NVQ Completion Time


What Do We Do?

CST Training provides E-learning & NVQ training and assessments throughout the construction industry and a variety of other industries. We provide NVQs from Level 2 through to Level 7 covering trades such as carpentry, cladding and specialist lifting operations. With experience in a wide range of trades, we have the necessary knowledge and experience, to help you achieve your NVQ. Our NVQ completion time is one of the many things that set us apart and in today’s blog we are going to discuss how.

We provide E-Learning in a range of different subjects, including; Construction, Hospitality, Business Skills & Social & Health Care. We also provide wider training solutions and recruitment services.

NVQ Completion Time

NVQ Completion Time

We are able to complete NVQs quickly and efficiently with a turnaround of around 4 weeks. How do we achieve such a quick completion time? When you undertake a NVQ with CST you will be assigned your own assessor, you can complete the tasks in your own time and we provide you with the necessary assistance to guide you to completion. This will provide you with a non-examination path to being eligible in the workplace that is versatile. An NVQ certificate demonstrates that the student has met a national requirement, which will in turn improve the student’s employability and transferability. An NVQ can also be used to gain entry to a more advanced qualification.

Our completion time can be extremely attractive to an employer looking to put their employee through an NVQ. This is because the employer will want the employee to be developed to the national recognised level as quickly as they can. All employers want their employees to be competent and have them working to the highest of their ability. We can ensure getting the individual fully knowledgeable and with the relevant skills to the business with a quick turnaround time while maintaining effectiveness and efficient training.

NVQs are a form of occupational certification that focuses on the workplace. Unlike standard credentials, they should be adapted to the needs of the learner and are not entirely rooted in the classroom. There is no final test, and you will not get a score for completing the course. NVQs, on the other hand, put a greater emphasis on the learner’s abilities, awareness, and behaviour in the workplace.

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Why CST Training?

CST Training provides you with training solutions to meet your needs, as an individual or as a business. We provide extremely competitive prices with great turn around times, to ensure that our clients are always left satisfied. Above all, we are honest and reliable and always meet the standards expected of us, and more. Complete an NVQ with us and allow us to help you achieve your NVQ goals while developing your skills to allow you to progress in your career.

If you have any questions or want to find out more then get in touch today!

CITB Site Safety Plus


What is CITB Site Safety Plus?

CITB Site Safety Plus (SSP) courses are intended to provide everybody in the sector with the expertise they need to advance, from operative to senior management. The one-day Health and Safety Awareness course to the five-day Site Management Safety Training Scheme are all available. The Site Safety Plus (SSP) course suite offers a variety of courses for individuals looking to advance their expertise in the construction, structural engineering, and related industries. There are also refresher classes available to ensure that staff are up to date with the best safety procedures and strategies.

CITB Site Safety Plus

We will be offering the SMSTS & SSSTS within the coming weeks, watch this space!

Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)

The Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) is an industry-recognised course that provides businesses with all of the necessary skills to fulfil today’s regulatory standards for proof of health and safety enforcement. This course is for Site Managers, Agents, and others who are, or may be, in charge of preparing, organising, tracking, managing, and handling groups of employees and workers. This course addresses the applicable regulations as well as other facets of healthy working in the construction, architecture, and structural engineering sectors. It emphasises the importance of risk management in the workplace, as well as the introduction of necessary control measures and effective communication, in order to maintain a health and safety culture among employees.

Learners will be knowledgeable of and capable of, by the end of the course: 

  • Implementing all health, protection, welfare, and environmental legislation that impacts them during their everyday work by the conclusion of the training cycle.
  • Implement new guidelines and best practices in the field.
  • Describe their roles and tasks in terms of health, protection, security, and the environment.

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Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)

For construction site managers, SSSTS is a CITB-accredited course. The SSSTS course is a globally recognized safety certification that is now required by all managers employed on site by several major contractor organisations. Thousands of participants attend the SSSTS CITB Course every year around the country, and the UK Contractors Group has approved it as the basic training for all supervisors on UKCG sites. Construction skills and occupational safety should go hand in hand, and this safety course highlights the importance of improving safety skills in order to prevent accidents and injuries. Thousands of workers are killed at work every year, including those who work in the building industry. Because of these large figures, it is important that all businesses follow the law and operate a site that poses the least amount of danger to workers. The SSSTS course is not only needed by business bodies, but it is also an excellent choice for those seeking a supervisory position in the construction industry.


The SSSTS course is designed for all construction site supervisors and is the first step in learning about health and safety for every new boss or supervisor. Working in this role entails legal and moral responsibilities for both site staff and visitors. This implies that you should be properly informed on all facets of health and safety. If workers have some complaints about the atmosphere in which they work, you, as the boss or manager of a team, are the first point of contact. This ensures that, regardless of the size of the staff, you must be completely briefed on all facets of site safety. Individuals who complete this SSSTS CITB course will develop a comprehensive understanding of their position in the industry and the importance of effective management.


Keep an eye out for these two new courses we will be offering in the coming weeks!

Business Management NVQs


We are so pleased to announce that we are now offering business management NVQs and other business NVQs. We are a training provider first and foremost so it doesn’t matter what industry you are in we are able to provide you with the guidance and support you need to develop your career.

Business Management NVQs

Employee Benefits Of business Management NVQs

Our aim is to provide employees with the support and guidance they need to progress their career. NVQs come with an array of benefits to the employee themselves which are significant in the development of the individual. Here are some of the many benefits which a person will hold once they have completed their NVQ:


  • They have a better understanding of their position within their business.
  • The chance to learn new skills and gain recognition for their knowledge. Introducing new concepts to the workforce. They will earn money as they study.
  • A skilled specialist can provide one-on-one assistance.
  • Since the company has believed in them and their future, they are very inspired.
  • A work-based, on-the-job learning certification that is benchmarked to national performance criteria.

Employer Benefits Of A Business Management NVQ

It is not only the employee who will benefit from completing business management NVQs, the employer of that employee will also see the advantages of putting their employee through the qualification. Here are some of the benefits for an employee that come from their employee completing an NVQ:


  • Worker motivation and results have improved.
  • Improvements in the efficiency of customer service.
  • A staff who has been trained in the skills required by the company.
  • Greater efficiency, success, and competitiveness as a result of the organisation’s investment in the workforce’s potential skills.
  • Staff turnover is lower, employees will be happier that their employer is investing in their training and providing them with the opportunity to develop.
  • A workforce who is knowledgeable on current laws and best practices.

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About NVQS

NVQs are a form of occupational certification that focuses on the workplace. Unlike standard credentials, they can be adapted to the needs of the learner and are not entirely rooted in the classroom. There is no final test, and you will not get a score for completing the course. NVQs, on the other hand, put a greater emphasis on the learner’s abilities, awareness, and behaviour in the workplace. Nationally specified occupational requirements are used to establish NVQs. The learner’s ability to complete a competency-based assignment is measured against national occupational standards’ success guidelines. The tests are documented using a variety of methods and previous learning experiences, which are used to gather the data needed to satisfy the qualifications’ unit requirements. A unit-based solution, which is now usable on the Qualification Credit Framework(QCF), can also be used to complete NVQs over longer periods of time. By completing the NVQ in compact bits, this path encourages learners to provide a versatile approach to learning and evaluation, and in some situations, will improve progress rates because unit completion provides learners with a greater sense of accomplishment. An NVQ qualification’s aim is to acknowledge learners’ talents and abilities in the workplace.


If business management NVQs sounds like it could benefit you or your employee then don’t hesitate to get in touch today to find out more!

Department Of Work And Pensions


This week we have recently received accreditation from the department of work and pensions (DWP) and are now an enhanced preferred supplier! In today’s blog we are going to discuss who the Department Of Work and Pensions are and what they do. 

Who Are The DWP?

Welfare, pensions, and child care policy are all handled by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It regulates the State Pension and a variety of working age, disability, and ill health benefits to about 20 million beneficiaries and clients as the UK’s largest public service agency.


  • Rather than focusing on the signs of poverty, it is necessary to consider and address the causes of poverty.
  • Getting people to work and making work pay is a win-win situation.
  • Encouraging people with disabilities and illnesses to live to be self-sufficient.
  • Ensuring a fair income for retirees and encouraging them to save for their retirement.
  • Delivering good value for money and lowering fraud and error rates.
  • Via the Health and Safety Executive, working to reduce work-related death and serious accidents at work.


  • Run an efficient welfare system that assists and guides individuals into jobs so that they can gain financial independence.
  • Boost your retirement savings and stability.
  • Build a decent and affordable welfare system that enhances children’s prospects in life.
  • Provide excellent service to our clients and applicants.
  • To cut costs and improve performance, we must change the way we deliver our services to perform effectively.


Understanding, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating our policies and services are all aided by their research. The Department Of Work And Pensions use a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative approaches to conduct objective, dependable, appropriate, and applicable social research. Across the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), our researchers work in multi-disciplinary teams. They collaborate with policy teams as well as larger analytical teams to build their evidence foundation and provide research to validate their policies and projects.


The publication of the DWP Areas of Research Interest reflects their dedication to collaboration across research communities. The Department Of Work and Pensions maintain contact with other pension, disability, and jobs researchers. DWP also maintains strong relations with other funding organisations, such as the Economic and Social Research Council and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which are two of the most prominent social security funders.