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This Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment qualification is for learners wishing to apply for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme Green Card.

The CSCS Green Card is intended for those working in labouring occupations only. From July 2014 CSCS is planning to introduce a new requirement for applicants to achieve a formal knowledge based qualification, the ‘Health and Safety in a Construction Environment’ Award. Achievement of this award will demonstrate the applicant’s understanding of key issues affecting safe working practices on UK construction sites.

 

This qualification is for learners wishing to qualify for the CSCS Green Card to access construction sites in the UK as a non-skilled worker.

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

The IOSH Working safely one-day training course is for all employees and meets the government’s guidelines for introductory health and safety training and conforms to the HSE’s Passport Scheme syllabus.

Who should attend?

This course is for employees from any industry sector who have no supervisory or managerial responsibilities.

What you will learn?

This course covers the responsibilities when handling resources, risk in the workplace and how safety can be improved.

Course content

  • Defining hazard and risk
  • Identifying common hazards
  • Improving safety performance
  • Introducing working safely
  • Protecting our environment

Course duration

One day.

Assessment and certification

Multiple choice questionnaire and hazard spotting exercise. Successful candidates receive an IOSH accredited certificate.

At a new, lower price this four-day IOSH managing safely course gives staff at management and supervisor level the knowledge to fulfil their responsibilities in handling resources and risk in compliance with their organisation’s policy and best practice in health and safety.

Lunch is provided on each day.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for managers and supervisors that are responsible for managing resources and risk in any sector, and any organisation.

What you will learn?

The course covers safety and risk management in the workplace.

Course content

Managing safelyInvestigating accidents and incidents
Assessing risksMeasuring performance
Controlling risksProtecting our environment
Identifying hazardsUnderstanding your responsibilities

Course duration

Four days (24 hours plus assessment time).

Assessment and certification

Written assessment and workplace risk assessment.

Successful candidates receive an IOSH accredited certificate.

This course is approved by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

Intended Audience

The QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, specifically designed for those who are appointed to act as a first aider in their workplace. It is also ideal for people who have a specific responsibility to provide first aid in voluntary and community activities.

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training.

Course Overview

Over a 3 day period, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of first aid situations, including: assessing an incident, managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, heart attacks, choking, head and spinal injuries, fractures, anaphylaxis and more. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification.

Assessment Methods

6 x Practical assessments, 2 x Theory assessments (Multiple Choice Question Papers) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course

Intended Audience

The QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work, to provide first aid in a range of emergency first aid situations. It is also ideal for people who have a specific responsibility to provide basic first aid in voluntary and community activities.

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training.

Course Overview

During this 1 day course, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations, including: managing an unresponsive casualty, CPR, choking, shock, wounds and bleeding and minor injuries. For a more detailed overview of the topics covered, please download the Qualification Specification.

Assessment Methods

4 x Practical assessments, 1 x Theory assessment (Multiple Choice Question Paper) and continuous formative assessment conducted throughout the course.

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is an industry recognised course providing companies who need to meet the ever-increasing demand for evidence of health and safety compliance with all the relevant knowledge to meet today’s legislative demands.

Overview:

This five-day course is designed for Site Managers, Agents and persons who are or are about to be, responsible for planning, organising, monitoring, controlling and administering groups of staff and workforce.

This course covers all relevant legislation and other aspects which affect safe working in the building, construction and civil engineering industries. It highlights the need for risk assessment in the workplace, the implementation of the necessary control measures and adequate communication to sustain a Health & Safety culture among the workforce.

Who should attend

The course aims to help Site Managers, Agents and Supervisors to:

  • Manage Health & Safety on-site in accordance with current legal provisions and within the context of their management or supervisory role.
  • Develop an understanding of responsibilities and accountability for site health, safety and welfare.
  • Recognize a safe site is efficient, economical and productive.

Course Content

At the end of the period of training, delegates will be aware of, and able to:

  • Implement all health, safety, welfare and environmental legislations which affects them during their daily work.
  • Implement new guidance and industry best practice.
  • State their duties and responsibilities with regards to health, safety, welfare and environmental.

Final qualification

Delegates must attend all days and all session. On successful completion of the course, the delegates are awarded the Construction Skills Site Safety Plus Certificate.

Additional Information

Completed over 5 days, with day release on each date. It is mandatory that delegates attend all 5 days to complete the course.

This course is for first line managers – those who have to, or are about to, acquire supervisory responsibilities.

Overview:

This two-day course is intended for those who have, or are about to acquire, supervisory responsibilities. It provides supervisors with an understanding of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues, as well as their legal responsibilities relevant to their work activities. It will highlight the requirement to promote Health & Safety to supervise effectively.

Who should Attend

The course aims to ensure that all those given supervisory responsibilities understand:

  • Why they are carrying out their identified duties.
  • What is expected of them.
  • To ensure that they contribute to the safety of the workplace.

Course Content

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the problems of the industry.
  • Have an understanding of how Health & Safety law is structured and how it applies to Supervisors.
  • Identify how their supervisory role fits in with the management structure in controlling the site safely.
  • Carry out risk assessments and understand the need for method statements.
  • Carry out effective site inductions, toolbox talks and method statement briefings.
  • Be able to monitor site activities effectively.
  • Understand the importance of timely intervention when bad practice is identified.

Final qualification

On successful completion of the course the delegates are awarded the Construction Skills Site Safety Plus Certificate.

Additional Information

This course is an ideal foundation for obtaining a basic understanding of Health & Safety duties and responsibilities for junior management, and upon successful completion of this course, a natural progression would be the 5 day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course. Existing Site Managers, Agents, Surveyors and persons holding positions of managerial control should attend the 5 day SMSTS course.

NVQ Level 3

What You’ll Learn

This level 3 bricklaying qualification is aimed at those individuals who work or want to work as a Site Bricklayer in the construction sector. At this level, you will learn advanced skills in site bricklaying. The qualification has been devised to provide learners with a fantastic understanding of all aspects of bricklaying; a very in depth course to have you industry ready and competent across a range of skills. This training course enables you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Bricklaying.

The training and qualification covers Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures, producing thin joint masonry and masonry cladding, building solid walling, isolated and attached piers and constructing cavity walling forming masonry structures.

You will learn a variety of Bricklaying skills; the full qualification consists of the following units:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
    • The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge to carry out safe working practices in construction, in relation to sourcing relevant safety information and using the relevant safety procedures at work
  • Repair and maintain masonry structures:
    • The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to carry out repairs and to maintain masonry structures.
  • Constructing radial and battered brickwork:
    • The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to set out and build arches, brickwork curved on plan and concave and convex brickwork.
  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work:
    • The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge of building methods and construction technology in relation to:
      • understanding a range of building materials used within the construction industry and their suitability to the construction of modern buildings.
      • organise the building process and communicate the design to work colleagues and others.
  • Carrying out decorative and reinforced brickwork:
    • The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to set out and build decorative brickwork features, obtuse and acute angle quoins and reinforced brickwork.
  • Constructing fireplaces and chimneys:
    • The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to enable them to construct fireplaces and chimneys.

This is a very in depth course and the knowledge and skills that you will gain from this time at Able Skills will put you in a fantastic position when it comes to sourcing bricklaying work/employment.

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Formwork qualification has been developed for achievement in a real workplace environment which means you need to be employed to undertake this qualification.

This qualification enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work as a specialist in handling, erecting, striking, constructing, maintaining and repairing complex and non-complex formwork within the construction industry.

You will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for your occupational area. You will be assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you complete your qualification.

This qualification supports the learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge.

The learner will learn key practical skills and knowledge in these mandatory units:
-Erecting and Striking Timber and Proprietary Formwork in the Workplace
-Constructing, Maintaining and Repairing Complex Timber and Proprietary Formwork in the Workplace
-Erecting and Striking Timber and Proprietary Formwork for Complex Structures in the Workplace
-Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
-Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace
-Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
-Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace
-Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace

Overview

The NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Work Supervision is for learners who work in the built environment.

Course length:
Dependant on how quickly the learner can gather the relevant evidence.

Who should enroll on to the Occupational Work Supervision NVQ?
Subcontractor Supervisors / Gangers who are looking to obtain a Gold CSCS Card

Entry Requirements

The qualification will assess a learner’s competence in their current job role. The learner needs to be currently in employment as a Subcontractor Supervisor / Ganger or in a role at the same level. Learners must also be 16 years old or above to complete the NVQ qualification.

NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Work Supervision – Course Content

The learner is assessed through a range of methods, such as evidence generated from the workplace, professional discussions, observations, witness testimonials and written questions on site. Learners must gather evidence of:

  • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area
  • Co-ordinating and organising work operations
  • Implementing and maintaining health, safety and welfare
  • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships
  • – Confirming the occupational method of work

The NVQ Level 3 in Painting and Decorating qualification allows the learner to show their competency in their occupation.

Course length:
Dependant on how quickly the learner can gather the relevant evidence.

Who should enroll on to the Decorative Finishing NVQ?
Painters and Decorators who are looking to obtain their Gold Advanced Craft Card.

Entry Requirements

The qualification will assess a learner’s competence in their current job role. They must be the age of 16 or over and be currently in employment as a Painter & Decorator.

NVQ Level 3 in Decorative Finishing and Painting Operations – Course Content

The learner will be assessed on site through a range of methods, such as evidence generated from the workplace, professional discussion, witness testimonials, observations and written questions. Delegates must show evidence in:

  • Erecting and Dismantling Access/Working Platforms
  • Painting / Decorating
  • Preparing Surfaces
  • Hanging Wallcoverings
  • Applying Coatings
  • Producing Stencils
  • Installing Coving
  • Producing Effects / Finishes

The NVQ Level 3 in Plastering qualification is composed for learners who work in plastering in construction.

Course length:
Dependant on how quickly the learner can gather the relevant evidence.

Who should enroll on to the Plastering NVQ?
Plasterers who work in the construction sector who are looking to obtain a Gold CSCS Card.

Entry Requirements

The qualification will assess a learner’s competence in their current job role. The learners must be 16 or over and be working as a Plasterer.

NVQ Level 3 in Plastering – Course Content

The learner is assessed through a range of methods, such as observations, evidence generated from the workplace, witness testimonials, professional discussions and written questions on site.

In order to go down the Solid pathway; learner must gather evidence of:

  • Producing Complex Internal Solid Plastering Finishes
  • Installing Direct Bond Dry Linings
  • Producing Complex External Rendering Finishes
  • Running In situ Mouldings
  • Installing Mechanically Fixed Plasterboard

The NVQ Level 3 Wall & Floor Tiling qualification is aimed at those who have been working on site as a tiler for two years or more and is looking to get their Gold Advanced Craft CSCS Card.

What is involved:

Once you’ve registered onto the NVQ Level 3 Wall & Floor Tiling programme, our Assessor will make arrangements to visit you on site where you will show him how you meet the unit requirements for:

  • Preparing Backgrounds to Receive Wall and/or Floor Tiling in the Workplace
  • Tiling Wall and Floor Structures in the Workplace
  • Producing Tiled, Mosaic and Stone Surface Finishes in the Workplace
  • Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace
  • Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace
  • Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace
  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace

When the Assessor meets with you on site he will capture your performance of these units and your knowledge.

You can refer to previous experience you’ve had on other sites. We will give you plenty of information on what he needs to see before this visit.

What makes this course special?

  • The programme provides the opportunity to prove your skills and knowledge, even if you have no other formal qualifications
  • Can be achieved without attending a College or taking an exam
  • Can be achieved in a relatively short period
  • The course is certificated by NOCN
  • Provides access to a Gold CSCS card

This qualification is for you if:

  • You have 2 or more years of on-site experience
  • You are working on site at the moment
  • You need a Gold CSCS Card

Course Description

The aim of this qualification in Wood Occupations is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. This Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations – Site Carpentry provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in site carpentry to demonstrate their competence.

The course provides a specialist work related programme of training covering key knowledge and practical skills required within the sector.

On-Site Assessment and Training provides the opportunity for experienced workers to gain the qualifications needed to prove they can do the job. It turns existing skills and experience into a nationally recognised qualification such as an NVQ. Having these qualifications also supports the application for a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card.

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for operatives who are working in the construction industry as a site carpenter, either experienced or just starting out in the industry and would like to earn while they learn.

Duration

The average timescale for completion is 3-8 months depending on experience and access to assessment opportunities.

Candidates will need to demonstrate the following skills and qualities:

  • A careful, methodical and accurate approach to work
  • The ability to follow drawings, plans and written or spoken instructions
  • The ability to work safely, follow risk assessments and method statements
  • The ability to work well in a team

Course Content

There are 10 units in this qualification suite which are derived from National Occupational Standards. Candidates must undertake a minimum of 9 units to gain the qualification.

These are made up of 7 core units (including 2 units which are studied at level 2) and 3 specialised units (of which 2 must be taken) to make up the 9 units for the qualification.

The 7 core units are:

  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Installing Bespoke First Fixing Components in the Workplace
  • Installing Bespoke Second Fixing Components in the Workplace
  • Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace
  • Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace
  • Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace
  • Setting Up and Using Transportable Cutting and Shaping Machines in the Workplace

The 3 specialised units are:

  • Erecting Structural Carcassing Components in the Workplace
  • Maintaining Non-structural or structural components in the workplace
  • Erecting Complex Roof Structure Carcassing Components in the Workplace

The units of this qualification can be delivered in any order or combined as necessary to form part of a relevant training programme; however, all mandatory units must be completed by each candidate. All Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria of the units that candidates are registered to take must be achieved prior to claiming the qualification certificate.

Assessment and Certification

Units must be assessed in a work environment, workplace evidence of skills cannot be simulated.

A variety of assessment methods are used, such as Observations, Witness Testimonies, Professional discussion, Site evidence, Photographic evidence, Evidence of previous learning and Knowledge Questions.

After completing a final assessment successful candidates will receive certification and be eligible to make an application for the CSCS Advanced Craft / Supervisory Gold Card.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have completed an NVQ level 2 in Site Carpentry* and must be employed as a Site Carpenter and have the potential and opportunity to successfully cover the full range of assessments to gain the qualification.

* It may be possible for experienced works to enter direct at level 3 (please contact one of our experienced advisors for further information)

Progression

Achievement of this qualification provides opportunities to progress to further qualifications and training such as: Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision. As part of lifelong learning Altamira Training encourages candidates to progress and continue with their professional development to enhance their employment opportunities and career progression.

The aim of the NVQ Level 3 Construction Contracting Operation qualifications is to attract, retain and develop talent into a range of occupations at Advanced Level 3, also providing the opportunity to progress onto higher levels in construction technical in order to provide the industry with a well-trained productive workforce.

The range of occupations include:

  • Buying
  • Design Co-ordinator
  • Estimating
  • General
  • Planning
  • Site Technical
  • Surveying

The qualifications have been developed for delivery in a working environment which means that learners need to be in the workplace to undertake this qualification. The objective of these qualifications is to confirm competence in an occupational role within construction.

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma Construction Contracting Operations Pathway 4 details the requirements for those wishing to undertake a specific Surveying pathway.

NVQ Level 4

The NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as health, safety, welfare and environmental protection. Learners can specialise in several different area of Construction Site Supervision;

  • Building and Civil Engineering
  • Highways and Maintenance
  • Residential Development
  • Conservation
  • Demolition
  • Tunnelling

This qualification covers the following areas:

  • Assessing and Recommending Work Methods for Carrying out Site Operations in the Workplace
  • Planning Activities and Resources to Meet Work Requirements in the Workplace
  • Coordinating and Organising the Control of Work in the Workplace
  • Controlling Work Process Against Agreed Programmes in the Workplace
NVQ Level 6

The NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management will develop knowledge and skills in areas relevant to contracting operations within the construction industry. Learners can specialise in areas such as evaluating enquiries and submitting tenders, and identifying, assessing and evaluating project requirements.

This qualification covers the following areas:

  • Buying
  • Estimating
  • General
  • Planning
  • Quantity Surveying

NVQ Level 6 Diploma Overview

The NVQ level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice is completely evaluated by each candidates’ competency. Evidence of your competency is based on real world, on-the-job training. You can even use your historic records as evidence to contribute towards your NVQ qualification.

Who is this NVQ course for?

The NVQ level 6 course is aimed at those responsible for developing day-to-day Health and Safety procedures within their workplace and implementing them effectively.

The aim of this course is to provide holistic training, imparting a deep understanding of occupational health and safety management in a practical way.

An ideal qualification for those looking to balance Diploma level studies with a demanding existing role.

The NVQ Level 6 qualification is designed for those who work in the construction sector.

Course length:
Dependant on how quickly the learner can gather the relevant evidence.

Who should enroll on to the Site Management NVQ?
Construction Site Managers who intend to gain the Black CSCS Card

Entry Requirements

The qualification will assess a learner’s competence in their current job role. Therefore the learner must be 16 or above and be working as Construction Site Manager or in a role at the same level.

NVQ Level 6 Construction Site Management – Course Content

The learner will be assessed on site through a range of methods, such as observations, written questions, evidence generated from the workplace, professional discussion and witness testimonials.

In order to progress down the Building and Civil Engineering pathway; gather the relevant evidence:

  • Identifying and Enabling Learning Opportunities for Given Work Teams
  • Establishing, Controlling and Monitoring Environmental Factors and Sustainability
  • Ensuring that Work Activities and Resources Meet Project Work Requirements
  • Organising, Controlling and Monitoring Supplies of Materials
  • Establishing Project Dimensional Control Criteria
  • Evaluating Feedback Information and Recommending Improvements
  • Contributing to the Identification of Work Teams
  • Planning The Preparation of the Site for the Project or Operation
  • Identifying, Allocating and Planning the Deployment and Use of Plant, Equipment or Machinery
  • Establishing and Monitoring Communication Systems and Organisational Procedures
  • Controlling Project Quantities and Costs
NVQ Level 2

Requirements

This qualification (Dry Lining Finishing) is for those who have experience at Tape & Jointing – this can be either using mechanical or hand methods; it also cover Skimming walls & ceilings (Plastering).

You will need to demonstrate practical skills in relevant areas of Tape & Jointing to prove you have the ability to carry out your work safely and to a good standard.

You will also need to show understanding and awareness to prove you have a good level of knowledge in areas of your work and construction related health & safety.

Assessment Process

OSAT (On Site Assessment & Training)

Your assessor will visit you between 2-4 times (in general) to collect evidence relating to the qualification you’re doing. Using methods such as Observation (watching) and Questioning/Discussion they will collect what’s needed to prove your competence at your trade.

A third party reference (Witness Testimony)can be used as another source of evidence stating the work you do on site and that you are capable of working safely.

Videos and recorded discussions are sometimes used as they are a good way of collecting substantial evidence in both practical ability and level of understanding.

Your assessor will work with you to plan the assessments and methods used according to the individual.

Timescales

The timescale between your initial induction for the course and completion varies. However, 3-4 months is a realistic time although it can be longer or even shorter depending on the candidate’s ability and availability.

The NVQ Level 2 in Hygienic Cladding – Installing Protective
Components (QCF) is designated for experienced hygienic cladding installers’, that have been doing the job for a while but require a formal qualification to recognise their skills and knowledge.

This NVQ provides the opportunity for Hygienic Cladding Installers working in the construction industry to demonstrate their competence and boost their careers.
If you’re working as a Hygienic Cladding Installer, then this qualification is for you.

Duration

1 – 12 months, depending on the availability of the learner, however this qualification can be achieved between 6-8 weeks depending on the candidates’ motivation.

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. This Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Wood Occupations ‐ Shopfitting Site Work provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in shopfitting site work to demonstrate their competence. The units in this qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards.

If you have experience in Wall & Floor Tiling but have no qualifications to confirm this, this quick route to NVQ level 2 may be the answer you are looking for. No site assessments are required, just a profiling session here at QMB Consulting and a practical test to confirm your competence. This will help you with getting the right CSCS card and gain you access to site work as a Tiler rather than as a labourer.

What You’ll Learn

If you have been working as a Tiler for quite some time and you are competent in your tiling ability and have a very good general knowledge in all areas of tiling, then come along to QMB Consulting to meet with one of our tiling Assessors to discuss your route to gaining a tiling qualification. A short meeting to establish your competence could put you well on your way to obtaining a tiling NVQ, a requirement for any construction site worker. We have all of the required assessment procedures in place: qualified staff, excellent facilities and all of the support and guidance to help you obtain a tiling NVQ.

With the requirement for all site workers to hold Experienced Worker cards or Skilled Worker cards, the need for experienced tradesmen to gain NVQs has never been more important. Without the right qualification, you will be unable to gain access to site to undertake your work as a Tiler.

This route is available for workers with a minimum of five years tiling experience and who do not need any further tiling training. All candidates must:

  • Be site experienced in all the stated skills of the tiling NVQ
  • Have sufficient experience of the skills of the NVQ, so that planning your working day, problem solving and decision making and working to deadlines (with regard to tiling) are a usual day-to-day activity
  • Have an ability to cope with the demands of an intensive practical assessment process
  • Have an ability to work safely at all times
  • Have an ability to discuss your work activities with others

This fast track route is non complicated and can be completed in a relatively short time frame if all of the evidence required is readily available.

If you have been working as a Tiler for quite some time and you are competent in your tiling ability and have a very good general knowledge in all areas of tiling, then come along to QMB Consulting to meet with one of our tiling Assessors to discuss your route to gaining a tiling qualification. A short meeting to establish your competence could put you well on your way to obtaining a tiling NVQ, a requirement for any construction site worker.

Regardless of whether you are looking to gain a tiling NVQ for the purposes of obtaining a Skilled Worker CSCS card or if you are considering emigrating and taking your tiling skills to another country; this experienced worker fast track option is a fantastic route to gaining that all important tiling qualification.

Bricklaying is one of the traditional trades both in the UK and around the world – Sir Winston Churchill is known to have enjoyed laying bricks and building walls during his lifetime. Those studying bricklaying will learn a variety of skills to enable them to build, repair and maintain the country’s housing stock.

Our qualifications are aimed at people wishing to learn some skills in bricklaying, to progress on becoming skilled in their chosen trade, or to progress through an apprenticeship and work towards becoming a master craftsman.

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. This Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Demolition ‐ Demolition provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in demolition of structures to demonstrate their competence. The units in this qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards

Requirements

This qualification NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Dry Lining Fixing is for those who have experience at fixing metal stud systems, boardwork and metal firring (mf) ceilings. You will need to demonstrate practical skills in a variety of areas to prove you have the ability to carry out your work safely and to a good standard.

You will also need to show understanding and awareness to prove you have a good level of knowledge in areas of your work and construction-related health & safety.

Assessment Process

OSAT (On Site Assessment & Training)

Your assessor will visit you between 2-4 times (in general) to collect evidence relating to the qualification you’re doing. Using methods such as Observation (watching) and Questioning/Discussion they will collect what’s needed to prove your competence at your trade.

A third party reference (Witness Testimony)can be used as another source of evidence stating the work you do on site and that you are capable of working safely.

Videos and recorded discussions are sometimes used as they are a good way of collecting substantial evidence in both practical ability and level of understanding.

Your assessor will work with you to plan the assessments and methods used according to the individual.

Timescales

The timescale between your initial induction for the course and completion varies. However, 3-4 months is a realistic time although it can be longer or even shorter depending on the candidate’s ability and availability.

The Certificate in Fitted Interiors will prove your knowledge and skills in areas such as general health, safety and welfare in the workplace. Learners can specialise in installing fitted furniture in the workplace and moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace.

This qualification covers the following areas:

  • installing fitted furniture in the workplace
  • conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

Requirements

This qualification is for those who have experience at Floor Screeding – It can be assessed against sand and cement or flowable screed systems.

You will need to demonstrate practical skills in a variety of areas to prove you have the ability to carry out your work safely and to a good standard.

You will also need to show understanding and awareness to prove you have a good level of knowledge in areas of your work and construction-related health & safety.

Assessment Process

OSAT (On Site Assessment & Training)

Your assessor will visit you between 2-4 times (in general) to collect evidence relating to the qualification you’re doing. Using methods such as Observation (watching) and Questioning/Discussion they will collect what’s needed to prove your competence at your trade.

A third party reference (Witness Testimony)can be used as another source of evidence stating the work you do on site and that you are capable of working safely.

Videos and recorded discussions are sometimes used as they are a good way of collecting substantial evidence in both practical ability and level of understanding.

Your assessor will work with you to plan the assessments and methods used according to the individual.

Timescales

The timescale between your initial induction for the course and completion varies. However, 3-4 months is a realistic time although it can be longer or even shorter depending on the candidate’s ability and availability.

This NVQ in Floorcovering course is designed specifically for individuals working in the area of carpet, vinyl or wood floor fitting, whose day to day activities engage them in a number of practical tasks in these areas. The course is purely undertaken on site, with an allocated assessor – there is no college attendance. It also enables the application of a CSCS ‘Blue’ trade card (following successful completion of the HS&E test).

Course Overview

This work-based qualification is aimed at learners who are working, or want to work, in a range of areas in construction and the built environment.

The aim of this NVQ Level 2 in Formwork is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. The course provides a specialist work related programme of training covering key knowledge and practical skills required within the sector.

By taking your NVQ Level 2 Formwork course at QMB Consulting, you will be fully trained in all areas of Formwork and our intensive course will help you to apply the knowledge, skills and confidence you will need to achieve your qualification.

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for operatives who are working in the construction industry, either experienced or just starting out in the industry.

How you will be assessed?

The qualification is delivered on-site by one of our specialist NVQ Assessors. The assessment is being made via the portfolio of evidence. A high level of support will also be provided to help you complete the NVQ requirements.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, potential candidates must be able to demonstrate to us they can meet the requirements of the qualification before enrolment.

The NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Groundworking, it has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work as a Ground worker within the construction industry or progress onto further learning.

The learner will learn key practical skills and knowledge in these mandatory units

  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Establishing Work Area Protection and Safety in the Workplace

The learner will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in one of the following optional units:

  • Placing and Finishing Non-Specialist Concrete in the Workplace
  • Installing Drainage in the Workplace

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, you must ensure that you have the potential and opportunity to successfully gain the qualification.

The Health and Safety CSCS test will be required to enable you to work on site.

Course Description

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. This Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) Painter provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in painting and decorating to demonstrate their competence.

The course provides a specialist work related programme of training covering key knowledge and practical skills required within the sector.

Candidates will need to demonstrate the following skills and qualities:

  • A careful, methodical and accurate approach to work
  • The ability to follow drawings, plans and written or spoken instructions
  • The ability to work safely, follow risk assessments and method statements
  • The ability to work well in a team

On-Site Assessment and Training provides the opportunity for experienced workers to gain the qualifications needed to prove they can do the job. It turns existing skills and experience into a nationally recognised qualification such as an NVQ. Having these qualifications also supports the application for a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card.

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for operatives who are working in the construction industry as a Painter and Decorator, either experienced or just starting out in the industry and would like to earn while they learn.

Duration

The average timescale for completion is 3-8 months depending on experience and access to assessment opportunities.

Course Content

There are 6 units in this qualification suite which are derived from National Occupational Standards. Candidates must undertake a minimum of 6 units to gain the qualification.
These are made up of 6 core units (of which all must be taken) to make up the 6 units for the qualification.

The 6 core units are:

  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
  • Erecting and Dismantling Access/Working Platforms in the Workplace
  • Applying Paint Systems by Brush and Roller in the Workplace
  • Preparing Surfaces for Painting/Decorating in the Workplace

The units of this qualification can be delivered in any order or combined as necessary to form part of a relevant training programme; allmandatory units must be completed by each candidate. AllLearning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria of the units that candidates are registered to take must be achieved prior to claiming the qualification certificate.
Assessment

Units must be assessed in a work environment, workplace evidence of skills cannot be simulated.

A variety of assessment methods are used, such as Observations, Witness Testimonies, Professional discussion, Site evidence, Photographic evidence, Evidence of previous learning and Knowledge Questions.

Assessment and Certification

After completing a final assessment successful candidates will receive certification and be eligible to make an application for the CSCS Skilled WorkersBlueCard.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, individuals must be employed as a Painter and Decorator, and have the potential and opportunity to successfully cover the full range of assessments to gain the qualification.

This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who work or want to work in the construction industry and specialise in the area of painting and decorating.

Our qualifications are aimed at people wishing to learn some skills in painting and decorating, to progress on to becoming skilled in their chosen trade, or to progress through an apprenticeship and work towards becoming a master craftsman.

Requirements

This qualification in Passive Fire Protection is for those who have experience at Firestopping duties. There is a choice of units available as the qualification covers a wide range of fire prevention activities which may not be relevant to what you do.

These include:

– Installing Cavity Barriers (Fire Batt)
– Installing Dry Cladding
– Fire Resistant Ceiling Systems / Wall Linings
– Fire Resistant Ductwork Systems
– Fire Resistant Spray Coatings

You will need to demonstrate practical skills in a variety of areas to prove you have the ability to carry out your work safely and to a good standard.

You will also need to show understanding and awareness to prove you have a good level of knowledge in areas of your work and construction-related health & safety.

Assessment Process

OSAT (On Site Assessment & Training)

Your assessor will visit you between 2-4 times (in general) to collect evidence relating to the qualification you’re doing. Using methods such as Observation (watching) and Questioning/Discussion they will collect what’s needed to prove your competence at your trade.

A third party reference (Witness Testimony)can be used as another source of evidence stating the work you do on site and that you are capable of working safely.

Videos and recorded discussions are sometimes used as they are a good way of collecting substantial evidence in both practical ability and level of understanding.

Your assessor will work with you to plan the assessments and methods used according to the individual.

Timescales

The timescale between your initial induction for the course and completion varies. However, 3-4 months is a realistic time although it can be longer or even shorter depending on the candidate’s ability and availability.

Course description

This is a work-based qualification that enables you to work as a plasterer in the construction industry. This NVQ Level 2 in Plastering is suitable if you are currently (or previously been) employed or working as a plasterer, and have acquired knowledge and experience over time. You now wish to demonstrate and confirm, by a formal qualification, your ability to work safely and competently to a recognised national standard.  Diplomas can teach you advanced skills and gain employment, however many large construction sites require the NVQ to demonstrate you are able to work safely and competently on-site.

This qualification prepares you for work in the construction industry, with a specific focus on plastering occupations. Upon completion you can apply to CSCS, or other industry card schemes, to gain a skills card that will enable you to work on site.

We will carry out an initial assessment and induction and produce a portfolio for your work. One of our qualified assessors will visit you when you are working to assess your work and gather evidence.

Who is this for?

This is suitable if you are currently (or previously been) employed or working as a plasterer,

and have acquired knowledge and experience over time.

(If you have completed the Level 2 Diploma and gained experience you can also complete the

NVQ with us)

Curriculum

We will carry out an initial assessment and induction and produce a portfolio for your work. One of our qualified assessors will visit you when you are working to assess your work and gather evidence

NVQ Level 5

The Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice qualification is aimed at candidates who are responsible for developing and applying health and safety procedures day-to-day in their organisation.

The course is suitable for those in the following roles who are looking to improve their knowledge and skills:

  • Supervisor
  • Line manager
  • HSE manager
  • HSE director
  • Staff who’s daily duties revolve around HSE

Key Objectives

  1. Get a balanced perspective of the full scope of occupational safety and health issues.
  2. Be able to organize and communicate an effective safety program.
  3. Learn techniques to identify and target hazards, specific to your organization and take actions to prevent incidents and related costs

How you’re assessed

The learning material is provided electronically with a guidebook and assessment plan. The Tutorial/Assessment team monitor your progress to offer you support and guidance throughout your qualification. Assessment is by the production of a personal portfolio demonstrating understanding and application of the standards at this level; this is greatly simplified by use of the ‘Learning Assistant’eLearning platform, where evidence can be electronically submitted.

Did you know? This qualification does not have any examinations and is impossible to fail!
“You are either competent or not yet competent” our tutor team will guide you through until your successful completion of this NVQ qualification.

NVQ Level 7

The NVQ Level 7 qualification is appropriate for those who work in the construction industry.

Course length:
Dependant on how quickly the learner can gather the relevant evidence.

Who should enroll on to the Construction Senior Management NVQ?
Construction Site Supervisors and Construction Site Managers who are looking to obtain the Black CSCS Manager Card.

Entry Requirements

The qualification will assess a learner’s competence in their current job role. The learner must be aged 18 or higher to be signed up for the NVQ and be working as a Senior Construction Site Manager or in a role at the same level.

NVQ Level 7 in Construction Senior Management – Course Content

The learner will be evaluated on site by a range of methods, such as observations, evidence generated from the workplace, professional discussion, witness testimonials and written questions. The obligatory course structure features a group of mandatory units.

The learner must also select from the optional units to gain the maximum credits to pass. You can select units from two of the three groups below.

B1 – Project development

B2 – Procurement contracts and budgets

B3 – Project Control