NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications)

Easily find what you are a looking for by typing the NVQ title into the search bar on the homepage or above. 

Alternatively to view a full list of our most popular CPCS courses, health and safety training, and NVQs scroll through our course index. If you cannot find what you are looking for contact any member of our NVQ team to assist with your enquiry.


What Are NVQs?

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are based on national occupational standards. These standards are statements of performance that describe what competent people in a particular occupation are expected to be able to do. They cover all the main aspects of an occupation, including current best practice, the ability to adapt to future requirements and the knowledge and understanding that underpin competent performance.


CPCS Training Courses – NVQs

Many companies and employees are finding they are refused access to site because they do not have the correct CPCS Blue Competent Operator card. Most principal contractors and major house builders require construction workers on their sites to hold valid cards. CPCS Red Trained Operator card holders must achieve an NVQ within two years of receiving their card, we are able to help as we deliver a wide range of a wide range of Level 2 plant NVQs - find the right one for you by using the search bar at the top of this page.


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Construction NVQs for CSCS Cards

Ensure you are never refused access to site with the correct CSCS card for your occupation and site responsibilities. Whatever your job or level of experience, there is a CSCS card that's right for you. We deliver a wide range of Construction NVQs from Level 2 right up to Level 7 in Construction Senior Management - find the right one for you by using the search bar at the top of this page.


Administration and Leadership NVQs

Administration and Leadership NVQs help you to understand how a business works. You will develop knowledge that can be used in a wide range of industries in both the private and public sectors. These skills can be applied in many different job roles and used throughout your career. Use the search bar at the top of the page to look for administration NVQs or leadership NVQs if you want to take that next step in your career.


How it Works

Our NVQ process ensures that it is both quick and easy to get your employees through their qualification, designed to provide minimal disruption to you and your business.

NVQ registration happens within 24 hours of an agreed booking, we then assign an assessor to your employee who will assess, tutor and support them throughout the entire process. The individuals will be required to gather evidence and be observed for the occupational competencies listed under each unit title of their chosen qualification. The assessor will support this process and provide help and guidance during visits to make this as easy and smooth as possible. It is important that all learners are actively working in their occupation in order to be able to complete.

Our assessors also complete all the necessary paperwork to ensure everything is in place. Where writing is required, we will also provide assistance and support to anyone encountering difficulties.


Why Do An NVQ?

NVQs are a great way to gain a nationally recognised qualification. Rather than being specific to your employer, you can take an NVQ when you decide to move on with your career. Undertaking an NVQ also demonstrates to your current and future employers that you are competent at your job and have an interest in developing and improving yourself.

An NVQ is ideal for people who want to learn and still hold down a job at the same time. NVQs have minimal disruption on your working day and you will be able to put your new skills to the test straight away!


Funding and Support

Various funding opportunities are available to anyone wanting to take an NVQ qualification. Call us on 0115 8970 529 or email training@essentialsiteskills.com for further information.


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