NVQ Level 2 for Experienced Bricklayers

NVQ Level 2 for Experienced Bricklayers

NVQ Level 2 for Experienced Bricklayers

Course Overview

EWPA is a method of off site assessment. It is known as the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment and is open to Bricklayers, Carpenters and Painters and Decorators who require a fast track, trouble free route to obtaining an NVQ qualification. On completion successful candidates can apply for the CSCS Skilled Worker Card. EWPA offers experienced learners a way of achieving a qualification. It is available to experienced workers who do not require any further training. This assessment method combines the use of witness testimonies, employer endorsement, practical assessment, professional discussion and underpinning knowledge questions. 



The cost of the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment is £720 INC VAT.

£720 INC VAT
How does the assessment work?

Day 1: The candidate takes a practical assessment. The duration of the practical assessment will depend on the occupation assessed. The assessment is designed to test the skills of the individual e.g. planning, organisation, marking out, tool skills, quality, speed and accuracy. Successful completion of Day 1 will allow the candidate to progress onto Day 2.

Day 2: The candidate will undertake a professional discussion and questioning with the assessor. The assessor will explore the evidence provided by witness testimony and employer endorsement to check authenticity, constituency and sufficiency in accordance with CSKILLS awards. This will take the form of a ‘professional discussion’ where the learner will engage in a two – way conversation with the assessor, relating to their past experiences that forms the witness testimony. An additional question and answer session will also take place to confirm the underpinning knowledge relating to all aspects of the qualification that are being assessed.

On successful completion of the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment the learner will receive feedback from the assessor.  If a learner is unsuccessful in achieving the qualification, an assessment plan review will be required. The learner may be directed with a recommendation for additional or further training. If the candidate doesn’t achieve, but show they are capable, they can be referred to OSAT – On Site Assessment and Training.

How do I enrol?

Step 1: The candidate will be required to complete a Construction Training Specialists (CTS) Skill Scan application form and CTS application form and return with either the full course fee or £300 deposit. Please note all deposits paid are non refundable.

Step 2: The candidate receives and completes a Part 2 Document. The part 2 document pack contains most of the material required by the candidate including record of employment form, qualifications/education form, employer endorsement and witness testimonies for each unit.

Step 3: The candidate is registered onto CSkills Awards registration and certification system, as an experienced worker. The candidate will then be allocated a time and date when they will be assessed. Please note all outstanding payments must be paid three weeks prior to the assessment taking place.


Level 2 achievers can progress onto their NVQ Level 3 via OSAT – On Site Assessment.


At present the NVQ Level 2 is not funded by the government, however, the cost of OSAT is tax deductable. CITB Registered Levy payers may be able to claim £400 back on completion of the NVQ qualification for more information on levy payments, please visit www.citb.co.uk


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Download the Skill Scan form here:

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Apply Today

Download the application form here:

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Course Intro Video