Fully-Funded Onsite NVQ Assessment For Construction Workers
For a limited time, we are able to offer onsite NVQ assessment FREE of charge to eligible construction workers and employers in GREATER MANCHESTER, LANCASHIRE and parts of the SHEFFIELD CITY REGION (includes Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley and Sheffield). This is a rare opportunity to get your NVQ and CSCS Card for free, saving you up to £1000.
– Who is eligible for free NVQ assessment?
Experienced Workers – If you are a self-employed construction worker applying to get yourself qualified you must live in Greater Manchester, Lancashire or Sheffield City Region (encompassing Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley and Sheffield). If you work ‘cards in’, your company must have a site or office in the aforementioned regions.
You must also have a minimum of two to three years’ experience in your trade.
Employers – If you are an employer applying to get your staff qualified your business must be registered or doing contract work in Greater Manchester, Lancashire or Sheffield City Region. If you are CITB registered, you can also claim the £600 CITB achievement grant for each employee who completes the NVQ.
– What if you’re not eligible for NVQ funding?
If you’re not eligible for government funding, you or your employer would need to finance the qualification. Please get in touch with us to discuss prices and payment terms.
– Which trades are covered for NVQ funding?
The trades below are available at Level 2:
- Insulation and Building Treatments – External Wall Insulation / Cavity Wall Insulation / Cold Roof Insulation / Warm Roof Insulation / Internal Insulation / Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing / Floor Insulation / Insulate Framed Sections of Buildings
- Fitted Interiors (Kitchen and Bathroom Fitting)
- Interior Systems – Dry Lining (Fixing / Finishing / Boarding)
- Painting and Decorating
- Trowel Occupations (Bricklaying)
- Passive Fire Protection (Fire-stopping)
- Damage, Repair & Resurfacing
- Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Construction Operations (Groundworks)
- Cladding Occupations – Roof Sheeting and Cladding / Specialised Cladding and Rainscreen Systems
- Roofing Occupations – Solar Collector Roofer
- Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems – Reinforced Bitumen Membrane Roofing / Liquid Applied Membrane Roofing Systems / Single Ply
- Wood Occupations – Site Carpentry
Completion of an NVQ Level 2 listed above will enable you to apply for a CSCS Skilled Worker card (blue card).
– How does onsite assessment work?
An NVQ is validation of your existing skills and experience. During the qualification, your NVQ assessor will instruct you to collect work-based evidence that satisfies the requirements of the NVQ. There are many different ways to evidence your skills; some of the most common methods are photographs, videos, witness testimonies, employer endorsements, job cards and an onsite observation (where your assessor visits you in your workplace to watch you work). There is also ‘course work’ to complete which consists of a question pack relating to construction health and safety as well as specific questions about your trade.
– How long does it take?
A level 2 NVQ taken through the onsite assessment route usually takes between 8 and 12 weeks to complete. If you require a CSCS Card immediately, you can apply for the Experienced Worker Card (temporary card) while you are doing your qualification.
– How to apply
To check your eligibility and get your application started, please fill out the contact form below and we’ll get in touch with you within one working day. Alternatively, you can call us on 01942 673047 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please act fast as funding is limited and we will provide this service on a first come, first served basis.