The NVQ in Fitted Interiors is the only officially recognised qualification for kitchen fitters, bedroom fitters, educational furniture, office and general furniture installers.

There is a lot of confusion currently surrounding the imminent CSCS card changes that will effect kitchen fitters, bedroom fitters, bathroom fitters or associated trades working on UK building sites. The changes are due to take effect from 2017.

The CSCS scheme currently in place is being altered to ensure that each and every individual in possession of a CSCS card has the relevant qualification to undertake the role they are on site to do. In the case of those fitting furniture, the qualification requirement is the NVQ Level 2 in Fitted Interiors.

Currently, the vast majority of fitters are not officially qualified and are therefore using either the green Construction Site Operative card, or the white Construction Related Occupation card. Both of these cards have been subjected to recent changes, with more to come imminently.

If you want to carry on working on site it is vital you understand what CSCS card changes are imminent and when, and how you can ensure you don’t get caught out.  See for more details.