Construction NVQ Courses & Qualifications

Improve your skills and enhance your construction career.

Level 2 NVQ’s

Dry Lining NVQ Level 2 Diploma (Interior Systems)

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Interior Systems (Drylining) qualification provides a nationally recognised qualification for those working in the construction and the built environment sector working across a broad range of areas.

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Level 2 Plant Operations NVQ

The Level 2 NVQ  in Plant Operations (Construction) qualification provides a nationally recognised qualification for plant operatives following one of a variety of pathways relating to their work roles:

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NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry (Wood Occupations)

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Carpentry) aims to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence of individuals who specialise in a wood-based occupation within the construction industry.

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NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering (Groundworks)

The aim of the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Groundworks qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace.

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NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Demolition

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Demolition qualification provides a nationally recognised qualification for those working in this specialised area of construction.

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NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Formwork

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Formwork is aimed at those who are involved in assembling, installing and subsequently removing formwork.

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NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Steel Erecting

The aim of the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Steel Erecting qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence of individuals who specialise in steel erecting in the construction and engineering industries.

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NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Steelfixing Occupations

The aim of the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Steelfixing Occupations qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence of individuals who specialise in steelfixing in the construction industry.

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NVQ Level 2 Painting And Decorating Course

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations qualification provides a nationally recognised qualification for those working in decorative finishing roles in the construction industry.

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Plastering NVQ Level 2 Diploma

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering qualification provides a nationally recognised qualification for those working in the construction industry who want to specialise in plastering.

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Trowel Occupations (Bricklaying) NVQ Level 2

The aim of the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Bricklaying) qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence of individuals who work in this area of the construction industry.

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Level 3&4 NVQ’s

NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction)

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) qualification provides the opportunity for individuals who supervise others in a relevant construction occupational area to demonstrate their competence.

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NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Wood Occupations (Carpentry)

The aim of the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Carpentry) qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence of individuals who specialise in a wood based occupation in the construction industry.

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NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Construction Site Supervision

The Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision qualification provides a nationally recognised qualification for those working as a site supervisor or assistant site manager in building and civil engineering, highways maintenance and repair, residential development, conservation or demolition.

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Level 6 NVQ's

NVQ Level 6 Construction Site Management Diploma

The Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management qualification provides a nationally recognised qualification appropriate for those working as construction site managers in building and civil engineering, highways maintenance and repair, residential development, conservation or demolition.

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NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management

The Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management qualification provides a nationally recognised qualification for candidates working in a management role in the construction industry.

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CITB Approved Courses

Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (Leading to CSCS Green Card)

This qualification is supported by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and develops Learners’ basic awareness of health and safety in a construction environment.

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Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is a 5 day course deemed the minimum requirement for site managers to hold.

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Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SMSTS-R)

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SMSTS-R) is a 2 day course that ensures your SMSTS qualification remains valid.

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Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)

The Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) is a 2 day course providing those with supervisory responsibilities, working within a construction environment, with the knowledge of health, safety, welfare and environmental issues.

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Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SSSTS-R)

The Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme Refresher (SSSTS-R) is a 1 day course that ensures your SSSTS qualification remains valid.

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Online Courses

Fire Marshal Training Course

This course provides extensive knowledge of fire prevention, evacuation protocol and using fire extinguishers.

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Abrasive Wheels

This course covers the anatomy of an abrasive wheel, the dangers associated with their use, Storage and handling and much more.

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Asbestos Awareness Training Course

As well as informing candidates about the risks of working with asbestos, the course will deliver content to help them recognise asbestos containing materials, make them aware of where it was used, include steps they can take to minimise the risks and discuss the legislation that applies to working with asbestos.

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CDM Awareness Training

This awareness course covers the core concepts of the regulations and details the various roles that are required for a construction project along with the key documents that need to be produced.

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COSHH Training Online

This course covers what you need to know about the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH). It’s aimed at anyone who is exposed to Substances Hazardous to Health at work, as well as line managers with responsibility for such people.

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Electrical Safety

This course will start by covering the many benefits electricity brings to society, as well as its key components voltage, current and resistance.

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Emergency First Aid Refresher

This Emergency aid course will highlight some of the most common situations that you might come across and the actions that you can take to help.

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Fire Extinguisher Training

This course provides training in the use of different types of fire extinguishers and the protocol of tackling a fire.

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Fire Safety Awareness

This course will provide candidates with a general understanding of basic fire awareness including what should be done in the event of a fire, how to prevent a fire occurring and a basic introduction of the protocol of extinguishing a fire. 

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Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (Leading to CSCS Green Card)

This qualification is supported by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and develops Learners’ basic awareness of health and safety in a construction environment.

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Lone Working

This course acts as an introduction to personal safety for lone workers and applies to those that work alone within business premises, mobile workers and homeworkers. 

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Manual Handling Course Online

To try and combat manual handling problems, the Manual Handling Operations Regulations were introduced.

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Noise Awareness

This course starts by going into detail about how dangerous noise can be in the workplace, and the main safety issues you should be aware of.

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) plays a vital role in managing Health & Safety risks.

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Working at Height

The term work at height applies to a wide range of situations ranging from the obvious ones like working on platforms, ladders, scaffolds or stages to working alongside deep trenches.

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Working in Confined Space

At the end of this course you’ll be able to demonstrate your understanding of the control measures to be followed when working in, or near to, confined spaces as detailed in a safe working procedure.

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Working Safely

Working safely is in the interest and concern of all staff, both employers and employees.

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Short Courses

Adult Mental Health First Aid (Wales)

The 12 hour AMHFA (Wales) course teaches adults how to provide Mental Health First Aid to friends, families and co-workers.

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Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF)

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with a basic introduction to health and safety in the workplace, including the role that everyone plays in maintaining a safe working environment.

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Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF)

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the opportunity to develop their awareness of health and safety, including the role that everyone plays in maintaining a safe working environment.

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Level 2 Award in Principles of COSHH (RQF)

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification has been specifically designed to develop Learners’ knowledge of COSHH Regulations and requirements.

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Level 2 Award in Principles of Manual Handling (RQF)

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the principles of safer manual handling.

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Level 2 Award in Principles of Risk Assessment (RQF)

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification provides Learners with a greater awareness of risks in the workplace and the measures that can be taken to control them.

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Level 2 Award in Safe Moving and Handling (RQF)

The law states that employers have a legal responsibility to provide adequate training for those who perform manual handling tasks in their day to day role.

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Level 2 Award in Working at Height (RQF)

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification has been specifically designed to provide Learners with a greater awareness in the use of ladders, step ladders, harnesses and a variety of other equipment that is used when working at height.

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Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)

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.

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Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF)

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.

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Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (RQF)

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification is designed to help Learners develop a more advanced knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace.

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Level 3 Award in Risk Assessment (RQF)

This regulated and nationally recognised qualification is specifically designed to provide Learners with the knowledge and skills required to conduct risk assessments in low risk premises.

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QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work - Re qualifier Course

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.

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Construction Qualifications - FAQ's

Why Take a Construction NVQ Course?

All of our construction NVQ courses allow the learner to work towards gaining a CSCS card or skilled worker card. Any NVQ-level construction course shows to any future employer that you have the skills to complete a construction site job at a high standard whilst respecting the health, safety, and welfare of others.

What Does NVQ Stand For In The Construction Industry?

NVQ stands for National Vocational Qualification. A National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) is very well favoured within the construction industry as the learner will progress and succeed at a rapid pace.

Do I Need a CSCS Card To Work On a Construction Site?

The possession of a CSCS card (skilled worker card) means you will be able to access construction sites and show your competence in your construction skills. If the business you are working for can show the proof of CSCS cards then it will be more appealing to those wanting to work for them.

How Will The Construction Course Be Assessed?

As you are taking a construction NVQ, there is no other way to be assessed than practically. You need to be able to practice the relevant skills for your construction course. If you are on a bricklaying course then you need to be able to lay bricks well and if you are on a painting and decorating course, then you need to be able to paint and decorate well. In a construction NVQ, you will be assessed on what you can physically do rather than what you know.

Construction NVQs are designed with the construction site in mind. You will be assessed on-site and the examiner will be judging you based on your physical abilities. They will be asking questions to yourself and others as you are working and they will be looking at the work you are doing at that moment. Once the task is completed, the assessor will then take a look at your finished work and provide guidance accordingly


Can You Fail Construction NVQs?

The short answer is no, you cannot fail a construction NVQ. An NVQ is built differently than your average GCSE or A-level exam. A construction NVQ is based on the learner's ability to complete physical tasks. Within an NVQ there is no deadline, if the person taking the course feels that they are not prepared, then they can delay the assessment. Delaying the assessment means that the learner can be given tips and tricks to then succeed at a later date. Once the learner then succeeds, they will be awarded a CSCS card and be named as a skilled worker in the industry.