The continued importance and relevance of carpentry skills simply cannot be doubted. Carpentry is a time-honoured skilled trade that entails such routinely essential work as the construction of furniture and fittings, repair and renewal work, and a variety of other woodworking projects.
There are, then, a lot of opportunities in carpentry in the Britain of today. But do you possess the qualifications that would enable you to take advantage of those opportunities – or more specifically, the NVQ Level 2 diploma that would effectively grant you access to site work?
If your answer to that question right now is “no”, don’t fear. Here at the renowned accredited construction training centre YTA, we offer what is known as the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA) route for various trades, with carpentry being one of those trades.
What is an Experienced Worker Practical Assessment?
The most important thing to remember about an EWPA is that it is not a training course. Indeed, much of the point of the EWPA route is to enable a person with experience, skills, and knowledge in a particular trade to avoid the need for an entire new course.
Instead, the idea is that by spending just a day at a CITB-approved NVQ centre like ours, a seasoned tradesperson can demonstrate the capabilities they have already built over the years, and earn an NVQ Level 2 qualification as a result.
You do need to have at least five years’ experience in your chosen trade if you wish to take on an EWPA. But if you do, and you are eager to quickly gain the blue skilled worker CSCS card that would allow you to work on a construction site, it could be well worth calling YTA now, on 01274 682199, to discuss with us whether this would be a suitable route for you.
What can you expect from our carpentry EWPA on the day?
Whatever date you do book for your carpentry Experienced Worker Practical Assessment with us – and you will only need to spend approximately one or two days at our site – you can expect your skills to be evaluated by an EWPA NVQ assessor through a combination of methods.
Those methods will encompass witness testimonies, practical assessment, professional discussion, and direct questioning – the idea being to allow you to show your competence and knowledge across the various units that make up the site carpentry NVQ.
With those units covering such vital elements of carpentry as general workplace safety, efficient work practices, the movement and handling of resources, and much more across the range of optional units, you can be sure that if you do pass the EWPA process, you will be well-deserving of your newly acquired carpentry NVQ.
Why not reach out to us right now about what the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment entails, and to arrange the ‘skills scan’ that will represent the next step in the process after reading this blog post? With the help of a proven construction training centre like YTA, you can be sure of making the moves that really will best serve your ambitions and requirements as a tradesperson.