Smartroof collaborates with CITB and NOCN Group to develop new NVQ


This new qualification is a first for the building industry and has been in development for over 14 months. It is another milestone for Smartroof, an innovative, customer-focused and progressive company that strives to improve the service it provides to the housebuilder.

The proposed NVQ is designed for the purpose of helping workers to be competent when working with newer installation methods! Timber frame installers need the essential practical skills and knowledge to carry out pre-assembled roof structure installations. Currently, there is a skills gap between those who already work in the sector and those unfamiliar with the newest methods of pre-assembled installations. That is why the Construction Industry Training Board are suggesting implementing a new National Vocational Qualification!

A new structure for the NVQ was proposed that included the following mandatory units:

  • Erecting roof structure carcassing components in the workplace
  • Slinging and hand signalling the movement of suspended loads in the workplace
  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • Moving and handling resources in the workplace
  • Erecting timber roof structures in the workplace


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Timber frame installations.


At Able Skills, we don't currently offer a course that covers this new NVQ but we are looking into it as a possibility for the future. However, currently, we have all the carpentry training you can imagine! Carpentry knowledge is obviously a must to move onto this new NVQ, we offer courses from an Introduction to Carpentry all the way to Level 2 NVQ Courses. 

Looking To Get Some Carpentry Training?


At Able Skills, we have a range of diffrent carpentry courses in this trade. If you are looking to become a qualified carpenter after leaving our centre then you will need to commit to a long term course. The Level 2 Carpentry Diploma will give you all the practical ability and insight you need to start working out on-site.

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Need more information?


We are open from 8:30 - 4:30 every day! Come into our centre in Dartford get any questions or queries about our carpentry courses you have answered. We can show you around and show you know what to expect from our great facilities.  Alternatively to talk to a member of staff for information or bookings, please call - 0808 100 3245

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