NVQ is short for National Vocation Qualification. NVQ’s are available in all types of trades and are now compulsory if you’re working on a building site that requires a cscs card to gain entry.
How do I get a NVQ?
There is two ways you can gain a NVQ qualification, you can either enrol on an apprenticeship course or if your competent you can take just the assessment.
What is a CSCS card?
CSCS is the certification scheme within the UK that the construction industry asks for and recognise to allow you to work on building sites. To gain a CSCS card you will require to be qualified in whatever job your undertaking. To get qualified you will require a NVQ qualification. You will also be required to take a Health + Safety test. Once you have both the NVQ and a H+S test pass certificate you can apply for a CSCS card.