Site Supervisor Level 4 Apprenticeship (New Standard)



Student profile

Apprentices should be aged between 16-24 years old. Mature students are welcome to apply.

How it works

Apprentices only attend college once every 2 terms and work with their employer the other 4 days on ‘on-the-job training’. Apprentices must have access to a PC to complete the coursework. Students will work on-site as well as being in the office.

Style of learning

You will achieve the qualification through a mixture of blended learning to include master classes, presentations, assignments, webinars, research and one-to-one reviews with your assessor. You will complete the apprenticeship from your place of work.

Occupational profile

  • The main duties and tasks of a Site Supervisor are:
  • Supervise PAYE operatives, contractors and sub-contractors.
  • The control of health and safety standards on construction/roofing projects.
  • Recording, control and reporting of progress on a construction/roofing project.
  • The minimisation of the environmental impact of construction/roofing projects
  • Control of quality of works on a construction/roofing project.
  • Assisting commercial staff with the monitoring of costs on a construction/roofing project.

Requirements: Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

Health and SafetyUnderstand risk assessment of activities and the importance of behaviours in safety-critical environments.
SustainabilityUnderstand the sustainability issues in projects across economic, social and environmental aspects.
Construction TechnologyUnderstand different construction/roofing methods and materials.
Construction ManagementUnderstand management principles and the project management lifecycle.
Planning and Organising WorkUnderstand the importance of project planning and resourcing and be able to analyse different techniques.
Monitor QualityAble to define the quality required on a finished construction/roofing project.
Monitor costsUnderstand the importance of cost control on a construction/roofing project.


Health and SafetyIdentify risks of activities and encourage all employees to demonstrate safety-conscious behaviours.
SustainabilityAssess, identify and record the environmental impact of projects.
Construction TechnologyAssist in the implementation of the most appropriate solutions for construction/roofing projects.
Project ManagementUse effective management principles and be able to supervise construction/roofing workers.
Planning and Organising WorkUnderstand the overall plan for the project and measure and record progress against the plan.
Monitor QualityAssess and report on quality standards and assist in the commissioning of finished construction/roofing projects.
Monitor costsUnderstand financial and legal constraints and measure and record progress against budget.


Professional JudgementBe able to work within your level of competence and know when to seek advice from others.
Commitment to Code of EthicsWork within Rules and Regulations of Professional Competence and Conduct for the industry’s recognised professional bodies.
Continuing Professional DevelopmentIdentify your own development needs and take action to meet those needs.

Use your knowledge and expertise to help others when requested.

Commitment to Equality and DiversityUnderstand the importance of equality and diversity and demonstrate attributes to meet the requirements of fairness at work.
Communicate EffectivelyBe able to contribute effectively to meetings and present information in a variety of ways including oral and written.
Work in TeamsBe able to work with others in a collaborative and non-confrontational way.
Demonstrate InnovationBe able to identify areas for improvement and suggest innovative solutions.


The typical duration for this Apprenticeship is three years but this will depend upon the previous experience of the apprentice and access to opportunities to gain the full range of knowledge and understanding.

The following qualifications will be gained:

A Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment that meets the knowledge requirements of the standard and is approved by the industry’s recognised professional bodies meeting the educational requirements for Technician status or the equivalent level of membership.

English and Maths; apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level before taking the end-point assessment. We deliver Level 2 functional skills (achieved through distance learning as a stand-alone qualification)

Link to professional registration

This Apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours typically required to achieve Technician status or the equivalent with the industry’s recognised professional bodies. The final assessment process for this Apprenticeship will typically be representative of the review process required for professional registration.


This Apprenticeship standard is at Level 4. All students will be assessed at the end of their course through an End Point Assessment (EPA) which consists of an exam, site observations and a professional discussion.

Additional information:

  • Reference: ST0048
  • Date updated: 12/03/2024
  • Route: Construction and the built environment
  • Typical duration to gateway: 36 months (this does not include EPA)