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Welcome to SuperSkills – the UK’s Leading Construction NVQ Assessment Centre

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Call us for FREE ADVICE on 01845 527 445

THE SUPERSKILLS STORY:

Established in 2006, SuperSkills quickly gained a reputation for delivering high-quality construction training courses. This was recognised by local schools, employers, people wanting to start their own businesses and those wanting to repair or renovate their houses.

Despite the downturn in the economy and the recession in the Construction Sector, SuperSkills continued to grow, winning contracts from the Government to help unemployed people to get back to work and give a first step on the ladder to young people on Apprenticeships.

There is a simple formula to what we do – ask people what they want to achieve, then help them to do it.  On many occasions, this will include pointing a caller somewhere else – but our advice has always been and always will be Free and Impartial.  Call us for FREE ADVICE on 01845 527 445.

We never put someone onto a programme we offer unless we know it is the right qualification for them.  For example, many people ask for NVQ Level 3 qualifications, but only require the Level 2 in order to get the CSCS Card they need.  Getting them the right qualification will save them £1500.

The price we quote is the price you will pay – no “hidden costs” at SuperSkills.  We were the first to offer an “Easy Payment Scheme” so you can pay in instalments for your NVQ assessment.  We do not surcharge for credit cards, or for weekend assessments.

SuperSkills is accredited to deliver qualifications by CSkills Awards – the leading Awarding Body in Construction.  Formerly part of the Construction Industry Training Board, CSkills Awards is now part of the NOCN Group.  SuperSkills is registered with the CITB as an Approved Training Organisation and CITB Grants are available to eligible businesses for all the qualifications we offer.

All the instructors at SuperSkills have specific qualifications and experience in their skill subject areas. Additionally, they have undertaken the necessary training and accreditation to teach people and assess their work for the purpose of achieving qualifications.

SuperSkills has some 10,000 square feet of dedicated training space available to its customers, together with the necessary tools and equipment to ensure they all gain the skills they require.

SuperSkills is open throughout the year and NVQ Assessment Courses run at times to suit the candidates.  No waiting until the start of “the next intake” at SuperSkills!  

NVQ Assessments can be delivered in the workplace, but for the vast majority of our clients, we can offer the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment Route for their qualification.  For people who have many years of experience in their trade, this presents a Quick, Simple and Convenient way of getting their NVQ and CSCS Card.  Using this method, a candidate’s skills can be assessed by way of Practical Assessment and Interview during One Day at our Assessment Centre.

We deliver assessments at weekends to meet the needs of people who are working on site during the week.  Programmes using the On Site Assessment & Training Route are delivered in the workplace at times to suit the candidate.

We know that some training centres will tell will tell you an NVQ may be gained purely by attending a course. This is simply not true.

With the exception of those qualifications for which experienced worker practical assessment is available, requiring the tradesperson to demonstrate his or her underpinning knowledge of the trade concerned, NVQs may only be achieved if the training programme includes work based assessment.

All our staff operate within the guidelines contained in the National Occupational Standards and NVQ Codes of Practice. Our delivery is regularly subject to quality assurance by CSkills Awards a number of times a year.

SuperSkills is based in Thirsk, Yorkshire. With the exception of on-site assessment and training programs,  NVQ Assessments take place at this location. The training centre is beside the strategic road network and a few minutes from the local railway station which is on the East Coast main line.  See the contact page for a map and details of how easy it is to find us.

When clients are staying in Thirsk for the purpose of attending their NVQ Assessment programme, we recommend local bed and breakfast establishments, all of which have consistently received high praise for the quality of their accommodation and food.  Accommodation in Thirsk will generally cost between £35-£45 a night depending on season.

So, if you want to  get your construction NVQ’s, call 01845 527 445 and see what we can help you achieve!