About our construction NVQs

We are here to support you every step of the way

Through a combination of face to face and online support from your assessor and our leading e-portfolio system, we’ll make your NVQ journey as smooth as possible.

1. GETTING STARTED

There are no formal entry requirements for any level NVQ other than you must be working within an appropriate construction job at the right level. Once you have identified the right NVQ for you, an assessor will contact you to discuss the suitability of the qualification and to review your prior learning. We may ask you to complete a detailed questionnaire to make sure that we recommend the right level NVQ for you. Once accepted onto the qualification, your assessor will arrange an induction and briefing session where we will complete your registration for your selected NVQ.

2. YOUR ASSESSOR

We use a leading e-portfolio system to help manage your qualification. You can use it to:

  • listen to podcasts that explain the units of your NVQ,
  • view videos or listen to audio that explain how you can best meet the requirements. 
  • upload your evidence,
  • see what's left to complete,
  • contact your assessor.

We also offer an app so that you can use your mobile phone to capture evidence on the go, therefore saving you time logging in, scanning and uploading documents, photos or videos.

3. THE TOOLS WE USE

We use a leading e-portfolio system to help manage your qualification. You can use it to:

  • listen to podcasts that explain the units of your NVQ,
  • view videos or listen to audio that explain how you can best meet the requirements. 
  • upload your evidence,
  • see what's left to complete,
  • contact your assessor.

We also offer an app so that you can use your mobile phone to capture evidence on the go, therefore saving you time logging in, scanning and uploading documents, photos or videos.

4. HOW WE ASSESS

As part of the NVQ programme, you must demonstrate your competence in each unit, to an approved assessor in your place of work. We use a range of assessment methods including:

  • Direct observation through workplace visits or by remote means,
  • professional discussion,
  • witness testimony,
  • questioning,
  • naturally occurring evidence,
  • signposting from the workplace,
  • video capture of evidence.

To ensure you are on track for completion, our e-portfolio system and app will allow you to submit your evidence for each unit and obtain valuable feedback from your assessor at regular intervals. If a group of employees from the same company are taking NVQs, we will also arrange regular one-to-one check ins with the employer. Employers can also log into our e-portfolio system and track their employees' progress.

5. GETTING YOUR CERTIFICATE

It normally takes 4 weeks for your certificate to be issued once you've completed the qualification to your assessors satisfaction and it's been through an internal verification process. Sometimes, due to factors beyond our control, it can take longer (up to 10 weeks) for your certificate to arrive.

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.

 

NVQ Pricing

Please find our current NVQ fee information below.

All our NVQs attract CITB grants to assist with the cost of learning - please contact Construction Skills for further details.

NVQ Level  Cost of NVQ
3 £1,985 +VAT
4 £2,095 +VAT
6 £2,295 +VAT
7 £2,495 +VAT

All fees are subject to VAT at the current rate