Last year we told you about the changes to the requirements for joining a Part P CPS which would mean Qualifying Supervisors (QS) would need an NVQ level 3. While this will be the case eventually, the deadline has been extended to 2013, not this January as previously stated.
Come next year, those who wish to be designated as the QS will need to have achieved the appropriate Level 3 NVQ certificate – this will be a new qualification and should be available from June onwards.
Currently, QS’ have to complete the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations and demonstrate competence in inspection, testing and certification – Logic4training delivers Part P courses which cover these areas. Businesses which join the Part P CPS before the deadline will not be required to complete the NVQ.
This is good news for the sole traders and small businesses for whom completing an NVQ 3 is a prohibitive task in terms of cost and time. If you, or anyone else in your company, needs to join a Part P CPS this year our advice is to get this sorted before the new requirements come in.