When you’re an already-experienced tradesperson who is ambitious to move onto the next rung of the career ladder and gain qualifications that will help you to better market your services and expertise to potential employers and clients, you might well find yourself comparing quite a lot of construction training centres. No less important than the training centre that you choose, however, is the actual route you take to acquire a relevant qualification.
You may not have been aware, for example, that if you already possess at least five years’ experience in joinery, you don’t need to embark on a complete course in order to attain the qualification that will give you a blue skilled worker CSCS card.
Instead, you can simply take advantage of our fast-track assessment route here at YTA, known as the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment, or EWPA.
So, what’s involved if you ‘go EWPA’?
It’s all very straightforward; if you’re prepared to arrive at our construction training centre in Bradford for 7:30am on the date you book with us, we’ll only need one day of your time in order to complete the EWPA assessment for you. Provided that you pass, you will be awarded the Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction) – Site Carpentry QUA900.
The idea is that you will be able to obtain this qualification by demonstrating to us the skills and knowledge you have already. You simply need to get in touch with YTA and we will explain the process to you, before passing your details to our NVQ carpentry assessor, so that they can then call you and complete a ‘skills scan’. This will help them to determine whether you have a strong chance of achieving the NVQ through the EWPA process.
Then, as long as you are happy to proceed and the NVQ assessor is confident that your ability and experience levels will enable you to complete the assessment successfully, the EWPA itself can be booked.
Through a combination of witness testimonies, practical assessment, professional discussion and direct questioning, you could soon be well on the way to completing the various units that make up the carpentry NVQ. These units cover such key aspects as general workplace safety, efficient work practices and the movement and handling of resources, while three optional units can also be chosen to support your efforts to obtain the NVQ.
We did tell you it wasn’t too complicated…
All of the above really isn’t too much to work through if you wish to move up to the next level in your carpentry career, especially when you don’t even need to devote all that much time to the completion of an EWPA!
To learn more about this particular route to an NVQ Level 2 qualification or any of our other services as one of the UK’s most trusted accredited construction training centres, simply email the YTA team today, or give us a call on 01274 682199 or 07400922788.