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How much does an NVQ cost?

ESA has set out a straightforward cost model that explains exactly what you get for your money.

Due to the wide scope of the qualifications, embracing over 20 products, the individual product areas in which a candidate is deemed competent will be recorded on the certificate as 'endorsements'.  For convenience, ESA has divided these into three  'endorsement groups' as follows - 

  • Group A -  Powered Pedestrian Doors including Fire
  • Group B -  Industrial and Garage Doors including Fire
  • Group C - Gates and Traffic Barriers

Further detail about the 'groups' can be found in the FAQs.

The registration fee by the awarding body is currently £82.00 (£71 for Loading Bay Equipment NVQ) and ESA has no influence over the fees charged by the awarding body.

For one NVQ including a 1-day site visit and one endorsement group the fee is £900.

The total cost being £982 per candidate (or £971 for Loading Bay Equipment).

Any additional endorsement groups OR NVQs that can be assessed during the 1-day visit are £100 each.

Additional site visits per day are £350.

Scenario #1

One Door NVQ with one endorsement group assessed in one site visit day would be –

Awarding body registration fee = £82
NVQ #1 with endorsement group C = £900
Total cost = £982

 

Scenario #2

Two Door NVQs with two endorsement groups that could all be assessed on the same site visit day would be –

Awarding body registration fee £82 per NVQ = £82 x 2 = £164
NVQ #1 with endorsement group A = £900
NVQ #2 with the same endorsement group as NVQ #1 = £100
One additional endorsement group B = £100
Total cost = £1264

 

Scenario #3

Two Door NVQs with two endorsement groups that could not all be assessed on the same site visit day would be –

Awarding body registration fee £82 per NVQ = £82 x 2 = £164
NVQ #1 with endorsement group B = £900
NVQ #2 with the same endorsement group as NVQ #1 = £100
Additional endorsement group C for NVQ #2 = £100
Additional 1-day site visit  = £350
Total cost = £1614

 

Scenario #4

Two NVQs (Door and Loading Bay) with two endorsement groups for NVQ 1 that could not all be assessed on the same site visit day, plus a site visit for the loading bay equipment would be –

Awarding body registration fee £82 for Door NVQ £71 for Loading Bay NVQ = £82 + £71 = £153
NVQ #1 with endorsement group B = £900
NVQ #2 loading bay equipment = £100
Loading bay site visit = £350
Additional endorsement group C for NVQ #1 = £100
Additional 1-day site visit  = £350
Total cost = £1953

All prices are subject to VAT.

Any additional charges are agreed beforehand between the candidate or the candidates company so there are no hidden surprises.  ESA is committed to being a company with integrity.

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  • DHF
  • ADSA