Construction Site Set-Up

EQF Level 5


Construction Site Set-Up

July 2022
Module Type
AED 660
6 sessions
ECTS Credits

Module Description

Medium to large construction projects require a considerable amount of investment in site set-up.  This ranges from security services, staff sanitary facilities, changing and eating areas, sometimes even staff accommodation, site offices, workshops, unloading areas, stores, temporary water and electricity and sanitary connections, amongst others.

Site management not only requires the setting up of these amenities, but also the management and control of activities on site, such as traffic movement, use of heavy machinery and the delivery and storage of materials, amongst others. This would all need to be done in the appropriate sequence and often within the congested circulation space of the site.

Another important facet of site management is the coordination of subcontractors and specialist contractors that typically are on site sporadically or for short intervals, according to the nature and schedule of work they would need to carry out.

This module also deals with the issue of quality management on construction sites and the responsibilities of various parties in managing quality, as well as the role of the site manager in ensuring that quality management activities are enforced.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this module 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 

How you’ll be assessed

The method of assessment is assignment-based.

The module comprises:

  • 6 lectures;
  • 3-hour lectures (evening);
  • 12 hours of online content per module, comprising asynchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos.

Module Intake Dates

July 2022
AED 660
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