Would you like your professional skills officially qualifying by way of an On site assessment?

There is a wealth of experienced and skilled installers within the KBB industry, often going unnoticed without an official qualification. If you fall into the category of being a skilled, but unqualified installer, you can gain official recognition without the need to take time out from your work.

An On Site assessment will offer you the chance to qualify for the NVQ by demonstrating your skills to the assessor, in your working environment.

Rob Mascari is a qualified independent assessor of the Cskills NVQ Level 2 in Fitted Interiors. Rob has been involved in the kitchen industry for fifteen years, starting as an installer and progressing to opening and running his own high end kitchen studio.

“Kitchen fitting is a highly skilled trade that requires the
pulling together of many aspects of craftsmanship.

Historically, kitchen fitting was seen as an aside to joinery.
This thinking has very much changed over recent years and it is
now seen as it’s own profession, with a recognised NVQ qualification.”

What is the NVQ I will gain?

The Construction Skills qualification is:

Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Certificate in Fitted Interiors (Construction)

Unit code: QUA830

Please click here to read in more detail about the qualification

What is an On Site Assessment?

On-Site Assessment and Training (OSAT) is an innovative training initiative launched by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and supported by UCATT.

Targeted at construction workers who have skills, experience and training but no formally recognised qualifications, it helps them to get the qualifications they need to prove they can do the job.

CITB Funding / grants

You may not need to fund this on your own!

The CITB offer grants to members to help up skill their employees.

Please click here to see if you are eligible to receive funding for the NVQ.

Frequently asked questions

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Who can apply for the assessment?
The Cskills NVQ qualification in Fitted Interiors is open to any experienced kitchen or bedroom fitter. The aim of the assessment is to give you recognition of your skills without having to go through the process of official training, or take time out of work. There is more detail in the following pages that should help you decide whether you feel you should qualify for the NVQ.

As an experienced kitchen installer, why would I need the NVQ?
If you want to work on site as a kitchen installer you will need the NVQ and a CSCS card that details your qualifications. If you work domestically, having the NVQ will set you or your business apart from those that don’t.

How long will the assessment take?
The assessment will be done around your work, and at times that suit you. The assessor will try to obtain as much evidence to help you achieve the NVQ with as little disruption to you as possible. On average, the process will take one to three months.

How much will the assessment cost?
The fees are detailed here