There are two aspects of a candidates working life which are assessed, that which they do and that which they know. These are known as the knowledge and performance criteria.
The assessor is there to assist, assess and to ensure that eligible candidates gain their qualifications as efficiently as possible.
All NVQ’s are delivered in sections called Units. There are primary compulsory units and a choice of secondary optional units, some of which have to be completed to ensure that the qualification standards are met in full. Candidates are able to select some optional units which best reflect their working history and knowledge.
Each unit in of itself is broken down into mini sections with a learning aim specific to each mini section. A learning aim can be explained as that which a learner should know or confidently be able to exercise and evidence as part of the NVQ process.
Each candidate is given a personal NVQ assessor. The assessor’s job is to give the guidance and support necessary for the candidate to evidence his working history at the correct level / standard. It’s not rocket science and if there are parts of the process which are unclear, it is the assessor’s responsibility to bring clarity and understanding.
The standards of each NVQ are met by a variety of means such as completing a Knowledge Questionnaire, sometimes called the candidate’s statement, assessor’s report and or professional discussion, copies of certificates, qualifications and site documentation. The standards of the NVQ’s are set in accordance with the National Occupation Standard and offered by awarding bodies such as the CITB or EDEXCEL and are delivered via NVQ assessment or training centres. These qualifications are recognised throughout the world!
The NVQ OSAT (On Site Assessment and Training) process is a profiling exercise which is carried out in a systematic fashion, led by the assessor. Management NVQ’s are primarily evidenced by submitting site records and completing a knowledge questionnaire online.
What is the benefit of your GAP safety management course to a practicing manager who already has an SMSTS?
We believe 5 years is too long between each SMSTS course. We believe our GAP safety management is essential CPD as it enables managers to gain current information and a refreshed vision to better safely manage their projects without having to take time off work!
GAP stands for Guidance & Profiling. Our GAP courses are designed to prepare candidates and learners wishing to move into management positions and for refreshing and providing valuable CPD for practicing managers. With the use of case studies, we use the experience of practicing managers to mentor and refresh the professional resolve of practicing managers.
The guided learning hours range between 8-14 for each GAP course.
Can RivaSure be commissioned to design and produce an online bespoke training course to suit my company or training centre’s needs?
Yes. Following an interview and course aim analysis, a quote and bespoke training course will be designed incorporating your company marketing colours and logos. Example of courses: Induction, Company, H&S, Tool Box Talk etc.
This is dependant on numbers but a cost effective package can be discussed and agreed. Please complete our contact page so that we can continue the conversation.
This is subject to numbers and location. We will be pleased to offer a quote and to discuss the needs of your company. Please complete our contact page so that we can continue the conversation.
Yes. For example, our management H&S course runs for approx. 14 guided learning hours. We will be pleased to bring our course to your company. This enables candidates to interact with the lecturer and with each other and enables our lecturers to deliver a bespoke service, meeting the needs of the company and their employees.
Not directly. Our GAP courses are designed for the purpose of preparing candidates for management and supervisory NVQ’s, for management training for the purpose of CPD and to aid all management learners.
GAP is a term used by the Rivasure Guidance and Profiling Series of Courses for Construction Managers
An NVQ is a National Vocational Qualification. The NVQ is a work based qualification which recognises the skills and knowledge a person needs to do a job. The candidate needs to demonstrate and prove their competency in their chosen role or career path. It is the process by which a practicing professional with a minimum of three years experience is awarded recognition and a qualification for the job they are doing, without having to go to college or take time off work!