NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Traditional and Heritage Building (Site Supervision)

he NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Heritage and Traditional Buildings is a specialised qualification designed to provide individuals with advanced knowledge, skills, and expertise in working with historic and traditional structures. This diploma program focuses on preserving, restoring, and maintaining heritage buildings in a way that respects their historical significance and architectural integrity.

Course Details

Course Type: On-Site

Level: 4

Duration: 10 Weeks +

Location: National

Category: Heritage


Key components and features of the NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Heritage and Traditional Buildings include:

  1. Advanced Understanding of Heritage Conservation: Candidates delve deep into the principles and theories of heritage conservation, studying the historical context, architectural styles, and cultural importance of traditional buildings.

  2. Technical Expertise: The program emphasises hands-on skills, equipping students with advanced techniques and methods for repairing, restoring, and conserving heritage structures. This includes proficiency in traditional building materials, craftsmanship, and construction techniques.

  3. Research and Documentation: Students learn how to conduct thorough research, documentation, and assessment of heritage buildings. This involves understanding archival resources, historical records, and specialized tools used to gather information about a building's history and evolution.

  4. Legal and Ethical Considerations: Participants gain insight into the legal and ethical aspects of working with heritage buildings, including compliance with preservation regulations, planning permissions, and ethical guidelines for conservation.

  5. Project Management: The diploma program covers project management skills specific to heritage projects, including budgeting, scheduling, risk assessment, and stakeholder engagement.

  6. Adaptive Restoration Techniques: Candidates explore adaptive reuse strategies that allow heritage structures to be repurposed for modern functions while preserving their historical character and significance.

  7. Sustainability and Conservation: The program addresses sustainable practices in heritage conservation, encouraging the use of eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient solutions that align with contemporary environmental standards.

  8. Collaboration and Communication: Effective communication and collaboration skills are emphasised, as heritage projects often involve coordination with architects, historians, local communities, and government agencies.

  9. Fieldwork and Practical Experience: The diploma may incorporate practical fieldwork, site visits, and hands-on training to provide students with real-world experience in working with heritage buildings.

  10. Assessment and Accreditation: Students are assessed through a combination of practical assessments, written assignments, and possibly a portfolio of their work. Successful completion of the diploma leads to accreditation at NVQ Level 4.

To undertake any NVQ you will need to have prior knowledge of the chosen qualification you are looking to achieve. NetRet group has a rough guidance to eligibility, but this can change depending on the individual basis.

  • Candidates must have experience in their chosen area of skill.
  • Candidates must have basic level of literacy.
  • Candidates must be in some form of employment or have access to an observable working situation.
  • Basic IT skills may be required but is not essential.

We use a QuickBooks system with credit card and PayPal options for payment. If you need the invoice to go to a specific individual or department, please let us know and we will make sure our system has the correct information.

Upon Payment

  • You will receive an email giving you access to your employer Dashboard to check everyone’s progress.
  • Each operative will receive an email giving them access to their NVQ dashboard.
  • The assessor will call within 2 working days to carry out a general NVQ induction and arrange a Professional Discussion.
  • Assessor will provide each operative with their assigned tasks.

You and/or your operatives will be enrolled onto an online system you can view at any time to check progression. Using our QualsDirect portal you can communicate with us directly about anything they are not sure about.

NVQ Cost per Person

Our prices vary based upon the level of service you require and becoming a member. The more you use our services the higher the percentage we can deduct from the NVQ assessments.

When you get in touch, we provide you with a full list of costs and work out the best price for you and your business.

If you are a CITB Member you can claim back £600 once you have achieved your qualification. (As of May 2018, you do not have to be a levy payer to receive you training grants. Have a look to see if you qualify)

Use this link to apply for the CITB NVQ Achievement Grant https://www.citb.co.uk/levy-grants-and-funding/grants-funding/qualification-grants/short-period-less-than-1yr-and-vq-grants/

If you’re studying a Level 3 qualification, you might be eligible for an ‘Adult Education Budget’ grant instead of an Advanced Learner Loan. If you get a grant, you do not need to repay it. Ask your college or training provider about grants before you apply for a loan.

Advanced Learner Loan: Overview - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Delivery Time

Our NVQs can be carried on site or remotely and have minimal impact to your operative’s working day, but on rare occasions we can also deliver the NVQ in a surrounding that might be best for the candidate.

You do not need to attend a classroom as this is not a course. You will be assessed based upon your current knowledge, any questions and professional discussions can be done at your own time.

We always put a minimum 10-week achievement rule on our NVQs for quality purposes, however you can work with your assessor to gain achievement quicker if needed.

Our assessment team can assess anywhere in the UK, and we will work with both the employer and the candidate to make sure we get the best outcome when we carry out the assessment.

In some cases you might require your NVQ urgently, we offer a fast track option for such cases.

How it works:

We will priorities you to a specialist assessor who will allocate you to the top of the list. You will be priority at the start of each day, we don't allocate more that 4 fast tracks to each assessor per case load.

Stage 1 - Initial Contact – Please allow 2 weeks

  1. We will confirm NVQ booking with client
  2. We will pass candidates details onto assigned assessor
  3. Assessor carries out skills check with candidate (please allow 2-3 days)
  4. Client makes payment to NetRet (as agreed on invoice)

Stage 2 - Induction Stage – Please allow 2 weeks

  1. Assessors carries out induction to NVQ with candidate (can be done over the phone)
  2. Assessor will agree an estimated end date for your NVQ
  3. We will register candidate onto awarding body system
  4. We will send client & candidate confirmation of induction and enrolment

Stage 3 - Assessment Stage – You and the assessor will agree an estimated end date

  1. Assessor keeps in contact with candidate throughout NVQ and coordinates observation
  2. We will inform client of observation date
  3. Assessor carries out observation on candidate
  4. For higher NVQ levels this will be repeated until achievement

Stage 4 – Completion Stage – Please allow 2 weeks

  1. Candidate achieves NVQ
  2. We will inform client of candidate’s achievement
  3. Assessor submits file for IQA/EQA process
  4. We order candidates’ certificate
  5. We will send certificate to client/candidate (please note that certificates will not be issued
    until outstanding payment are paid)


Qualifications with NetRet Group

  • Fully Accredited and NVQs
  • Direct Certificate Claims (Quicker Turnaround)
  • Industry Recognised Assessors and Trainers
  • On Line Support
  • Dedicated Assessor & Advisor
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