Our industry’s occupational NVQs are currently delivered though the approved centre NSAC (The National Specialist Accreditation Centre) via a linked in Assessor. Our awarding body is NOCN-Cskills Awards.
Assessments are developed to match the bespoke nature of the specialist industry while minimising downtime and absence from the workplace. The NVQs listed below range from level 2 to 6 offering a very practical career progression from operative on site to senior management.
Grants for training are available via the CITB to levy payers and more details on these are available via the Grants page.
The On-Site Assessment and Training (OSAT) Route
For the specialist sector, qualifications are obtained via On-site Assessment and Training (OSAT).
ASUC can guide you through this process and an Assessor will be able to determine if a candidate has sufficient experience to obtain their NVQ via the OSAT route. He can explain the requirements in clear simple language and help you decide which candidates to put forward.
The OSAT route does not require attendance at a college to gain an NVQ as candidates learn their trade on the job whilst being supervised by their employer.
When sufficient experience has been gained each candidate is assessed as to their competence by a registered Assessor.
An Assessor will visit the candidate onsite to assess their practical competency and knowledge. An Assessor helps candidates build a portfolio of evidence; for example: time sheets, drawings, method statements, risk assessments, witness testimony, delivery notes, photos, etc.
The OSAT process recognises competence and awards the successful candidate with a National Vocational Qualification in the appropriate subject.
Rules of Combination
For each NVQ it is necessary for the individual to achieve competence in a number of units – these are specified in the Rules of Combination (ROC). There are minimum credit values and minimum learning hours for each qualification. Units can be mandatory and/or additional. Full details of the ROC can be viewed in the details below by clicking on the More… link under each qualification.
The Main Relevant NOCN-Cskills Awards NVQ Diplomas within Sub-structure Work Occupations are:
QUO846 Level 2 NVQ Diploma – structural waterproofing
designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work in Sub-structure Work Occupations within the construction industry or progress onto further learning. Read more…
QUA877 Level 2 NVQ Diploma- structural repairs reinforcement
provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in Structural Repair – Reinforcement to demonstrate their competence. The units in this qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards. Read more…
QUA846 Level 2 NVQ Diploma – underpinning operations – excavated underpinning
provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in excavated underpinning operations to demonstrate their competence. Read more….
QUB846 Level 2 NVQ Diploma – underpinning operations – underpinning piling
The aim of this qualification is to provide the opportunity for individuals who specialise in mini piling underpinning operations to demonstrate their competence. Read more…
QUA903 Level 3 NVQ Diploma – occupational work supervision (construction)
This Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision provides the opportunity for individuals who supervise others in a relevant construction occupational area to demonstrate their competence. Read more…
QUA918 Level 4 NVQ Diploma – construction site supervision- building & civil engineering
This qualification enables the learner to demonstrate competence in a real workplace environment to work in Building and Civil Engineering within the construction industry. Read more…
QUE925 Level 6 NVQ Diploma – construction contracting operations management – general
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 general construction contracting operations management within the construction industry. Read more…
- Ground Anchors – Driven (QUG846)
- Ground Anchors – Open Hole (QUH846)
- Chemical Grouting (QUI846)
- Preformed Piles (QUJ846)
- Retaining Structures (QUK846)
- Box Beam Post Tensioning (QUL846)
- Resin and Grout Injection Operations (QUM846)