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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.

£350 raised for Crohns & Colitis UK

WOW!!! Well done to each and every one of you that visited our stand at Bakewell Show this year and donated to our chosen charity Crohns & Colitis UK!

With your help we have managed to raise a fantastic £350.00 over the 2 day period, which is just fantastic!

This charity is close to our hearts and we appreciate your support very much. Well done!

Come & Join Us at the Cheshire Ploughing Match Wednesday the 27th September!

We are looking forward to the Cheshire Ploughing match on the 27th of September!

We have reserved our space and will be standing at this great show.  As well as telling visitors what we do and who we are we will be holding lots of fun competitions where you can win some AMAZING prizes!

Come and have a chat and sign up to a course, we have some great offers on including 25% off tests and free consultations with our safety services.

The Cheshire Ploughing Match is renowned for being the best agricultural show in the area with lots to offer!

We would love to see you all!










Congratulations! Dreams Do Come True!

This week we are proud to report our young sponsored show rider Zara Watson has qualified for the Horse of the Year Show .  This prestigous horse show is held at the NEC Birmingham in October.

Zara has been working hard this season and she told us that all her dreams had come true.  We look forward to follow Zara and Freddie’s HOYS journey and wish them all the very best of luck!


Well done Zara & Freddie

Join us at the Bakewell Show 2nd & 3rd August 2017 and meet the team

Join us at the Bakewell Show on the 2nd & 3rd of August 2017 and meet the team .

We have some great show offers including 25% off test fees & free safety consultation.

Enter our exciting competition and show off your skills on our mini digger with a chance to win an AMAZING prize!

We would love to see you all there, our stand is located close to the main entrance at A7

‘Coors Light’ on draught!


Supporting Ambitious Local Young Show Rider ‘Zara Watson’

Supporting Ambitious Local Young Show Rider

Following our recent Facebook post, Zara contacted us regarding sponsorship.

Zara and her show pony Anton Dancing Romance are out competing this season and their goal is to qualify for the most prestigious horse show ‘The Horse of the Year Show’.  At only 13 years old Zara is an extremely ambitious young lady.


We would like to wish Zara and her pony aka Freddie a most successfull season and good luck!