Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Site Inspection

The Pearson (Edexcel) Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Site Inspection is suitable for Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Site Managers and Level 3 construction tradespeople that have experience in delivering and monitoring quality and technical workmanship in construction.

This Level 3 NVQ provides access to the Gold CSCS card and is the ‘first step on the ladder’ to towards a career as a Clerk of Works.

This Level 3 qualification is a stepping stone to the Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Senior Site Inspection which enables learners to apply for Licentiate or Membership of The Institute of Clerk of Works and Construction Inspectorate.

CSCS Gold Card Occupational Work Supervision

What are the benefits of this Level 3 NVQ?

Online or on-site assessment options
Increased work opportunities
Increased earning potential
Stepping stone to a career as a Clerk of Works

Frequently asked questions

All of our assessors for the Site Inspection Level 3 NVQ are highly experienced, qualified construction professionals who are in a position to add real value to your qualification.

Most of our assessors for this qualification are Members of The Institute of Clerk of Works and Construction Inspectorate and/or Members or Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Building.

CADUK offer two methods of completing this Level 3 NVQ:

  1. The qualification can be completed interactively online, at your own pace, via our online ePortfolio system.
  2. Our assessor can come to your location to help you complete the qualification on-site. (Please note that additional charges may apply depending on location).

We provide support for a period of up to 1 year, however this qualification is easily achievable in 1 – 3 months depending on the motivation of the candidate.

Once candidates are registered onto this qualification they are able to apply for the Red Experienced Technical, Supervisor or Manager CSCS card immediately. This card is issued on a temporary basis, while a Construction related NVQ is being achieved. The card is valid for three years and cannot be renewed.

Once the NVQ has been successfully completed and verified off by the centre, we will request your NVQ certificate from the awarding body. Normally this takes around 7-10 days to arrive. You can use this certificate to apply for the Gold CSCS card.

NVQs are UK regulated qualifications, they are valid for life and do not expire.

CADUK are an Award Winning NVQ centre that have delivered over 1000 construction-related NVQs.

The online ePortfolio system that we developed ourselves was recently recognised at the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) Star Awards at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow for our “unique approach to delivering qualifications”.

We strongly believe that the true value of an NVQ is only realised when the qualification has been earned. Experienced people can gain so much by actually going on a journey of self reflective practice, empowering themselves with knowledge by taking ownership of their qualification, then being judged and challenged honestly and professionally by an industry expert.

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

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    This Level 3 NVQ is the first step on the ladder to build a career in quality inspection! Gary Pollard MCIOB, Managing Director

    Here's what our customers are saying

    Michael Lloyd
    Lloyd Renovations Ltd
    "I had an onsite assessment with CADUK for my Level 3 NVQ. The assessor was very helpful and guided me through the assessment process. The actual assessment process only took one day although there is some preparation to do beforehand. Within 2 weeks of the assessment I had my Gold CSCS card! Thanks CADUK"
    Kevin Gibbs
    Clipfine Ltd
    "I wasn’t sure what to expect, it’s been a long time since I sat in a classroom environment and I was very nervous on the day. The trainer From CADUK explained everything in full and was very professional throughout the day. I would highly recommend CADUK for any training with in the building sector. I was pleasantly surprised with the whole procedure and the final result of gaining my NVQ with in my subject taken and have now gained my gold cscs card.
    Many thanks CADUK"
    Carl Robinson
    DRG Interior and Building Solutions Ltd
    "I Achieved an NVQ Level 3 occupational works supervisor which has lead to employment as an assistant site manager. A very big Thank you to all at CADUK, this has also now given me the drive to continue my journey to hopefully gain a level 6 qualification in construction management".
    David Mitchell
    Select Electrical (GB) Limited
    "The service I received was brilliant from start to finish. The assessor that came to site was a fellow of the institute of building and was extremely professional and knowledgable. I would recommend the level 3 nvq fast track route CAD UK offer to anyone looking for professional qualification and a CSCS card."

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