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ACAD Golf Day & Awards Dinner 2019

On Thursday 6 June we will be hosting our Golf Day & Gala Dinner to mark 26 years of supporting the Asbestos Industry. This year’s event will be held at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa in Peebles, Scotland. The day’s events will commence with a round of golf and bacon butties. First tee off will be at 10:00. For the non-golfe[read more]

Online Inductions for Willmott Dixon

We have received some queries regarding the online induction process for Willmott Dixon sites. If you are registering operatives for a Willmott Dixon Site Induction with an ACAD Skill Card, please remember to select the option ‘if you hold a different Skill Card’ (grey box). Further instructions can be found here [read more]

NVQ Assessment Infrastructure Briefing Events

CITB awarded ACAD £116,000 to expand NVQ Assessment Infrastructure for the Asbestos Industry. This means ACAD has significant funds available to support you and your organisation with implementing the CLC decision. ACAD has: • Funding to reduce the cost of NVQ assessments • Funding to support the qualification of new Assessors • Funding to he[read more]

ACAD and FAAM Announce New Skill Card for the Asbestos Industry

ACAD, FAAM (Faculty of Asbestos Assessment and Management) and NORAC (National Organisation of Asbestos Consultants) have formed a collaboration to bring a new skills certification card, displaying the CSCS logo, to Asbestos professionals. ACAD Manager, Graham Warren said: “ACAD launched the Asbestos industries first CSCS affiliate card sche[read more]

Charity of the Year

We are pleased to announce our nominated charity of the year for the next 12 months is Mind. This deserving charity aims to help anyone who is experiencing mental health problems by providing advice and support. Our generous guests at our recent TICA Annual Lunch kicked off our campaign by raising a fabulous £2,500! Staff, learners and member[read more]

ACAD Skill Card Price Rise

The cost of a ACAD Skill Card will be increasing to £36 (including VAT) with effect from 1 October 2018. This increase applies to all cards administered directly by TICA/ACAD. An ACAD Skill card provides evidence that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out. W[read more]

ACAD PM Benchmark Data Well Received

ACAD has been flooded with positive feedback on our initial report published the Asbestos sectors first ever benchmark values for a range of activities. ACAD, a not for profit Trade Association in the Asbestos sector, gathered PM data from a variety of licence holders from across the sector and published our initial report at the start of the su[read more]

S/NVQ Centres for the Asbestos Sector Now Open for Business!

ACAD, a not for profit Trade Association in the Asbestos sector, is pleased to announce the Asbestos sectors first dedicated S/NVQ centre is now available to ACAD members as well as commercial training providers who are members of the IATP or UKATA. Background ACAD undertook a significant research project into the S/NVQ challenge facing the A[read more]

Got your phone? You’ve got your Skill Card

As well as your physical Skill Card, we’re now issuing a virtual card, so you’ve always got it to hand. The virtual Skill Card is stored on the Vircarda app, which is available to download FREE of charge from Google Play, the Windows Store and The App Store. Once you have installed Vircarda, simply enter the registration code and PIN we’ll se[read more]

CSCS Goes Back to Basics

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) was set up 23 years ago to ensure that everyone who works on UK building sites has the training and qualifications they need for their role. However, over time that original aim was lost. “When I joined in 2012 the Construction Site Operative (CSO) card, which required no qualifications to [read more]