The NVQ route has been adopted because it is based on standards of competence that have been defined by the employment sector which are seen as being directly relevant to the needs of employers. They recognise people’s practical skills at work, rather than relying totally on knowledge learnt from academic study. Standards are maintained by continual assessment, this means that candidates undergoing an NVQ can expect to see their assessor on a regular basis.
There are no pre-set start dates, which means that a candidate can be registered at any time of the year. Individuals can start with one unit and progress at their own rate. There is no hard and fast guidance on the duration for completion of an NVQ. However, as an indicator, a new entrant to the lift and escalator industry who has completed their first-year basic training will take between two and three years to complete a level 3 NVQ.
NVQ Qualifications are available for a number of skill areas, as shown below. For details of the specific pathway to obtain each qualification please follow the individual links.
NVQ3 Lift & Escalator Qualifications
NVQ2 Stairlift, Service Lift and Lifting Platform Qualifications
Level 4 Certificate in Performing Testing Operations in the
Lift and Escalator Industry (QCF)
LET01 – Lift Adjuster/Tester
Health and Safety – Unit Accreditation
News & Events
Distance Learning Course – September intake open for bookings
We are now taking bookings for our September intake to our Distance Learning Course. Our course provides a technical training programme of study which aims to extend the learner’s knowledge of lift and escalator engineering. Both Full and Part units of study are available, allowing the learner to tailor a programme to their specific needs. […]
New Starter at LEIA
We are delighted to announce that Oliver Greening has been appointed as Senior Operations Manager – Contracts & Membership, effective from 2 May 2017. In this newly created role, Oliver will provide general management expertise to support LEIA’s business objectives and contribute to the ongoing development of the association. Included within his area of responsibility […]
Publication: FOCUS 2017
The latest edition of LEIA’s annual publication is available to view online. Features include: last words from Terry Potter, LEIA’s Managing Director, as he reflects on 27 years of service to the industry; the impact of social media on today’s society and what this means for businesses in our industry; making historic buildings accessible – […]