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.

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

Why Join The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) – COVID 19

CADUK offer a shortened route to Membership of The Chartered Institute of Buildingbut what does MCIOB recognition really mean to the individual in the these times of COVID 19.

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 a super way of gaining MCIOB through an assessment of competence that includes the inspection of work place products and professional discussion.

For more information give us a call us 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.

NVQ for Construction Managers

Construction Supervisors/Managers “You don’t know what you know” COVID 19

Most Construction Supervisors/Managers without formal qualifications like NVQs have no idea how much they know, and even worse, they don’t know the value of what they know. They are worried that:

Everyone I work with knows it already…
What I do is just common sense…
Lots of people know a lot more than me…
It’s pretty easy, most of the time I do it without thinking about it…

This often leads to them not reaching their full potential whilst more inexperienced people with university degrees and not as much workplace experience end up with more successful careers.

In simple terms in order to be able to VALUE what you do, you have to get what you know out of your head. You need to reflect on your own practice and get into professional discussion to present other types of evidence to back your responses. Whatever you do; you have to get it out there and share it with other Construction Professionals who are in a position to appreciate and measure what you have achieved.

If you’re prepared to undertake some self reflective practice we at CADUK can ensure that you achieve much more than just the satisfaction of knowing what you know, we can help you achieve the Gold and Black CSCS cards and if we feel that you are capable of achieving the Level 7 in Construction Senior Management achieve Membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), .

Let us help you.

Unlike some training providers we will never enrol you on a qualification unless we are 100% sure that you have the required skills, knowledge and experience to be successful.

For more information, just give us a call on (01952) 287 366 don’t get left behind.

CADUK are an ELCAS Approved Provider

CADUK offer (Enhanced Learning Credits) COVID 19.

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 20,000 individuals leave the armed forces every year.

CADUK have access to MOD NVQ funding for armed forces personnel

CADUK have identified that there are some significant barriers for serving and ex-service personnel in entering the construction industry at Supervisory & Managerial level, not least of which that at the point of leaving they do not posses the appropriate qualifications (NVQs), industry accreditation (Gold &  CSCS cards) or professional recognition (CIOB/ICWCI).

Alternatively those Ex-Service people who have managed to gain employment in the construction industry and are in a supervisory or managerial role can still access ELCAS funding up to ten years after they leave to help fund the NVQ qualifications that can further enhance their employment opportunities.

We have a number candidates who have made a successful transition.

To find out more about how CADUK can help you gain access to relevant Supervisory and Managerial NVQs from Level 3 to 7 that provide real recognition and access to increased employment opportunities at home and abroad through the ELCAS funding scheme please visit our ELCAS page, contact us through our website, or give us a call on 01952 287366.

Pearson Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management

Zero to HERO – Through the Level 7 NVQ in Construction Senior Management – COVID 19

CADUK have identified that the achievement of the 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 with the assessor all of whom are (MCIOB or FCIOB) and provide evidence of how they do their job.

Within a few months they could:

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

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

 

Compliment & Enhance your Construction Degree with an NVQ 6 or 7 – COVID 19

There are a great deal of experienced managers in the construction industry who have achieved high level academic qualifications in construction management such as HNC, HND, Degrees that are dismissing the idea of undertaking an NVQ 6 or 7 because they feel that their academic achievements have far more value.

Many argue that it took over 3 years to achieve their academic qualifications, paid an extortionate amount of money, burnt the midnight oil, attended workshops and lectures and undertook rigorous exams in the pursuit of academic excellence.

This may well be true, but to ignore the benefits of undertaking a competence based assessment qualification (NVQ) when you have access to one (at level 6 or 7) could be counterproductive in terms of professional development and access to work opportunities. This is particularly prevalent in the construction industry where competence based qualifications are actually viewed by many as having more value than academic qualifications. Academic qualifications such as degrees are an opportunity to enter an industry, and whilst the achievement of such a qualification is absolutely commendable – an individual could achieve a degree having never actually set foot on a construction site.

You cannot (for example) access a Black CSCS card with an academic qualification (i.e a degree). The Black CSCS card is linked to a Level 6 or 7 NVQ which demonstrates occupational competence and confirms the skills, knowledge and experience of an individual that has been gained over time in a real-world construction environment. Those that have achieved a HNC, HND or degree are however eligible to apply for the White AQP (Academically Qualified Persons) CSCS card.

The NVQ assessment process might seem less rigorous than an academic qualification, but don’t let this fool you. Experienced Construction Managers have earned the right to gain a Degree equivalent qualification (i.e an NVQ Level 6 or 7) that recognises the skills, knowledge and experience they gained through the ‘school of hard knocks’. They started at the bottom, worked long hours and underwent huge personal sacrifices to be able to work competently at this level.

Likewise we also believe that those construction managers that first achieved academic qualifications and have then gone on to gain real on-site experience should also grasp the opportunity to be recognised for their competence. Competence based assessment qualifications complement academic qualifications and actually enhance the individual’s workplace opportunities.

CADUK are specialists in the delivery of the Level 6 & 7 NVQs in Construction Management and are regularly asked by prospective learners for our advice and guidance as to the next steps in terms of their professional development. All of our Assessors and Internal Verifiers at levels 6 & 7 are Members or Fellows of The Chartered institute of Building (CIOB).

If you have a high level academic qualification and want to explore the benefits of competence based assessments, please send us an enquiry on our website www.caduk.co.uk or give us a call us on (01952) 287484 and we will help you identify the right NVQ for you.

This post is aimed at anyone that has achieved high level academic qualifications in construction and carries out management functions i.e. Experienced Quantity Surveyors, Planners, Estimators, Design Managers, Site Engineers, Construction Managers, Project Managers, Commercial Managers, Contract Managers, Property Developers, Facility/Estate Managers etc.

Don’t forget your development doesn’t finish at the start of your career.

NVQ for Construction Managers

Construction Supervisors/Managers “You don’t know what you know” COVID 19

Most Construction Supervisors/Managers without formal qualifications like NVQs have no idea how much they know, and even worse, they don’t know the value of what they know. They are worried that:

Everyone I work with knows it already…
What I do is just common sense…
Lots of people know a lot more than me…
It’s pretty easy, most of the time I do it without thinking about it…

This often leads to them not reaching their full potential whilst more inexperienced people with university degrees and not as much workplace experience end up with more successful careers.

In simple terms in order to be able to VALUE what you do, you have to get what you know out of your head. You need to reflect on your own practice and get into professional discussion to present other types of evidence to back your responses. Whatever you do; you have to get it out there and share it with other Construction Professionals who are in a position to appreciate and measure what you have achieved.

If you’re prepared to undertake some self reflective practice we at CADUK can ensure that you achieve much more than just the satisfaction of knowing what you know, we can help you achieve the Gold and Black CSCS cards and if we feel that you are capable of achieving the Level 7 in |Construction Senior Management Membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), .

Let us help you.

Unlike some training providers we will never enrol you on a qualification unless we are 100% sure that you have the required skills, knowledge and experience to be successful.

For more information, just give us a call on (01952) 287 366 don’t get left behind.

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 287 484.

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.

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