According to a recent article in Construction Manager magazine, a fifth of all vacancies in the construction industry remain hard to fill because employers cannot find staff with the right skills, qualifications or experience – and at senior construction management the situation only gets worse.
Over the years CADUK have qualified hundreds of learners on the Pearson NVQ 7 Diploma in Construction Senior Management. Most of these have continued their professional development by becoming Members/Fellows of The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and various other professional institutions.
Some of our learners enjoyed the assessment process so much that they went on to become CADUK NVQ assessors themselves. They wanted to give something back to the industry and to help other construction professionals just like them to develop themselves and their careers. They know how it feels to have started in the industry ‘on the tools’, worked your way up through the ranks over the years to the point that you’re now running the construction project – but the only qualification you have to your name is a ‘City & Guilds Level 2 in Carpentry’ or similar.
This is where the NVQ assessor comes in, he’s been through the process himself, he understands that it’s essentially one qualified construction professional determining whether or not their candidate is also a competent construction professional and enabling them to achieve the formal recognition that they deserve.
Becoming an NVQ assessor is more simple than you might think, a realistic time-frame to become and assessor is 6-8 weeks. CADUK train our own assessors in-house. Initially there is one full day of theory/learning which we carry out here at the CADUK office in Telford, followed by a live assessment of two candidates through professional discussion and production of a portfolio of evidence.
If you have achieved the Pearson Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management and gone on to become a Member of The Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB), you could be one of a handful of expert assessors that can help change construction manager’s lives with CADUK.
The cost to become qualified NVQ assessor though the Pearson Level 3 NVQ in assessing competence in the work environment is £1300 + VAT.
If you’re interested in becoming an NVQ assessor and joining the CADUK assessment team, please give us call 01952 287 366