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Professional Qualifications

Our Professional Qualification NVQs are accredited by NOCN and give delegates the skills and knowledge they need to apply for their CSCS Gold and Black card, and their CPCS Blue Card. If you are not sure which NVQ you need, get in touch!

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Why Citrus?

Citrus Training are the UK's largest provider of health, safety, environmental and specialist operations training, and here are a few reasons why.

Dedicated Assessors
Delegates are allocated an assessor who provides hands-on support from start to completion of the NVQ
CITB Grants
As an ATO, we can help you apply and receive CITB Grant funding for all completed NVQs.
Dedicated Support Teams
We have one of the UK's largest in-house support teams offering expert advice for your business.
Tailored Approach
We take previous experience into consideration and tailor the learning to your individual needs.
What are Professional Qualifications?

Professional Qualifications are NVQs which are lifetime qualifications.

NVQs have the potential to improve employability and transferable skills. In addition, they are a recognised and flexible route to market, showing that delegates can meet national industry standards in their work area.

A construction-specific NVQ is a benchmark qualification, proving occupational competence to current and future employers who, in return, can develop and retain a trained, skilled workforce. NVQs are available in practical, theory only and combined courses to suit and qualify delegates in a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge needs across the sector.

Which course should I take?

Our Construction Supervisor and Management NVQs are accredited by NOCN and ideal for those looking to apply for a CSCS Gold or Black Card.

Covering a range of different topics, our Construction NVQs (L3 -L7) ensure delegates have all of the necessary knowledge and skills to move up in their career. If you are not sure which course to book, talk to our expert team about your or your delegates’ current role, goals and objectives, and they will advise you on the best course to take to reach them.

Delegates completing NVQs must be in a relevant role to gather the necessary evidence and produce their work portfolio. We will support delegates from start to completion with a dedicated Assessor regularly liaising with them through a mixture of online and face-to-face meetings.

Our courses include:

Supervisor NVQ
If you are working towards your CSCS Gold Card, you will need to take a Level 3 or 4 NVQ in Construction Contracting Operations or Construction Site Supervision. To see a complete list of courses, click here.

Management NVQ
Work towards your CSCS Black Card with our Site Management Level 6 & 7 NVQs in Construction Contracting Operations and Construction Site Management. To view a complete list, click here.

Grants and funding

At Citrus, we want training and opportunities to be available for as many delegates as possible. Those companies who are CITB Registered can claim grants for all our professional qualifications.

The CITB Grant has recently doubled, meaning that organisations can now receive up to £1500 for completed NVQs.

Why Citrus?

Quality and the customer experience are paramount to us here at Citrus. We passionately provide exemplary service to our clients and produce excellent results from our delegates. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety, and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors, proudly working with 85 of the country’s top 100 building services companies to provide courses nationwide.

Take an NVQ with Citrus Training, and we allocate delegates with a dedicated Assessor whose role is to communicate with and support delegates throughout their NVQ. They do this through a mixture of face-to-face meetings, online meetings and e-mail communications.

Our assessors are fully qualified and occupationally experienced from construction backgrounds to deliver Supervisory or Management NVQ qualifications within Construction. They travel nationwide to provide the necessary support for Supervisory or Management NVQ qualifications. Working closely with our in-house support teams, among the largest in the UK, we provide a tailored mix of training, consultancy, and technical services. The result is comprehensive, high-quality training leaving delegates confident to do their job and our business customers satisfied with an excellent customer experience.

Popular FAQ's

The amount that CITB registered companies can claim has doubled since April 2023. You can now claim £1250 for supervisor specific NVQs and £1500 for manager specific NVQs.

The grant is paid on successful completion of the qualification.

Yes, NVQ in plant and lifting operations can lead to a CPCS or NPORS blue card. Level 3-4 supervisory NVQs can lead to a gold supervisors CSCS card and level 5-7 management NVQs can lead to a black manager’s CSCS card.

No, in order to complete an NVQs you must be working in the appropriate role. Evidence must be gathered for the NVQ portfolio, which will not be possible unless you’re are actively doing the relevant job. Once registered for an NVQ, you can apply for a red trainee supervisor’s/manager’s card which will allow you to carry out supervisory/managerial duties on site with s valid CSCS card.

Please contact one of the team. They will send over a quote along with our NVQ sign-up form for you to complete and return for each candidate you want to enrol.

We require a 50% initial payment, which is non-refundable and the remaining 50% is paid on completion.

NVQs can take between 6 to 18 months, depending on the NVQ you take. This can take longer if being completed as part of an apprenticeship. The assessor will arrange visits with you as needed until your portfolio is complete.

Once we have received your signed NVQ contract and initial payment, you will be allocated an assessor who will be in touch with you/your line manager to arrange your initial visit. This initial contact can take up to 6-8 weeks and subsequent visits will be arranged as needed.

Yes, please contact the team for details of a volume discount. We can also use a classroom delivery model for some NVQs, which can offer even further savings. 

NVQs are a lifetime award, so the certificate will not expire. To renew your CSCS card, you just need to retake the appropriate Health and Safety Touch Screen Test.

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