NVQ’s are used to demonstrate ‘occupational competence’.

All NVQ’s are delivered via the OSAT ‘On Site Assessment & Training’ route, which is typically over 2-4 site visits subject to the candidate’s experience, and of course the intensity level of the qualification they’re undertaking.

Over the period of the qualification evidence is collated by the learner and/or assessor in order to build a portfolio meeting the criteria outlined by the awarding body NOCN C-skills Awards.

The OSAT route is perfect for anyone working in the relevant role and who does not want to be away from the job in order to avoid downtime.

Distant learning can be undertaken for Management qualifications.

Plant

Overview: In order to convert a CPCS/NPORS Red Trained Operator Card to the Blue Competent Operator Card, a trained operator must achieve a Plant Operations Level 2 NVQ Qualification for item of plant they are operating.

  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma or Certificate Plant Operations
  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance
  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Construction Plant or Machinery Maintenance
  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Supervising Hire and Rental Operations – Equipment, Plant and Tools
  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Testing, Inspecting and thorough Examination Occupations Testing, Inspecting and thorough Examination of Plant, Machinery, Equipment or Accessories

Lifting Operations

Overview: In order to convert a CPCS/NPORS Red Trained Card to a Blue Competent Operator Card, a trained operator must achieve the lifting operation NVQ Qualification.

  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Slinger/Signaller
  • NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Supervising Lifts
  • NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Controlling Lifting Operations – Planning Lifts

Site Management

Overview: The NVQs in site management is for construction personnel who carry out the role of Construction Management / Supervision it will enable them to gain a recognised qualification to prove competence and a CSCS Black Card (Managers) CSCS Gold Card (Supervisor)

  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction)
  • NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Construction Site Supervision
    • Building and Civil Engineering
    • Highways and Maintenance Repair
    • Residential Development
  • NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management
    • General
  • NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Construction Site Management
    • Building and Civil Engineering
    • Highways and Maintenance Repair
    • Residential Development