Construction Level 2 NVQs

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NVQ Level 2

What is a NVQ Level 2 in Construction?

An NVQ Level 2 in construction is a National Vocational Qualification that evidences that you are a skilled worker in a specific trade in construction. This qualification recognises your knowledge, skill and expertise in your field, whilst crucially acknowledging that you have the required health and safety knowledge to operate at that level.

The NVQ level 2 is designed for skilled workers who have experience in a specific role. This qualification is reserved for those with the relevant skills and experience in their individual sector.  

What is a NVQ Level 2 equivalent to?

 An NVQ Level 2 is equivalent to obtaining 5 GCSEs at grade A*- C (9-4). Other qualifications that are equivalent to an NVQ level 2 are a BTEC first certificate, an intermediate GNVQ or any other level 2 qualification in the UK.

Get your blue CSCS card with your NVQ level 2

 Completing an NVQ level 2 in construction will enable you to obtain your blue CSCS card, subject to passing the CITB health and safety test.

“Skilled Worker” Blue CSCS Card

The Blue CSCS card or “Skilled Worker” card is a physical card supplied by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS). This card essentially evidences that you have the required health and safety competence and a NVQ level 2 in your specific area of expertise. These cards are highly regarded by construction employers as they are an official certification of your ability and knowledge.

How much is a Blue CSCS card?

A blue CSCS card will cost you £36. You must only order your card through the CSCS themselves. Before applying for your card, you must hold a relevant NVQ level 2 and you must complete the relevant CITB health and safety test (commonly known as the touch screen test). The CITB touch screen test will cost you £22.50, so in total you will have to pay £58.50 to obtain your Blue CSCS card.

You can learn more about this in our comprehensive guide: How much is a CSCS card?

How is the NVQ level 2 assessed?

The NVQ level 2 is assessed at your place of work. NVQs are primarily work based assessments of competency, where you are observed in a natural working environment.

Our experienced assessors will come to your place of work to gather all the required evidence for you to pass the NVQ level 2.

We are flexible and will work around you, ensuring that you do not need to travel outside of your working requirements.

No time away from work

Our NVQ Level 2 assessments are undertaken at your place of work; our assessors will observe you in your day-to-day role. Due to the nature of the qualification being a work-based assessment, we will not disturb your everyday tasks and will work with you to get the qualification completed.

No classrooms or written work

The NVQ level 2 is assessed practically; as it is a hands-on assessment, we do not require the use of classrooms or traditional written work.

How to save money on your NVQ level 2

A NVQ level 2 is typically the cheapest NVQ in construction available if you’re looking to complete one commercially, however, we’ve got some fantastic opportunities for you to save on your qualification, or possibly get it free of charge!

CITB Training Grants: Claim back money on your NVQ level 2

If the company you work/ subcontract for are CITB registered, you may be able to claim back £600 on the cost of your NVQ level 2. This significantly reduces the total cost for you to complete the qualification. Speak to your manager or training coordinator to find out if you are CITB registered.

Learn more about the CITB training grant.

Pay for your NVQ level 2 in flexible monthly instalments.

If you’re interested in completing an NVQ level 2, but don’t like the idea of paying in full up front, we have a great solution. We’re able to offer the option to pay for your NVQ level 2 in flexible monthly instalments. With this, you’ll be able to get qualified now and pay later. You can even put some money down at the start to mitigate your monthly repayments. 

Get your NVQ level 2 for free: Skills Bootcamps

You could get your NVQ level 2 completely free of charge with the availability of government funding. Our Skills Bootcamp in construction allows learners to gain their NVQ level 2 award and a plant qualification at no cost!

Fully Funded NVQ level 2: Construction Operations.

Our Skills Bootcamps course allows learners to gain a fully funded NVQ level 2 qualification in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering- Reinstatement. This is a highly desirable construction qualification which is applicable to a multitude of construction roles. Obtaining this fully funded NVQ level will allow you to obtain your blue CSCS card.

Learn more about our Skills Bootcamp for the Employed: Fully Funded NVQ Level 2.

Fully Funded Plant Qualification (NPORS)

Completing one of our Skills Bootcamps for the employed will allow you to gain a plant qualification alongside your NVQ level 2 free of charge. We’re currently able to offer 5 different plant qualifications for you to choose from.

How to start your NVQ level 2

Get in touch with us using the form below to discuss your NVQ level 2 in construction. Looking for a fully funded NVQ? Apply on our Skills Bootcamp page.

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