NVQ's - The route to getting your workers the correct CSCS SkillCards
National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ’s) are fast becoming the standard that all workers must achieve. They form the basis of apprenticeships, CPCS and other card schemes – making them crucial to being able to work in the industry.
The qualifications are developed and approved by people who work in the industry and are designed to measure a worker’s practical skills and job knowledge by assessing their work on-site. This makes them ideal for both workers and employers alike – helping experienced workers prove their skills, and giving employers the reassurance they need that workers can do the job.
OSAT - How an NVQ is achieved
On-site Assessment and Training (OSAT) is the most widely available route, offered in most trades/occupations and by training providers throughout the UK. It involves an assessor working with the experienced worker to build up a portfolio of evidence to prove their skills. This route generally takes two or three visits to site over a period of approximately three to six months.
CSCS –Skill Card
We can arrange for all your workers to get their NVQ Qualification with a view of securing their CSCS trade specific Skill Card. There are some good reasons for doing such as winning more work and providing the company with protection in the event of an accident on site involving one of the companies workers. The correct CSCS Card is accepted by the HSE and insurers that the worker is competent as set out in the CDM regulations 2005.
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