Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Steelfixing Occupations (Construction)

Why Do You Need It?

What is the purpose of these qualifications?

These qualifications are appropriate for employees in the construction and the built environment sector working across a broad range of areas. They are designed to assess occupational competence in the workplace where learners are required to demonstrate skills and knowledge to a level required in the construction industry.

Who are these qualifications for?

These qualifications are for all learners aged 16 and above who are capable of reaching the required standards.

RC1 Training’s policy is that the qualifications should:

  • be free from any barriers that restrict access and progression
  • ensure equality of opportunity for all wishing to access the qualifications.

What are the benefits of these qualifications to the learner and employer?

These qualifications allow learners to demonstrate competence against National Occupational Standards which are based on the needs of the Construction industry as defined by ConstructionSkills, the Sector Skills Council. As such they contribute to the development of skilled labour in the sector. The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Steelfixing Occupations  (Construction) (QCF) may contribute towards the competence element of an Apprenticeship.

Achievement of the NVQ may be used as evidence towards gaining the appropriate Construction Card Competence schemes, to prove competence to employers on-site, where applicable.

What are the potential job roles for those working towards these qualifications?


Qualification objectives

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Steelfixing Occupations (Construction) is for learners who work in, or who want to work in, the construction and built environment sector.

The qualification gives learners the opportunity to:

  • develop and demonstrate competence as steelfixers
  • develop technical skills and knowledge and understanding related to the specified job roles in steelfixing
  • have their existing skills recognised
  • achieve a nationally-recognised Level 2 qualification
  • develop their personal growth and engagement in learning.

This qualification is for operatives working on-site with responsibilities for the preparation and fixing of steel structures. It is expected that most learners will already be employed carrying out specialist insulation in industrial settings.

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