We have moved!
We have moved offices and left Long Eaton to return to Illkeston. Our new address is:
- Upskill Ltd,
- Castledine House Business Centre,
- 5 - 9 Heanor Road,
- DE7 8DY.
Warning FAKE NVQ Providers!
Warning! It has come to our attention that several online NVQ providers are offering a fast-track service. This is not the case as they are either not approved to certificate the award in question, or in fact not registered with any UK Awarding Bodies for the delivery of UK Construction NVQs.
Are you are thinking of enrolling onto an NVQ? Here are a couple of simple checks you can carry out to stop you getting conned and ripped off. Is the Centre registered with a UK Awarding Body? If not the NVQ certificate may prove out to be worthless when applying for work or CSCS cards etc.
To find out if the centre is legitimate ask for its Awarding Body and NVQ centre number, all centres have one, you can then check with the awarding body to confirm centre details. To contact any awarding body simply type their name into any search engine and they should come up. For Example - we work with the Awarding body Edexcel, our centre number is 23505 you can check this information out by contacting Edexcel using this link: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/support-for-you/students/contact-us.html
To check if the Awarding Body is approved by the UK Government you can use this link: https://www.gov.uk/check-awarding-body-recognised
Can the centre provide proof from the Awarding body confirming that they are fully approved to not only enrol but to also award the NVQ? If not they may be able to sign you up but not sign your NVQ off and you could be left in limbo. This can happen if the centre is new or if they have an assessor that no longer works for the company, in this case all your hard work could end sitting on a shelf with the centre unable to claim the certificate from the awarding body.
Again a simple call or email to the Awarding body can confirm the centres NVQ status regarding signing off the NVQ and awarding the certificate. As the internet can be a minefield when looking for a good NVQ provider by taking the above few simple steps you should be able to protect yourself from fraud and get the service you have paid for.