Proving your competence
What is a NVQ (National Vocational Qualification)?
The NVQ is a work-based qualification which recognises the skills and knowledge a person needs to do a job. The candidate must demonstrate and prove their competency in their chosen role or career path. The NVQ has no expiry date and stays with the candidate for life. In a lot of cases, the NVQ is achieved in order to upgrade to the CPCS or NPORS Competent Operator (blue) card. The NVQ is not exclusively for these schemes, anybody can gain an NVQ in their required discipline.
Candidates need to demonstrate that they have the suitable skills, knowledge and understanding to carry out the tasks associated with their job role.
How are NVQ’s assessed?
NVQ’s are competency based and the candidate provides evidence of what they do in their work situation which becomes the basis of a portfolio. This is then assessed against the relevant occupational standard. The candidates must demonstrate that their skills are current and prove their competency over a period of time. It is extremely rare that the units of requirement for a NVQ can be completed in one day. It usually takes several weeks or months depending on the evidence to be gathered
What can we provide?
INTEGRA are a registered NVQ centre and assess levels 1 - 5 in most construction plant and lifting operations.
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