Construction NVQs

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Take the next step in building your career in construction with us

A construction NVQ is a benchmark qualification that proves your occupational competence to current and future employers. NVQs also benefit employers by helping them to develop and retain a trained, skilled workforce. Some NVQs lead to membership of professional organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) as well as Gold or Black CSCS cards.

Need a CSCS card?

You’ll soon need a qualification. Act now.

All Industry Accreditation (IA) CSCS cards issued from 1 January 2020 will expire on 31 December 2024 and can’t be renewed using IA.

Instead, from 1 January 2025, construction workers will need a nationally recognised qualification or professional body membership in order to get a new card. This change will affect around 60,000 people including site managers and assistant site managers.

All NHBC NVQs count as a relevant qualification and CITB is providing extra funding to support those needing to complete a qualification. Qualifications take around 12 months to complete so there’s no time to lose, you need to be starting your qualification soon to meet the 1 January 2025 deadline.

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Why study for an NVQ with us?

As a leading organisation within the industry, with the core purpose of raising the standards and quality of construction, you can be confident that our assessors have the experience, knowledge and skills to support you in your development.

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Tailored to you

We take great care to ensure that the level of NVQ you undertake is the right training course for you, with a robust and personalised induction, to ensure you are set up for success right from the start of your training.

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Dedicated assessor

Your assessor will carry out face to face and remote meetings regularly during the assessment process , whilst also supporting you via email/phone and your own tailored account in our e-portfolio system, throughout the life of the NVQ.

Direct Claim Status

As an NVQ Centre with Direct Claim Status, we have a robust quality assurance system so that you are awarded your NVQ qualification upon completion allowing you to apply for a new CSCS card or gain professional status with CIOB or CABE.

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Unrivalled experience

We have been delivering NVQ’s not only to major housebuilders, but to the whole industry in excess of 20 years. Our team of assessors have a wealth of experience, having worked in various roles within the house building industry.

The NVQs we offer

All of our NVQs attract credits within the Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF), meaning they can be used in the future towards other further or higher education courses.

CITB grant funding

From 1 April 2023, CITB is doubling grant rates for specific supervision NVQ Diplomas.

If you’re a CITB Registered employer and up to date with your Levy Returns you may be entitled to claim CITB short duration grant funding for our NVQ diplomas. The funding is for all directly employed staff on the payroll, business owners and partners, and all subcontractors. 

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ELCAS funded NVQs

The Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELCAS) promotes learning amongst members of the Armed Forces.

We're an approved training provider which means ELCAS funding is available to ex-members of the Armed Services who wish to study for one of our NVQs at Level 3 and above. You can claim the funding in three separate financial years, with the amount available dependent on length of military service.

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Meet our NVQ Assesors

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Stephen Williamson

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Andrew Janes

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Paul Carter

Hear from those completing an NVQ with us

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Tom Jupp, Bovis Homes

Tom talks about completing his NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Construction Site Supervision and winning a Pride in the Job 2022 Quality Award.

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Nicolae Botnarenco, CALA Homes

A construction NVQ is a benchmark qualification proving occupational competence to employers. We spoke to CALA Homes’ Nicolae, who completed his NVQ this February.

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Liam Lonergan, Orbit Homes East

Having previously worked in education, Liam started a new career path as a site labourer while studying for his NVQ in construction site supervision.

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