What are NVQs

Construction NVQs are the recognised benchmark qualification for proving occupational competence in the construction industry. They are a ‘competence-based’ qualification, which means you learn practical, work-related tasks designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge to do a job effectively and comply with the National Occupational Standards.

How it works

NVQs are assessed on practical assignments and a portfolio of evidence that you build up. One of our qualified assessor will observe you and question you about the work you do and test your knowledge and understanding as well as your performance.

CSCS Card

On successful completion of your NVQ, you will be eligible to apply for a Blue/Gold/Black CSCS card, according to the level of your NVQ and also lead to membership of professional organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).

Assessment Process

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Enroll

Fill in NVQ application form.
During Enrolment, we check, confirm, and update your personal information.

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Induction

On the first visit, your assessor will carry out a short induction and complete an initial assessment plan during which you will be fully briefed on all aspects of the assessment process.

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Site Visits

Part of the assessment process involves at least one workplace observation where your assessor visits you at work. This will usually last about an hour. The time and date of the observation will be arranged between you and your assessor in advance.

Assessment Process

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Portfolio Submitted

When all evidence has been collected, your assessor will submit your portfolio for verification.

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Completion of NVQ

Once the internal verifier is happy with your portfolio, they will apply for your certificate with the awarding body. Your certificate will be sent to you or your employer.

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Apply for CSCS Card

Congratulations! You can now apply for your CSCS card.