June 2020 update: The Coronavirus crisis has required CITB to review the approach for the delivery of S/NVQs and a temporary revision of the Consolidated Assessment Strategy. Please see our COVID-19 Guidance to Consolidated Assessment Strategy (PDF file, 177KB).
What are NVQs and SVQs?
National Vocational Qualifications and Scottish Vocational Qualifications NVQs are 'competence-based' qualifications, which means you learn practical, work-related tasks designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge to do a job effectively.
The learning content of NVQs and SVQs is based on the National Occupational Standards in the relevant area. These standards define the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to do a particular job.
Find a qualification structure
CITB is working with stakeholders to develop up-to-date structures with the new measures required by legislation for each qualification in construction.
These structures are designed to meet the changing needs of each sector in construction.
Search for structures listed according to occupational area.
If you have a proposal for a vocational qualification, please open the word document below, save the file, complete the form and send as an attachment to the standards team
Qualification support application form (word document 106KB)
Regulation of qualifications across the UK
The qualification frameworks are regulated differently across the UK.