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  1. DjClubber

    DjClubber New Member

    Firstly, hi everyone.

    Can anyone help me out with this please?

    I want to gain my NVQ without having to go through the 6129 or 6035 if I am able to. I am experience and have Gas Safe, OFTEC, PART P, In-Vented, Energy Efficiency, Water Regs, WIAPS, WATERSAFE but not a Plumbing Qual.

    My question is do I have to do either the 6129 or 6035 in order to gain my NVQ or am I able to go straight through and make a Portfolio and be assessed to actually gain my NVQ. Anyone know of a centre, college or if this is possible.

    Any info will be gratefully received. I'm in Bedfordshire.

  2. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR

    Hi Djclubber,
    If you are not born here and you've done your apprenticeship back in your country you have a chance to send your certificates to naric and they will compare it with the standard over here. They will then send you a letter to let you know the nvq which Is equivalent to your certificates.

    if you are born here and you do not have any qualifications regarding plumbing then you may need to do the nvq in full ( as far as I know ) As they love to see finished portfolios.

    But best off calling an academy to find out
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  3. DjClubber

    DjClubber New Member


    Yes I am born here in UK.

    I was hoping to find out if there is an experienced route I can go down. Thanks for the reply. Ive got everything else apart from the Plumbing NVQ which I would like.

    There was a post on here somewhere I read that I could Bypass the Technical Certificate and start doing my Portfolio, doe this route still exist? Any advice, Welcome.

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  4. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber GSR

    If I were you I'd call them tomorrow to find out if there is some sort of fast route for you. I Believe there will be some sort Way for you.

    Just give them a call and ask the same question they may can help you much more than just us.

    Kind regards

  5. Ashly90

    Ashly90 New Member

    I've heard that you can do a nvq only course if you have the experiance but not sure where you can do these. Also how did you do your gas safe as I'm wanting to do the same but only have experiance and no plumbing qualifications? Cheers :)
  6. DjClubber

    DjClubber New Member

    Hi I done me Gas Safe with The Gas Academy in Barnet. Any College will let you learn the Gas, for instance Oaklands in St Albans.
  7. DjClubber

    DjClubber New Member

    Do you know where at all?
  8. Ashly90

    Ashly90 New Member

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