Low Carbon NVQ Funding for Sheffield City Region

Low Carbon NVQ Funding in Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster Construction companies and workers in the low carbon economy in Sheffield City Region are eligible for government funding to help them secure the NVQs and CSCS cards they need. As of April 2021, we deliver 11 low carbon NVQ qualifications (see below) that are fully…

Pint of Guinness Lands Martin His NVQ

Pint of Guinness Lands Martin His NVQ When Martin Haughty dropped by Duffy’s Bar on a summer’s evening last year, it’s a fair bet that he wasn’t thinking about vocational qualifications. Yet a few pints of Guinness after work and a chance encounter in the beer garden with a DMR team member set the 42-year-old…

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Construction Employer Profile: Leyland Forrest

          Last month we caught up with Pete Leyland of Leyland Forrest for a Zoom chat about the post-Grenfell firestopping industry, staff qualifications, waste reduction and sustainability. Pete, a former bricklayer, started the company 20 years ago with a joiner friend. The firm now specialises in a range of building services…

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NVQ Level 2 in Insulation and Building Treatments

NVQ Level 2 in Insulation and Building Treatments Among the range of construction qualifications that we offer at DMR Training is onsite NVQ assessment in Insulation and Building Treatments. This NVQ is suitable for experienced construction and building maintenance workers who specialise in internal/external insulation and energy efficiency building treatments such as external wall or…

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NVQ Assessment Spotlight – Stuart Taylor

One company that has always impressed us with its approach to staff development is Wigan-based construction contractor, Connolly Ltd. We spoke to Connolly employee, Stuart Taylor, about his NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Work Supervision – a qualification that we delivered with support from the European Social Fund. Stuart, a site manager and supervisor with…

NVQ Funding Helps Lewis Crack On

NVQ Funding Helps Lewis Crack On When experienced kitchen fitter Lewis Steinborn first contacted us last summer, he was working with his dad, had no qualifications and was worried about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on his immediate future. Six months later, thanks to ESF funding, Lewis has an NVQ Level 2 in Fitted…

NVQ Assessment Spotlight – Kelvin Thornton

NVQ Funding Helps Kelvin Land the Right Card for the Job When Accrington-based Kelvin Thornton arrived to supervise a large construction project with only labouring credentials in his pocket, he realised his industry experience had far-outstripped his qualifications. The 42-year-old had spent over two decades earning his stripes in construction, initially as a kitchen and…

2020 – How Did We Do?

We were tempted to start this post by remarking on the challenging nature of last year for the construction industry but let’s skip the 2020 truisms. Widespread site closures and restricted site access starting with the first lockdown meant our NVQ assessment team had to adapt quickly at the beginning of the year. We expanded…