Why do I need an NVQ?

Why do I need an NVQ?

Working in construction can offer a range of diverse career opportunities. But getting a qualification in an area of construction is now more important than ever. If you are looking to progress in your occupation then you will need a good balance of hands on work experience and industry approved qualifications; That's where an NVQ comes in.


NVQ – Construction Industry Standard

An NVQ is considered the industry standard and an absolute necessity in the construction business. The scheme is popular with employers and trainees as its flexibility allows learners to work and study at the same time.

Most NVQs are completed by candidates who are carrying out their training under an apprenticeship. An NVQ is a great way to learn a construction craft whilst being guided by professionals and there many construction NVQ’s available for a wide variety of trades.

When you have completed your construction NVQ it is likely that your career opportunities and pay scale will increase.


The Essential Benefits of Getting a Construction NVQ in Sheffield

By completing a Construction NVQ in Sheffield you will be able to be recognised as a qualified member of the workforce, this means you will eligible for the CSCS card scheme or one of the affiliated card schemes. Possession of a CSCS card or an Affiliate CSCS card is essential for gaining site access in the UK, and it will also assist you in your career progression and employability level.

You won’t be able to apply for a renewable CSCS card without an industry recognised qualification and therefore your access to construction sites will be severely restricted. At the moment over 80% of UK construction sites are complying with the CSCS card scheme, so no card means no access.

In an ever competitive job market, it is more important than ever to get a nationally recognised qualification. Get your career started or get ready to take that next step on the ladder with a construction NVQ with Sheffield's Portland Training and look toward building the solid foundations for a brighter, successful future.

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