NVQs

CSCS Trade NVQ’s for Skilled Cards.

NVQ assessments must be undertaken by construction workers as part of the governments drive to improve the skills of the workforce.

Having the correct CSCS is now a mandatory requirement on all construction sites in the UK any many employers/employees are finding that they are being refused access because they do not have the correct CSCS card.

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Why NVQ’s are so important to CSCS/CPCS Card Schemes?

Developing and building a qualified workforce doesn’t just mean that your business is compliant with industry standards – it also makes sound business sense. Trained and qualified workers make a difference to your bottom line.

Being CSCS and CPCS complaint makes your business more attractive when tendering for work. The benefits to qualifying your workforce are huge. Improved productivity, less wastage and improved accident rates are all benefits of ensuring your operatives are trained and assessed.

For self –employed individuals:

  • Possession of a CSCS card or an Affiliate CSCS card is essential for gaining site access in the UK In order to be eligible for a CSCS card you will need to possess or be training toward a recognised construction related NVQ
  • To acquire an Affiliate CSCS card you will also need to have completed a construction related NVQ
  • Acquiring a CSCS card will show employers and training providers that you are committed to working at a competent level and that you have a good understanding of construction industry protocol and standards
  • By completing a construction related NVQ in your chosen field you will be recognised as a qualified member of the workforce
  • An NVQ and a CSCS card will assist you in your career progression and improve your employability level
  • The CSCS use your NVQ Qualification as proof of your knowledge, skill level and competence in your chosen construction role

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NVQ’s with CCT Ltd.

Central Construction Training provides NVQ assessments for all construction trades as well as supervisor and management qualifications.

We have a dedicated team of NVQ assessors and trainers with expertise in all areas of construction qualifications. Our assessors are located all over the UK which also means we can offer a nation- wide service.

Assessment is provided in the candidate’s place of work, ensuring minimal downtime from day to day site duties.

NVQ Level 2 Qualifications:

  • Plant Operations (All categories)
  • Plant Maintenance
  • Demolition
  • Maintenance Operations
  • In-Situ Flooring
  • Highways Maintenance
  • Construction Operations
  • Specialist concrete repair
  • Road Building
  • Pre-Cast Concrete Installations
  • Wood Occupations –Site Carpentry
  • Trowel Occupations –Bricklaying
  • Roof Slating & Tiling
  • Roof Sheeting & Cladding
  • Steel Fixing
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Plastering
  • Interior systems
  • Steel Erection/Assembly

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NVQ Level 3 -7 Qualifications:

  • Occupational Work Supervisor Level 3
  • Construction Site Supervision Level 4
  • Planning Lifts –Crane Supervisor Level 4
  • Planning Lifts –Appointed Person Level 5
  • Construction Contracting and Site Management Level 6
  • Senior Construction Site Management Level 7 (Fast Track MCIOB)

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How much does it cost?

CSCS Level 2 Trade NVQ’s cost £950 + VAT.

Please see our supervisor/management brochure for prices on these NVQ’s. Payment is taken with 50% at the start to process the registration and assessment and the balance will be invoiced upon completion.

Fees are inclusive of registration, assessment, portfolio management, certification and application to CSCS for the skilled worker card.

Funding & Grants

Over the last 5 years the SFA have provided full or part rate funding towards most Level 2 CSCS NVQ’s. However with recent reviews of spending and with government funding now dedicated to apprenticeships and classroom learning, NVQ funding is looking likely to be a thing of the past.

CITB Levy registered employers are still eligible to claim training grants for completion of the NVQ’s of up to £488 per person, giving some assistance towards the costs involved the ever growing need to upskill the UK workforce.

We are experts in CITB levy grants. We can offer you full assistance and support to ensure you get the most affordable solution to your training requirements and all CITB grant application are processed by us on your behalf to ensure you receive the grants as quickly as possible.

How it works?

Our process for delivering NVQ’s ensures that it is both quick and easy to get your operatives through the process. All assessments take place on site and it is designed to provide minimal disruption to you and your daily site operatives.

We will assign an assessor to your staff who will analyse, assess, tutor and support them throughout the NVQ process. Our assessors observe your operatives in order to build an NVQ portfolio of evidence. Our assessors also complete all the necessary paperwork to ensure everything is in the place. Where writing is required, we will also provide assistance and support to anyone encountering difficulties.

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How long does it take?

Usually two-three visits are sufficient for a Level 2 NVQ. Level 3, Level 6 and Level 7 NVQ’s may require a few more visits but this is dependent on the learner.

By observing your operatives whilst they work, we limit the need for any downtime –meaning minimal effect upon productivity.

Once the NVQ is completed your operatives will receive a Certificate of achievement and CCT Ltd will apply for the relevant CSCS card.

What next?

We are on hand after completion of the NVQ to offer advice, support and assistance on Health & Safety Test requirements and progression qualifications.

Please contact our training team on 01543 455 400 to discuss your training requirements further. We will provide immediate quotations and we are also happy to out you in touch with one of assessors who can discuss the specific evidence requirements with you before you enrol.

Why choose us?

Central Construction Training Ltd pledge to offer a complete end to end service. From enrolment through to CSCS card applications we are on hand to offer guidance and support as well as a truly professional and occupationally competent service. Our expert trained bookings and administration team are constantly available to offer support and advice. Our team are dedicated to offering the best customer service so if you have a need or a particular request speak to us and we will do our best to assist you.

There are no classrooms or exams involved in the NVQ process. Everything is done on-site and visits are expressly arranged at our client’s convenience. This means that your team continues to work whilst our assessors observe, coach, mentor and record evidence. Our aim is to limit and reduce any impact to your productivity. We will work with you to deliver the training to suit your needs. Confidentiality, safe-guarding and customer satisfaction are paramount to our delivery service.

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Do you need your NVQ in a hurry?

EWPAR 1 day experienced NVQ assessment – An alternative to OSAT

As well as traditional OSAT Nvq’s we are also an accredited ‘Experienced Worker Practical Assessment Route’ NVQ centre. This means that as long as you have 3-5 years’ experience in the area you are looking to complete the NVQ in, we can gain the NVQ for you the fast track route, often meaning a NVQ in 1 day, saving you time and money.

CCT Ltd is accredited to deliver 1 day EWPA NVQ’s for all plant categories and as well as Level 2 General Construction. Most 1 day NVQ’s take place at our CPCS plant testing centre in Birmingham, conveniently located of Junction 11 M6 making use of our extensive fleet of plant machinery and our synoptic bespoke ground worker assessments areas.

However, 1 day EWPA NVQ’s can also be delivered on t our client’s sites so please contact if this is a roe convenient option for you. Please refer to our 1 day Experienced worker brochure for pricing on fast track NVQ’s.

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