ACAD SKILL CARD

Construction Leadership Council (CLC) agreed that from January 2015 the industry, including trade associations, contractors, clients and government should specify and promote card schemes carrying the CSCS logo with no equivalents accepted.

Review the card types and requirements below, then apply for your CSCS approved ACAD Skill Card.

Please Note

Applications will be processed within 3 working days of receipt. If the application is incomplete, we will contact you for further information.

If you have not received your card, or been contacted by us within 10 working days from the date of application, please contact the Skill Card Team.

For further information please contact our helpline on 03333 237751.

Our office hours are 8:30 – 17:00 Monday to Thursday and 08:30 – 15:30 on Friday.

Prices

Physical Card – £36 (inc VAT)

Virtual Card – £23 (inc VAT)

All Skill Card applicants will automatically receive (if required) a Virtual Card free of charge.

All prices are subject to change.

ACAD SKILL CARD TYPES AND REQUIREMENTS

The full range of Skill Cards are available as physical AND virtual cards.  You can select one or both at the payment stage.  If you have already been issued with a physical Skill Card and would also like a virtual one, please call the Skill Card helpline.

Find out more about the virtual Skill Card.

LICENSED CARDS – OPERATIVES

Apprentice – Licensed Asbestos

Validity: 3 years. No renewal.

Card requirements:

Registered on Asbestos removal apprenticeship programme

AND hold valid certificate in ONE of the following:

  1. Passed the CITB HS&E Test within the previous 2 years
  2. CCNSG Safety Passport
  3. IOSH Working Safely (assessed Face to Face, not e-learning)

Trainee Worker – Licensed Asbestos

Validity: 3 years. No renewal.

Card requirements:

ACAD/IATP/UKATA/ARCA New or Refresher Operative Training Certificate within the previous 12 months

AND hold valid certificate in ONE of the following:

  1. Passed the CITB HS&E Test within the previous 2 years
  2. CCNSG Safety Passport
  3. IOSH Working Safely (assessed Face to Face, not e-learning)

Experienced Worker – Licensed Asbestos

Validity: 1 year. No renewal.

Card requirements:

Registered on L2 S/NVQ in Asbestos removal AND

ACAD/IATP/UKATA/ARCA Operative Refresher Training Certificate within previous 12 months

AND hold valid certificate in ONE of the following:

  1. Passed the CITB HS&E Test within the previous 2 years
  2. CCNSG Safety Passport
  3. IOSH Working Safely (assessed Face to Face, not e-learning)

Note:  Trainee card holders cannot then gain an experienced worker card or vice versa.  Holders need to obtain their relevant qualification and progress onto relevant skilled worker/supervisor cards. 

Skilled Worker – Licensed Asbestos

Validity: 5 years. Renewable.

Card requirements:

NVQ L2 Removal of Hazardous Waste (Construction) – Licensed Asbestos AND

ACAD/IATP/UKATA/ARCA Operative Refresher Training Certificate within previous 12 months

AND hold valid certificate in ONE of the following:

  1. Passed the CITB HS&E Test within the previous 2 years
  2. CCNSG Safety Passport
  3. IOSH Working Safely (assessed Face to Face, not e-learning)
  4. Completed the NVQ L2 Removal of Hazardous Waste (Construction) – Licensed Asbestos within previous two years

LICENSED CARDS – SUPERVISORS

Trainee Supervisor – Licensed Asbestos (typically less than 3 years’ experience)

Validity: 3 years. No renewal.

Card requirements:

ACAD/IATP/UKATA/ARCA Supervisor Refresher Training Certificate within previous 12 months

AND hold valid certificate in ONE of the following:

  1. Passed the CITB HS&E Test within the previous 2 years
  2. CCNSG Safety Passport
  3. IOSH Working Safely (assessed Face to Face, not e-learning)

Experienced Supervisor – Licensed Asbestos (typically more than 3 years’ experience)

Validity: 1 year. No renewal.

Card requirements:

Holder OR registered on NVQ L2 Removal of Hazardous Waste (Construction) – Licensed Asbestos

AND

Registered on L3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision

AND

ACAD/IATP/UKATA/ARCA Operative Refresher Training Certificate within previous 12 months

AND hold valid certificate in ONE of the following:

  1. Passed the CITB HS&E Test within the previous 2 years
  2. CCNSG Safety Passport
  3. IOSH Working Safely (assessed Face to Face, not e-learning)
  4. Completed the NVQ L2 Removal of Hazardous Waste (Construction) – Licensed Asbestos within previous two years

Note:  Trainee card holders cannot then gain an experienced worker card or vica versa.  Holders need to obtain their relevant qualification and progress onto relevant skilled worker/supervisor cards.

Supervisor – Licensed Asbestos

Validity: 5 years. Renewable.

Card requirements:

NVQ L2 Removal of Hazardous Waste (Construction) – Licensed Asbestos

AND

L3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision

AND

ACAD/IATP/UKATA/ARCA Operative Refresher Training Certificate within previous 12 months

AND hold valid certificate in ONE of the following:

  1. Passed the CITB HS&E Test within the previous 2 years
  2. CCNSG Safety Passport
  3. IOSH Working Safely (assessed Face to Face, not e-learning)
  4. Completed the NVQ L2 Removal of Hazardous Waste (Construction) – Licensed Asbestos within previous two years

ASBESTOS ANALYSTS

Apprentice – Asbestos Analyst

Validity: 3 years. No renewal.

Card requirements:

Registered on Asbestos Analyst apprenticeship programme

AND hold valid certificate in ONE of the following:

  1. Passed the CITB HS&E Test within the previous 2 years
  2. CCNSG Safety Passport
  3. IOSH Working Safely (assessed Face to Face, not e-learning)

Trainee Worker – Asbestos Analyst

Validity: 1 year. No renewal.

Card requirements:

Hold valid certificate in ONE of the following:

  1. Passed the CITB HS&E Test within the previous 2 years
  2. CCNSG Safety Passport
  3. IOSH Working Safely (assessed Face to Face, not e-learning)

Skilled Worker – Asbestos Analyst

Validity: 5 years. Renewable

Card requirements:

Hold valid certificates in ONE of the following routes:

  1. BOHS P403 AND P404
  2. BOHS S301 AND Oral
  3. BOHS W504 AND oral
  4. RSPH L3 in Asbestos Air Testing and Clearance procedures

AND

Hold valid certificate in ONE of the following:

  1. Passed the CITB HS&E Test within the previous 2 years
  2. CCNSG Safety Passport
  3. IOSH Working Safely (assessed Face to Face, not e-learning)

ASBESTOS SURVEYORS 

We are currently working on the criteria for Asbestos Surveyors; aiming to finalise them by the end of August 2017. Please see the three draft categories below for information.

Apprentice – Asbestos Surveyor

Validity: 3 years. No renewal.

Card requirements:

Registered on Asbestos Analyst apprenticeship programme

AND hold valid certificate in ONE of the following:

  1. Passed the CITB HS&E Test within the previous 2 years
  2. CCNSG Safety Passport
  3. IOSH Working Safely (assessed Face to Face, not e-learning)

Trainee – Asbestos Surveyor

Validity: 1 year. No renewal.

Trainee –Asbestos Surveyor (Red card)

Validity: 1 year. No renewal.

Card requirements:

Hold valid certificate in ONE of the following:

  1. Passed the CITB HS&E Test within the previous 2 years
  2. CCNSG Safety Passport
  3. IOSH Working Safely (assessed Face to Face, not e-learning)

Skilled Worker – Asbestos Surveyor

Validity: 5 years. Renewable

Card requirements:

Hold valid certificates in ONE of the following routes:

  1. BOHS P402
  2. BOHS S301 AND Oral
  3. BOHS W504 AND Oral
  4. RSPH L3 in Asbestos Surveying

AND hold valid certificate in ONE of the following:

  1. Passed the CITB HS&E Test within the previous 2 years
  2. CCNSG Safety Passport
  3. IOSH Working Safely (assessed Face to Face, not e-learning)

To apply, or for further information about the ACAD Skill Card, email us or call our helpline on 03333 237751.