Level 3 Construction NVQs: Which is the right path for me to choose?

Construction NVQ Level 3


Choosing the right Construction NVQ for you can seem rather daunting at first, as there is a wide variety to choose from. However, understanding your options and aligning them with your career goals can set you onto the path of success. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of NVQ Level 3 in the construction sector and guide you through selecting the most suitable pathway that matches your goals.       

Understanding a Construction NVQ Level 3

A construction NVQ Level 3 qualification is highly regarded within the industry, showcasing your competence and proficiency at an advanced level . It shows you are able to work independently and effectively in your chosen skill within construction. Whether you’re a tradesperson or aspiring to move into a supervisory or managerial role, a construction NVQ Level 3 can open doors to progression and higher earning potential. 


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What CSCS Card can you get with a Level 3 Construction NVQ?

Obtaining your Level 3 Construction NVQ will allow you to apply for your Gold CSCS card. There are two different Gold cscs cards which you can choose from. These are Supervisor and advanced craft. Each card requires you to complete certain NVQ level 3’s, these are as follows:


Gold supervisor cscs card



Gold Advanced Craft CSCS Card


How is the Level 3 NVQ assessed?

The level 3 Construction NVQ assessments are carried out through work based competency assessments. This process eliminates the inconvenience of having to do any classroom based work, and ensures that you can obtain your Construction NVQ in the smoothest way possible. This is because the whole process is done in your place of work.

Exploring the different pathways for a Construction NVQ Level 3


There are many options when choosing an NVQ level 3 in construction. Each option is tailored towards a specific trade, so it’s crucial  you pick one that aligns with your interests. Take a look at the Construction NVQ Level 3’s we offer:


Choosing the right Construction NVQ for your Career


When deciding on the right NVQ Level 3 pathway for your construction career, it’s useful to consider the following factors:


Relevant Skills And Experience – Assess your current skills and experience level. Which pathway would best align with your existing strengths and expertise? It’s also useful to consider any additional training you may need to obtain your chosen NVQ.


Career Goals – Reflect on your long term career goals. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 or 10 years? Choose a pathway that supports your career aspirations and offers opportunities for growth and advancement.


Consultation and advice – If you’re unsure about which NVQ is right for you. Make sure to reach out to industry professionals like ourselves as we can help guide you towards the right NVQ for you!

What are the Benefits of having a Level 3 Construction NVQ?


Obtaining a Level 3 Construction NVQ can have many benefits for people who want to upskill themselves and progress their careers in the construction industry.


Recognised Qualifications – Level 3 construction NVQs are widely recognised by employers, which enhances your employability and career prospects when looking for careers in the construction industry.

Career Progression – The Level 3 NVQs helps give you a pathway for progressing in your career within specific trades. This is because the Level 3 NVQ opens doors to higher level job opportunities or serve as a stepping stone to further qualifications 


Practical Skills Development – The NVQ focuses on developing your practical skills, allowing you to gain hands-on experience in the construction industry.

Personal Growth – Successfully completing a Level 3 NVQ helps you progress further into your desired career which usually leads to an increase in salary.

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Obtaining a Level 3 construction NVQ qualification is an excellent step for advancing in the construction industry. Choosing the right pathway can pave the way for success in securing construction jobs. If you’re interested in obtaining your NVQ Level 3 with us, simply fill out the form below, and our team will be in touch!


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