NVQ: Level 3 - Diploma in Cladding Occupations

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What is the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Cladding Occupations?

The NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Cladding Occupations is a flexible, work-based qualification to officially recognise the skills and experience of those who work installing rainscreen wall cladding or roof sheeting and cladding systems.

The qualification does not involve any training or exams. Instead, applicants must gather evidence of their competence in the qualification’s criteria whilst they are on the job, so there is no need to take time out of work.

Why take the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Cladding Occupations?

Taking this NVQ will formally recognise your skills, experience, and competence working with and installing cladding, which can improve your employability and help to progress your career.

Completing this qualification is also a route to applying for your Gold Supervisor CSCS Card.

The Level 3 Diploma in Cladding Occupations consists of several mandatory units and two further pathways for candidates to choose from, allowing you to tailor the qualification to the area you specialise in.

The two pathways are roof and wall sheeting and cladding, and rainscreen wall cladding systems.

Each pathway covers the installation of the cladding systems as standard; you can then choose whether to also include more advanced optional units including those covering refurbishing and repairing the systems.

Who is this qualification for?

The NVQ: Level 3 – Diploma in Cladding Occupations qualification is aimed at those who are involved in installing Rainscreen wall cladding systems and/or roof sheeting and cladding systems that involve curved and complex roof and wall formations in the workplace, working from drawings and specifications.

It is not expected that candidates working in this industry all do the same activities or use the same equipment and machinery so the qualification has been developed to make it as widely available as possible by having 2 distinct pathways.

All work completed must be carried out in accordance with Building Regulations and Industry recognised safe working practices, including the disposal of waste.

The qualification is structured to ensure that there is a high degree of flexibility within the units available and will allow employees from companies of all sizes and specialisms equal opportunity to complete.

To provide this opportunity in addition to the relevant mandatory pathway units of installation of the relevant system (roof and wall sheeting and cladding or rainscreen wall cladding systems), candidates will also be able to select optional units recognising skills including, repair and/or refurbishment of roof sheeting/cladding/rainscreen systems, working with boom and/or scissor type mobile elevating platforms (MEWPs), installing solar collectors, use of ergonomic manipulating machines or slinging/signalling the movement of loads. The standards cover the most important aspects of the job.

Completion of this NVQ Level 3 – Diploma in Cladding Occupations will allow you to apply for a Gold Supervisory CSCS Card.

Mandatory Units (All to be completed)

  • A/508/0238 Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the
  • K/507/9537 Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace
  • F/508/0239 Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace
  • A/507/9560 Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace

Pathway 1 Roof and Wall Sheeting and Cladding-pathway (Mandatory)

  • K/508/0364 Preparing resources for the installation of sheeting and cladding materials on roofs and walls in the workplace
  • M/508/0365 Installing sheeting and cladding systems on roofs and walls in the workplace
  • T/508/0366 Installing sheeting and cladding rainwater goods in the workplace
  • D/508/0457 Installing sheeting and cladding systems to curved and complex roof and wall formations in the workplace

Optional units for pathway 1 (1 Unit Required)

  • M/508/0446 Refurbishing sheeting and cladding on roofs, walls or rainscreen systems in the workplace
  • Y/508/0442 Repairing sheeting and cladding systems on roofs and walls, including rainscreen, in the workplace
  • K/508/0445 Installing solar collectors to roofs in the workplace
  • D/508/0443 Preparing and operating boom-type mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP) in the workplace
  • H/508/0444 Preparing and operating scissor-type mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP) in the workplace
  • L/507/9756 Setting out secondary dimensional work control in the workplace

Pathway 2 Rainscreen Wall Cladding Systems pathway (Mandatory)

  • M/508/0477 Preparing backing walls to receive rainscreen wall cladding systems in the workplace
  • F/508/0466 Installing rainscreen wall cladding systems in the workplace

Optional units for pathway 2 (2 Units Required)

  • M/508/0446 Refurbishing sheeting and cladding on roofs, walls or rainscreen systems in the workplace
  • Y/508/0442 Repairing sheeting and cladding systems on roofs and walls, including rainscreen, in the workplace
  • F/508/0368 Preparing and operating ergonomic manipulating machines to lift and transfer loads in the workplace
  • D/508/0443 Preparing and operating boom-type mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP) in the workplace
  • T/508/0397 Slinging and hand signalling the movement of suspended loads in the workplace
  • L/507/9756 Setting out secondary dimensional work control in the workplace

Why take the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Cladding Occupations?

Taking this NVQ will formally recognise your skills, experience, and competence working with and installing cladding, which can improve your employability and help to progress your career.

Completing this qualification is also a route to applying for your Gold Supervisor CSCS Card.

The Level 3 Diploma in Cladding Occupations consists of several mandatory units and two further pathways for candidates to choose from, allowing you to tailor the qualification to the area you specialise in.

The two pathways are roof and wall sheeting and cladding, and rainscreen wall cladding systems.

Each pathway covers the installation of the cladding systems as standard; you can then choose whether to also include more advanced optional units including those covering refurbishing and repairing the systems.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for taking this qualification, however, applicants should already be employed in a construction job where they work installing cladding systems. This qualification can be undertaken without any previous training or qualifications in this subject area.

As applicants will be required to prove their competence in each of the qualification’s units, they should already have some experience in their role and be confident in all aspects of installing cladding.

How long does it take to complete and what does the course involve?

This course does not involve any official training or exams. Instead, applicants are required to gather evidence of their competence in each of the course’s units whilst on the job.

All evidence gathered is then compiled into a personal portfolio and submitted to the examination board.

The length of time that it takes to gather all the evidence required for the course varies from one applicant to the next. Generally, it does not take longer than 6 -12 months, but applicants work at their own pace, so this depends on how much time you can commit to the qualification.

How is the NVQ Level 3 Cladding Occupations assessed?

Each candidate is required to produce evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.

This qualification will be assessed based on the evidence you submit in your personal portfolio.

At the beginning of the course, the candidate will be assigned an occupationally competent assessor who will assist the candidate with gathering the evidence required and help them complete the qualification.

Primarily, the candidate will communicate with your assessor remotely by telephone or email, but it is likely they will also attend your workplace once or twice to help with gathering evidence.

The evidence will include observation report by the assessor, assignments/projects/reports, professional discussion, witness testimony, worksheets, record of oral and written questioning.

You will be then required to submit a ‘Portfolio of Evidence’ showing how you have met the performance and knowledge criteria for each unit required within the qualification, as directed by your assessor.

What will you gain from completing the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Cladding Occupations?

There are plenty of benefits to completing the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Cladding Occupations.

Gathering the evidence required to satisfy each of the qualification’s units helps to brush up your knowledge of regulations and industry best practice, as well as consolidating your knowledge and skills in your role.

Once you have completed the qualification you will also be able to put the formally recognised qualification on your CV, which can help to improve your employability and progress your career.

Completing this NVQ is an ideal route to applying for your Gold Supervisory CSCS Card which will allow you to work in supervisory roles in cladding occupations.

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    Awarding Body: NVQ LEVEL 3

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