ACAD to Celebrate 25 Years in Style

ACAD is Celebrating 25 Years next year and we will be celebrating in style!  We’re playing Golf in Leeds at Oulton Hall on Thursday 07 June 2018. We're starting the day with a bacon butty, before teeing off from 10am. Non-golfers can enjoy the hotel’s excellent spa facilities and explore the beautiful hotel grounds. Our black tie event starts[read more]

Regionals Round Up

The latest round of informative and interesting ACAD Regionals has now drawn to a close.  Attendees are now fully up to speed with the NVQ challenge facing the sector driven by the CLC decision that at a stroke over 1,000 days ago made routes to CSCS cards that are not equivalent to NVQ redundant.  Whilst the challenge is significant, ACAD members [read more]

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]

Charity choice

This year's chosen charity of the Year has been announced. ACAD and TICA members chose to support the British Heart Foundation, with generous guests at TICA’s 60th anniversary celebrations raising more than £2000 for the charity in Manchester at the beginning of October. Staff, learners and members will organise fundraising activities to bene[read more]

ACAD Manager Graham Warren Headlining the Contamination Expo

The Asbestos sector is all too familiar with the rolling annual generic refresher training and associated ‘tickets’ but the introduction of NVQ as the new minimum accepted competency level in the Asbestos sector is set to change all of that.  ACAD Manager Graham Warren explores how the sector is moving to NVQ standards and CPD for professionals cre[read more]

ACAD Apprentice of the Year

Taylor Smith is ACAD’s Apprentice of the Year 2017! The 20 year old, who works for Gowrie Contracts, was selected by the ACAD training team, based on his attitude and skills whilst completing his training in Darlington. “Taylor is a good team player, mature and keen to learn,” explains Assessor and Trainer, Gary MacKnight (pictured left with [read more]

Certificated regionals help CPD

ACAD Manager Graham Warren explains a new scheme whereby attending Regional Meetings can help your continual professional development (CPD)... "Whilst formal refresher training is required, or preferred, by many, there’s never been an alternative to the annual refresher ‘ticket’.  Until now. Asbestos refresher training requirements for direct[read more]

Contamination Expo Series 2017

The Contamination Expo Series is Europe’s largest event designed to showcase the latest environmental innovations that further the protection of the environment and management of contaminated land, water, and air. It takes place on the 27 & 28 September at ExCeL London and tickets are FREE from the Contamination Expo Series website. The show[read more]

Golf Day and Awards Dinner 2017

Secure your place now at our annual golf day and awards dinner. We're playing in Bedfordshire at Wyboston Lakes, starting the day with a bacon butty, before teeing off from 10am.  Non-golfers can enjoy the hotel's spa facilities and explore the hotel grounds. Our black tie event starts at 6.45pm.  Join us in the bar for pre-dinner drinks,[read more]

ACAD is partnering with the Contamination Expo Series 2017

ACAD has joined forces with the Contamination Expo Series 2017 as an official partner ahead of the event’s highly anticipated return on the 27th & 28th of September at ExCeL London. The Contamination Expo Series is simply unique; it’s Europe’s largest event designed to further the prevention of contamination and the protection of water, [read more]