Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) QUA813 Bricklaying 1 Day EWPA Experienced Worker Practical Assessment
- NVQ Level 2 Bricklaying
- This qualification is the one needed to attain the blue skilled worker CSCS card
- Fast track nvq assessment route
Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) QUA813
1 Days EWPA – Experienced Worker Practical Assessment
Bricklaying NVQ Level 2 EWPA
Are you an experienced bricklayer of 5 yars or more? then you can spend 1 day at our CITB approved NVQ Centre in Yorkshire completing the Bricklaying NVQ level 2 EWPA (Experienced Worker Practical Assessment).
The NVQ EWPA is a route enabling an experienced worker to achieve their NVQ level 2 in their relevant trade through practical assessment.
By using your skills acquired over the years to complete a task in our NVQ Centre (approx. 1 day but 2 days if needed) which is then assessed.
The NVQ assessor will evaluate your skills through professional discussion, witness statements and the practical assessment. By completing the EWPA it is possible to achieve the required NVQ level 2 needed to gain access to site work.
This qualification is the one needed to attain the blue skilled worker CSCS card as a bricklayer on site.
Units that make up the Bricklaying NVQ Level 2
QCF641: Conform to general workplace safety
QCF642: Conform to efficient work practices
QCF643: Move and handle resources
QCF40v2: Erect masonry structures
QCF41v2: Set out masonry structures
Supported by ONE of the below optional units to choose from:
QCF42v2: Erecting Masonry Cladding in the workplace
QCF44v2: Erecting thin joint masonry structures in the workplace
QCF45v3: Placing and Finishing Non-Specialist Concrete in the Workplace
QCF47v2: Maintaining Slate and Tile Roofing in the Workplace
QCF50v2: Repairing and Maintaining Masonry Structures in the Workplace
QCF639v2: Installing Drainage in the Workplace
QCF66: Producing Internal Solid Plastering Finishes in the Workplace
QCF67: Producing External Solid Render Finishes in the Workplace
Assessment Criteria for NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Trowel Occupations – Bricklaying: The assessment criteria for the above units for the bricklaying nvq can be found by clicking HERE. You will be assessed through practical assessment, witness testimonies, professional discussion and direct questioning in order to cover all of the assessment criteria.
Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) QUA813 – (Bricklaying)
How the process works…
1) You contact us and enquire about EWPA for your trade. We will explain the process and ask you how many years experience you have in your trade area. You must have a minimum of 5 years experience and have experience & knowledge in all the NVQ units (as above) needed to gain the bricklaying NVQ.
2) We will pass your details on to our NVQ bricklaying assessor who will give you a call and complete what we call a ‘skills scan’. This is a chat amongst the two of you where he will want to know what type of work or projects you have been completing and for how long, he will want to know if you have experience and knowledge of the above NVQ units. He will explain that the to achieve the NVQ in bricklaying you need to achieve all the below NVQ parts.
The NVQ parts…
NVQ Part 1) Witness testimonies. These are pre-printed in the carpentry NVQ pack and are sent out to you 2 weeks before your assessment date at our NVQ Centre in Bradford. You must get them signed by a trade related co-worker who has seen you complete this work in the last 3 years.
NVQ Part 2) Practical assessment. This is where you come to YTA and complete a practical assessment pre-set by the CITB. The drawing plan with all specifications and measurements is sent out to you 2 weeks before this practical assessment. You must complete the assessment to spec and within the allocated time. You must bring you own tools for the assessment. Awaiting for you will be the materials to complete the task.
NVQ Part 3) Professional discussion. This is also completed at YTA on the same day as your practical assessment. The best way to describe this is like a structured discussion around the NVQ bricklaying units. It is not a questions and answers session but more of a talking through jobs or projects you have completed and the assessor may ask you to elaborate on certain parts so you are effectively talking your way through the NVQ units as talking evidence. Thus turning your experience as a bricklayer onto the NVQ.
NVQ Part 4) Direct Questioning. Some assessment criteria within the bricklaying nvq will ask you to ‘state’ or ‘describe’. These will be covered during the professional discussion or by direct questioning. The assessment criteria can be found below the bricklaying nvq units listed above.
Time to book it and get on with it…
If you are happy to proceed and you feel confident and our NVQ assessor also feels confident in your ability and experience to achieve the NVQ we can go ahead with booking the bricklaying NVQ. We require a deposit of £400. We then send you the documentation as detailed above and we will set you NVQ assessment date.
When you arrive for the NVQ assessment you will bring with you your signed witness testimonies and your tools. This is when you will pay the remaining balance of £500. You will then be inducted into the NVQ. During this day you will complete the practical assessment and professional discussion. Total price £900.
At the end of the day you will be told by the assessor if you have achieved or not achieved. If you have achieved you will be sent your certificate within 14 days (sometimes can be 7 days). You can now apply for your blue skilled worker CSCS card and get on site!
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like more information.
We can usually book and complete your assessment within 2 weeks from initial contact. You could be back on site with your blue card earning a wage ASAP!
Please ring for place availability
To book please phone the YTA Team
Or for more information please get in touch via the contact page.
Courses are held every week Monday to Friday.
All EWPA Times are: 07.30am – Approx. 16.00pm
NVQ EWPA’s are held every week including weekends.