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Skill STEP 2: Skilled tradesperson

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Skill STEP 2

Skill STEP 2 is for anyone looking to become a Skilled Tradesperson and gain the requisite qualifications to obtain the Blue Skilled Worker CSCS card.  

Course overview

There are two routes to an NVQ L2.  If you are new to the industry, you can apply to join one of our apprenticeship programmes.  Alternatively, if you have at least two years’ experience in the industry, you can complete your NVQ L2 in as little as four weeks.

Apprenticeship Route:

Our bespoke apprenticeship programmes are designed by the industry, for the industry. Each apprenticeship is different in duration and are varied in roles.

Why do an apprenticeship with us?

  • Free mentorship with AccXel Ambassadors
  • Free transport to and from train stations
  • Latest technology and state of the art facilities
  • An industry-leading mock-live construction site
  • Employment with our Employer Partners
  • Small class sizes
  • Graduation and Awards

NVQ route

For experienced trades, we offer NVQ Level 2 qualifications in the following:

  • Groundwork
  • Brickwork
  • Drylining
  • Plant Operations

This involves a maximum of 2 site visits and a completion of an online portfolio.

Cost: £800 plus VAT per delegate (£600 grant fundable by CITB)

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'Going to AccXel for my NVQ and Skilled Worker card was the best decision for me. Everything was explained to me properly and I I didn't feel intimidated by the process. The assessor, Andy, was brilliant, he made it very simple and visited my site when convenient for me. Overall a superb experience' - Joe

All AccXel Skill STEPS© include these 6 mandatory topics to support the ‘whole person’ approach to construction education.

The Built Environment

Health & Safety


Personal Development


Next STEP?

Are you looking to take your first STEP into management? Explore STEP 3

Skill STEP 3