An NVQ is a National Vocational Qualification, which shows that you can meet national industry standards in your area of work.
Achieving a Construction NVQ qualification can give your career the right kind of start, acting as a springboard to your progression through the construction industry.
You can take an NVQ for many roles, such as plastering, dry lining, operating forklift trucks, supervision, cranes and specialist lifting, and many more.
What is a Construction NVQ?
NVQs in construction cover a range of different types of work within the construction industry and they are available at various levels, depending on your skills and experience.
These NVQs cover construction related roles and tasks such as:
- Plant operations
- Slinger signaller operations
- Lifting operations
- Steel erecting
- Steel fixing
- Work supervision
You take a construction NVQ at work, performing the real-life tasks that your role requires.
You get solid, practical experience, and a qualification which confirms the skills you’ve trained in, and gives employers evidence of them.
What are the Benefits of Getting an NVQ?
NVQs in construction offer you plenty of choice, and at SB Skills you’ll find relevant NVQs for a huge variety of construction roles.
You can map out your own career, making sure the qualifications you want to gain match up with the work you’re doing.
And because construction NVQs come in a range of levels, you can find the right one that will work for your level of experience.
NVQs work by testing your abilities in real-world situations, carrying out specific tasks that relate to the work you’re doing.
Do I Need an NVQ for a CSCS Card?
NVQs are available at a range of levels (NVQ Level 1 to 7), and each aims at a different level of experience in the construction industry, from lower to higher.
If you complete a Level 2 NVQ that is construction-related, you can apply for a Blue Skilled Worker card.
Employers in construction have a legal duty to ensure that the people they employ are safe and competent for the roles they carry out.
In effect, this means that if you want to get work as a skilled operator in construction, you need the right qualifications and proof of your skills.
A construction NVQ is the only route for getting a CSCS card.
As well as the Blue Skilled Worker card there are other various types of CSCS card that you can apply for, depending on the level of NVQ you achieve. For more details, please ask us about our range of NVQs.
How Do I Get a Construction NVQ?
You’ll work through the modules on your NVQ at your workplace, and there’ll be an on-site assessment, and someone officially observing you at work.
NVQs are ideal if you’re looking to gain a recognised construction qualification while you’re working.
Register for Your Construction NVQ Today
To get more information about the wide range of Construction Related NVQ qualifications that we offer here at SB Skills Solutions, take a look at our NVQs training courses page here.
Contact us today on 01695 558420 to register for a construction NVQ or if you have any further questions, and we’ll be happy to help.