We’ve just had a great review left following the completion of the NVQ level 2 in Site Carpentry. The NVQ level 2 was gained through EWPA (Experienced Worker Practical Assessment) and takes 1 full day at YTA.
Rob’s review is below:
Hi All. After many years of carpentry I decided to update my c.v with a NVQ. It is at that point I realised my struggle with dyslexcia. I plucked the courage to call the first company I saw online. And what an important call it was. From the very moment I called YTA and explained my condition to the guys on the office. It wasn’t any trouble what so ever to accommodate myself. Firstly Graham. Books you in. Prior to attending Mark calls you. On that call it’s all about the task. Relax! It’s easy. With years of skill you will think it’s a doddle trust me! Mark is the examiner on the day of the test but to be fair you will already know him. This is due to him going threw everything on the calls leading up to the test day. You will then receive a plan in the post which is what you’ll build on the day. In the plan pack will be some questions. Again if in doubt just call The office or Mark. Couldn’t be simpler! On the day. Nerves flowing arrive at the centre nice and early. Booom! Cuppa tea and and choccie bickies. It really wasn’t was I was expecting. Mark on the day was absolutely outstanding. (Thanks Mark) Graham in the office. Mr cool! Was just so erm? Cool an that. All my materials all there waiting for me to drink me tea. Stand by GO. Nice clean workspace was provided all good timber. Remember I am dyslexic. Always someone walking around to ask if I was on any doubt at all. I was even asked did I require a blue overlay to read a little easier. They had also had my plans blown up to a bigger size for me. I really couldn’t say it more clearer. Go see the staff at YTA for all your trades certs. I promise you for my experience they have all been truly amazing. A massive massive thanks to Mark Dale and Graham for all your help throughout every step of my journey. Ps. Booooom cert arrived.
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Do you wish to undertake NVQ level 2 in Site Carpentry?
Do you have at least 5 years experience in your trade? Then you can spend 1 full day at our NOCN approved NVQ Centre in Yorkshire completing your NVQ level 2 through EWPA (Experienced Worker Practical Assessment).
The EWPA is a NVQ assessment route enabling an experienced worker to achieve their NVQ level 2 in their relevant trade through a practical assessment. By using your skills acquired over the years to complete a task in our NVQ Centre (usually 1 day) which is then assessed. This qualification is the one required to attain the blue skilled worker CSCS card and gain construction site work.
The EWPA NVQ assessor will evaluate your skills through professional discussion, witness testimonies and the practical assessment.
Units that make up the Site Carpentry NVQ Level 2
QCF641: Conform to general workplace safety
QCF642: Conform to efficient work practices
QCF643: Move and handle resources
Supported by THREE optional units to choose from:
QCF09: Install first fixing components
QCF10: Install second fixing components
QCF11: Erect structural carcassing components
QCF12: Maintain non-structural carpentry work
QCF628: Setting up and using transportable cutting and shaping machines in the workplace
Assessment Criteria for NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Wood Occupations – Site Carpentry: The assessment criteria for the above units for the carpentry 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 Wood Occupations (Construction) – Site Carpentry QUA900
Fast track NVQ for carpenters. Carpentry NVQ level 2 at YTA.
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 NVQ.
2) We will pass your details on to our NVQ carpentry 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 to achieve the NVQ in Carpentry you need to achieve all 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 carpentry 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 carpenter onto the NVQ.
NVQ Part 4) Direct Questioning. Some assessment criteria within the carpentry 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 carpentry 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 carpentry NVQ. We require a deposit of £450. We then send you the documentation as detailed above and we will set your carpentry 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 £450. 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.
If you would like to book a course or look around the centre we have an open door policy and you can visit YTA Training anytime without an appointment between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
Contact today on 01274682199
YTA Training And Assessment Ltd
Unit 12a Factory Street, Dudley Hill, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD4 9NW