NVQ assessment process
An NVQ (National Vocational Qualifications) is designed to allow an independent party to assess your skills and knowledge in a specific work-related area, providing you with a certification of your competency. Your assessor will ask you to answer verbal or written questions, provide work related evidence, and observe you completing the job in a real work environment. They may also collect witness testimonies from your colleagues or supervisors/managers, complete recorded professional discussions, take photos, videos or collect any other evidence that they think will help to prove your competency in the role.
Organising your assessment
Once your registration has been completed an assessor will be assigned to you and will arrange to meet with you to discuss your experience, skills and knowledge. You will receive a full induction onto the qualification and a plan will be created for completion of each aspect of the NVQ. Your qualification will take 12 weeks to complete as a guideline, however it can be completed quicker, or take longer depending on your specific circumstances. If facilities and access to sites cannot be arranged for your assessor, this will hinder the NVQ process, so you are required to provide contact details for your supervisor or manager to help the assessor arrange to attend site. You will need to arrange for the assessor to access your site by liaising with the site manager or principal contractor. Please not that failure to make adequate arrangements for your assessor to access your place of work may result in additional charges and wasted visit fees (see below for more details).
CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test
For your CPCS card to be upgraded from Red to Blue, in addition to completing your NVQ you will need to have an up to date H&S test. This must be at the required level for your card category, and within 2 years on your application to upgrade. Please inform us if you need to take another H&S touch screen test and we can arrange this for you, at an additional cost.
Red Card extension
When registering to complete your NVQ, your CPCS Red Card can be extended for an additional 12 months if you have not already had an extension for this category. If you wish to do this please inform us below and we can extend your card, however there is an additional £25 charge from CPCS to do so.
General terms and conditions
- We must receive payment in full before the NVQ commences.
- Cost is exclusive of VAT at the current rate.
- Candidates must have an up to date pass in the relevant H&S touchscreen test once their NVQ is complete for Red to Blue upgrades. This can be arranged by All Star Safety at an additional cost.
- No certification will be issued until full payment has been received.
- All NVQ certification takes up to 8-12 weeks to be issued by the awarding body.
- All delegates must have the correct personal protective clothing required i.e. hard hat, overalls, protective footwear etc.
- If training is to be held at your own premises the venue must meet the required standards.
- Any equipment used for training must have all relevant inspection certificates and these must be available for the assessor/trainer.
Wasted visit fee:-
If your assessor confirms an arranged date to visit you on site and you have not made adequate arrangements including informing the site manager, and giving your assessor full site details and the time to be on site for any induction, this may result in a visit not going ahead if he cannot be allowed on site, or delays in starting his work. In the event that you have not made these arrangements and your assessor cannot access the site, a wasted visit fee of £250. If the visit does go ahead but the assessor is delayed, a fee of £50 per hour will be charged.
Unique Learner Number
As part of the NVQ registration process we are required to issue you with a Unique Learner Number (ULN). This will be linked to a Personal Learning Record containing information on your qualifications, awards and learning achievements under the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). Please read the information about how your data will be handled and shared at www.learningrecordsservice.org.uk/privacynotice.