Construction Technical, Supervison and Managementnon statutory (Wales)

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Framework ID: FR00230
Issue number: 1
Issued: 01 April 2011

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Summary of the purpose of the framework

Construction Technical, Supervision and Management has a role in supplying a qualified workforce to small and medium enterprises (SME). The vast majority of companies in the sector are small, with approximately 93% employing less than 10 employees. Less than 1% of sector businesses are large (employing more than 250 people), although these firms carry out a disproportionate share of the work by value.

In Wales, 31,800 people working within the sector are self-employed. Whilst the numbers of self-employed within the sector has declined slightly over recent years, they still represent well over a third (37% v 39% UK) of the available labour in the contracting sector.

There are 88,700 employees in construction in Wales, and by the year 2015, it is estimated to increase to 107,500, a further 4,680 per year of new recruits will be needed to fill the posts of those that retire or leave the industry. The following is the annual recruitment for Construction Technical, Supervision and Management for the period 2011 to 2015.

• Construction professionals and technical staff 100
• Construction Managers 280
• Surveyors 60

The priorities for the sector for 2010 to 2014 are to:

• improve productivity
• attract, retain and develop talent
• increase diversity
• improve supervisory, management and leadership skills
• collaborate with employers and stakeholders.

An Apprenticeship in construction follows a pattern of vocational training to meet the requirements of a ConstructionSkills' approved framework. This enables them to develop skills and knowledge which they can then demonstrate and evidence in a real construction environment.

The Apprenticeship (Level 3) in Technical, Supervision and Management has been meeting the needs of employers since the mid 1990’s.

This apprenticeship has been developed to help meet the skills priorities of the industry and for Wales by:

• continuing to provide qualifications required by employers to help their business grow
• introducing a Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4 and above) to provide a career pathway to supervisory and management levels
• meeting the requirements of the Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for Wales (SASW)
• by incorporating Essential Skills Wales at levels 1 and 2 thereby improving the levels of basic literacy and numeracy skills in the workforce
• wider Key Skills
• providing qualifications for competence and knowledge, approved by employers to meet the skills mix they require
• incorporating employment rights and responsibilities, recommending a minimum number of hours for induction and mentoring to develop employability and learning skills
• providing progress pathways from Foundation (level 2), Apprenticeship (level 3) and Higher (level 4 and above)
• addressing skills gaps and shortages in priority sectors in Wales such as the under representation of women and ethnic minorities.


This framework includes the following occupations at Apprenticeship (Level 3) in Technical, Supervision and Management as follows.

Apprenticeship (Level 3)

• Built Environment and Design
• Construction Contracting Operations
• Construction Site Supervision
• Civil Engineering for Technicians

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