Get qualified in construction
On-Site Assessment & Training (OSAT)
OSAT allows you and your staff to get the essential qualifications needed with no downtime because it’s all carried out on-site.
What are the benefits?
- Part-funded training, subject to criteria
- Flexible times to suit you
- Delivered on-site by industry experts
- Recognises existing skills
- Quick, efficient and cost effective
- Upgrades CSCS cards as part of the training
Completing an NVQ Level 2 or NVQ Level 3 will make you and your staff eligible to apply for a CSCS Blue or Gold Skilled Worker Card.
These programmes are part-funded through the European Social Fund, Employer Led Skills (ELS) project. The project is aimed at small to medium size businesses with fewer than 250 employers, the self-employed and for those recently made redundant.
Part-funded price: £500 for the NVQ Level 2 and £650 for the NVQ Level 3, subject to the above criteria.
OSATs currently available:
- Trowel NVQ Level 2
- Trowel NVQ Level 3
- Painting and Decorating NVQ Level 2
- Plastering NVQ Level 2
- Plastering NVQ Level 3
- Carpentry and Joinery NVQ Level 2
- Carpentry and Joinery NVQ Level 3
- Supervision NVQ Level 3
- Construction Site Supervision NVQ Level 4
A specialist assessor will work with you and your staff in the workplace to guide you through your qualification ensuring you know exactly what to do to successfully complete your NVQ qualification.
“Completing an OSAT was ideal for me. My assessor was really helpful making sure I knew exactly what to do. Completing my NVQ means I have finally gained my trade qualification.”
Kevin Dunbavin, NVQ Level 2 Plastering
What they will learn
Existing trade skills will be recognised and you and your staff will gain an understanding of how to complete the relevant NVQ portfolio to showcase these skills to achieve their qualification.
The Employer Led Skills (ELS) project, is a collaborative partnership, part-funded by the European Social Fund to address skills gaps through the delivery of flexible and effective business-led programmes.