Do You Need A Construction NVQ?

Construction NVQ

A Construction NVQ is essential for people working in various construction related roles. Whether you’re first starting out in the industry, or have been in the industry for years, you should never underestimate how important a construction NVQ can be for your career and the opportunities it can bring to you in the future. However, it’s important to make sure you know which NVQ is right for you! Take a read through this article to gain a better understanding when applying for construction NVQs.

What is a Construction NVQ?

An NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) is a work based qualification that recognises the skills and knowledge a person needs to do their job. This is so important for people working in jobs such as construction, as the NVQ proves to employers or potential contracts that you have the knowledge and skills available to carry out specific and complex tasks.

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What are the benefits of undertaking an NVQ?

There are many benefits towards completing your NVQ, for both individuals and employees.  

For individuals, a construction NVQ offers individuals a flexible path towards becoming qualified in the workplace, eliminating the process of undergoing examinations. This is especially advantageous for those with busy schedules, as it eliminates the need to find time for additional studies. At Portland Training, we streamline the process by sending assessors directly to your workplace for convenient, work-based assessments, ensuring you can achieve your construction NVQ smoothly and efficiently.

For employers, a construction NVQ offers an effective way of developing staff to a nationally recognised standard which overall improves efficiency for your business. This is because it gives proof that your staff have the capability to do their job as it’s based on the work they have demonstrated that they can do, rather than just knowing the theory. Therefore, demonstrating a commitment to quality both internally and externally to customers, ensuring that employees are up-to-date with industry standards.

Why you should consider an NVQ?

It doesn’t matter what role in construction you work in, there’s always an NVQ that can help you progress further into your career. Allowing you to build up your Skills and essentially earn more money through this process. This is because the NVQ will show to companies and potential customers that you are qualified to complete complex Jobs. Therefore, It’d be a no-brainer for you if you want to build up your career in construction, especially if we can remove all the hassle of classroom exams, and hours of studying after long days at work.

What are the different types of Construction NVQs?

Construction NVQ
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Save money with us

When first looking at the cost for construction NVQs, it can seem rather pricey, but the value it will bring to you and your career will far outweigh this initial amount. However, If you’d prefer not to pay this in full, don’t worry! There are some ways that you can save money when paying for the construction NVQ.

CITB Grants

The first way you can save money on the NVQ is through being employed in a company that’s CITB registered. This is because CITB provides grants for construction industry employers who provide training for their workforce. You can find out more about CITB grants by clicking here.

Knoma financing

Portland training also offers a flexible payment plan through using Knoma. Candidates can choose to “pay with Knoma” and spread the costs of their NVQ over a 10-month period, interest free. This allows individuals to manage the overall cost effectively whilst investing in their future career.

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Free Courses for jobs

Are you looking to complete a level 3 NVQ? See how you could get yours for free!

Portland Training’s Free Courses for Jobs initiative is a government backed project aiming to support people by enhancing their job prospects and contribute to the economy growth through developing valuable skills. The program we offer is designed to provide the necessary training for adults by giving them new skill sets to further their potential, and progress in their careers.

This initiative is available for people who are 24 years or older, and lack a level 3 qualification or higher, then you may be eligible to get your level 3 construction NVQ completely free!

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Skills Bootcamps For the Employed

If you’re interested in completing your Level 2 NVQ, then you need to read about this opportunity!

Portland Training offers a Government-backed program that enables learners to obtain valuable qualifications at no cost, letting you progress in your career. Once completed, you’ll be able to apply for your blue CSCS card, enhancing your future professional prospects. If you click the link below, you can find out more about this brilliant opportunity available, and check if you’re eligible. Quick! Spaces for this initiative are filling fast so make sure to claim your spot!

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Interested in getting your Construction NVQ?

The importance of obtaining a construction NVQ cannot be overstated. Whether you’re just entering the construction industry, or have years of experience, an NVQ could be a game changer for your career. If you’d be interested in completing a Construction NVQ with us, then make sure to fill in the form below, and we’ll do our best to ensure we get you on track to upskilling yourself.


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