CIOB – Extends Routes to Professionalism

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is pleased to announce a new agreement with ConstructionSkills that recognises a series of NVQ’s for access to membership.
The agreement between ConstructionSkills and the CIOB covers a range of both existing National Qualification Framework (NQF) NVQ qualifications, and also the upcoming Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) competence qualifications with NVQ in the title.
Bridget Boreham, the CIOB’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are delighted to continue our work with Cskills Awards who deliver quality qualifications. This agreement gives greater access and opportunity to a range of people who are eager to pursue a professional career in construction.
“The value of professional qualifications is especially noticeable in a recession. In tough marketplaces like construction, employers are asking for the very best candidates that can show they are qualified and competent by today’s standards. That is just one reason why our professional qualification is so highly sought after.”
The current NQF NVQ’s include:
. Construction Contracting (all pathways) – Ofqual QAN: 500/3463/7
. Construction Site Supervision (all pathways) – Ofqual QAN: 500/3765/1
. Construction Contracting (all pathways) – Ofqual QAN: 500/3464/9
. Construction Site Management – Ofqual QAN: 500/3764/X
. Construction Senior Management – Ofqual QAN: 500/5833/2
The new QCF qualifications with NVQ in the title will be available for registration from 1 September 2010. The following qualifications will be recognised by the CIOB:
. Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations (all pathways)
. Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision (all pathways)
. Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting operations (all pathways)
. Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management
. Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management.
There are three types of membership available following completion of these qualifications:

Associate membership (ACIOB)
. NQF Level 3
. QCF Level 3
Incorporate membership (ICIOB)
. NQF Level 4
. QCF Level 6
Member (MCIOB)*
. NQF Level 5
. QCF Level 7
* On successful completion of the CIOB professional review.
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) represents for the public benefit the most diverse set of professionals in the construction industry.
Our Mission
To contribute to the creation of a modern, progressive, and responsible construction industry; able to meet the economic, environmental and social challenges faced in the 21st century.
Our 7 Guiding Principles
. Creating extraordinary people through professional learning and continuous personal development.
. Promoting the built environment as central to the quality of life for everyone everywhere.
. Achieving a sustainable future, worldwide.
. Advocating exemplary ethical practice and behaviour, integrity and transparency.
. Pursuing excellence in management practice, and technological innovation rooted in evidence based science.
. Being socially responsible and working responsibly.
. Enabling our members to find an emotional resonance with the Institute; their success is our success.
We have over 45,000 members around the world and are considered to be the international voice of the building professional, representing an unequalled body of knowledge concerning the management of the total building process.
Chartered Member status is recognised internationally as the mark of a true, skilled professional in the construction industry and CIOB members have a common commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest possible standards within the built environment.
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Saul Townsend MCIPR
Press & Communications Manager
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
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