NVQ Level 2 Qualifications in Construction

Building a Career Path in Construction With Level 2 NVQ's

How do you progress from an entry-level position to establishing a solid career in construction? National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) provide a work-based approach to showcase occupational competence. With five competency levels, NVQs serve as a ladder of progress, starting from Level 1 (basic work) up to Level 7 (equivalent to a master’s degree) for senior management roles.

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What is a Level 2 NVQ Qualification Equivalent to?

The Level 2 NVQ diploma is equivalent to 4-5 GCSE grades A*-C, providing a solid foundation for career advancement in construction.


Upskill to a Skilled Worker Card with a Level 2 NVQ

  • Requirements: Complete a Level 2 NVQ in your chosen trade or an apprenticeship. Must have passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test within the last two years.
  • Validity: The Blue CSCS card is valid for 5 years.
  • Alternative: Workers without an NVQ qualification but with experience can apply for the Red Experienced Worker Card, which is temporary until the completion of a Construction Related NVQ.

Level 2 NVQ Assessment Process

To gain a Level 2 NVQ diploma in construction, learners showcase their knowledge and skills through work-based duties. These tasks range in complexity, from adhering to health, safety, and welfare practices to demonstrating practical experience in manual trades and effective communication and teamwork.

NVQs are not a simple pass or fail; instead, assessors observe individuals at work, evaluating tasks and duties. The learner is then marked as either 'Competent' (pass) or 'Not Yet Competent,' indicating a need for further skill development.

Fund Your Level 2 NVQ

CITB Funding

This scheme is designed to support training and development within the construction industry.

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Skills & Training Fund

This fund serves as an additional incentive to access CITB grant-eligible training and supports a wide array of activities.  

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Frequently Asked Questions About Level 2 NVQs