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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, Traffic Barriers and Pedestrian Barriers

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

The registration fee by the awarding body is currently £87.00 (£75 for Loading Bay Equipment NVQ) and ESA has no influence over the fees charged by the awarding body.

Since 1st September the NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Specialist Installation Occupations (Construction) - Door, Gate and Shutter Systems- Installation and Maintenance has been offered through ESA.  This combined NVQ means that the cost to obtain both original qualifications has reduced in cost.  This is due to the single registration fee.  

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

The total cost being £987 per candidate (or £976 for Loading Bay Equipment).

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

Additional site visits per day are £350.

If you're adding on a Loading Bay Equipment NVQ, there is an additional cost of £650 which includes an additional site visit.

Scenario #1

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

Awarding body registration fee £87 Door & Gates NVQ = £87
NVQ #1 with endorsement group C = £900
Total cost = £987

 

Scenario #2

Door & Gates NVQ with two endorsement groups that could all be assessed on the same site visit day would be –

Awarding body registration fee £87 Door & Gates NVQ = £87 
NVQ with endorsement group A = £900
One additional endorsement group B = £100
Total cost = £1087

 

Scenario #3

Door & Gates NVQ with two endorsement groups that could not all be assessed on the same site visit day would be –

Awarding body registration fee £87 Door & Gates NVQ = £87
NVQ with endorsement group B = £900
Additional endorsement group C for NVQ  = £100
Additional 1-day site visit  = £350
Total cost = £1437

 

Scenario #4

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

Awarding body registration fee £87 for Door & Gates NVQ, £75 for Loading Bay NVQ = £87 + £75 = £162
NVQ #1 with endorsement group B = £900
NVQ #2 loading bay equipment - includes site visit = £650
Additional endorsement group C for NVQ #1  = £100
Additional 1-day site visit  = £350
Total cost = £2162

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