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What is the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Steel Erecting?
The NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Steel Erecting is a work-based, nationally recognised qualification suitable for those who specialise in steel erecting in their job.
The qualification can be completed on the job and does not involve any time out of work for training, making it a simple and convenient way for those working in steel erecting to have their skills formally recognised.
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 Gold CSCS Supervisory card.
Candidates must complete all the Mandatory units; candidates may complete the Additional units, 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
- M/616/4308 Prepare structural leads for moving and installing
- T/616/4309 Move structural steel sections
- 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
- K/616/4310 Determine technical requirements for steel erecting
- M/616/4311 Determine resource requirements for steel erecting
Why take the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Steel Erecting?
Completion of the qualification proves an individual’s knowledge, skill, and competence in steel erecting and can help to progress their career.
Working towards completing the qualification will help to consolidate your knowledge of steel erecting and build a portfolio of proof of your competence in the role.
Some of the key areas this qualification will prove your competence in are health and safety when working in steel erection (including working safely at heights, minimising risks, and dealing with hazards and emergencies), and preparing and installing structural leads and steelwork.
Once you have been awarded your NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Structural Steel Erecting you will also be able to upgrade your Red Trained Operator CSCS card for a Gold Supervisory CSCS card.
What are the entry requirements?
This NVQ is suitable for those who are already working in a steel erecting role, usually in either the engineering or construction sector.
There is no requirement for candidates to have completed any prior qualifications, but they should already hold a Red Trained Operator CSCS card.
How long does it take to complete and what is involved?
The NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Steel Erecting can be carried out on the job. The qualification requires you to compile a portfolio or paperwork proof of your competence in the qualification’s criteria.
When you begin the qualification, you will be assigned an assessor who you can communicate with remotely regarding the qualification. They can provide you with help and support and will also visit you on-site to help with gathering all the required evidence.
The length of time that the qualification takes to complete can vary. Most people will finish within 6-12 months, but it depends on how much time you can commit to it and how quickly you are able to gather your evidence.
How is the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Steel Erecting assessed?
There are no exams or coursework involved in this qualification. Your diploma will be assessed based on the portfolio of proof that you submit at the end.
Once you are satisfied that you have provided proof of your competence in each of the course’s units you can send it to be verified internally and then submitted.
You will then either be declared ‘competent’ and awarded the qualification, or ‘not yet competent’, in which case you will need to review your portfolio again.
What will you gain from this NVQ Level 3 qualification?
If you wish to progress in your career in steel erecting, then having an NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Steel Erecting to your name can improve your employability and help to progress your career.
On completion of this qualification, you will have obtained the skills, knowledge and understanding and demonstrated competence to progress on to a higher level qualification in the same or similar occupational area or enable entry into supervisory and management positions within the workplace.
Once you have been awarded the level 3 qualification you may wish to further your knowledge and complete another qualification at a higher level. After achieving the NVQ Level 3, you can apply for your Gold Supervisory CSCS card.
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