NVQ & SVQ Information

Vocational Qualifications

National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) or Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) are nationally renowned qualifications; which recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace.

The two principal vocational qualifications for the property care sector are Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing, and Structural Waterproofing. For further information about these qualifications and the Awarding Body, please click on the below links:

Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction) – Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing QUA897, 600/3587/0

This Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction) – Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in the application of wood preserving and damp-proofing to demonstrate their competence.

The units in this qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards.

Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Certificate in Sub-structure Work Occupations (Construction) – Structural Waterproofing QUF846, 600/3688/6

This Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Sub-structure Work Occupations – Structural Waterproofing provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in Structural Waterproofing to demonstrate their competence.

The units in this qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards.

The Awarding Body for these NVQs is Cskills Awards.

SVQ 2 Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction) at SCQF Level 5 – Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing

The Awarding Body and national accreditation for Scotland is Scottish Qualification Authority.

In their accreditation role, they endorse vocational qualifications that are offered across Scotland, including Scottish Vocational Qualifications and approve Awarding Bodies that wish to grant them. As an Awarding Body, they work with schools, colleges, universities, industry, and government, to provide high quality, flexible and relevant qualifications

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To acquire an NVQ/SVQ, the candidate would have to engage in the OSAT (On Site Assessment Training) process. The OSAT process recognises competence and awards the successful candidate with a Vocational Qualification in the appropriate subject.

A candidate does not have to attend college to acquire an NVQ/SVQ through the OSAT route. An assessor will visit the candidate onsite to assess their practical competency and knowledge. An Assessor helps candidate build a portfolio of evidence; for example, time sheets, drawings, method statements, risk assessments, witness testimony, delivery notes, photos.

For further information regarding the NVQ/SVQ assessment procedure, please contact:
National Specialist Accredited Centre
enquiry.nsac@cskills.org Telephone: 0300 456 5561

National Specialist Team (NST) National Specialist Accredited Centre (NSAC)

The National Specialist Team works closely with the PCA to determine and identify appropriate training needs and sign post information accordingly. The National Specialist Team also assists associations through the submission, approval and operational processes associated with applying for CITB Funding.

The National Specialist Accredited Centre delivers training and assessment to minority specialist construction sectors that are unable to get what they need from traditional mainstream, colleges and training centres.

The National Specialist Accredited Centre (NSAC), as the delivery arm of the National Specialist Team (NST), delivers training and assessment to minority specialist construction sectors that are unable to acquire what they need from traditional training centres.

NSAC training and assessments are developed to match the bespoke nature of the specialist industry whilst minimising downtime and absence from the workplace.

There are over 100 occupational qualifications currently available from the NSAC Centre.

For further information click here.

CITB’s National Construction Colleges

CITB’s National Construction College (NCC) is the biggest construction training provider in Europe and is focused on creating a skilled, safe and professional UK construction workforce.

The colleges offer a substantial range of courses from health & safety through to management qualifications.

The colleges will work with the National Specialist Team to offer association training discounts to its members.

For further information and to download a prospectus, please click here.