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Introducing Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision (construction)-Pathway to your Gold Supervisors CSCS Card

Qualification Title : Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision (construction)

The Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision (Construction) is designated to candidates who work in the construction or building industry and are looking to develop and demonstrate competence in the field, as well as achieving nationally recognised qualification of their skills.

This qualification is designed for candidates who already have advanced knowledge and experience as general construction supervisor and require the qualification for the professional recognition or to offer an opportunity for progression.

Due to recent legislation change, NVQs are industry accepted and recognised method for complying by this regulation, and the best way to be professionally recognised as competent, skilled worker on site with a nationally recognised qualification, for life.

  • Internally assessed and verified by the centre staff- externally quality assured by the Awarding Organisation.

Pathway to your Gold Supervisors CSCS Card:

  • Achieve the Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision (construction) and
  • Pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environmental Test for Supervisors within two years of applying for a new card.


Another Pass!- Proud of our community links

Last week we had the pleasure of training and testing a young operator ‘Bailey’, a 20 year old employee from a local family run firm, Bradwell’s Ice -Cream.  Bailey came to us as a novice operator and after only a few days training progressed quickly enough to be able to take his NPORS Forklift test.  We are pleased to announce that Bailey was a star pupil and passed with flying colours !

We are proud of our community links and Bradwell’s Ice -Cream like us are dedicated to support the local community and business’s .

Well done Bailey from all of us at J W Corporate, We wish you all the best!

We are delighted to have forged a working relationship with Bradwell’s Ice-Cream and and continue to offer them training and health and safety advice.


Does your business need a Fire Marshal?

Does your business have fire marshals? They can make a significant contribution to fire safety in businesses by playing a key role in protecting premises, employees and visitors. A fire marshal’s responsibilities generally fall into two categories: preventing fires and safe emergency evacuation.

Are you required to have fire marshals?

The fire marshal helps you meet your legal obligations as set out in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in England and Wales or the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and the associated Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006.

You (or the responsible person if it isn’t you) must nominate sufficient numbers of competent people within the organisation to assist with fire safety duties. These duties include fire fighting and fire detection, evacuation and providing fire safety assistance. In other words, you’re legally required to have properly trained people who can do those activities. In the majority of instances businesses will appoint fire marshals to help meet that requirement.

Fire prevention

Fire marshals are involved in reducing the chances of a fire occurring by constantly being on the lookout for fire hazards. They’ve also an important role in ensuring fire-fighting and safety equipment is properly installed, readily available and in good working order. For example, they’ll check that fire extinguisher service takes place and they are correctly located.

They make sure emergency exits are free from obstruction (in fact, they monitor housekeeping in general from a fire safety perspective) and that fire doors are in good condition and kept closed. They’re frequently involved in checking and testing emergency lighting and fire alarms as well as making sure fire signage is in good condition and appropriately located.

Fire marshals also participate in fire risk assessments and help to deliver the actions that result from them. They’ll manage paperwork and logbooks.  And one of their top priorities is making sure evacuation plans are effective and clearly understood by everyone. They’ll be involved in fire drills. Because if there’s an actual fire, the fire marshal’s involvement and expertise is crucial – and in some instances life-saving.

Safe emergency evacuation

Fire marshals must be able to handle a sudden emergency situation calmly. They need to keep their head because a lot’s being asked of them.

They must quickly instruct people to leave and direct them towards the safest escape routes. They must provide assistance to anyone who needs it. Even if they’re not the one who initially raised the alarm, they may well be the one in charge of contacting the emergency services. As long as it’s safe to do so, they’re also in charge of doing a ‘sweep’ of the area (including isolated areas) to check everyone’s out.

At the same time, they must do all they can to reduce the risks from the fire like closing windows and doors to help prevent it from spreading. If they’ve been appropriately trained and can do so safely, they may be able to tackle a small fire with fire extinguishers.

Once everyone’s out, fire marshals are responsible for taking the roll call and informing the emergency services if anyone’s unaccounted for.

How many should you have?

The number you need should be identified through your fire risk assesments.  It’ll depend on several factors: whether it’s a high, medium or low risk area, the size of the site, the number of floors, the number of people present in that area, any specific mobility issues that individuals may have and so forth. You’ll need to ensure you’re covered for all shifts, breaks, sickness and other forms of absence and holidays too.

Supporting your fire marshals

Fire marshals need to keep on top of a wide range of fire safety issues and constantly be on the lookout for any hazards, all in addition to their usual job. And during a fire evacuation, they must remain level-headed to keep everyone calm and safe while not putting themselves in danger.

It’s a demanding role and you can help them by making sure they’re well trained and receive regular refresher sessions. By making sure your fire marshals are fully competent and understand what their role is, you’re supporting them and protecting those around them and your business too.

New for 2018 Fire Marshall Course

Introducing our NEW Fire Marshall course for 2018

NPORS accredited or in house, this gives you all the knowledge and practical experience you need to become a fire marshal and to comply with current legislation.

This training course provides delegates with an all-round knowledge of what to do in the event of a fire, a clear understanding of the responsibilities and duties of a fire marshal and practical hands on experience of tackling a controlled fire with a fire extinguisher.


  • Introduction, overview and objectives
  • Fire procedures
  • Understanding legislative requirements for fire training in the UK
  • Understanding of the chemistry of fire
  • Duties of the fire marshal
  • Fire prevention
  • Types of fire extinguishers
  • Practical exercises



Construction NVQ’s – How, What & Why?

Construction NVQ

On Site Assessment and Training

Why Do I Need a Construction NVQ?

Are you looking to go further in the construction industry? Take a Construction NVQ and get the CSCS card you need to take the next step in your career. Show employers that you are competent and that you meet the industry standards for the role you want.

Most higher-level CSCS cards, and many higher-level affiliate card programmes require an NVQ, and most construction employers require a card before you can be hired.

Therefore, attaining the right level of Construction NVQ can be crucial in advancing your career in the construction industry.

How Do I Get a Construction NVQ?

Don’t miss a days pay by being assessed for an NVQ level on site, as you work. We send out an assessor to observe and ask questions during a typical day, and you will be judged on your knowledge, performance and experience.

How long does it take?

Much of this is up to you. Our assessor will visit you at work between 2 and five times, on dates arranged at your (and your work’s) convenience. Lower level NVQs typically require very few visits, where as higher levels will require more. The whole process typically takes ten weeks or less.

Does registration entitle me to any certification or status?

Yes. Once your registration fee is paid, you may apply for a Red (Trainee) or Red (Experienced Worker) CSCS card. Extra fees may apply.

Can I ‘skip’ levels?

Possibly. If you possess the necessary training and experience to pass a higher level evaluation, you can be assessed for any NVQ level initially, and then progress from there.

Can I fail a Construction NVQ?

If you do not achieve the required credits to complete the NVQ, you will not be awarded one. However you may always be reassessed at a later time, and it is often possible to take additional class units to obtain the necessary credits. We will be available to help you identify any weak points,and to help you address them.



NPORS/CSCS Construction Plant Operator Card – How Does It Work ?



NPORS / CSCS Construction Plant Operator Card

Further to recent announcements regarding adopting of the CSCS logo onto the NPORS Construction Plant Operator Card here is some basic information on how the new card system will operate in the construction sector.

New Entrant

Basic training and testing undertaken and Trained Operator Card issued valid for 2 years from date of test. During this period the operator will be required to register for and achieve the (S)NVQ relevant to the categories held on their Trained Operator Card. Also the operator logbook will need to be completed and validated. Once achieved the operator can apply for the Competent Operator Card valid for 5 years from date of application.

Existing NPORS Card Holders

Existing NPORS card holders will be given the opportunity to apply for a transitional card. If the operator does not hold the relevant (S)NVQ for the categories held on their operator card they will be issued with the Trained Operator Card valid for 2 years from date of application. They will be required to follow the same process as a new entrant.

If the operator holds the relevant (S)NVQ for the categories held on their operator card they can apply for the Competent Operator Card valid for 5 years from the date of application.


Health and Safety Training you can’t ignore…

JW Corporate provides modern, cost effective Health and Safety training services. We believe that a safe working environment benefits everyone and we aim to make this a reality through effective training, support and advice.

Our experienced trainers deliver a range of courses using exciting training styles and materials. We know that if the learning experience is enjoyable and relevant, delegates will remember their new skills and be able to recall them when they are really needed. We deliver health and safety training on a wide range of topics including Fire Safety, Manual Handling, First Aid, Working at Height, Harness Training, Confined Space, Slinger Banksman, Cable Avoidance and Bespoke Inductions.

Whatever your requirements whether it be a nationally recognised qualification or completely bespoke training, JW Corporate can tailor any training to match your requests. Alternatively, courses can be written from scratch,   If you cant’t find what you are looking for give us a call and we will be happy to discuss your requirements



NEW! Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Road Building

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Road Building, visit our web page NVQ/Road Building to view the variations available.

For further information and prices please call us at the office on 01433 621600 or email directly to

We will be happy to hear from you!




Do You Require First Aid Training ?

The Importance of First Aid Training in the Workplace


Why we need first aid training

First aid training for all employees is highly recommended for the safety and prevention of illness or injury in the workplace, and it’s a legal requirement as a company to ensure your employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. You must provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to deal with emergency situations to provide aid before further support arrives. To get a better understanding of how first aid training will benefit your business and your employees,top 7 benefits of first aid training


  1. It can save lives

This is, of course, the most obvious reason for first aid. First aid training gives your staff the confidence and ability to react immediately to an incident, injury or illness. Take CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) for example. It has been reported time and again that many lives have been saved due to fast reaction and CPR aid given during critical and life threatening accidents, injuries or health complications in the workplace.

  1. It can reduce the number of accidents in the workplace

When staff go through first aid training, they become much more safety aware and can spot hazards and potential incidents before they occur. They’re more alert to their environment and will raise issues with you more quickly when they understand the risks and dangers. This awareness helps reduce the number of accidents that occur in the workplace through diligence and knowledge.

  1. It gives your employees confidence and clarity during an emergency

First aid training doesn’t just teach your staff how to treat patients in need of first aid, it also gives them confidence and effectively manage an emergency without fear, confusion or overwhelm.

  1. First aid kits are used properly

Not only will your employees know exactly what should be in the first aid kit and be able to maintain it properly, they’ll be able to use them effectively in an emergency. They will know where to access it quickly – again saving time and reducing the impact of the illness or injury.

  1. It can reduce recovery time

Rapid reaction to illness or injury, before further aid such as an ambulance arrives can not only save lives, but also reduce recovery time of the patient. If that patient is a member of staff, that means they’ll be back to work quicker, with less impact on the business.

  1. It can keep your employees safe outside of the workplace

It’s not just in the workplace where good first aid training is paramount – employees will have those skills for life, especially if you maintain ongoing refresher courses. This means they can treat themselves, their family and friends and the general public effectively in an emergency.

  1. It’s a great team-building exercise

When your staff get the opportunity to learn a skill together, one that will help them look after one another, it brings them closer together. Many teams have reported more awareness of their co-workers well being following first aid training.