YTA is a NOCN Cskills accredited training and NVQ assessment centre and can offer non-accredited courses, nationally recognised qualifications at level 1 as part of a course and even NVQ level 2 and NVQ level 3 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 best suited to you. Please feel free to give the centre a call so we can advise you of the best option. Tel: 01274682199.
To work in the domestic market as a self-employed tradesperson offering services to customers from tiling and plumbing in bathrooms, hanging doors 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 sometimes still like to see a tradesperson’s qualifications (or the fact that you advertise you are qualified) and these can be “bolted on” to the courses from as little as £200 for a full level 1 qualification. For insurance purposes, to work in a commercial setting such as fixing sink for a local business or tiling a shop floor you will usually be required to hold a level 1 qualification as a minimum requirement.
Level 1 Nationally Recognised Accredited Courses
To work on a construction site you are now required more and more to hold a CSCS card. If you pass the health and safety CSCS test you will gain the green labourers card but to work as a tradesperson some sites and/or employers will require you to prove competence in the form of a recognised qualification and this is where the NOCN Cskills level 1 Certificate 10 day courses will suit you best. If your aim is to eventually be NOCN Cskills NVQ level 2 in your trade (fully qualified skilled worker) then the Cskills level 1 qualifications tie in perfectly to show progression when you are ready for the NVQ level 2 and will show prior knowledge (you must have 3 years relevant trade experience to enrol on NVQ level 2 on site assessments).
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 when our assessor visits you in your workplace (on-site or in domestic projects) and builds a portfolio of evidence so you can achieve the NVQ level 2 over several weeks. The EWPA is you coming to our Centre (Bradford, West Yorkshire) and completing a 1 to 2 day assessment pre-set by the NOCN Cskills awarding body. 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 hold the NVQ level 2 along with your health and safety CSCS card test you can gain your blue skilled worker ‘skilled worker’ CSCS card.
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:
NVQ Level 2 Qualifications available are below: