L3 & L4 NVQ's

A Selection of NVQ Level 3 Construction & NVQ Level 4 Construction are available through Workforce Skills Support as detailed below.

NVQ Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications in Construction are ideal for those who have years of experience but no formal qualifications.

​Whilst at their place of work, individuals will be visited by their assessor who will guide them through each part of the process, observe them working and provide the highest levels of support until they complete their qualification. Ideal for individuals and employers needing to avoid downtime and days away from site.​

Once the NVQ is achieved, you can apply for the CSCS gold card for Advanced Craft or Supervisors depending on the NVQ achieved. This card is valid for 5 years.

For Experienced Supervisors and Advanced Craft workers with recent job experience, a red experienced technical or supervisors card can be issued on a temporary basis whilst a related construction NVQ is being achieved.

​If you are unsure what NVQ’s are suitable or what cards are available at each stage, please contact Workforce Skills Support for further information and advice.

Construction Contracting Operations NVQ

​OccupationSupervisory Card - Construction Contracting - Buying Assistant, Estimating Assistant, Planner, Planning Assistant, Surveying Assistant
Level3
Ofqual number603/0357/8
Total Qual. Time 300 - 340 (GLH)
AssessmentPass or fail - Internally assessed and verified by centre staff External quality assurance by ProQual verifiers

Construction Site Supervision NVQ

​OccupationSupervisory Card - Construction Site Supervisor
Level4
Credit Value123
Ofqual number601/4397/6
Total Qual. Time390 (GLH)
AssessmentPass or fail - Internally assessed and verified by centre staff External quality assurance by ProQual verifiers

Formwork NVQ – Level 3

​OccupationAdvanced Craft Card- Formworker
Level3
Ofqual number601/4766/0
Total Qual. Time161 (GLH)
AssessmentPass or fail - Internally assessed and verified by centre staff External quality assurance by ProQual verifiers

Occupational Health and Safety Practice NVQ – Level 3

​OccupationSupervisory Card - Construction Health and Safety Officer
Level3
Ofqual number601/4766/0
Total Qual. Time161 (GLH)
AssessmentPass or fail - Internally assessed and verified by centre staff External quality assurance by ProQual verifiers

Occupational Work Supervision NVQ

​OccupationSupervisory Card - Occupational Work Supervisor
Level3
Ofqual number600/4243/6
Total Qual. Time224 - 241 (GLH)
AssessmentPass or fail - Internally assessed and verified by centre staff External quality assurance by ProQual verifiers

Plant Maintenance NVQ – Level 3

​OccupationSupervisory Card - Plant Mechanic / Construction Plant Maintenance and Repair
Level3
Ofqual number60 1 / 8767 / 0
Total Qual. Time1030 (GLH)
AssessmentPass or fail - Internally assessed and verified by centre staff External quality assurance by ProQual verifiers

Trowel Occupations NVQ – Level 3

​Occupation​Advanced Craft - Bricklayer
Level3
Ofqual number601/6501/7
Total Qual. Time501 - 534 (GLH)
AssessmentPass or fail - Internally assessed and verified by centre staff External quality assurance by ProQual verifiers

Wood Occupations NVQ – Level 3

​Occupation​Advanced Craft - Carpenter and Joiner, Shopfitting Bench Work, Shopfitting Sitefixer
Level3
Ofqual number603/0670/1
Total Qual. Time327 - 488 (GLH)
AssessmentPass or fail - Internally assessed and verified by centre staff External quality assurance by ProQual verifiers