The 2356-99 NVQ 3 qualification has eight units (301-308) that have both ‘Knowledge Evidence’ and ‘Performance Evidence’ requirements that need to be met.
Knowledge Evidence Requirements By providing copies of relevant technical qualifications it is likely that you will have met most of these requirements. Completion of additional qualifications such as the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations will also help to demonstrate that your knowledge is current. Any gaps in your knowledge will be addressed through assessor questioning.
Performance Evidence Requirements These requirements will be met through assessment of your normal site work. You will need to demonstrate competent performance for each NVQ unit over a number of jobs covering a specified range of work. This will mostly be achieved by assessor observations (on-site) and recorded professional discussions with your assessor.
It is a requirement of the NVQ 3 that all candidates complete the AM2 test. Current costs are approximately £595.00 + VAT.
Prior to joining the NVQ programme we will meet with you to fully discuss the requirements of the NVQ 3. You can then be sure you will be able to complete the qualification and have an idea of how long it might take. During your induction we will take copies of your technical certificates, confirm your existing site experience and plan NVQ assessments with you.
The total cost of this qualification will depend on the amount of assessment time that you need. To keep costs to a minimum NVQ learners can:
- Upload and sort photo evidence prior to meeting their assessor
- Arrange ‘broad’ assessments that cover as many ‘units’ and as much ‘range’ as possible
Learners can typically expect to pay between £800 and £950 + VAT in total (includes £520 + VAT initial registration fees)