NVQ Assessment Spotlight – Wayne Swinbourne

Gain for Wayne With NVQ Funding The last time Wayne Swinbourne completed a bricklaying qualification, Margaret Thatcher was prime minister, Aston Villa were European champions and Larry Holmes was the best heavyweight in the world. Fast forward 38 years and Wayne has just added another vocational brickwork qualification to his CV: a government funded NVQ Level…

NVQ Assessment Spotlight – Dominik Wujek

Dominik Juggles Work and Assessment to Gain His Funded NVQ We’ve helped over 100 construction workers gain their government funded NVQs over the last few months but we’re certain that Dominik Wujek is the only flame juggler among them! Twenty-seven-year-old Dominik recently achieved his NVQ Level 2 in Painting & Decorating after a three month…

Why Should You Do An NVQ?

Four Reasons Experienced Construction Workers Should Get an NVQ A National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) is a competence-based qualification carried out in your place of work. If you’ve been working in your trade for several years (or decades) but never gained a qualification, it may be time to consider getting your NVQ through onsite assessment for…

A construction worker holding up his onsite assessment NVQ certificate.

How to Get Your Onsite Assessment NVQ

Our Quick Guide to Onsite NVQ Assessment in Construction One of the most frequently asked questions we hear at DMR is: “what’s involved in an onsite assessment NVQ?” Luckily, it’s not that complicated and we reckon we can explain it in fewer than 600 words (or three minutes of your time). Onsite assessment – also…

Monumental Moment for Farmers Bronze Restoration

Monumental Moment for Farmers Bronze Restoration: NVQ Funding Helps 30-Year-Old Family-Run Restoration Business Whilst Farmers Bronze Restoration may not be as old as some of the monuments they help to preserve, they’re a family business with a proud tradition. Started in the 1980s with ‘the legendary Wally Farmer at the helm’, the firm is now…

Midland Lead Interview

Leading the Way For Tomorrow’s Roofers Since launching DMR Roofing Academy in late 2018, we’ve received a lot of support from the UK roofing industry. One of our biggest allies is Derbyshire-based lead manufacturer, Midland Lead. We caught up with their Business Development Manager for Export, Dave Woolley, to find out more about Midland Lead’s…

NVQ Funding and How it Can Help Your Career

What exactly is NVQ Funding? NVQ funding is assessment and training paid for from public funds by the UK government or European Union which results in the achievement of an NVQ qualification. The objective of NVQ funding is to address skills shortages in certain industries and regions in the United Kingdom. Millions of pounds are…