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Announcements

CITB announce ‘significant’ increase to Grants for construction training

The CITB (The Construction Industry Training Board) have announced that they will invest £100 million in grants to help construction workers access training and develop their skills. In addition, CITB is also increasing the grant rates for construction Supervision and Management NVQs from £600 to £1,250 and £1,500 respectively.  This …

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Industry News

How can Grandfather Rights (Industry Accreditation) CSCS holders renew their cards?

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has announced that it will be withdrawing the Industry Accreditation/Grandfather Rights route to a CSCS card from 31st December 2024. How did the Grandfather Rights (Industry Accreditation) scheme work? Industry Accreditation (also known as Grandfather Rights) allowed workers to obtain CSCS cards based on …

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Construction Manager

Construction Managers – You don’t know what you know!

At CADUK we often speak with highly experienced, expert Construction Managers that don’t fully appreciate the complexity of the job they do every day. Since they’re surrounded by other construction professionals day-in-day-out; their role becomes second nature. They take their vast knowledge and expertise for granted and often will approach …

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Announcements

CADUKs Guide to the Benefits of NVQs in Construction

What do you know about NVQs? Contrary to popular belief, its not ‘who you know’ these days but ‘what you know’ and how you can prove it! Who says so? Employers throughout the UK and abroad are using evidence of practical, work-related skills, knowledge and experience as the measurement of …

Access to MCIOB through the Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management
Construction Manager

Fast-Track access to MCIOB for experienced Construction Managers

CADUK can provide experienced Construction Managers with fast-track access to Membership of The Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB), through the NVQ Level 7 in Construction Senior Management, but what does MCIOB recognition really mean? Please watch the video below: The Pearson/Edexcel Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management is designed …

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Company News

CADUK are approved to offer ELCAS funding to ex Serviceman who work in Construction Supervision and Management.

CADUK are an ELCAS approved provider which enables current and former members of the armed forces to access funding towards their NVQ in construction! ELC (Enhanced Learning Credits) is a scheme aimed at providing members of the armed forces of the UK with lifelong learning opportunities. Financial support is provided in …

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Health & Safety

Level 6 NVQ in Health and Safety Practice – Another String to a Construction Manager’s Bow!

CADUK are specialists in the delivery of NVQ Level 6 & 7 in Construction Management and are often asked by achievers of this qualification for our advice and guidance as to the next steps in terms of their professional development. For those who are carrying out the work at Level …

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Construction Manager

How do Planners, Estimators, Buyers & Quantity Surveyors access the Black CSCS card?

There are a number of Planners, Quantity Surveyors, Estimators and Buyers in the construction industry that are unaware that high level competence-based qualifications (NVQs) are available for their specific occupation. They’re all aware that academic qualifications exist such as HNC’s, HND’s, Degrees etc and many of them actually hold these …

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Company News

Free NVQs in Plant Operations for CITB Registered Companies?

CADUK have delivered well over 1500 Plant (construction) and Controlling Lifting Operations NVQs since 2011 via our unique online assessment process. We even won an SQA Star award for the delivery of these NVQs! Our Plant Operations NVQs are CITB Grant Claimable! CADUK are a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO). This enables CITB …

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Company News

Fast Track Gold CSCS Card For Construction Supervisors!

Gangers (i.e. those who supervise a particular trade – such as formworkers, steelfixers, construction operatives, labourers etc) can access the CSCS Gold Card through CADUK’s unique “fast-track” assessment of the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision. Is this route accessible to all Gangers? Yes, this assessment is appropriate …

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Health & Safety

Level 6 Health and Safety NVQ for Construction Managers?

CADUK are specialists in the delivery of NVQ Level 6 & 7 in Construction Management and are often asked by achievers of this qualification for our advice and guidance as to the next steps in terms of their professional development. For those who are carrying out the work at Level …

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Industry News

Can existing Construction Managers close the “Construction Skills Gap”?

According to an article in Construction Manager magazine about 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. From our experience at CADUK delivering Construction Managerial NVQs we believe that the real problem is …

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Construction Manager

Fast-Track Black CSCS Card for Experienced Construction Site Managers!

The Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management is designed for managers on site who are responsible for managing projects, controlling standards and evaluating work. Learners are expected to be employed already in site management roles, overseeing, or starting to oversee larger projects and sites with the authority, accountability …

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Industry News

Route to a Black CSCS Card and MICWCI Status for Quality Inspectors

According to a survey by the CIOB more than three-quarters of construction professionals believe the industry’s current management of quality is inadequate. Based on the findings from the call for evidence and wider research, Paul Nash, past-president of the CIOB and chair of the commission is recommending a number of measures, one of …

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Health & Safety

Black CSCS Card and GradIOSH, through the Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice

The ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice The ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice level is the most popular competence based qualification in Health & Safety (Comparable to a Bachelor Degree). The qualification was developed in partnership with IOSH the Chartered body …

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Industry News

‘End of the Line’ for Grandfather Rights (Industry Accreditation) CSCS cards

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has announced that it will be withdrawing the Industry Accreditation/Grandfather Rights route to a CSCS card from 31st December 2024. Industry Accreditation, also known as Grandfather Rights, allowed workers to obtain CSCS cards on the strength of an employers’ recommendation rather than the achievement …

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Construction Manager

Route to the Black CSCS Card and MCIOB for Construction Managers

Construction Managers, Project Managers, Contracts and Production Managers, Commercial Managers, Operations Directors, Property Managers, and Facilities Managers can access the Black CSCS card and become Chartered with The CIOB, through the achievement of the Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management, a qualification comparable to a Masters Degree in terms of academic value. …

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Company News

CADUK Deliver their 1500th NVQ in Plant & Controlling Lifting Operations Level 2-5

CADUK are proud of our achievements in helping over 1500 individuals achieve their NVQs in Plant and Controlling Lifting Operations from levels 2-5. Since 2014 we have been developing an on-site electronic assessment system that enables candidate achievement of the NVQ in a far quicker time period than any of …

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Industry News

Academically Qualified Construction Managers, Future-proof Yourself

There are many experienced managers in the construction industry such as Quantity Surveyors, Planners, Estimators, Design Managers, Site Engineers, Construction Managers, Project Managers, Commercial Managers, Contract Managers, Property Developers, Facility/Estate Managers who have achieved high level academic qualifications in construction management HNC, HND, Degrees who are dismissing the idea of …

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Industry News

Do you need a Black CSCS Card?

Black CSCS Card? The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) aim is to increase safety on construction sites and ensure that those in the construction industry work to an industry standard and have the ability to carry out their role safely and effectively. The Black CSCS card is the Managerial Level card that …

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Health & Safety

Achieved a Level 6 or 7 NVQ in Construction Management? What’s Next?

CADUK are specialists in the delivery of Construction Management NVQs at level 6 and 7 and are often asked by achievers of these qualifications for our advice and guidance as to the next steps in terms of their professional development. A great option that will compliment their existing NVQ and …

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Company News

The Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management, a no brainer!

The Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management is designed for those practitioners in the Construction sector who are working in a Policy-making, Director or Senior management capacity (Click here to download our brochure for this qualification) Contracts and Production Managers and Commercial Managers, Operations Directors of smaller construction companies, Property and Facilities Managers and Specialist Construction Managers; as well as …

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Announcements

FAST-TRACK Gold CSCS Card Route for Site Supervisors

Which qualification enables me to apply for the Gold ‘Site Supervisor’ CSCS Card? The Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision is designed for those who undertake the duties of construction site supervisors or assistant site managers. They will have responsibility for other people in their occupation and clearly be …

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Construction Manager

Looking for a Black CSCS Card?

What is the Black CSCS Card? The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) aim is to increase safety on construction sites and ensure that those in the construction industry work to an industry standard and have the ability to carry out their role safely and effectively. The Black CSCS card is the Managerial …

CADUK Receive SQA Star Award
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SQA Star Award for CADUK’s delivery of Plant and Lifting Operations NVQs!

The SQA Star Awards are unique, recognising both the individuals who work towards and the organisations that deliver SQA qualifications; rewarding those that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to education and training. CADUK were recognised at the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) Star Awards at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum …

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Announcements

Level 6 and 7 NVQs in Construction Management – A life changing decision!

The vast majority of experienced managers in the Construction Industry are aware of the immediate benefit of achieving an NVQ 6 or 7 in Construction Management i.e. access to work through the Black CSCS card.  But very few in our experience really appreciate the life changing decision they are making …

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Announcements

Bring Back Clerk of Works!

Public bodies need to “reduce the gap between themselves and building design teams” and to employ a clerk of works on construction projects, according to a Scottish parliamentary committee The Scottish Parliament’s education and skills committee has published its report into school infrastructure, looking at lessons from the Edinburgh schools fiasco. …

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Health & Safety

NEBOSH Diploma vs Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice

There are a number of routes to consider when you’re looking to develop your managerial career in health and safety including the NEBOSH Diploma and the Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational health and safety Practice. Both of these courses are aimed at health & safety practitioners who have overall …

CADUK are an ELCAS Approved Provider
Announcements

CADUK Gain Approved Provider Status for MOD’s Funding Scheme (ELC)

With significant cuts to the numbers of military posts in recent years, there are large numbers of active (coming towards the end of their service career) and ex-service personnel now looking to enter the job market or increase their existing employment opportunities. In the UK, current projections suggest that over …

Access to MCIOB through the Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management
Industry News

Why Join The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)?

CADUK offer a number of Construction Managerial NVQs that provide access to Membership of The Chartered Institute of Building, but what does MCIOB recognition really mean to the individual? Please watch the video below: The Level 7 NVQs below provide direct access via the Shortened Review and the Level 6 NVQs …

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Fiona Crozier achieves her 4th Plant Operations NVQ with CADUK through our unique e-assessment route

Multi skilled Plant Operator Fiona Crozier achieves her 4th Plant Operations NVQ with CADUK through our unique e-assessment route! FIONA CROZIER completed her Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Operations (Crawler Crane) with the support of specialist Plant NVQ Assessor John Bull. Fiona was already a multi-faceted Plant Operator having achieved NVQs …

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Industry News

CITB Revokes Thousands of CSCS Cards

Thousands of construction workers have had their CSCS cards revoked following an investigation into card fraud at five test centres. A total of 4,615 cards have been taken away by the CITB as part of an ongoing probe after the BBC’s Newsnight revealed in October that workers were paying cash …