The Learner Manager

Wanting To Make The Jump To Manager – But Don’t Know How?

A course aimed at filling the knowledge gap, for Construction Assistant Site Managers, Site Foremen, Site Supervisors and Management Learners wanting to progress into Management.

Dear Management Learner,

The UK construction industry is still growing!  It is still estimated that the UK needs 224,000 new recruits to meet the overall pipeline of work by 2019.  There is no better time to become a construction manager!

So you want to make the jump but don’t know how? As you can see right/below we have identified a variety of hurdles facing management learners, especially the first two and  last point.  In a nutshell, cost, learning style and qualification preparation are key issues.

My main aim in designing my management training course was to address these issues; to enable others more easily to make the jump to management, not over many years as I did, but with the aid of a purpose built management training course for learners such as you. This course has been built from my development experience and other manager’s experiences, practices and procedures and will do the following in a learning style and presentation specifically designed for construction industry candidates:

Our GAP course enables management learners to understand how to professionally manage to current H&S legislation practices and procedures and to maintain a management position confidently. It  also, by design, develops a resolve to manage H&S at the appropriate professional level, from a moral, cost and legislative perspective and to that end, this course is ideal preparation for those candidates considering a management NVQ.

The course is delivered via our mentoring learning environment and includes:

  • Audio lectures plus written teaching and visual slides.
  • Audio case study tutorials with textual explanations and slides.
  • Multiple choice interactive online learning assessment quizzes
  • A final interactive assessment with printed certificate.

Some of the Problems to Overcome



  • There are NO established routes for assistant or supervisors to become a full site manager.

  • Construction Managers and those wishing to become managers through promotion in the field are generally NOT academic learners and find it difficult to professionally progress.

  • Management training courses ARE generally costly in time and finance and take the personel off site.

  • Fatalities and ill health due to construction related incidents are still a fact. There IS a gap between that which is being taught and the desired results.

  • The gap between SMSTS courses IS too long. Practicing Managers need to have a refreshed vision to manage safely.

  • There IS a shortage of courses for construction management CPD.

  • Candidates who embark on Management NVQ’s ARE often failing to complete timely due to insufficient preparation.

  • There IS a national skills management shortage.


Does the above list resonate with you?


The course specifically covers the following topics:

  • The Management Roles and Responsibility of a Construction Manager
  • Good Management traits to be adopted and poor management traits to be avoided
  • H&S Statistics and Trends
  • Construction Law, Regulations and Consequences
  • Construction Health, Safety and Welfare Manager’s Practices and Procedures


In the design of this course we have addressed the issue of achieving a professional qualification without having to be an academic.  Our mentoring style is based on the concept of giving the correct information in a style that guides, supports and further equips construction managers and construction management learners.

If you are interested in the course and would like to have a chat with me please do contact me via the callback request form or call me directly (see our contacts page)

Looking forward to working with you.

Kind Regards, William

William Simpson, is a founding owner of Rivasure Skills Ltd. A co-developer of Rivasure GAP Courses and GAP Mentoring Program. An experienced Construction Management & Trade NVQ Assessor and CIOB member

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PS: Below is a brief summary of the GAP Course


The 'Managing Safely' GAP Course - In Brief

Wise learning from the life stories and experience of practicing construction managers

This course is designed as a stand-alone distance learning course.  The candidate will be required to answer the review assessment learning quiz at the end of each section and to complete the final course review assessment. They will be graded only on the final review assessment.  A certificate will be awarded when they achieve the required 80% pass grade.

This course requires preferably that candidates have as a minimum, a three year construction supervisor history, are able to work in sequential manner and are able to set aside a minimum of half an hour daily to maximise the benefits of the course.  The course duration is estimated at 14 guided learning hours.  It is essential that each candidate gives their studies the time and respect they deserve.

The most important aspect of the course is that all candidates recognize themselves in the course content and are then able to implement the course content into their working lives and working environments. By doing this, they will turn theory into practice and practice into procedure and procedure into profitable and safe projects and sustainable careers with promotion possibilities.

What's your management style? ... find out by listening to a short Sample GAP Lecture OR View the Course Contents HERE from the GAP 'Managing Safely' training course (from £67)

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