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. YTA offer a range of construction courses, qualifications and NVQ’s. We also offer electrical qualifications form including 18th Edition and domestic electrical installer courses through LCL Awards.
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 £100 for a full level 1 unit accreditation. 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 accreditation 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 accreditation 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 accreditations 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.
NVQ Level 2 Qualifications available are below:
YTA offer a range of construction courses, qualifications and NVQ’s.