NVQ Level 3 Steel Erector

This is a NVQ which means that this qualification has been developed to be achieved in a real work environment. You need to be employed to undertake this qualification.

This qualification will enable you to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work within the construction industry as a Supervisor.

After completing this qualification, you will be able to apply for a Supervisor (Gold) CSCS card.

Who is is qualification designed for?

This is a competence-based qualification for those who work in the construction industry. The NVQ is used to show that you are competent and knowledgeable in your current role/ trade. Achievement of this qualification provides a candidate with proof of competency across the trade.

The awarding body for this qualification is ProQual Awarding Body and the regulatory body is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).

Qualification structure

Candidates must complete all of the Mandatory units; candidates may also complete any of the Additional Units.

Mandatory units:

  • Contribute to effective working relationships in steel erection
  • Work safely and minimise risk in steel erection
  • Identify and deal with hazards and emergencies in steel erection
  • Prepare structural leads for moving and installing
  • Move structural steel sections
  • Install structural steelwork components
  • Work safely at height on steel structures
  • Assemble bolted joints in structural steelwork

Please see ‘Qualification Specification’ document for more details regarding the optional units.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However the candidates should be working within the industry to enrol in this NVQ.

Here at AV Training we are conducting an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment.


Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s skill, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in the qualification.

This qualification is competence-based, candidates must demonstrate the level of competence described in the units.

The qualification will be assessed in line with the Construction Skills Consolidated Assessment Strategy and will be internally assessed by an appropriately experienced and qualified Assessor.

The assessment process is conducted through our e-portfolio system and it is formed of two parts:

  1. Knowledge – the candidates are required to complete a workbook
  2. Practical – evidence to be collected from site visits

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8-12 weeks


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