QCF competence (NVQ)
If you are experienced in construction and need to obtain a CSCS/CPCS card, or simply want to be recognised in your area of expertise, these qualifications are for you. They are also a component part of an apprenticeship programme for new entrants.
Cskills Awards has as suite of competence qualifications, previously known as NVQs.
As a learner you are asked to demonstrate, in a real workplace environment, that you are competent against a set of performance statements. You are assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you through your programme of learning.
Incremental Change 2014
As mentioned in your E-news, the qualifications included in the first phase of incremental change 2014 (51 KB, PDF) for construction NVQ's can be seen in the Incremental Change 2014 Highlighted Amendments (1 MB, PDF). As the units have minimal changes, the qualifications have been processed as amendments and will have no direct impact for existing learners. These qualifications will retain their existing Cskills Awards award code and Qualification Registration Number (QRN), and funding has not been affected.
The second phase will launch 1 May 2014 and Rules of Combination (RoC) (341KB, PDF) are now available for viewing.
If you are a learner the Approved centre search helps you find qualifications that are available in your area.
If you are a centre the QCF Qualification search gives you all the details you need to deliver our competence qualifications.