This qualification is for those who have experience at Tape & Jointing - this can be either using mechanical or hand methods; it also cover Skimming walls & ceilings (Plastering).
You will need to demonstrate practical skills in relevant areas of Tape & Jointing to prove you have the ability to carry out your work safely and to a good standard.
You will also need to show understanding and awareness to prove you have a good level of knowledge in areas of your work and construction related health & safety.
Your assessor will visit you between 2-4 times (in general) to collect evidence relating to the qualification you're doing. Using methods such as Observation (watching) and Questioning/Discussion they will collect what's needed to prove your competence at your trade.
A third party reference (Witness Testimony)can be used as another source of evidence stating the work you do on site and that you are capable of working safely.
Videos and recorded discussions are sometimes used as they are a good way of collecting substantial evidence in both practical ability and level of understanding.
Your assessor will work with you to plan the assessments and methods used according to the individual.
The timescale between your initial induction for the course and completion varies. However, 3-4 months is a realistic time although it can be longer or even shorter depending on the candidate's ability and availability.
The cost of a Level 2 NVQ is £795 plus VAT at the prevailing rate. Grant money can be claimed back at completion by companies registered with CITB.