQF Level 5


Site Management

TBA 2024
Price  (Local/EU)
Part-Time: 8 Months
Full-Time: 4 Months
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Course Description

Construction sites demand competent and skilled supervisors and managers.  This is essential for construction projects to be executed in a smooth and efficient manner that effectively takes safety and the environment into consideration.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Site Management aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of site set-up and management.  It covers related construction project processes, legal aspects, management skills, health and safety legislation, as well as environmental and sustainability issues.

The course is in line with occupational standards set by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) in the UK.

Programme Objectives:

  • Develop students’ skills and knowledge necessary to plan projects, liaise with stakeholders and oversee large or complex construction projects safely and efficiently.
  • Build on the skills and knowledge gained from this qualification with the possibility to pursue further advancement both academically and professionally.
  • Gain occupational competence as a Construction Site Professionals.
  • Demonstrate the ability to select the appropriate resources, methodologies and tools to manage site construction projects to ensure that tasks are completed within the given contractual obligations, timescales and specifications.
  • Learn the tools, knowledge and skills to communicate effectively across diversity and to manage people, activities and processes related to construction sites.
  • Apply principles necessary to manage the quality of construction site within contractual and legal requirements for best practice standards in health, safety and the environment.
  • Gain knowledge and skills related to Project Planning, Estimation and Financing.
  • Build knowledge of management and control of on-site activities on site and the coordination of subcontractors and specialist contractors.
  • Explore critical topics such as problem solving, decision making and conflict management and other strategies for the effective leadership of teams and project stakeholders.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess the following:

  • a qualification at MQF Level 4 (one A-level or equivalent in any subject);
  • a pass in English Language and Mathematics at MQF Level 3 (O-Level or equivalent);
  • 2 years of working experience related to the industry.

Target Audience

This course is targeted at:

  • Professionals within the construction industry and other individuals aspiring for professional and academic advancement in site management;
  • Mid-career break professionals looking for opportunities to return to or change their career.

Career Paths

The course is suitable for students who are new to the industry, as well as those who wish to obtain a Level 5 qualification and possibly pursue further academic pathways for experienced professionals in the field.

The possible positions for which this programme aims to prepare you for include:

  • Site Manager
  • Site Management Executive
  • Site Health and Safety Officer
  • Site Project Manager
  • Site Project Assistant
  • Site Supervisor


You are required to complete all modules (30 ECTS), to fulfil the requirements of this certificate.

How you’ll be assessed

This is a part-time programme and will typically take 8 months to complete. The programme comprises a total of 5 modules. The method of assessment is assignment-based.

The course comprises:

  • 6 lectures per module;
  • 3-hour lectures (evening);
  • 12 hours of guided learning, presentations, comprising synchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos;
  • Self-study hours comprising research, reading and assignment work.



Overall assessment weighting for each theory-based module consists of: Assessment of each module consists of two assignments, each carrying a weighting as below: a) Assignment One carries 20% of total module mark achieved. b) Assignment Two carries 80% of total module mark achieved.

For successful completion of a study module the student is required to achieve a minimum of 50% pass mark in both assignments.

The overall grade achieved for each module is calculated as the sum of

  • 20% of the mark achieved for Assignment One; and
  • 80% of the mark achieved for Assignment Two.

Course Intake Dates

TBA 2024

Learning Outcomes:

For Knowledge:

The learner will be able to:

  • Define the required management, legal and ethical skills, roles and responsibilities of a construction site manager.
  • Identify the different roles and responsibilities of the construction project stakeholders demonstrating understanding of all phases and types of construction projects and the roles of the stakeholders involved.
  • Analyse and describe the impact of legislation and standards on construction site and the principles of compliance and Health and Safety Standards of the site under a construction contract.
  • Compare and contrast he quality and procurement systems, procedures and standards for construction projects.
  • Analyse and describe the key principles of site set-up and how to ensure a secure and safe environment for the construction works including how to the use recycled and recovered material.
  • Identify the need for the use of subcontractors on construction projects and the importance of subcontractor management.
  • Identify tools for managing the quality of all facets of the construction works through architects, designers and engineers.
  • Examine effective communication tools and principles contributing to performance on construction works.
  • Describe an ethical framework in which site managers should operate to manage others including motivational and leadership theories and tools to motivate workers in context of site management.

For Skills:

The learner will be able to:

  • Evaluate how health and safety legislation and other legislation influences working practices in the construction industry and be able to apply this knowledge in site management settings to safeguard construction site health and safety and ensure compliance with applicable rules.
  • Apply relevant occupational health and safety regulations and methodologies related to environmental management needed to comply with environmental management obligations applicable on construction sites.
  • Assess project management and procurement processes and procedures in context of construction industry.
  • Apply the procedures and methods of estimating including pricing and labour projections and collate site data to meet the needs of a variety of estimating methods.
  • Apply any procurement or contractual related provisions applicable to site management complying with applicable contractual provisions and legal aspects.
  • Describe ways of implementing quality management systems, procedures and standards to ensure compliance with contractual and legal requirements, and facilitate the inspection and certification of construction works.
  • Apply concepts and tools related to the management of site setup, site facilities and logistics associated with a construction site.
  • Solve problems, retrieve information and make effective use of construction project, contract and risk management processes and procedures as these apply to constructions sites, including processes for progression and monitoring of the construction works.
  • Apply the management and leadership skills required to manage the site workforce and communicate effectively in a multi-disciplinary setting and multi-cultural construction organisations.
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