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Why should I do an NVQ?

An NVQ shows your current and future employers that you are competent in your work and have an interest in developing and improving yourself. It allows you to upskill and also gets you one step closer to attaining your CSCS/CPCS card.

How long will it take to get an NVQ?

You can work at your own pace, with the time taken being dependent on your workload and how easily you find the required evidence. As a rough guide:

  • Level 2 NVQ: 2-4 months
  • Level 3 NVQ: 4-6 months
  • Level 6 NVQ: 6-12 months

What level NVQ should I do?

The level of work that you do in your current job determines what NVQ level you should do. You must have a minimum number of relevant years' experience to do higher level NVQs.

How will the NVQ be delivered?

Your NVQ is an assessment of how competent you are in your job role. Our assessor will visit you in the workplace to carry out the checks and may also speak to your colleagues and/or line manager.

Will I have homework?

Yes there may be homework as part of your NVQ or apprenticeship. You will be able to collect most of your evidence during your daily work, however you may want to compile your portfolio at home to give yourself more time.

Can I fail an NVQ?

No, you can't fail an NVQ. If you can't find enough or the right evidence then your assessor will help you along the way.

Will an NVQ get in the way of my job?

No, in fact the NVQ should complement your job and improve your skills and knowledge to ensure you are working even better.

Do I have to complete an NVQ in order to get a CSCS/CPCS card?

With recent changes to the card schemes, if you are working above a green labourer card and need a CSCS/CPCS card you will be required to carry out an NVQ relevant to your area of work. Visit our information page to find out more.

How do I know funded NVQs are credible?

ITS is part of AFI group of companies who turn over £100m a year and provide high quality powered access machine hire and sales as well as industry-accredited training and health & safety courses. We have 30 locations in the UK and six in the Middle East. We now have a fleet of more than 7,000 powered access machines and provide training for more than 25,000 people each year. Rest assured, ITS are a significant part of this success and we can be sure you are in good hands with us!


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