The academic life is not for everyone. Whilst some learn best in a classroom with books and computers, others learn best through trial and error, practice and perfection. Apprenticeships and on-the-job training have long been recognised as a great way to learn construction skills. But whilst being able to do a job is great you still need to be able to show that you can do the job and obtaining a qualification is the most sure-fire way of doing so.
Workplace and Construction based NVQs
A National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) is an ideal way to learn a trade and get the bit of paper that employers want to see. They are a form of flexible learning and can be tailored to fit around your job and your employer’s requirements.
Typically, you train "on the job" although it is possible to attend training centres and colleges that replicate the working environment. As you progress through the course at your own speed you will build up a portfolio of workplace knowledge and achievement that demonstrates your competencies.
Your NVQ assessor will guide you through the course allowing you to work through the material at your own pace. Your classroom is your workshop, construction site or factory floor and, unlike a day release, you don’t need to worry about where you’re supposed to be on a particular day.
You complete the qualification through assessments that can be completed as you cover the material. No exams to revise for or panic about! Your assessor observes you working and you produce evidence that you have obtained the required knowledge for the level you are studying at. NVQs can take you from the basics (level 3) all the way to diploma level (level 7), which for some NVQs can grant you chartered membership of professional bodies.
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With the We Do Training course search tool you can find an NVQ assessor offering the course you are looking for quickly and easily. Once you’ve located the right course, you can pay for it online with our 100% secure payment gateway. All prices are fully inclusive of course materials and certification so the price you see is the price you’ll pay for your qualification with no hidden surprises later! Why not take a look and see what’s on offer now?