Construction Technical, Supervision and Management (England)

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Framework ID: FR01254
Issue number: 7
Issued: 09 March 2012

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Contact name: Tony Batchelor
Telephone number: 0300 456 7384
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Summary of the purpose of the framework

The Construction Technical, Supervision and Management framework has a role in supplying a qualified workforce to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The vast majority of companies in the sector are small, with over 97% employing fewer than 25 people. Only 1% of sector businesses employ more than 60 people, although these firms carry out a disproportionate share of the work by value.

Over one-third (38%) of the construction workforce in England is self-employed. Self-employment is particularly high in the main craft trades where it averages around 60% of the workforce, and is also highly concentrated in some regions. Regional analysis shows proportions of self-employment above 40% in London, the East and South East, as well as the West Midlands.

There are 1,817,049 employees in construction in England, and by the year 2015, a further 38,630 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 1,000
• Construction managers 3,200
• Surveyors 710

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 apprentices to develop skills and knowledge which they can then demonstrate and evidence in a real construction environment.

The Higher Level Apprenticeship and integrated Foundation Degree at (Level 5) in Construction Operations Management has been developed to meet the national need to recruit construction operations managers that is not being met by the existing training and education system. The introduction of the Higher Level Apprenticeship will address the following:

• Encouraging recruitment from a more diverse pool of talent
• Assisting retention by providing employers and employees with appropriate support and progression
• Promoting lifelong learning as an aid to achieving qualifications, career progression and CPD
• Improving supervisory, management and leadership skills
• Increasing employer investment in training and development to improve productivity

The Advanced (Level 3) apprenticeship in technical occupations has been meeting the needs of employers since the mid-1990s.

This framework includes the following occupations at Advanced (Level 3) Higher (Level 5) in Construction Technical, Supervision and Management.

Advanced (Level 3)

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

Higher (Level 5)

• Foundation Degree Professional Practice in Construction Operations Management

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