Last week saw the start of our 4th Central SVQ Level 4: Construction Site Management programme at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld.
The 26 candidates came from a variety of companies including Amco Giffen, Ashwood Scotland, Clancy Docwra, Procladd (Scotland) Limited, Souness & Boyne Interior Contracts Limited, P&D Scotland Ltd, Tarmac Scotland Ltd, JW Build and Repair Ltd, Advanced Building Contractors Ltd, WGM Engineering Ltd, Crossbost Limited, Colorado Construction and Ayrshire Coatings.
The first workshop is an excellent opportunity for candidates to fully understand our unique approach to SVQs and what they can expect. They also get to meet with their assessors for the first time as well as meet other candidates from different companies.
One of our assessors on the programme, Nicola, introduced them to our online portal (Learning Assistant) which gives them 24hour access to their evidence. She showed the candidates how the portal works, how to upload evidence and how to keep in contact with their assessor. Trudy, the programme facilitator, explored the Site Managers role and what it means to be an effective leader.
Our Construction Site Management programme is a funded Modern Apprenticeship through Skills Development Scotland (SDS). Due to our unique approach to SVQs, candidates will attend 5 developmental workshops. Here the key responsibilities a Site Manager has are discussed alongside key tools and processes which could help them manage their teams and workload. At Esteem, we ensure that candidates are supported throughout their SVQ, therefore they will have a handful of 1:1 sessions with their assessor alongside a site visit.
We hope this is the start of an amazing journey for our SVQ Level 4 Construction Site Management candidates. They seem like a great bunch of people and well up for the challenge ahead. We can’t wait to see how they get on.