Enhanced Verification of Overseas Qualifications

The UK’s international qualifications agency UK NARIC and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have announced additional measures relating to the assessment of overseas qualifications. From 01 December 2017, overseas construction workers wishing to work in the UK will have the technical content of their overseas qualification mapped a[read more]

ACAD Skill Card

ACAD Skill Cards for Asbestos Analysts and Surveyors are now available. These six cards, which range from Apprentice level through to Trainee and Skilled Worker level, join the suite of accreditation cards for operatives and supervisors already in existence. "All ACAD Skill Cards are smart cards with a chip, just like your bank card, onto whi[read more]

ACAD Secures £44,000 of Funding for NVQ Achievement

ACAD, the organisation leading the Asbestos sector, has successfully led a bid to CITB that has secured up to £44,000 of funding to support the delivery of L2 NVQs for asbestos removal operatives.  This means ACAD members can obtain an NVQ for the net cost of around £250! The Asbestos sector has known that NVQs have been coming in since way back[read more]

CSCS and CITB webinars

CITB FUNDING Are you aware of the financial support CITB provide to companies like you? Find out the key facts from ACAD.  We've unlocked more than £650k of CITB funding for our members since 2013. Join our webinar: Friday 3 February at 9am. Register Now CSCS CARDS Heard the latest rumours about CSCS card requirements? Cut thro[read more]

HSE Refurbishment Inspections

This year's annual refurbishment inspections take place between 14 September and 19 October. During this time, HSE Inspectors will be targeting visits to sites where refurbishment work is being carried out, focussing on the main causes of accidents and ill-health in this high risk sector. These include work at height, site good order, wel[read more]