Laying the Foundations for your Success...
Developing and building a qualified workforce doesn’t just mean that your business is compliant with industry standards – it also makes sound business sense. Trained and qualified workers make a difference to your bottom line.
Being CSCS and CPCS compliant makes your business more attractive when tendering for work. Having an VRQ is essential to achieve compliance. More and more sites and major contractors are already requiring workers to carry CSCS or CPCS cards.
Less wastage, improved productivity and fewer accidents are all benefits of ensuring that your operatives and supervisors are fully trained and assessed. To say nothing about improved business status and better contracting opportunities – all of which makes a significant impact to your success and long term growth.
Pearson in Practice
Pearson in Practice is one of the largest nationwide providers of on site construction assessment and training services. We support employers and employees to realise their potential through training and assessment, be it government funded National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ’s), plant operator testing, CSCS compliance or short training courses.
We are specialists in providing ‘on site’ assessment and training. To date, we’ve helped over 25,000 people to gain a nationally recognised qualification.
Our reputation is built on getting our clients’ workforces qualified as easily as possible, from our expert on site assessors, right through to arranging funding to make sure costs are low.
A Complete End to End Service
From initial profiling through to CSCS and CPCS registration, we provide a total service, whatever the size and scale of your business.
There are no classrooms and no exams – we take care of everything, our NVQs are delivered on site through a process called OSAT (On Site Assessment & Training). This means that your team continues to work whilst our assessors observe, coach and record. Our aim is to limit and reduce any impact to your productivity.
We provide a wide range of construction and plant NVQs at levels 2 and 3, as well as plant operator testing, Site Safety Plus (SSSTS, SMSTS) courses, construction apprenticeships and other training courses.
Working with Pearson in Practice has enabled us to get onto more companies’ tender lists as our operatives are qualified.
Nicky Collins, Training Manager MDS Civil Engineering Ltd
Why Your Team Needs VRQs
Clients and government are increasingly demanding a safety-focused and qualified workforce. Businesses that develop their workforce by embracing NVQs put themselves ahead of the curve – improving their efficiency, as well as being in the best position to win new contracts and work.
National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) provide the ideal way to transform your workforce and business opportunities. VRQs are the national standard, recognised throughout the industry and essential for CSCS compliance.
|Pearson in Practice assessors observe your operatives in order to build an NVQ Portfolio of Evidence. Our assessors also complete all the necessary paperwork to ensure everything is in place (NVQ registration, health and safety test, CSCS/CPCS card application). Where any writing is required, we’ll provide a helping hand to anyone encountering difficulties.
Usually three site visits are required for our assessor to complete the Portfolio. By observing your operatives whilst they work, we limit the need for any downtime – meaning minimal effect upon productivity.
Once the NVQ is completed your operatives will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the awarding body, followed soon after by their CSCS or CPCS card.
One Stop Shop
From VRQs, CSCS and CPCS compliance through to bespoke and ‘off the shelf’ training courses, Construction Learning World provides a one stop shop to meet your business’ needs.
Keeping your workforce fully skilled and qualified makes sound business sense.
Competitively priced, our short courses are available to be delivered on site or at one of our training centres. Where eligible, we will make sure you get the training grant due to you. Let us handle all of the paperwork, leaving you to concentrate on your business.
We deliver a wide variety of construction and health and safety courses for construction operatives, site supervisors and office staff, including Site Safety Plus courses like SSSTS and SMSTS.
As an accredited centre for CPCS and NPORS, we also provide training, practical and theory tests for plant equipment operation.
We provide the solution, whether you need a comprehensive rolling training plan or simply a short course urgently delivered.
Pearson in Practice understands how we work and we understand how Pearson in Practice operates. Everything happens when needed. For example, we needed to get a lot of guys converted from red to blue CPCS cards as quickly as possible, so Pearson in Practice arranged to come on a Saturday morning to run profiling sessions for the team. Because Pearson in Practice tailored the service to suit us, it meant we didn’t lose any time from our workload.
Phil Ritchie, AGD Equipment Ltd