Frequently asked questions

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How are the qualifications conducted?

Our NVQs are delivered or assessed through a combination of direct observation of performance, professional discussions, professional witness reports and through written assignment completed on provided workbooks.

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How long does the process take?

Our assessment process starts as soon as registration is made. We immediately contact the candidate to plan the assessment process and arrange time for site visits for observation and professional discussion.

Usually one-two visits are sufficient for a Level 2 NVQ. Level 3 to Level 7 NVQ’s may require a few more visits but this is dependent on the learner.
By observing our candidates whilst they work, we limit the need for any downtime –meaning minimal effect upon productivity.

Once the process has been completed, we immediately apply for the candidate’s certificate from the awarding body which can take up to two weeks to arrive sometimes less.

Am I guaranteed to pass?

We provide full support for all of our candidates to pass and achieve their qualifications in record time. Our assessors are well experienced and ensure that they guide you appropriately throughout the process. We have a good and enviable success rate.

We are able to extend the assessment period for those with special needs and those that require more experience to meet the qualification criteria.

What are the benefits of having an NVQ qualification?

  • Opportunity to develop and support individuals to achieve their goals.
  • Enhanced job prospects.
  • Increased earning potential.
  • Stepping stone to more managerial roles.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to professional development.
  • Demonstrates competence to industry’s occupational standard.

How much does an NVQ qualification cost?

Please click here to download our current price list. We also offer flexible payment terms to help you spread the cost of your qualification. Call us on 0207 680 7192 if you require more information.

How long does the SSMTS and SSSTS Courses last?

SSMTS Course is a 5-full Days and SSSTS Course is a 2-full Days

How long does SMSTS/SSSTS Certificate last?

5 years – The certificate is valid for 5 years. You will need to take the SMSTS/SSSTS refresher course before your certificate expires

What is the difference between SMSTS and SSSTS

SMSTS and SSSTS are similar courses but the SMSTS course goes into much deeper detail as it is designed for managers to be able to implement safety systems within the workplace; whereas the SSSTS is designed to give supervisors the skills needed to ensure compliance with these systems