About this NVQ assessment

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations – Post and Beam is designed to assess occupational competence in the workplace. Learners are required to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and experience in timber post and beam construction. This qualification is suitable for post and beam carpenters with advanced level skills.

This NVQ provides formal recognition of practicing as an advanced post and beam carpenter.

Q2W offer a nationwide NVQ service, made possible using our on-line NVQ portfolio Learning Assistant. Your NVQ will be assessed using the product of your work e.g. contract documents. Your knowledge will be assessed using professional discussion or written reflective account.

How much will my NVQ level 3 cost?

Price: £975.00 + VAT per delegate

See regional zones for further price information.

NVQ Payment and Terms

50% to begin the NVQ process; followed by 50% upon completion.

(Payment plans may be available upon request)

NVQ Entry Requirements

The potential learner must be able to demonstrate that they can meet the skills, knowledge and experience requirements of the NVQ before enrolment.

How long will my NVQ take to complete?

An NVQ assessment plan will be agreed during your Initial NVQ assessment & NVQ Induction; a planned end date will be agreed. However, we would expect your NVQ qualification to be complete with sixteen weeks.

How is the NVQ qualification assessed?

Learning Assistant is the on-line NVQ portfolio used by Q2W. During the Initial assessment your assessor will identify the most appropriate optional units and provide advice and guidance regarding the range of evidence required. At this stage you will be introduced to Learning Assistant and uploading evidence for your NVQ. Feedback regarding your progress will be provided in a variety of ways: contact records transmitted using Learning Assistant, which also includes a % complete indicator. Your assessor will also maintain regular contact by phone, text message and email. <./P>

Your assessor will provide sufficient support throughout the assessment process to ensure timely completion of your NVQ.

Industry recognition & benefits

The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations – Post and Beam qualifies the holder to apply for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) gold card (https://www.cscs.uk.com/card-type/manager/).


Q2W are a CITB, Approved Training Organisation (ATO) for NVQs.
What is a CITB ATO?
A CITB ATO is an organisation which provides construction training courses and qualifications to a defined and industry-agreed training standard. As an approved ATO, Q2W will upload your NVQ achievement to trigger an automated NVQ grant payment of £600.00 (subject to eligibility).
How do I claim my grant?

You can claim NVQ achievement grants if you’re an employer who is registered with CITB. This includes small employers (wage bill of less than £80k) who don’t have to pay the levy.


CSCS Card Information

You will apply directly to CSCS for your card after you receive your NVQ certificate through the post from us. Link below for more information:


Assessment contents & units

NVQ level 3 in Wood Occupations – Poat and Beam: Qualification Structure

Mandatory Units:

  1. Confirming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  2. Confirming the Occupational Methods of Work in the Workplace
  3. Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace
  4. Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace
  5. Designing and Fabricating Structural Timber Connections in the Workplace

Optional Group (select one unit from):

  1. Slinging and Hand Signalling the Movement of Suspended Loads in the Workplace
  2. Producing CAD Setting Out Details in the Workplace
  3. Producing Wood and Wood-based Products using Computer Numerically Controlled/Numerically Controlled (CNC/NC) Machinery in the Workplace
  4. Conserving or Restoring Heavy Timber Framework in the Workplace
  5. Fabricating Post and Beam Components in the Workplace

Pay Now

Pay now to book this course. Select your regional zone for price information.
50% payment to begin the NVQ process; followed by 50% upon completion.

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations (Post and Beam)
£850.00 GBP + VAT
Pay Now:
£425.00 GBP + VAT

Enquire about this Assessment

If you'd like to find out more about this course, please call us on 01303 764 287, send a SMS to 07432 473 758, or fill out the form below.