CSCS Red Experienced Worker Card

Frequently asked questions about the CSCS Red Experienced Worker Card

What is a CSCS Red Experienced Worker Card?

The CSCS Red Experienced Worker Card is for those with on the job experience who are also registered to complete a construction related NVQ or SVQ, this card is temporary and candidates will be upgraded to the Blue Skilled Worker Card upon completion of their NVQ.

How do I get a CSCS Red Experienced Worker Card?

In order to apply for this card, candidates must have an in date CITB Health, Safety & Environment test, on the job experience and must also be registered to complete a Construction Related NVQ or SVQ at Level 2 or higher

What evidence do I need for a CSCS Red Experienced Worker Card?

Candidates must provide the following evidence as minimum;
Full Name
Full Qualification Title
Date of Registration (must be in the last 2 years)

How long does the CSCS Red Experienced Worker Card last?

The Experienced Worker Card is valid for 1 year and is non-renewable, candidates are expected to have completed their qualification before the expiration of this card, however the card can be extended for 6 additional months, if the qualification is still being completed.

Can you work on site with a CSCS Red Experienced Worker Card?

Yes, however the CSCS Red Experienced Worker Card will only give temporary access for 18 months at most. Upon completion of this associated NVQ or SVQ candidates will get a Blue Skilled Worker Card that is a permanent card only requiring a renewal of the appropriate Health and Safety Operative Test if not completed in the last 2 years.

Supporting Courses & Training

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Associated Industrial Services – Damage Repair – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Associated Industrial Services
OCCUPATION
Associated Industrial Services
The Level 2 NVQ in Associated Industrial Services is for those want to show their competence in several areas, candidates can choose one of 4 pathways including, Water Jetting, Façade preservation, Damage Repair & Resurfacing and Installing Protective Components
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Bricklaying – Trowel Occupations – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction)
OCCUPATION
​Bricklayer
The Level 2 NVQ in Trowel Occupations ( Bricklaying ) is for those undertaking works such as setting out and forming masonry structures using Brick / Block and local materials.
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Bricklaying – Trowel Occupations – Level 3 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Advanced Craft - Bricklayer
The Level 3 NVQ in Trowel Occupations ( Bricklaying ) is for those undertaking works such as erecting and setting out complex masonry structures and other advanced crafts within the occupation.
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Carpentry and Joinery – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Carpentry & Joinery
The Level 2 NVQ in Wood Occupations is for those working within Carpentry and Joinery in various areas such as Site Carpentry, Heritage and Timber frames ( decks and cladding ) and want to prove their competence.
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Cat and Genny ( Cable / Utility Avoidance ) – Level 2 Award

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 2 Award in Utility Avoidance and the Location of Buried Services in Construction ( Cable / Utility Avoidance )
OCCUPATION
Utility Avoidance in Construction
The Level 2 Award in Utility Avoidance is for those that work locating utility and buried services with Cat and Genny and want to prove their competence.
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Cladding and Roofing – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Cladding Occupations (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Specialist Cladding & Rainscreen Operative, Precast Concrete Installer, Roof Sheeter & Cladder
The Level 2 NVQ Cladding Occupations is for those working with roofing and Cladding and want to prove their competence, this NVQ covers the Roof sheeting & cladding and Specialised Cladding & Rainscreen Systems Pathways.
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Construction Contracting Operations – Level 3 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
L3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations – All Pathways
OCCUPATION
Construction Contracting Operations
The level 3 NVQ in construction contracting operations is available in 7 pathways. Each pathway covers a different area of Construction Contracting Operations ( Estimating, Buting, Planning, Surveying, Site Technical Support, Design Coordinator, General ) and candidates can take an optional unit that is relevant to their area of work.
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Construction Contracting Operations – Management – Level 6 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
L6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management – All Pathways
OCCUPATION
Construction Site Management / Estimating / Buying / Planning / Surveying / General
This NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management is aimed at experienced managers within the construction industry who are not “site-based”. This route is suitable for Managers specialising in General Contract Management / Estimating / Buying / Planning / Surveying and wish to proved their competency.
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Construction Senior Management – Level 7 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management
OCCUPATION
Senior Construction Site Manager
The Level 7 Diploma in Construction Senior Management is aimed at senior managers in the construction industry working in a wide range of job roles and are involved in decision making within their organisation.
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Construction Site Management – All Pathways – Level 6 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
L6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management
OCCUPATION
Site Manager
The Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management is for those in a site management role looking to prove their competence. This Qualification has 5 pathways with mandatory and optional units.
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Decorative Finishing & Industrial – Painting and Decorating – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Industrial Painter & Decorator
The Decorative Finishing & Industrial Painting and Decorating NVQ is for those working within painting & decorating and want to prove their competence, this NVQ has 3 pathways covering painter, Industrial painter and Heritage painter.
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Decorative Finishing & Industrial – Painting and Decorating – Level 3 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing – Painting and Decorating (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Advanced Painting & Decorating
The Decorative Finishing & Industrial Painting and Decorating NVQ L3 is for those working within painting & decorating and want to prove their competence at an advanced level to achieve the “Advanced Craft” Gold CSCS card.
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Directional Drilling Operations – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Directional Drilling Operations
OCCUPATION
Driller, Fluid Operative, Drilling Rig Erector, Guidance Operative
The Directional Drilling Operations NVQ is for those working within the operations of either Driller, Fluid Operative, Drilling Rig Erector, Guidance Operative and want to prove their competence.
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Erection of Precast Concrete – Precast Concrete Qualification – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Erection of Precast Concrete (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Precast Concrete Installer (Structural & Flooring)
Ideal for experienced Precast Concrete Installers without formal training or qualifications, who regularly carry out works on erecting precast concrete structures or erecting precast concrete flooring, in other words prove your competence and skills - As a result gain your CSCS card.
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Fitted Interiors – Furniture Installer, Kitchen Fitter, Bathroom Fitter – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Fitted Interiors (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Furniture Installer, Kitchen / Bathroom Fitter
The Fitted interiors NVQ is for those that work with fitting furniture Installer, Kitchen Fitter, Bathroom Fitter and want to prove their competence.
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Floorcovering Occupations – Carpets, Floor tiles, Laminates, Timber flooring – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
L2 NVQ Diploma in Floorcovering Occupations
OCCUPATION
Floorcovering Occupations
The Floorcovering occupations NVQ is for those that install various types of floor coverings ( Carpets, Floor tiles, Laminates, Timber Flooring ) and want to prove their competence, this NVQ has 3 optional unit relating to Textile, resilient and timber based floorcoverings.
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Formwork – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
NVQ Diploma in Formwork (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Formwork
The Formwork NVQ is specifically for those working in this industry and want to prove their competence in Installation, Fabrication, Erection, Striking and maintaining of timber and proprietary Formwork.
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Formwork – Level 3 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Formwork
OCCUPATION
Advanced Craft Card- Formworker
The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Formwork enables you, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work as a specialist in handling, erecting, striking, constructing, maintaining and repairing complex and non-complex formwork within the construction industry.
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Groundwork Highways – Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Highways Maintenance – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Highways Maintenance (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Roadworks - Groundworks Highways
Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Highways Maintenance NVQ is for Groundwork on Highways, and is aimed at people who are working in this industry and want to prove their competence. This covers drainage, aspects of concreting, kerbs, paving (modular or flexible), excavation / reinstatement.
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Groundworks – Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Construction Operations – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Construction Operations (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Groundworks
The Construction operations and Civil engineering NVQ is specifically for Groundworks and for those working in this industry and want to prove their competence, this covers drainage, aspects of concreting, kerbs, paving, excavation / reinstatement.
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Insulation and Building Treatments – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 2 NVQ in Insulation & Building treatments
OCCUPATION
Insulation and draught proofing
The Level 2 NVQ in Insulation & Building treatments is for those who work with different types of insulation and building treatments and want to prove their competence in the following areas External Wall Insulation – Boarder, Cavity Wall Insulation, Cold Roof Insulation, Draught-proofing, Internal Insulation, Insulate Framed Sections of Buildings, External Wall Insulation – Finisher, Warm Roof Insulation and Floor Insulation.
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Interior Systems Certificate – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Interior Systems (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Access Flooring Operative, Ceiling Fixer, Dry Liner : Fixer, Dry Liner : Finisher, Operable Partitioner, Partition Fixer / Demountable Partitioner​
The NVQ in Interior Systems is for those working with interior systems and want to show their competence. There are 4 pathways, these are Ceiling Fixing, Dry Lining Finishing, Dry Lining Boarder, Cavity Barrier Installation.
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Land Drilling – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Land Drilling Operations - Land Driller
OCCUPATION
Land Drilling
The Land Drilling NVQ is for those that prepare and use land drills and powered equipment to drilling and completing holes to drilling specifications and want to prove their competence. This NVQ has several optional units that candidates can choose from based on their profession.
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Network Construction Operations – Main Layer – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations (Water) – Main Layer
OCCUPATION
Network Construction Services
The Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations is a competency based qualification that requires learners to demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed by those working as an Operative in a construction team on the water network.
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Network Construction Operations – Service Layer – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 2 Certificate in Network Construction Operations (Water) – Service Layer
OCCUPATION
Network Construction Services
The Level 2 Diploma in Network Construction Operations is a competency based qualification that requires learners to demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed by those working as an Operative in a construction team on the water network.
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Occupational Health and Safety – (OHS) – Level 3 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
OCCUPATION
Supervisory Card - Construction Health and Safety Officer
The Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety ( Oh & s) has been designed for people who have an element of responsibility for health and safety in their workplace. Typical roles include Team Leader, Supervisor, Safety Representative, Manager, Head of Department or equivalent. It is a vocational qualification with no formal examinations.
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Occupational Health and Safety Practice (OH & S)- Level 6 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice
OCCUPATION
​Construction Health and Safety Manager
The Level 6 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety ( Oh & s) has been designed for people who are responsible for health and safety in their workplace. Typical roles include Safety Representative, Manager, Head of Department or equivalent. It is a vocational qualification with no formal examinations.
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Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) – Level 3 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Work Supervision (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Supervisory Card - Occupational Work Supervisor
This Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Work Supervision (Construction) Route is aimed at “Gangers” or “Working Supervisors” who are supervising small teams. You must hold a Level 2 NVQ in a trade or Provide evidence & experience of your job, with a supporting letter from your employer.
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Off-site Manufactured Assemblies – Certificate – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Construction using Off-site Manufactured Assemblies (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Cold Formed Steel Frame Assembly, Precast concrete erection (flooring & cladding)
The Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Construction using Off-site Manufactured Assemblies gives candidates 3 pathways to choose, these include the erection of precast concrete and assembly of cold steel frames.
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Off-site Manufactured Assemblies – Diploma – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction using Off-site Manufactured Assemblies (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Erection and assembly of cold formed steel frame products
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Passive Fire Protection – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Associated Industrial Services Occupations – Passive Fire Protection (Construction)
OCCUPATION
​Passive Fire Protection
The NVQ in Passive Fire protection is for those contributing in installing, maintenance and repairing of various fire protection systems in the existing and new build properties and want to prove their competence.
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Piling Operative NVQ – Diploma – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Piling Operative NVQ – Diploma – Level 2 NVQ
OCCUPATION
Piling Operative
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Plant Maintenance (Construction) – Level 3 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plant Maintenance (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Supervisory Card - Plant Mechanic / Construction Plant Maintenance and Repair
The NVQ in Plant Maintenance relates to mechanics / fitters who are working to inspect, maintain and service plant equipment within in a real workplace environment and an advanced supervisory role within the Construction environment and want to prove their competence.
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Plant Maintenance / Mechanic / Fitter NVQ – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plant Maintenance (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Plant Mechanic / Construction Plant Maintenance and Repair​
The NVQ in Plant Maintenance relates to mechanics / fitters who are working to inspect, maintain and service plant equipment within a Construction environment and want to prove their competence.
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Plastering – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Coving Installer, Plasterer: Fibrous, Plasterer: Solid, Specialist Rendering Operative​
The NVQ in Plastering is for those working with different types of plastering and want to prove their competence, candidates can choose 4 pathways that include working with Solid and Fibrous Plaster or working as a Heritage Plasterer with Solid and Fibrous materials.
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Removal of Hazardous Waste – Licensed and Non-Licensed Asbestos – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Removal of Hazardous Waste (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Asbestos Removal Operative
The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Removal of Hazardous Waste -Licensed Asbestos and Non-Licensed Asbestos qualification has been developed for achievement in a real workplace environment which means you need to be employed to undertake this qualification. This qualification enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work as a Hazardous Waste Remover within the construction industry.
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Roadbuilding Plant – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Roadbuilding (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Road Builder
Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Roadbuilding - Road Plant, machinery and equipment NVQs are for those working in this industry and want to prove their competence, this covers all aspects of Plant machinery incorporated within the Roadbuilding sector, refer to the Qualification Structures for list of plant machinery.
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Roofing Occupations – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Roofer
The Level 2 NVQ in Roofing Occupations is for people working on various roofing systems ( tile, slate, thatch, metal, solar collector ) in the workplace and want to prove their competence, this NVQ has 7 pathways that candidates can choose from based on their profession within the roofing sector.
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Roofing Occupations – Level 3 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations
OCCUPATION
Roofing Occupations
The Level 3 NVQ in Roofing Occupations is for candidates who work in the roofing industry with tiles, slates or both and want to show their competence at an advanced level.
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Shopfitting – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
L2 NVQ Certificate in Wood Occupations (construction)
OCCUPATION
Wheelwrighting, Shopfitting Site Work, Shopfitting Bench Work
The Level 2 NVQ in Wood Occupations is for those working within Carpentry and Joinery in various areas such as Wheelwrighting, Shopfitting Site Work, Shopfitting Bench Work and want to prove their competence.
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Specialist Concrete Operations – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Specialist Concrete Operations (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Specialist Concrete Installer
The Specialist Concrete Operations NVQ is for those who work with concrete using various methods ( Concrete Repairer, Spray Concreter, In Situ Flooring: Concrete, Specialist Operative: Sprayed Concrete, Concrete Repairer, Diamond Driller & Sawer, In Situ Flooring : Cementitious Screeding​) want to prove their competence.
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Specialist Installation Occupations Certificate – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Proqual Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Specialist Installation Occupations (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Door Systems Engineer: Installation & Repair, Installation, Repair, Blind & Shutter Installer, Brise Soleil / Louvre Installer, Aluminium Louvres, Screens & Acoustic Enclosures Installer, Eaves & Rainwater Installer, Industrial Storage Equipment Installer, Roof line System Installer, Sealant Applicator
The Level 2 Certificate NVQ in Specialist Installation occupations is for those who install and repair types of Internal & External Fittings.
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Specialist Installation Occupations Diploma – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Specialist Installation Occupations (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Specialist Systems Installer
The Level 2 NVQ in Specialist Installation occupations is for those who install and repair various types of Insulated enclosures, door systems, Architectural Metalwork Installer and Internal blinds and Shutters who want to prove their competence.
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Steel Erecting – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Steel Erecting
OCCUPATION
Steel Erecting
The Steel Erecting NVQ is for those that are working with various types of steelwork in steel erecting in the construction and engineering industries and want to prove their competence.
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Stonemasonry – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Proqual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Stonemasonry (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Stone Fixer​
The Level 2 NVQ in Stonemasonry is for those undertaking works such as Banker Masonry, external / internal stone fixings, memorial masonry, stone cutting, stone cladding and heritage masonry and want to prove their competence.
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Waterproof Membrane – Single Ply / Bitumen / Liquid Applied Roofing – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 2 Diploma in Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Liquid Waterproofing Operative, Build Up Felt Roofer, Single Ply Roofer
The Level 2 NVQ in Waterproof Membrane Roofing is for those who work with Different Membrane Roofing systems and want to prove their competence. This NVQ has 3 pathways, these are, reinforced bitumen, single ply and liquid applied Membrane Roofing Systems.
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Wood Occupations (Construction) – Level 3 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Advanced Craft - Carpenter and Joiner, Shopfitting Bench Work, Shopfitting Sitefixer
The Level 3 NVQ in Wood Occupations is for those working in Carpentry and Joinery within an Advanced role in various areas such as Site Carpentry, Architectural, Wheelwrighting, Shopfitting Bench, Shopfitting Site, Structural Post and Beam, Timber Frame Erection and want to prove their competence.
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