Working in construction
and need qualifications
to get on-site? Apply for a Construction NVQ

What is a Construction NVQ?

A construction NVQ is an industry wide recognised qualification from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). This certifies you have vocational skills in your trade that have been professionally assessed by an experienced and highly qualified assessor. The assessment is performed at your place of work, where an individual will check a list of skills that you prove you have through your day job.

Why do I need a Construction NVQ?

Without a construction NVQ, you may not be able to get a CSCS card, which is the gateway to working on site.

Over 80% of people working in construction have a CSCS card. If you want to work on major construction projects you will need this certification, no matter what your role is.

How can I get a Construction NVQ?

You get a construction NVQ while you are working on your day job. A qualified member of our assessment team will come out to visit you and grade you as you work.

If you are just starting out in the industry or are a school leaver, you will need to do an apprenticeship before you take an NVQ, which all together will take 2-3 years to complete.

Experienced and skilled tradespeople have Level 2 NVQ qualifications - they will be able to go up to Level 3 if they have are going to have supervisory job responsibilities, and Level 4 if they fulfil a managerial role. NVQ Levels therefore operate as an indicator of job responsibility.

Most of the CSCS cards are valid for 5 years. The only exception is the Trainee cards (for people who are in the process of gaining their qualifications). Trainee cards are temporary and are valid for 1 or 3 years (duration depends on the course the person is taking).

Available Construction NVQs

You can get your construction NVQ with us by applying online. We offer a range of NVQs for different tradespeople at different levels depending on your experience:

Level 2 NVQ Courses

Course Title

Occupation

Fitted Interiors

Bedroom/Bathroom/Kitchen Fitter

Construction Operations

General Operative

Construction Operations & Civil Engineering

General Operative

Interior Systems - Dry Lining Fixing

Dry Liner

Interior Systems - Ceiling Fixing

Ceiling Fixer

Decorative Finishing & Industrial Painting

Painter & Decorator

Plastering

Plasterer

Tiling

Wall & Floor Tiler

Trowel Occupations

Bricklayer

Wood Occupations

Carpenter

Level 3 NVQ Courses

Course Title

Occupation

Trowel Occupations

Bricklayer

Wood Occupations

Carpenter

Construction Contracting Operations

Technical Support

Construction Site Supervision

Site Supervisor

Occupational Work Supervision

Work Supervisor

Decorative Finishing - Painting & Decorating

Painter & Decorator

LEVEL 6 NVQ COURSES

Course Title

Occupation

Construction Contracting Operations

Technical Support

Construction Site Management

Site Manager

Where does the Construction NVQ take place?

Your construction NVQ will take place wherever your work. This means you won’t have to take any time off work which would otherwise cause difficulties for your employer. A member of our team of fully qualified assessors will visit you and observe and grade your work according to the level NVQ you have applied for.

How much will a Construction NVQ cost?

With our direct debit monthly instalments scheme, you can pay a zero interest fee across a time frame of your choice, and with an initial payment of just £150, this represents great value for money in achieving a competitive qualification.

Apply for a Construction NVQ online. Apply for a Construction NVQ

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