NVQs for Operatives and Supervisors

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are based on the national occupational standards of performance covering all the main aspects of a role. That is, the knowledge, understanding and skills required to be competent in performing the job. An NVQ is a benchmark competency qualification for the operatives and supervisors in the asbestos removal industry.

Why get an NVQ?

NVQs verifies that the individual has the skills, knowledge and experience for the role. Also, if working on large construction sites a CSCS Card may be needed. An NVQ is one of the requirements to gain a card.

How to get an NVQ

ARCA can help operatives and supervisors gain an NVQ in the quickest and easiest way, by managing the whole process for their employer.

Firstly, by talking to ARCA the right assessment route can be selected for each candidate.

Then an ARCA Assessor will guide the candidates through the process. Being pro-active in arranging assessments on-site, to observe/discuss the candidates' knowledge/understanding of their role, and therefore gather evidence of competency. The Assessor is also there to support and encourage the candidates.

Funding for Employers registered with the CITB

Employers registered with the CITB regarding the Levy, there are Grants and also additional funding for NVQs via the 'Skills & Training Fund'. Talk to ARCA, who can help with your funding application.

Further details on the NVQs for asbestos removal operatives and supervisors are available via the links on the left of this page.

If you have operatives and supervisors who need an NVQ – TALK TO ARCA