YTA is a CITB Cskills accredited training Centre and can offer non-accredited courses, nationally recognised qualifications at level 1 as part of a course and even NVQ level 2 assessments.
Depending on whether you are wanting to work in the domestic market as a self-employed tradesperson, a landlord aiming to renovate a house or your aim is to be self-employed with the option to offer your services as a sub-contractor working on construction sites will depend which course or qualifications are based suited to you. Please feel free to give the Centre a call so we can advise you of the best option.
To work in the domestic market as a self-employed tradesperson offering services to customers from tiling and plumbing in bathrooms to plastering rooms requires no qualifications unless you are going to touch gas or electrical work. A non-accredited course may suit you best however customers still like to see a tradesperson’s qualifications and these can be “bolted on” to the courses from as little as £200.
To work on a construction site you will now need a CSCS card. If you pass the health and safety CSCS test you will gain the green operatives card but to work as a tradesperson you will need a relevant qualification and this is where the CITB level 1 Certificate 10 day courses will suit you best. If you gain the CITB level 1 Certificate in either Plastering, Tiling, Bricklaying or Carpentry and Joinery your CSCS card will be upgraded to a red card (trainee tiler) for example. This card will enable you to work on site for up to 3 years until you have some experience so in turn you can then go for the NVQ level 2 in your trade.
NVQ Level 2 Assessments
To be classed as a fully skilled worker in your trade in the eyes of the CSCS card scheme you must hold your NVQ level 2 in your trade. This can be gained by either OSAT (On Site Assessment & Training) or EWPA (Experienced Worker Practical Assessment). The OSAT is our assessor visiting you in your workplace (on-site) and building a portfolio of evidence so you can achieve the NVQ level 2. The EWPA is you coming to our Centre (Bradford â€“ West Yorkshire) and completing a 1-day assessment pre-set by the CITB. To undertake the OSAT you must have approximately 3 years’ experience. To undertake the EWPA you must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience.
Once you have the NVQ level 2 your CSCS card will be upgraded to a blue card (skilled worker) and this means you can now work on any site completing your trade.
The 5 Full Level 1 Qualifications available in 10 days are below:
Cskills Awards level 1 Certificate in Wall and Floor Tiling (10 days course £1050)
Cskills Awards level 1 Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery (10 days course £1150)
Cskills Awards level 1 Certificate in Plastering (10 days course £1150)
Cskills Awards level 1 Certificate in Bricklaying (10 days course £1150)
Cskills Awards level 1 Certificate in Multitrade Activities (dependent on trade(s) From 10 days up to 30 days / £1150 up to £3750)
NVQ Level 2 Qualifications available are below:
Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) – Site Carpentry QUA900
Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) QUA813 – (Bricklaying)
Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction) Solid (Full) – QUF839
Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Certificate in Wall & Floor Tiling – QUA850