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What is the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Steel Erecting?
The Level 2 NVQ in Steel Erecting can provide official recognition of the skills and experience of those working in a role where they specialise in steel erecting in the construction industry.
This NVQ is a work-based qualification that is completed on the job, it does not require any time out of work for training or assessments.
The qualification comprises seven mandatory units and one optional unit.
Who is this qualification for?
The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence of individuals who specialise in steel erecting in the construction and engineering industries.
Completion of this NVQ will allow you to apply for a Blue CSCS Trade card.
Candidates must complete all the Mandatory units; candidates may complete the Additional unit, but this will not count towards the qualification.
Mandatory Units (All to be completed)
- K/602/6329 Contribute to effective working relationships in steel erection
- K/602/6332 Work safely and minimise risk in steel erection
- M/602/6333 Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in steel erection
- T/602/6334 Move structural steel sections under supervision
- A/602/6335 Install structural steelwork components
- J/602/6337 Work safely at height on steel structures
- L/602/6338 Assemble bolted joints in structural steelwork
- R/602/6339 Dismantle structural steelwork components
What are the entry requirements?
There are no formal qualifications required to enrol on the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Steel Erecting.
However, to qualify to take the NVQ, entrants must already be working in a role where they specialise in steel erecting.
This is because this is a work-based qualification that requires you to prove your competence and experience working in steel erecting.
How is the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Steel Erecting assessed?
This NVQ is conveniently assessed on-site as you work. There is no need to travel or take time out of work to attend assessments, it will all be completed on-site.
When you sign up for the NVQ, you will be assigned an assessor who will act as your point of contact as you complete the qualification, answering queries and helping you to gather evidence of your competence in your role.
How long does the qualification take to complete?
The NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Steel Erecting requires applicants to build a portfolio of proof of their competence in each of the qualification’s criteria.
This proof can take many different forms, from paperwork to recordings of conversations, or observations by your assessor.
Your assessor will help you to gather this evidence and compile it into a portfolio of proof to be submitted to the exam board upon completion.
Every applicant works at their own pace according to how much time they can commit to the qualification and how keen they are to complete it quickly.
On average, most applicants take 6-12 months to complete the qualification, but it is possible to complete it much faster than this if you wish to.
Once you have submitted your portfolio of proof, you will either be marked as competent and awarded the qualification or marked as not yet competent.
Successfully completing this qualification will mean you are awarded the ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Steel Erecting (QCF). This NVQ is awarded by ProQual and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).
Many people working in steel erecting choose to take this qualification so that they can apply for their Blue Skilled Worker CSCS Card.
Completing this level 2 NVQ is an excellent way to improve your employability and progress your career in steel erecting. It also allows you to complete another NVQ at a higher level if you wish.
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