Courses at SB Skills

NVQ Level 4 in Controlling Lifting Operations – Supervising Lifts

The Supervising Lifts Level 4 qualification is designed for those who work in controlling lifting operations in the construction industry.

How long is the course?

This course is dependant on how quickly the learner can gather the relevant evidence.

 

Who is it for?

Lift Supervisors or Crane Supervisors who are looking to obtain the Blue CPCS Card or Blue Competent Operator Card

 Course Content

Learners are assessed on site using a range of methods such as professional discussion, evidence that is generated from the workplace, also witness testimonials, observations and written questions.

 

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NVQ Level 3 in Plastering (Construction) – Solid

The NVQ Level 3 in Plastering qualification is created for learners who work in plastering in construction.

How long is the course?

This course is completely dependent on how quickly the learner can gather and demonstrate the relevant evidence.

Entry Requirements

Entrants should be Plasterers who work in the construction sector and who are looking to obtain a Gold CSCS Card or Advanced Craft Card.

Course Content

NVQ Level 3 in Plastering

Learners are assessed through a range of methods, these include observations and workplace evidence, witness testimonials, professional discussions and written questions on site. There are also required mandatory units. Learners must complete a certain selection. (For more information, get in touch with the SB Skills Team

The learner also has a choice of optional units in order to gain the minimum credit value of the qualification. As well as a choice of the additional units, if they have the facilities to complete them to the correct standard.

 

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NPORS Telescopic Handler

NPORS Telescopic Handler qualification is recognised by the HSE. It shows that SB Skills Solutions has NPORS trained instructors who are fully competent to train, test and certify operators. NPORS is looked at as an alternative scheme rather than attending CPCS training.

How long is the course?

Telehandler training can vary in course length. For a novice, the course lasts for five days but for a more experienced operator, it may differ.

 

Entry Requirements

Novices with no experience all the way up to experienced workers sit on the course.

 

Who is it for?

The trainer delivers to candidates with no experience all the way up to experienced workers

 Course Content

The course covers a range of health and safety regulations and procedures as well terminology that the operator needs to know. The course will teaches the attendee how to safely operate the telescopic handler across a range of different situations.

National Plant Operators Registration Scheme NPORS Telescopic Handler

 

The learner is assessed on site through a range of methods such as observations, evidence generated from the workplace, written questions, witness testimonials and professional discussion. The compulsory course structure includes the below mandatory units:

The main purpose of NPORS is to grant NPORS accredited training providers the ability to meet the needs of the company and provide suitable personnel.

The course teaches our delegates how to operate a Forklift safely and how they should carry out various safety checks/procedures on the machine. They are also taught how to understand the capabilities, functions and and all safety aspects of each machine.

 

Further Development

The awarding body recommends that refreshers are taken regularly, to make sure that all operators are working to correcting standards and to correct any bad habits the operator may have picked up over the cards duration.

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NPORS Fork Lift

NPORS Fork Lift qualification is recognised by the HSE. It shows that SB Skills Solutions has NPORS trained instructors who are fully competent to train, test and certify operators. NPORS is looked at as an alternative scheme rather than attending CPCS training.

How long is the course?

The course length varies depending on the level of experience of the attendee

 

Who is it for?

The trainer delivers to candidates with no experience all the way up to experienced workers

 Course Content

Course content available from SB SKills Solutions

  • Counter balance fork lift truck novice & refresher.
  • Bendi / Flexi novice and refresher.
  • Man up novice & refresher.
  • Reach fork lift truck novice & refresher.
  • Pedestrian Truck novice & refresher.
  • 4 way Combi lift novice and refresher.

National Plant Operators Registration Scheme NPORS Excavator

The learner is assessed on site through a range of methods such as observations, evidence generated from the workplace, written questions, witness testimonials and professional discussion. The compulsory course structure includes the below mandatory units:

The main purpose of NPORS is to grant NPORS accredited training providers the ability to meet the needs of the company and provide suitable personnel.

The course teaches our delegates how to operate a Forklift safely and how they should carry out various safety checks/procedures on the machine. They are also taught how to understand the capabilities, functions and and all safety aspects of each machine.

 

Further Development

The awarding body recommends that refreshers are taken regularly, to make sure that all operators are working to correcting standards and to correct any bad habits the operator may have picked up over the cards duration.

Courses at SB Skills

NPORS Excavator

NPORS Excavator qualification is recognised by the HSE. It shows that SB Skills Solutions has NPORS trained instructors who are fully competent to train, test and certify operators. NPORS is looked at as an alternative scheme rather than attending CPCS training.

How long is the course?

The course length varies depending on the level of experience of the attendee

 

Who is it for?

The trainer delivers to candidates with no experience all the way up to experienced workers

Course Content

National Plant Operators Registration Scheme NPORS Excavator

The learner is assessed on site through a range of methods such as observations, evidence generated from the workplace, written questions, witness testimonials and professional discussion. The compulsory course structure includes the below mandatory units:

The main purpose of NPORS is to grant NPORS accredited training providers the ability to meet the needs of the company and provide suitable personnel.

The course teaches our delegates how to operate the excavator safely and how they should carry out various safety checks/procedures on the machine. They are also taught how to understand the capabilities, functions and and all safety aspects of each machine, They must show a good understanding of all the instructions implemented by level pegs and profiles, they will also work to levels with the aid of laser equipment.

 

Further Development

The awarding body recommends that refreshers are taken regularly, to make sure that all operators are working to correcting standards and to correct any bad habits the operator may have picked up over the cards duration.

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NVQ Level 6 in Construction Site Management – Building & CE

The NVQ Level 6 qualification is intended for current workers in the construction sector. This course assesses a learner’s ability to demonstrate competence in their job role to a level acceptable for the construction industry and built environment.

How long is the course?

Approx. 9 – 18 months

 

Who is it for?

Construction Site Managers who wish to gain a Black CSCS Card or Manager Card

Course Content

NVQ Level 6 Construction Site Management

The learner is assessed on site through a range of methods such as observations, evidence generated from the workplace, written questions, witness testimonials and professional discussion. The compulsory course structure includes the below mandatory units:

  • Allocating Work and Checking People’s Performance in the Workplace
  • Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace
  • Monitoring Construction Related Project Activities in the Workplace
  • Establishing, Implementing and Maintaining Systems for Managing Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Controlling Project Progress Against Agreed Quality Standards in the Workplace
  • Managing Personal Development in a Construction-Related Workplace
  • Evaluating and Selecting Work Methods to Meet Project or Operational Requirements in the Workplace
  • Controlling Project Progress Against Agreed Programmes in the Workplace

 

To progress on the Building and Civil Engineering pathway; the learner needs to complete the below mandatory units:

 

  • Establishing, Controlling and Monitoring Environmental Factors and Sustainability in the Workplace
  • Planning The Preparation of the Site for the Project or Operation in the Workplace
  • Identifying, Allocating and Planning the Deployment and Use of Plant, Equipment or Machinery in the Workplace
  • Identifying and Enabling Learning Opportunities for Given Work Teams in the Workplace
  • Establishing and Monitoring Communication Systems and Organisational Procedures in the Workplace
  • Organising, Controlling and Monitoring Supplies of Materials in the Workplace
  • Controlling Project Quantities and Costs in the Workplace
  • Establishing Project Dimensional Control Criteria in the Workplace
  • Evaluating Feedback Information and Recommending Improvements in the Workplace
  • Ensuring that Work Activities and Resources Meet Project Work Requirements in the Workplace
  • Contributing to the Identification of Work Teams in the Workplace

 

Entry Requirements

Learners must be 16 or older and working as a Site Manager. Before gaining authorisation of enrolment onto the course the learner must complete an informal discussion and a questionnaire.

 

Further Development

Further qualifications include Level 7 NVQ in Construction Senior Management.

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NVQ Level 3 Occupational Work Supervision

The NVQ Level 3 Occupational Work Supervision course is a work-based learning qualification enabling you to work as a work supervisor in the construction industry. As a supervisor you will ,co-ordinate and organise work such as building projects, plan work activities and resources, whilst maintaining good occupational working relationships. You will also learn implementation and monitoring of health and safety in the workplace and how to implement safe and healthy working practices. It is ideal if you are working in construction and are required to supervise the work of others. The qualification contains 5 mandatory units and 6 optional units. You pick 2 optional units out of 6 units, allowing you to specialise in areas specific to your job role.

 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification – anyone over the age of 16 seeking to demonstrate competence in occupational work supervision can take this qualification. It is an ideal qualification if you hold other level 2 construction qualifications such as a Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying or Plastering or a level 2 Certificate in Construction Operations and wish to attain a level 3 qualification to supervise the work of others in the construction industry.

 

Why take this qualification?

If you are currently employed or have previously been employed in the construction industry and are required to supervise the work of others, the NVQ Level 3 Occupational Work Supervision qualification will enable you to demonstrate your ability to work safely and competently to a recognised national standard. NVQ Diplomas can teach advanced skills and gain you employment, however many large construction sites require the NVQ to demonstrate you are able to work safely and competently onsite.

 

What can this qualification lead to?

This qualification prepares you for work at supervisory level in construction, with specific focus on work supervision. Upon completion you can apply to CSCS, or other industry card schemes, to gain a recognised skills card. If you wish to progress to become a site supervisor or manager working on site, you may wish to study any of the following qualifications.

 

Who supports this qualification?

This qualification is widely supported in the construction sector.

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Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Steel Fixing

Qualification overview

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Steel Fixing Occupations provides opportunities for individuals that have experience in the Construction Industry as a Steel Fixer to demonstrate their competence. A high level of support is provided to help you attain and satisfy the NVQ requirements.

You’ll gain the confidence to carry out steel fixer responsibilities efficiently and effectively.

Qualification Diploma: Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Steel Fixing Occupations (Construction).

 

Entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. Potential candidates must however be able to demonstrate they can meet the requirements of the qualification prior to enrolment.

 

Assessment?

Our Steel Fixing NVQs are delivered on-site by one of our experienced NVQ Assessors. Individuals will be assessed by one of our specialist Construction Managers, the entire process being conducted using a variety of communication methods to suit the individual learner.

The assessment is being made using a portfolio of evidence.

 

How long is the course?

Our dedicated assessor support will be available for up to one year, however, this qualification will be achieved between 1 to 3 months depending on the motivation of the learner.

 

Professional recognition and accreditations

After course completion, this qualification leads to a CSCS Skilled Worker Blue Card valid for 5 years with qualification endorsement on the back of the card.

 

Note: Price includes VAT and CSCS Card application.

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Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Steel Fixing

Qualification overview

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Steel Fixing Occupations provides opportunities for individuals that have experience in the Construction Industry as a Steel Fixer to demonstrate their competence. A high level of support is provided to help you attain and satisfy the NVQ requirements.

You’ll gain the confidence to carry out steel fixer responsibilities efficiently and effectively.

Qualification Diploma: Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Steel Fixing Occupations (Construction).

 

Entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. Potential candidates must however be able to demonstrate they can meet the requirements of the qualification prior to enrolment.

 

Assessment?

Our Steel Fixing NVQs are delivered on-site by one of our experienced NVQ Assessors. Individuals will be assessed by one of our specialist Construction Managers, the entire process being conducted using a variety of communication methods to suit the individual learner.

The assessment is being made using a portfolio of evidence.

 

How long is the course?

Our dedicated assessor support will be available for up to one year, however, this qualification will be achieved between 1 to 3 months depending on the motivation of the learner.

 

Professional recognition and accreditations

After course completion, this qualification leads to a CSCS Skilled Worker Blue Card valid for 5 years with qualification endorsement on the back of the card.

 

Note: Price includes VAT and CSCS Card application.

38347503 - two engineers construction foreman managers at building site with blueprints

NVQ Level 3 Occupational Work Supervision

The NVQ Level 3 Occupational Work Supervision course is a work-based learning qualification enabling you to work as a work supervisor in the construction industry. As a supervisor you will ,co-ordinate and organise work such as building projects, plan work activities and resources, whilst maintaining good occupational working relationships. You will also learn implementation and monitoring of health and safety in the workplace and how to implement safe and healthy working practices. It is ideal if you are working in construction and are required to supervise the work of others. The qualification contains 5 mandatory units and 6 optional units. You pick 2 optional units out of 6 units, allowing you to specialise in areas specific to your job role.

 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification – anyone over the age of 16 seeking to demonstrate competence in occupational work supervision can take this qualification. It is an ideal qualification if you hold other level 2 construction qualifications such as a Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying or Plastering or a level 2 Certificate in Construction Operations and wish to attain a level 3 qualification to supervise the work of others in the construction industry.

 

Why take this qualification?

If you are currently employed or have previously been employed in the construction industry and are required to supervise the work of others, the NVQ Level 3 Occupational Work Supervision qualification will enable you to demonstrate your ability to work safely and competently to a recognised national standard. NVQ Diplomas can teach advanced skills and gain you employment, however many large construction sites require the NVQ to demonstrate you are able to work safely and competently onsite.

 

What can this qualification lead to?

This qualification prepares you for work at supervisory level in construction, with specific focus on work supervision. Upon completion you can apply to CSCS, or other industry card schemes, to gain a recognised skills card. If you wish to progress to become a site supervisor or manager working on site, you may wish to study any of the following qualifications.

 

Who supports this qualification?

This qualification is widely supported in the construction sector.