CSCS Gold Card Occupational Work Supervision

NVQ Level 3 Occupational Works Supervision – Remote assessment – Gold CSCS card! – COVID 19

What is the Gold CSCS Card?

The Gold CSCS card is accessible to those that have achieved the Level 3 NVQ in Occupational Works Supervision  construction industry. This card demonstrates that you have the skills,  knowledge, experience and capability to supervise personnel in a construction environment.

How can I access this card though the fast-track route?

Foremen/Gangers (i.e. those who contribute to the supervision of a particular occupation – such as formworkers, steelfixers, construction operatives, labourers etc) can access the CSCS Gold Card through the CADUK’s fast-track assessment of the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision.

Is this fast-track route accessible to all Gangers/Foremen?

Yes, this fast-track assessment is appropriate for established supervisors that are time-served, experienced and confident in their role. These supervisors will have already gained the skills, knowledge and experience required to complete this qualification on the job, over time, in a real construction-site environment. We aren’t teaching you how to become an occupational supervisor through this fast-track route, you’re proving to us that you’re already doing it competently and safely.

This fast-track assessment route is therefore not suitable for those who are still developing their abilities as a supervisor and/or have only been in the role for a short time.

How long does the fast-track assessment take?

Our fast-track process does not require our assessor coming to site due to Covid 19 restrictions. Candidates will need to do some preparation beforehand and gather the relevant evidence and documentation to ensure the assessment process can be conducted effectively. Rather than a traditional ‘pen and paper’ assessment, our assessor will electronically capture the assessment and evidence.

This route is particularly beneficial for those whose CSCS cards need urgent renewal or upgrade.

Which occupations are covered by this qualification?

In order to apply for your Gold CSCS card, you must be assessed as a Supervisor against a particular occupation (or occupations). Your chosen occupation(s) will be listed on the back of your Gold CSCS card. You must therefore ensure that your occupation is approved on the CSCS list of supervision occupations, you can do this by Clicking Here.

My occupation is on CSCS approved list, how can I apply for this Level 3 NVQ?

We determine these things through our initial profiling process. Please Click Here To Download The Initial Profile Tool.

Download the profile tool document to your computer (make sure you open it specifically in Adobe Reader so that you can fill the electronic form in correctly) and return the completed form to us. We will then review your responses and get back to you to advise if you are suitable for this fast-track assessment.

How much does the qualification cost?

The qualification costs £1150 + VAT. This includes registration fees etc.

Can I get some more information?

If you need more information on the Level 3 NVQ and our unique REMOTE fast-track assessment process please contact CADUK on 01952 287 366.

ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice

ProQual Level 6 NVQ Occupational Health & Safety Practice – COVID 19

Experienced Health & Safety managers can choose from a wide variety of academic and vocationally related qualifications to help them develop their careers. There is only one however that demonstrates that you are competent enough to carry out your responsibilities to a National Occupational Standard at a senior level.

The ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice is the new benchmark that is challenging the dominance of the NEBOSH Diploma which historically most Health and Safety practitioners have opted for in terms of furthering their professional development, accessing professional status with IOSH and gaining access to enhanced workplace opportunities.

The ProQual Level 6 NVQ is now the highest level competence based qualification in Health & Safety (Comparable to a Bachelor Degree). The qualification was developed in partnership with IOSH the Chartered body for health and safety professionals and is registered on Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

This new qualification is designed for those involved in the practical application and/or management of health and safety and is appropriate to learners from a variety of sectors including Energy, Oil & Gas, Retail, Corporate Business and Construction.

To gain access to the qualification they will have to demonstrate that:

  1. They have an autonomous role in their organisation for managing health and safety policy and practice.
  2. They report directly to or are part of the senior management team.
  3. They recommend and implement changes relevant to their role.
  4. They are aware of cost implications and budgetary control.

The assessment of the ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice can be tailored to individual’s needs and requirements. The assessment process has no requirement for you to undertake exams, assignments or attend training workshops and can be assessed totally on line using our bespoke CADUK E portfolio and variety of evidence and professional discussion. Competence-based qualifications are not training courses, they provide recognition of skills, knowledge, experience and confidence that has already been developed over time in the industry.

All CADUK assessors are experienced, qualified professionals with years of exposure within health and safety management, so you can be assured that we will provide you with the best possible support.  They will review your progress on an ongoing basis, offering guidance and support along the way, ensuring a timely achievement – you might even enjoy the experience.

To find out if you have access to the ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice click here and download our profile tool. Open the document in Adobe Reader so that you can use the interactive features and complete the document realistically and honestly. Send the profile tool back to us and we’ll call you back to discuss your responses.

Give us a call on 01952 287366.

Become an NVQ Assessor with CADUK

Become a (MCIOB) NVQ Assessor in Construction Management? In a COVID environment.

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 Managerial NVQs at Level 7. Most Level 7s have continued their professional development by becoming Members/Fellows of The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

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.

This is where the (MCIOB) 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 (MCIOB) NVQ assessor is more simple than you might think even in this COVID environment.  A realistic time-frame to become and assessor is 6-8 weeks. CADUK train our own assessors in-house. Initially there is one day of theory/learning which we carry out on TEAMS, followed by a live assessment of one of the candidates going through the professional discussion and an observation of performance.

The cost to become a qualified (MCIOB) NVQ assessor is ZERO all you have to do is bring 3 Level 7 candidates (paying) with you.

If you’re interested in becoming an (MCIOB) NVQ assessor (and perhaps joining the CADUK assessment team, please give us call 01952 287 366.

Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management

Achieved the NVQ Level 6 or 7 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.

Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety PracticeA super option that will provide them with further development opportunities and add real value to their CV is the ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice.

The ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice is designed for people involved in the practical application and/or management of health and safety. They will have an autonomous role in their organisation for managing health and safety policy and practice and will report directly to or be part of the senior management team.

But don’t take our word for it click here to download the Initial Profile Tool for this qualification and carry out your own self assessment to see if you have access to this NVQ. On achievement of this qualification the individual will not only be able to demonstrate to the client that they have the qualification and relevant skills and knowledge to carry out their health and safety role effectively, the qualification would also be added to their Black CSCS Card alongside their existing qualification and they would be able to access Graduate Membership of IOSH (Grad IOSH).

If you are are an experienced Construction Site Manager and would like to undertake this Health and Safety qualification please complete the profile tool in the link above and return it to us or give us a call us on (01952) 287366.

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-makingDirector or Senior management capacity (Click here to download our brochure for this qualification)

Contracts and Production Managers and Commercial ManagersOperations Directors of smaller construction companies, Property and Facilities Managers and Specialist Construction Managers; as well as those in Construction Project Management – i.e. those who oversee projects from inception to decommissioning, who advise stakeholders and who form and lead project delivery teams.

This qualification is comparable to a Masters Degree in terms of academic value. Candidates need to reflect on their own professional practice and provide workplace evidence to demonstrate to their assessor (all of our Level 7 assessors are themselves Fellows or Members of the CIOB) how they carry out their occupational role.

Within a few months they could:

  1. Become a Member of The Chartered Institute of Building (Chartered Construction Manager
  2. Be in possession of a Black CSCS Card

To find out if you have access to this qualification please click here to download our ‘self assessment’ profile tool or call CADUK directly on (01952) 287366

Below are a selection of reviews from some of our recent learners that have achieved the Pearson/Edexcel Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management and are now either MCIOB or working towards it:

Kevin Beaver 

“The NVQ7 in Construction Senior Management is a great programme and allows you to complete at your own pace.

The support provided by CADUK, Gary, Nick and David was superb. I thoroughly enjoyed the studying and found it to be a great learning experience.

Thoroughly recommend it to anyone that has not gone the BSc route academically and looking to gain chartered status with CIOB!”

Adam Powell 

“I have just achieved my NVQ 7 in Construction Senior Management with CADUK. Once I managed to set aside structured time to undertake this NVQ I completed it in approx. 2 months. From the moment I contacted them based on Gary’s enthusiasm and passion I knew this was the provider for me.

I could not recommend a provider higher. Great support, advice & service from start to finish. Thank you Gary, Nick & of course John.”

Luke Baker  

“I have recently completed my NVQ L7 Senior Construction Management, from my initial call to Gary at CADUK, to receiving my certificate I found the team to be professional throughout.

Many thanks to Gary, Martyn and Nick for the support though the process.”

Tom Messenger 

“CADUK Provided me with the facility and support I needed to get the correct qualification to further my career.

After a brief discussion with Gary, he gave me the belief that I would be able to complete the Level 7 NVQ in Construction Senior Management. Once I started the course it took me 6 months to complete, based on 2 evening sessions per week and a morning at weekends. It could be done quicker but I was able to allocate the times that suited my life and my work without having a detrimental effect on either.

My assessor was David and I cannot speak highly enough of him. I now have my Black CSCS card, have completed my Professional review and await approval for MCIOB status”

Shaun Bull 

“My experience with CADUK has been brilliant, I received great support and guidance throughout the learning process and constructive feedback on the assessments. A very Professional organisation that I would highly recommend for any of your Construction skill competence and assessment needs!”

Andrew Parkes  

“I had been searching for a higher level qualification to enhance my career prospects for some time when I came across the CADUK website and saw the range of courses they offer.

I contacted CADUK to discuss my options and from that point on the team at CADUK have been extremely helpful. Gary guided me through the application process and was a great source of help and motivation throughout the course, always available to offer advice. Nick provided support in the use of the easy to use online submission system and always offered prompt advice in the event of any technical issues. Last but not least John my assessor who provided positive, helpful feedback throughout the assessment process and challenged me to reflect on my experience and produce the best possible submissions.

I have now completed the Pearson Edexcel NVQ Level 7 diploma in construction senior management delivered by CADUK and would highly recommend both the course and CADUK to anyone considering undertaking a qualification of this type”

Rob Bazzant 

“The CADUK team acted as great mentors throughout my studies, despite us being on opposite sides of the World!

They are a first class organisation who’s knowledge and guidance was invaluable to me in achieving my qualification.

Thanks to the whole team at CADUK.”

Deon Swanepoel 

“I have completed my NVQ7 Diploma with CADUK this month.

A big thanks to the team at Caduk. They have mentored me through this Diploma with a high level of professionalism and dedication even when times got difficult.

Now that I have my Diploma they will continue with there Professional guidance to help achieve MCIOB.

It’s has bean a real pleasure working with CADUK and will recommend them to all.

Thanks for all the help once again..”

 

See more of our google reviews: here

Pearson Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management

Zero to HERO – Through the NEW Level 7 NVQ in Construction Senior Management

CADUK have identified that the achievement of the New Pearson Edexcel Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management is the qualification that can take these experienced construction managers from ‘Zero’ to ‘Hero’ in just a few months.

All they have to do is reflect on their own professional practice, provide evidence of how they do their job or how they have done it in the past.

Within a few months they could:

  1. Become a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB
  2. Be in possession of a Black CSCS Card

Many construction managers mistakenly believe that because the Level 7 NVQ Diploma is broadly equivalent to a Masters Degree and they don’t work for a main contractor that they aren’t able to achieve it. In our experience in the majority of circumstances this is not the case.

To discuss this, or any of our qualifications in more detail, give us a call on 01952 287366.

 

NVQs in Construction

CADUKs – Guide to the Benefits and Value of NVQs in Construction

Well, what do you know about NVQs?

Contrary to popular belief its not who you know these days but what you know and what you can do that makes a difference in the world of work in Construction.

Who says so?

Employers throughout the UK and abroad are using evidence of practical, work-related skills, knowledge and experience as the measurement of how valuable their people are now and for the future. CDM Regulation 2015 which are the the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects have provided guidance for Principal Designers/Principal Contractors where they are advised to appoint contractors and workers and provide the managers, supervisors and operatives who have the right blend of skills, knowledge, training and experience. You can improve your chances of getting a better job and building a better career simply by being recognised for what you already know by committing yourself to undertake a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ).

The following is an introduction by CADUK to NVQs in Construction. What they are; who they are for, how you get them, what employers think of them and how you find out more.

How do you show what you know and can do?

The best way to improve your career prospects is to show that your skills meet the standards agreed by Construction Employers across the UK.  NVQs are designed to help you do just that.

NVQs are National because the represent the standards accepted through the UK. They are Vocational because they are about the work you do. They are respected, high quality qualifications that are Internationally recognised that give you a certificate to prove that you have reached the required standard to carry out your job in the Construction Industry.

Does an NVQ involve sitting exams?   

No. NVQs aren’t about how good you are at exams, they are about how good you are at work. NVQs never involve written tests, they don’t involve trick questions – they are designed to let your skills, knowledge and experience shine through in practical ways. All NVQs in Construction (and there are over 300 NVQs in Construction) are developed by the CITB through consultation with National Working Groups and Practitioner Groups from across the four home nations, so they are developed by people who know the Construction Industry. They relate to the real world and many certificate holders and their employers will tell you that this is their main advantage. NVQs are not about going back to school. They are about going where you want to go in your career.

Where can NVQs in Construction take you?

With a little effort on your part, The relevant NVQ can take your career wherever you want it to go. Whatever your job in Construction at whatever level there is an NVQ for you. As your career develops further NVQs at higher levels will become accessible. The NVQ framework in construction is designed to help you make progress in your career. Having an NVQ  gives you a better chance of changing jobs or having access to work abroad. You could even have a career break without having to start from scratch every time. When you move on from a job you take your recognised skills and experience with you: by giving you formal recognition, NVQs help keep your career on the move.

Are Employers in the Construction Industry backing NVQs?

NVQs tell your employer a lot about you. By gaining an NVQ, you are making a strong statement about your will to succeed in your job, particularly if you have paid for it yourself. You are saying that your skill level matters to you and you want to improve.

They also give employers a national benchmark for judging the contribution you are likely to make to the business. If you have an NVQ you have shown that you are prepared to invest your time in being recognised as a proven contributor to business success.

How do you get an NVQ?

NVQs are really flexible. There are no time limits, no age limits, no special entry requirements. You can work towards NVQs in the way that suits you best – at work, at home, interactively online. You decide how long it will take – working at your own speed you can do it all at once or in stages. NVQs are awarded dependent on your work skills this may include being watched at work by your assessor but this depends on the qualification you are undertaking and individual needs and circumstances.

Who are NVQs for?

Everyone in the Construction Industry can benefit from NVQs. There are 7 Levels of NVQs ranging form level 1 covering basic work activities through to level 7 for senior managers – so they can help the careers of senior managers as much as relative newcomers to the industry.

What about special cases?

Every NVQ carries a commitment to equal opportunities. Age, sex, race and learning difficulties are not barriers to achievement. All that matters is your ability to meet the NVQ standard.

What Industry Accreditation and Professional Designations are accessible through NVQs?

As well as providing access to the highly sort after Blue (Operative), Gold (Supervisor) and Black (Manager) CSCS cards, NVQs also provide access to professional recognition with a variety of Professional Institutions such as The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), The Institute of Clerk of Works and Construction Inspectorate (ICWCI) and The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

How can you find out more?

Talk to CADUK.  Contact us through our website www.caduk.co.uk or call us on 01952 287366

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

Access Membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) via the NVQ 7 – COVID 19

CADUK offer a shortened route to Membership of The Chartered Institute of Building, through the NVQ Level 7 in Construction Senior Management, but what does MCIOB recognition really mean.

Please watch the video below:

 

Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management – For those practitioners in the Construction sector who are working in a Policy-makingDirector or Senior management capacity: i.e. Contracts and Production Managers and Commercial ManagersOperations Directors of smaller construction companies, Property and Facilities Managers and Specialist Construction Managers; as well as those in Construction Project Management – i.e. those who oversee projects from inception to decommissioning, who advise stakeholders and who form and lead project delivery teams.

It is assessment of competence that includes the inspection of work place products and professional discussion, if your in a position to take advantage do it, you won’t regret it.

For more information give us a call us on (01952) 287366.

ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice

Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety a no-brainer for experienced H&S Managers (COVID)

The ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice is the new benchmark that is challenging the dominance of the NEBOSH Diploma which historically most Health and Safety practitioners have opted for in terms of furthering their professional development, accessing professional status with IOSH and gaining access to enhanced workplace opportunities.

The ProQual Level 6 NVQ is now the highest level competence based qualification in Health & Safety (Comparable to a Bachelor Degree). The qualification was developed in partnership with IOSH the Chartered body for health and safety professionals and is registered on Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

This new qualification is designed for those involved in the practical application and/or management of health and safety and is appropriate to learners from a variety of sectors including Construction.

To gain access to the qualification they will have to demonstrate that:

  1. They have an autonomous role in their organisation for managing health and safety policy and practice.
  2. They report directly to or are part of the senior management team.
  3. They recommend and implement changes relevant to their role.
  4. They are aware of cost implications and budgetary control.

The assessment of the ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice can be tailored to individual’s needs and requirements. The assessment process has no requirement for you to undertake exams, assignments or attend training workshops and can be assessed totally on line using our bespoke CADUK E portfolio and a variety of on line interactive media. The conduct of the qualification enables learners from abroad to also access to the qualification. Competence-based qualifications are not training courses, they provide recognition of skills, knowledge, experience and confidence that has already been developed over time in the industry.

The process of assessment is meaningful, thoughtful and systematic and designed to encourage the individual to reflect on their own professional practice. You will be required to confirm that you have the skills, knowledge and experience needed to conduct your role to an industry standard. You will also demonstrate that you have a deep understanding of health and safety and its application within your organisation.

In Construction this qualification is ideally suited to Specialist Construction Site Managers, Senior Construction Managers, Senior Health and Safety managers, Property & Facilities Managers and those that carry out the role of Principal Contractor/Principal Designer under CDM 2015.

All CADUK assessors are experienced, qualified professionals with years of exposure within health and safety management, so you can be assured that we will provide you with the best possible support.  They will review your progress on an ongoing basis, offering guidance and support along the way, ensuring a timely achievement – you might even enjoy the experience.

To find out if you have access to the ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Practice click here and download our profile tool. Open the document in Adobe Reader so that you can use the interactive features and complete the document realistically and honestly. Send the profile tool back to us and we’ll call you back to discuss your responses.

Alternatively to discuss this, or any of our qualifications in more detail, give us a call on 01952 287366.

CADUK Receive SQA Star Award

CADUK Receive SQA Star Award for the unique way we approach Plant & Controlling Lifting Operations NVQs – COVID 19

CADUK were awarded a Centre of the year award by the SQA for our unique way in which we delivering NVQs in Construction Plant & Controlling Lifting Operation level 2, 4 and 5.

CADUK have delivered well over 1000 construction-based NVQs since 2011 via our an interactive electronic assessment process that we developed with the help of feedback from our assessor’s, learners and their employers.

We fully utilise technology to provide a unique one-day assessment delivered directly on-site.  Learners will be supported and assessed by one of our specialist Plant & Controlling Lifting Operations assessors (all of whom have vast industry experience). The aim is for the assessor, learner and their employer to work together to help capture evidence of competence that is automatically uploaded to an online area where this evidence can be shared and validated by the Centre Internal Verifier. This unique process enables CADUK to provide the Blue CPCS card quicker than any other provider.

See some of our reviews further down the page, or follow this link to see what our learners are saying about us.

Get in touch on 01952 287366.

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