£120

On-site Assessment and Training- Heritage Carpentry, Masonry or Plastering

Site based

                     

This course is funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Cadw and is delivered through the Heritage Construction in Wales Project. For details please contact Ruth Rees on wtbfmail@gmail.com/ (01558) 824271.

What is On-site assessment and training? 

The On Site Assessment and Training Route – generally known as OSAT– has been set up by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to provide a simple yet thorough means of recognising that somebody has the skills and capabilities to work in a trade.  The candidate achieves his or her NVQ3 through workplace assessments and by providing evidence that they meet the National Occupational Standards for skilled workers at the NVQ Level required. 

What are the eligibility requirements?

You must be employed by a CITB registered company. If you are unsure if you are CITB registered or would like to become registered, please contact the HECW Project Officer for advice and support.

You must be able to demonstrate that you already have the skills, or can meet the National Occupational Standards for skilled workers at the NVQ Level 3 within the 18 month timescale of the OSAT (further details below)

What happens if I’m accepted onto the OSAT? 

Once you have successfully applied for the scheme you will be allocated an assessor who will come out to your workplace to talk through your work experience to date and draw up a training and assessment plan with you.   

The assessor will visit each candidate approximately 5 times over the duration of the course (course duration can vary from 6 to 18 months depending on current levels of experience).  Your assessor will provide guidance and help you collect evidence for your qualification.   

How much does the OSAT cost? 

Companies will contribute £720 but will receive a achievement grant of £600 on completion.

The course will therefore cost the employer £120.

 

 

What support is available to employers and learners?

Both employers and learners will be offered support during  the training scheme by the HECW Project Officer and an appropriately skilled NVQ3 Assessor who will be allocated to you. 

  

What are the skills and competencies required to be eligible for OSAT? 

Below is a summary of the skills that would be expected prior to starting the OSAT. Full details of the National Occupational Standards for each trade are available on request. 

Potential CARPENTRY candidates should be able to demonstrate experience of the following work skills: 

  • Working on conservation and restoration projects
  • Conserving or restoring timber based products e.g. walls, doors, staircases , roofs, panelling
  • Recognising defects in timberwork- cause and effects
  • Knowledge and identification of materials
  • Experience of working from plans
  • For Bench Joinery route:
    • On-site joinery repairs, measuring and scribing
    • Fit and assemble joinery products e.g. door sets, doors, sliding sash windows, staircases, fitments
    • Making and using jigs
    • Installing bench joinery in a historical context
  • For Heavy timber framework route
    • Restoring heavy timber work e.g. walls, floors and roofs
    • Experience of different types of joints and methods of cutting

Potential STONEMASONRY candidates should be able to demonstrate experience of the following work skills:    

  • Setting out complex stonemasonry structures e.g corner profiles 
  • Erecting complex stonemasonry structures e.g. arches 
  • Working on conservation and restoration projects  
  • Conserving or restoring stonemasonry, brickwork or earthen structures 
  • Replicating existing structures and stabilise structures
  • Preparing and mixing lime mortars  
Potential PLASTERING (solid and fibrous) students should be able to demonstrate experience of the following work skills: 
  • Working on conservation and restoration projects 
  • Selecting and mixing of materials for interior and exterior works 
  • Producing solid plaster surfaces
  • Conserving solid plastered surfaces
  • Selecting and mixing of materials for fibrous works
  • Producing and installing fibrous plasterwork
  • Conserving fibrous and/or in situ lime plasterwork