Enter our raffle to win a place on the chimney sweeping NVQ course* courtesy of Chimney Skills Training. All proceeds go to the BurnRight campaign.
The draw will be made at The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps Gala Dinner on Saturday 2nd of March. Good luck!
We will return your raffle ticket number via the email you provide, please allow 24hrs.
*Please note the NVQ course is for experienced chimney sweeps and follows the OSAT training pathway. See details below.
License no. MAU 093473
See full terms and conditions here
The NVQ in Chimney Sweeping (Certificate) is a thirdparty Exam Board validated formal qualification with the standards derived from and moderated against the relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS) and Minimum Technical Competencies (MTCs). As an externally validated formal qualification all the relevant quality controls, checks , and balances are built into the qualification and its delivery through the external Exam Board NOCN, CITB, and NSAC. The process is not dissimilar to the OFSTED checks you are probably more familiar within the mainstream education system.
The NVQ is NOT an introductory Qualification or suitable for new entrants to the trade and only open to those with a minimum of 18 months experience. The NVQ in Chimney Sweeping is a knowledge and skills-based qualification incorporating maintenance, and inspection where underlying knowledge is assessed through the application of acquired skills. The qualification consists of 4 mandatory modules.
This offers the sweep the opportunity to broaden their scope of work and gain further recognition through a formal trade qualification of the work they already carry out in their day to day working life in what is at present an unregulated occupation.
The On-Site Assessment and Training (OSAT) pathway to the NVQ in Chimney Sweeping allows the experienced sweep to undergo an initial induction and profiling interview before an on the job assessment and if no training need is identified will be formally awarded the NVQ in Chimney Sweeping Qualification and formal trade status.