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First Level Supervisor Training Program (Online Course)

Online Course

This course offers the critical basic skills and concepts needed to supervise a crew in the residential, institutional, commercial, industrial and civil construction sectors.

DESCRIPTION

Supervisors play a key role in ensuring the job gets done on time, on budget and safely. This course will introduce you to all aspects of supervision, beginning with a discussion of the supervisor’s role and the skills required. Then, the supervision basics are covered: leadership vs. management, due diligence, communication skills, meetings, and handling disagreements and problems.

The course then examines the supervisor’s role with respect to safety, looking at inspections, investigations, and training. Human resource management comes next, including addressing personal problems and performance issues. The course introduces you to planning and scheduling, followed by productivity and quality, including problem-solving for quality outcomes.

The final section teaches you how to lead an effective work team by discussing concepts, motivation, and team performance.

OBJECTIVES

 This course will provide you with the tools to help you:  

  • Build your supervisory skills 
  • Lead a work crew  
  • Communicate effectively  
  • Understand the supervisor’s role in safety and due diligence 
  • Develop and motivate teams 
  • Address performance issues

AUDIENCE

This course is intended for foremen and supervisors or any individual who wants to become a First Level Supervisor in any part of the country, in any sector (residential, industrial, commercial, institutional, pipeline, civil).

COURSE LENGTH

The course duration is approximately 14 hours.

AVAILABLE FORMATS

This course is available online in English and French. 

ACCESSING YOUR COURSE ONLINE:

  • Course access is not immediate. Please plan for up to 24-48 hours before you gain course access. Please contact us directly if you need to begin your course right away and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
  • You will receive an email from our Education Coordinator within 24-48 hours with login information and instructions on how to access your course.
  • If you have purchased your course on a weekend or holiday, we will email you your access information within 24-48 hours of the next regular business day.

 

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Course Credits Information
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Gold Seal Credits:
5
Course Certificates
  • Printable, digital certificate will be accessible online on successful course completion. Successful course completion is subject to a final test with a minimum passing grade of 100%.

Course Instructor Information

First Level Supervisor Training Program is delivered through BuildForce Canada’s E-Learning Centre. BuildForce Canada is a national organization committed to the development of a highly skilled construction workforce. You can learn more about BuildForce Canada online at www.buildforce.ca

Course Contact Information

For more information contact Maria at mariaoneill-plouffe@nrca.ca or (250) 596-9900.

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