How can I become a construction site manager?

Construction Site Manager Course - S031

If you’re already working in the construction industry, are you finding it hard to progress in your career? Well look no further. The CITB Construction Site Manager course could be just what you need. 

With the right training and experience, becoming a site manager can be easily achievable. In this week’s blog we take a look at the course and discuss what’s involved. Additionally,  the next steps to become a successful site manager!


Before anyone can book onto the construction site manager course it’s important to highlight what this particular role will involve, to determine if it’s right for you. 

Being a site manager usually means being heavily involved in the project at hand. Which will also include how successful it is too!

So what will a construction site manager be doing in day to day work?

  • Ensuring work is done correctly, within the timescale and budget
  • Checking that targets are met throughout the project
  • Overseeing the hiring and firing of employees
  • Liaising with other senior management members
  • Maintain a high level of health and safety for everyone on site
  • Carry out regular site inspections
  • Employee training if required

You may see this role advertised as project manager, construction manager and even site agent. However, they will all do the same role.


A site supervisor and site manager work closely together on a construction site, and their roles will be very similar. 

The main difference between the two job roles is that a supervisor has the main responsibility of checking the work that is being done, and supervising the staff on site. Whereas, a manager will do all of these things and oversee it all from a management level. Additionally, they will be required to get involved in more complicated issues regarding how the business operates. 


Our Construction Site Manager course is designed for all individuals who will be responsible for planning, organising, monitoring and controlling a workforce. If you’re a Site Supervisor or anyone with any health and safety responsibilities then this course will be for you!

As mentioned above, the role of a construction site manager is to oversee all site work and ensure anyone on site is safe. 

With the amount of training required to cover all relevant topics, the course will take 5 days to complete. Once successfully certified, the qualification will be valid for 5 years. 

Once the training has been carried out by our skilled instructors, a theory assessment will take place in our training classrooms. The test will be made up of open ended questions and multiple choice.


Not only are we running the Construction Site Manager course at our digger training school, we have plenty of other courses to suit individuals. Whether you’re working in the construction sector, or you’re looking for a change in career, we have a course to suit you.

When you book through the Diggerland Plant Training School, you can choose from the following courses:

  • Excavator courses including 180, 360 and quick hitch awareness
  • Dumper courses including forward tipping and mini dumper
  • Telehandler courses including industrial and suspended loads
  • Health and safety courses including cable avoidance, fire warden and construction site supervisor
  • Other construction courses including boom lift, abrasive wheels and plant loader securer

All of our courses can be found on our website. If there isn’t one listed that you are interested in please contact us. We will do our best to accommodate your requirements.


If you’re looking to book onto any of our plant training courses, we have a number of skilled instructors on hand to assist.

We are open from 8am – 6pm, 7 days a week. Our instructors can carry out training at any of our 4 UK training sites located at Diggerland Kent (our main site), Durham and Yorkshire. We can also arrange for our instructors to travel to your site to carry out any training. We can work around the best time and date to suit your employees.

Please feel free to email us today if you have any questions about our courses. If you’re looking to book as an individual or on behalf of employees, we look forward to hearing from you. 

Alternatively, you can give us a call on: 01634 295355 to discuss our construction courses.

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