I went through my NVQ Level 6 in Site management with Upskill and found them to be helpful and accommodating in every respect and I would recommend them to anyone who needs training in the future.
Studying for my NVQ whilst working full-time was achievable thanks to the excellent service offered by the Upskill team. James was great, always there at the end of the phone, text or email to offer advice and support when I most needed it. Thanks for all your help and keep up the good work!
Having recently completed my NVQ Level 7 with Upskill, I would highly recommend their services to anyone wishing to pursue further qualifications or training. Mick and the team have been extremely helpful throughout the process, following up regularly and providing pointers along the way. A fantastic experience across the board!
I would like to thank Upskill for their support towards completing my course. The DropBox system was really easy to use and allowed me to collect evidence with ease. Many thanks!
I would like to thank Upskill for diligently running through the NVQ lvl 6 with me, and making the process smooth and easy. The team from Upskill have offered relentless support throughout the whole process and answered all my queries with haste and a professional attitude. Now passing the NVQ lvl6, I am looking forward on starting the NVQ lvl7 in 2018 and with your Upskill as the NVQ assessment team, a hard and long road will seem effortless.
Alex Bonis - Senior Project Manager
I write to confirm that I really enjoyed doing my recently completed NVQ level 6 programme with you completed. My assessor (JAMES) was really excellent in terms of delivery, supervision and giving guidelines throughout the period of my training programme. I am glad to tell your organisation that I will be recommending people to you from time to time based on your excellent delivery of the courses.
From the moment I met Frank Dunne last June 2017, at our initial site meeting, I felt in good hands. Frank visited my workplace and spent hours discussing my role, my organisation, previous experience and my current workload in relation to my upcoming portfolio. After some initial trepidation, with Frank's patience and assistance, I was able to get 'in the zone' and start producing essays and evidence, soon after. Frank was very encouraging throughout the process of compiling my portfolio and this made the whole thing a lot more enjoyable to complete. With great gusto and success, I completed 8 sections within 6 months and have a great sense of achievement now it is complete. I am currently awaiting my certificate and this will lead onto an application for a black CSCS Manager card. I am happy to help where needed and if anyone needs any encouragement to show what can be achieved in a small space of time
David Watson - Contracts Manager
I undertook an NVQ Level 6 course via Upskills Assessment and Training Ltd during spring 2017. Upon registration I was contacted via the Upskills team to discuss the forthcoming works and any questions I may have ahead of the course commencement. The course was completed entirely online with advice given when required from the Upskills team. This advice was generally via email correspondence with the team and myself. All members of staff where extremely helpful during the process with particular attention paid to the evidence sheets required. The overall experience was enjoyable and easy to understand. All evidence required was uploaded via a Dropbox link in conjunction with email correspondence. All past experience, and my relevant evidence depicting this, was accepted as academic proof thus making the process faster than expected. With the above in mind I now intend to undertake NVQ Level 7 which will commence in early 2018 and I look forward to liaising once again with the Upskills staff and acknowledge their valued support.
Stewart Poulton - Site Manager
I would like to say a big thank you to James and the team at Upskill for helping me complete my NVQ level 6 allowing me to claim my CSCS black card. They are flexible and fit in with my schedule allowing the whole process to be manageable and stress free. Overall a very pleasent experience and real value for money.
Sam McNally - Project Manager
This was at first a daunting challenge, but my initial session with James Elliott gave me the confidence to undertake this task. With the support of Upskills and in particular James Elliot the task became enjoyable. I have now gained my qualification and would highly recommend using upskills.
Terry Midgley - Estates Officer
Throughout my career, I have always been conscious of not having a degree even though I have a number of years' experience. So deciding to do an NVQ was a big decision, and then having to decide which level of NVQ to undertake but with the support and guidance of Upskill the decision to do the NVQ 7 Construction Senior Management was made easy. The support from Upskill didn't stop there, it continued throughout the whole process until I fully qualified within my 12 month target in September 17. The encouragement and guidance I received from Upskill, and particularly from Frank, was a major contributor in me achieving my goal of obtaining a recognised construction qualification.
Lynne Parker - Senior Project Manager
Upskill have been excellent in helping me achieve my site management NVQ. The requirements of the course were explained to me very clearly, with helpful support given should I need it. On completion I was able to competently use my new skills to run my building site.
I can confirm that Frank Dunne as my immediate NVQ level 7 trainer, provided a great deal of guidance and support whilst letting me work it out for myself, during the leaning/NVQ evidence based course work period. Jessie has been extremely helpful throughout the whole lifecycle of the NVQ evidence building experience and I would strongly refer any associates of mine to Upskills if they were in the search of the same type of NVQ accessed training provider.
I recently completed with Upskill my NVQ Level 6 Construction Contracting Operations Management and passed my MAP test last week so just waiting on my new black card arriving. Could you please pass on my thanks to both Sean and Mick for all the assistance and advice they provided during the course of the NVQ. Due to work commitments it was in the evenings when I got chance to complete the mandatory and optional units and Sean was always available if I had any queries which helped me enormously. Both reviewed and commented on each unit as and when I had uploaded onto Dropbox. I have a number of years Construction Management experience but was a bit daunted by having to complete a NVQ as it has been a long time since I had done anything like this before (probably school to be honest!) and didn't really know where to start. Hats off to you all for making it as simple as it was and I would certainly recommend you to anyone who is looking to complete any NVQ in this field.
Mark Bell - Construction Manager
Starting an NVQ level 7 is a daunting challenge and when you add to that a busy work life, young family and being based in the UAE I was more than a little apprehensive but all credit to the Upskills Team they were fantastic. The advice and direction given by the academic team was brilliant, but what I appreciated most was the entire team effort, there was always someone on the end of a phone to help or a timely email to check that your folder was not gathering dust on a shelf when inspiration was low. I can't say it was painless but I certainly enjoyed the journey with the entire Upskill team, so much so that I have even caught myself pondering what's next!
Oliver James - Construction Director, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
I have recently completed my NVQ Level 6 in Construction Management. Upskill were invaluable with their ongoing help and support throughout the whole process. After being out of education for 20 years the thought of completing a NVQ was daunting to say the least, however the team at Upskill made the experience very enjoyable. I would not hesitate to recommend their services or undertake further training with them. Thank you Frank, Jess and Luke!
Lee Owens - Wanzl UK
I have recently completed my NVQ Level 6 (Diploma) in Construction Management with Upskill and I cannot thank them enough. I chose Upskill as they were accredited by the ELCAS scheme and they had several positive testimonials. When I first enrolled with Upskill James travelled from London to have an introduction meeting with me at Huntingdon. He was very professional and gave me loads of advice. I received plenty of guidance and advice from James throughout my NVQ. I would recommend Upskill as an excellent training provider.
Robert Blackwood - CDM Advisor CarillionAmey
Big thanks to Upskill team for guiding me trough the NVQ process so smooth and easy.Special thanks to Mick for being so professionally understanding and giving as much support as I needed.We all trying to improve our future as much as we can and thank you guys for helping me to make those few very important first steps.Would recommend Upskill to everyone who really wants to grow professionally with the best training.
Zydrunas Budrikas - Site Manager
The staff are very professional, have excellent communication and offered helpful guidance throughout the course. Very happy overall!
Very Pleased , prompt professional tutor , great advise, always available. Not knowing what to expect, but I must say I am very impressed with Upskill staff very helpful throughout the company. Great experience , so I am now doing NVQ 7 with the same Company. No problem recommending Upskill for those seeking training and personal development.
Kelly Mann - Sherford Consortium Estate Manager
I would recommend using Upskill for any training purposes that you may have, that they offer. I've recently completed my NVQ Level 6 in Construction Management and always felt I had the support and guidance required to complete the course, with communication from Upskill being regular and informative throughout. A massive thanks to all the team at Upskill, myself and the company will be using them for any future training we require!
Bobby Hulse - Rbiz Solutions LTD
A big thank you to Frank and his team for all the help they provided me, in achieving my NVQ level 7 Diploma in Senior Construction management. Although it was a bit daunting at first due to the lack of any spare time to carry out the course. The procedure was clearly explained and I found that good reliable advice was available at all times, which helped me to fit it in around my busy schedule. I would highly recommend Upskill Assessment and Training if you wish to progress your training and career to the next level.
Terry Giles (Managing Surveyor) - T&B Contractors
Upskill! What a fantastic service! The assessor was very thorough indeed. Continued support throughout the term from admin team to tutor. That conjoined with a swift delivery of my new qualification made for a very pleasurable learning experience.
I initially found the idea of the NVQ very daunting as I looked through the sections but Frank explained the requirements and put me much more at ease. Frank was also always very available when I wasn't sure about certain elements and his advice was very productive in helping me to realise that I had all the information I needed as he showed me how to use that to complete the course.
I have just recently successfully completed the NVQ Level 7 in Senior Construction Management. The team at Upskills were there every step of the way to guide me through it when required. At times the workload was often daunting but with the regular visits and consultations with Frank, the task became clearer and I was able to work productively through it. I would recommend the course to anyone currently within or aiming to further their management role. The content within the modules really does focus you on the reasons we do things in construction and why they should be done properly. The methods within the broad range of tasks that I am required to carry out have been reinforced and I now feel much more confident in my job. Also, the high recognition shown from the chartered bodies shows how good this achievement really is.
Rob Phipp - T & B Contractors
I have just completed my NVQ Level 6 with Upskill. My assessor Frank was amazing and very helpful, any questions I have he replied almost immediately and was very quick giving me feedback of my work. Jessie at Upskill has also been great and has checked in with me throughout my course ensuring everything was going ok. Thanks you to all and I am so happy to have my qualifications. Many Thanks!
Dawid Biernacki - Site Manager T&B (Contractors) Ltd
Having recently completed an NVQ level 6, I would like to pass on my thanks to James and the team at UPSkill for their assistance. The application process was quick and efficient with the help of Marie Brock, Carillion's learning and development officer. UpSkill provided detailed information on the requirements for the NVQ, via an on line Dropbox account. The information and evidence requirements for each module was clearly set out and examples of given. During the period that I undertook the NVQ, I had two face to face meetings with James, who guided me through the evidence collection and presentation process. I would happily recommend UPSkill to anyone considering undertaking an NVQ at any level.
Peter Cranston - Carrilion PLC
I work as a site manager for All Joinery Solutions. I recently completed my NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management with Upskill and I can't thank enough the whole team guiding me through the process. I've never tough that completing NVQ could be such an easy and pleasant process. A special thank you to Mick Dunn and Jessie Burrows who are absolute professionals and with there immediate response to all my questions made the hardest things seems so easy. I've already recommended Upskill to all my colleagues and I wish everyone the best of luck.
I would like to thank Upskill for making the my NVQ course such a clear, well thought out one, with help at the end of the course when needed. It was a pleasure when Frank made his visits and talked through your concerns; he has a positive approach to any problems that are raised. His thorough subject knowledge shone throughout the length of the course, making it simple to ask a question over the phone knowing that he understands exactly what stage you're at and how to explain the solution so you can go away and look at the problem with a new thinking. Also the way he put you at ease during your professional talk, this brings the best from you. I can close with mentioning the rest of the team, Jessie and Angela. Without their hard work constantly monitoring the progress of all the contractors going through their own NVQs and getting the correct paperwork to all. Well done!
I have just completed my NVQ Level 6 in Construction Contracting Operations with Upskill and found the whole process very easy and customer friendly. Following an initial meeting with my assessor I was left to collate evidence and then get back in touch to arrange for this evidence to be assessed. A number of months went by with me collecting evidence and collating into a folder for assessment; this was based upon the information I was given at our initial meeting and the paperwork detailing what was required for each unit. I arranged to meet my assessor to review the file, and was very pleased to be told that the evidence I had collated was sufficient to meet the requirements of the NVQ. The folder was taken from me and a couple of weeks later I was notified that my NVQ had been passed and that a certificate was in the post. Overall an excellent service from Upskill. If you already have relevant experience, have the evidence readily available and need to achieve and NVQ in a quick and efficient manner, then I would have no qualms recommending Upskill to provide this service.
I have recently completed the NVQ level 6 diploma in Construction Contracting Operation Management with Upskill. I chose Upskill after reading feedback given from previous students regarding the NVQ 6 diploma and also regarding the level of professionalism the staff at Upskill offer. From initially contacting Upskill I dealt with James, and he was very helpful and give me all the information that was requested. Initially starting the course it was a bit daunting to take on considering I have a demanding job working in the North West and not a lot of free time. But with the continual support from James and Jessie it made the process easier. Again thanks to James, Jessie and Angela and I will definitely be using Upskill in the future for other courses which they have available . And would recommend anybody who wants to progress in construction management to sign up and undertake the NVQ 6 diploma. Keep up the good work guys!!
Upskill have assisted me in making a big progression in my career through well thought out, supported and sensible learning. Many thanks!
Scott Brand - Willmott Dixon Housing Limited
Thank you for all the help you provided me, in the achievement of my NVQ level 7 Diploma in Senior Construction management. The procedure was clearly explained at the beginning of the process, with ongoing sound reliable advice and support throughout by the knowledgeable Mick Dunn who maintained a professional approach yet flexible, having to fit in around my busy work schedule. I can truly recommend Upskill Assessment and Training for the services they provide.
Having left the Royal Navy in 2005 I entered the construction industry as a Maintenance Electrician, working my way up through the various Facilities Management positions I made the move into Project Management. Having come from the 'Tools' I found myself in need of a qualification to quantify my experience to a potential employer. I spoke with Frank Dunne Via the ELCAS website, Frank recommended the NVQ Level 6 Construction Contracts Management Diploma which I started in April 2014. Frank encouraged me to utilise the skills and knowledge I have gained through my onsite experiences as evidence for the required units, with Frank in a supporting role I am happy to say I have now completed the NVQ Level 6. I found Upskill very flexible to my particular needs and overall a very professional and thorough training provider, Many thanks for your guidance and support.
Through all my dealings with Upskill , be it e mail / telephone communications with Upskill staff or meetings with Frank and Mick face to face , I have found them a very pro active and professional company. I would have no hesitation using them again or recommending them to potential clients.
Many thanks to all the team from Upskill for your support throughout my qualification. With access to an online application for uploading evidences, which can then be reviewed and assessed remotely make Upskill one of the best training provider from the market and I would highly recommend them to anybody who is looking for the next step up in their career.
I have just finished a level 7 NVQ with Up Skill and would like to thank all the staff and in particular James Elliott for making it a pleasant experience , while not the easiest thing I have ever done the guidance from James made it a smooth and clear process,I would recommend all those in management to engage in the process as it made me feel a lot more confident in my role as a project and I can now hold that all important black card. Thank you all at UpSkill.
I would like to thank you and all the staff at Upskill for guiding me seamlessly through my NVQ7 Diploma in Construction Senior Management. The teams Constant support and guidance along with all the necessary literature and course work made it an enjoyable but demanding experience. It was always reassuring to know that if I needed help Upskill was just a phone call or SKYPE call away. My application is in already in for my membership to CIOB. I would gladly recommend Upskill to anyone else looking to further their qualifications. Once again thank you for all your help and guidance.
I would like to thank everyone at upskill for there time and all there help in guiding me through my NVQ level 6 its been a pleasure working with Mick and the team at Upskill. Thanks!
Gareth Mark Miller - Construction Site Manager of GMM Site Services
From start to finish of my NVQ Level 6, I found the whole process a joy to be enrolled in. Before enrolment, I was nervous to be doing this qualification, however Frank and the team make me feel at ease, and aided me through the process with no fuss. I'm over the moon that I have achieved my qualification in a short space of time, and this is down to Upskill giving me all the support I need. I shall be returning to Upskill to enrol on my Level 7 in the near future!
Just like to thank you and the team, especially Frank and Luke for their assistance in getting me to gain my NVQ6. They made the whole thing so easy and understood my work commitments, yet still always had time to put me in the right direction when I needed help. The structure of the qualification made it easy to complete and was quite straight forward to follow. Level 7 next....Thanks again!
Kherse Dunputh - Carillion Civil Engineering
I would like to thank Upskill for my recent Refresher and Qualification, it was nice to be dealing with fellow Professionals in the art of learning. I would like to thank Frank for his time, effort, knowledge and Professionalism, and I would also like to say how nice it was to meet the support Staff Namely Jessie and Angela. Good Team.
Having looked at other options and considered time scales, we decided that three of our management team, including myself, would put ourselves through the NVQ-6. I would like to say that the team at Upskill were very supportive, visited us at site and provided feedback on our progress at regular intervals. This all made the task doable and less painful as otherwise would be. Now I am happy to say that we have all received our certificates in 'Construction Contracting Operations Management' Thanks to the team at Upskill, many thanks!
I'd like to thank Mick and James from Upskill who have visited me at my live projects down in London and also Upskill as a whole for leading myself in the correct direction in gaining my NVQ in construction management, the course has broadened my knowledge within the construction industry, I will be recommending Upskill to my colleagues and alsol be furthering my qualifications in the future with Upskill.
I've just completed my NVQ Level 6 with Upskill and they have been fantastic, James was absolutely brilliant with me helped me all the way through the coarse and directed me through the areas I was not so strong on. I would recommend Upskill as a training provider, there the best in the business. Many, many thanks to your great family run Training Academy.
It was my absolute pleasure in dealing with upskills in the process of gaining my NVQ Level 7 Diploma in Construction Senior Management. They made the whole process an enjoyable and knowledgeable experience, they were always at hand to offer advice and assistance and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone requiring a similar service.
Shane Rowe MCGI - ICIOB
Having worked in the building industry since leaving school and working my way from a trade background to a Senior Manager I was somewhat nervous about carrying out the NVQ 7. After talking with Mick Dunne and explaining who I was he put me at ease and answered my questions in a positive way. He talked with me about my roles and responsibilities and explained how I could use them as work based evidence in the various sections. I found Upskill to be very professional and they treated me as an individual.
I am extremely pleased to have finished my NVQ level 7 and found Upskill to be very efficient and helpful. M. Dunne was always supportive and guided me when needed. I was pleased with the set up and the was always responded to when a query or help was required. My thanks to all at Upskill for helping with the furthering of my career.
I would like to take this opportunity to pass on my sincere thanks to UpSkill and in particular, Frank Dunne, for the support that he gave me throughout my NVQ6 Diploma (Degree) in Construction Contracting Operations Management (QCF). Achieving this qualification has not only enabled me to obtain both my AssocRICS and ICIOB memberships, but it has also given me the incentive to undertake further educational studies to support my career aspirations.
Just a quick note to say how very pleased I am with the help getting my NVQ. Frank Dunne who assisted me throughout my course was very helpful and made me feel so at ease. I would not hesitate in putting forward his service to anyone who would be interested on such courses. Thanks again!
I received the certificate and I would like to say many thanks to Upskill for their professional service, especially James who guided me through all this. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone who needs this.
I haven't been in any exam type scenario in years and I was a little apprehensive initially. However, the guys at Upskill were very approachable and knowledgeable and the support given was second to none! So much so that I am even considering the next stage of the NVQ.
I must compliment you and your organisation for your efficiency and professionalism. I have been totally impressed by the ease in which you provided service to me and the excellent support you have given me over the months while studying for my NVQ 6. This will give my career a major boast. I will be in contact with you shortly to start my NVQ 7. Once again can I take this opportunity to thank you and all of your team.
Knowing that I have the qualifications to back up my years of experience has given me an enormous sense of self confidence and pride. For years I had always been self conscious about not holding the relevant qualifications for my role and working with piers more qualified than myself. The whole NVQ experience has certainly helped me achieve my goal whilst still managing to do my day job and uphold a good social life. I would certainly recommend this NVQ to others and would like to thank Upskill for their support, guidance and friendly approach to achieving this NVQ.
Trevor Pringle - North Tyneside Homes
I found Upskill a valuable asset to my career all went so smooth from the first phone call to the last call from Frank saying you have passed,Frank made it all so easy he spent his time to come to site go through all the levels all the sections so that your clear in all that has to be accomplished, Thank you all at Upskill for all your help.
It was my absolute pleasure in dealing with upskills in the process of gaining my NVQ level 7. They made the whole process an enjoyable and knowledgeable experience. They were always at hand to offer advice and assistance and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who should require their service.
Jason Morgan - Morgan Berry Interiors Ltd
Many thanks to Mick and all at Upskill after achieving an NVQ level 6 in Construction Contracting Management. After many years of site experience I felt the need to gain further qualifications further to my trade ones. Not sure where to start, a colleague recommended Upskill to me. From the initial meeting with Mick, through to the final verification process, I have found the whole experience to be very good and can thoroughly recommend Upskill as a training provider. For anyone like myself with trade qualifications and wanting to go further I would heartily recommend going down the NVQ route with Upskill.
I am extremely pleased with the professional team that are upskill and would recommend them to anyone wishing to better there education.
Thank you to Frank and UpSkill Training for helping me to complete my NVQ 3 Construction Site Supervision. I found Frank to be approachable and to always give excellent advice when needed, and he pushed me and gave me encouragement as and when required to ensure that I completed my NVQ. I would always recommend UpSkill for anyone wanting to do future training.
I would like to thank Upskill's for all the help and assistance given during the NVQ level 6 the encouragement was help full. The professional approach from Upskills could not have been better.
Michael Spencer - M&E Building Services
Thank you very much for given me a chance to complete my Edexcel Level 7 NVQ in Diploma in Construction Senior Management into your prestigious Upskill Assessment and Training Ltd. You certainly are a great mentor for me and you have been very supportive and sharing valuable construction knowledge from the start up to the end of my course. I am looking forward to working with you Mr. Mick. I know I can bring students to your great institution. More power and more students to enroll into your Upskill Assessment and Training Ltd
Rey S. Lagat
Just to let you boys know that since my training with Upskill, I have just been through a selection process where there were a 120 people going for 20 jobs at Balfour Beatty power tunnels. I've just found out that I've got the job - blinding! There is work in dubai and work for the rest of my days has long has I get my nut down. The starting salary is £26000 + overtime. When I came to you at Kingston I felt my life was over I could not see a future at my age of 46, but you started me off on the path to where I am now, its hard to believe its only 4 months ago. I can't put into words how much that start you gave me means. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. If I can do It anyone can!! Keep up the good work boys because it makes a difference!
I would like to thank Mick and the whole team at Upskill for helping me achieve my NVQ Level 7, a very professional and organised team. I would recommend Upskill to anyone who is interested in going forward in there career.
Having now finished my NVQ level 6 I found Upskill to be very efficient and helpful throughout. Mike was always supportive and guided me when needed, site visits were scheduled to suit my day to day duties and the process of having an early review of evidence via email was particularly helpful. My thanks to all at Upskill for helping me further my career.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all at upskill for their ongoing professional help while I completed my NVQ 6, their friendly approach made me feel at ease and the support I got was first class. The way it was set up was easy to incorporate in to my working life, I will be highly recommending upskill.
Thank You all at Upskill especially Frank Dunne for getting me through NVQ level 7 in construction site management. I found Frank to be approachable and to always give excellent advice and guidance throughout the process. I would have no problem recommending Upskill to anyone who would like to achieve an NVQ . I must compliment you all for your professionalism and friendly service.