Calling all experienced workers: Do you qualify for a fully funded construction NVQ?

Fully Funded Construction NVQ’s in The Marches

North West Skills Academy is proud to offer NVQ level 2 assessments across a range of trades in the Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Herefordshire areas, allowing skilled construction workers to get their Blue CSCS Card, and to get ahead in their career. 

Backed by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership(LEP) to drive economic growth across the region, NWSA’s fully funded course catalogue includes Bricklaying, Passive Fire Protection, Joinery, Dry Lining and more. Successful completion of a construction NVQ Level 2 with NWSA allows workers to apply for their Blue Skilled Workers CSCS card.

If you are an experienced construction worker who lives or works in and around the Marches area, call NWSA on 0161 442 4344 to see if you qualify for a fully funded level 2 assessment.

Want to know more? Check out our funding FAQs below.

The Marches NVQ assessment funding explained

Who is eligible for the funding?

Anyone who lives or works in and around The Marches area and who has at least 3 years’ experience in their trade could qualify for a funded level 2 NVQ assessment. This means that whether you are a sole trader or a company, as long as you live or work in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin or Herefordshire you, or your employees, could be eligible.

What courses are available?

The funding applies to level 2 construction NVQ assessments in trades such as bricklaying, tiling, joinery, groundwork, passive fire protection and plastering to name but a few. Check out our full course catalogue here to see if your trade is listed.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be made via one of two routes depending upon your level of experience within your chosen trade.

For those with a minimum of 3-4 years experience, assessment will take the form of On Site Assessment and Training (OSAT). If you have 5 or more years experience, you follow the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA) route. 

Whatever assessment method you choose, all NWSA learners will be fully supported throughout their course and have access to our learner support services.

Why do I need an NVQ level 2?

An NVQ level 2 is your gateway to CSCS compliance. Upon successful completion of your level 2 assessment you will be able to apply for your blue skilled worker CSCS card. With more and more sites and clients now requesting that workers have a valid CSCS card, getting your level 2 NVQ is vital to your career growth.

Is it really fully funded?

Yes – it really is! You can achieve an NVQ level 2 in your trade with NWSA at no cost to you or your employer.

How do I apply?

You can call 0161 4424344 to apply over the phone. Alternatively, submit your contact details online

About North West Skills Academy

As one of the UK’s leading providers of construction NVQ assessments, NWSA has helped hundreds of workers in the Midlands to get assessed, get qualified and get ahead. Take a look at our most popular NVQ Level 2 courses;

We are committed to upskilling the construction industry and offer some of the most flexible assessments methods. Both our EWPA and OSAT courses are designed with workers in mind and offer minimum disruption to your working life. What’s more with NWSA, you are never alone – all of our learners have access to a dedicated learning support team. Whether you need extra help with academic aspects or support in your current employment, we are here to help you.

Contact the NWSA team today

Ready to start your NWSA learning journey? Call 0161 4424344 to speak with one of our NVQ Advisors.

If you don’t have time to talk right now, complete our 60-second contact form and we’ll do the rest.

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