On Site Assessment and Training (OSAT) is a method of qualifying construction operatives with a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) whilst they work on site.
NVQs are evidence-based competency qualifications, assessed in the workplace by qualified assessors who are competent in the trades they assess.
NVQs range from level 2 trade occupations up to level 7 construction site management and are made up of a number of units, known as 'standards' which are specific to each qualification.
To complete an NVQ, an assessor will observe operatives at work and ask questions about how the work is completed. The assessor will record what has been demonstrated and discussed against the standards of the NVQ in a portfolio of evidence.
Once the assessor has evidence against all the necessary units, they will sign the portfolio off and then send it off for the NVQ certificate to be claimed.
In most cases the assessor will need several meetings to:
The NVQ requirements state that it must be assessed using English, Welsh or Gaelic language