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]

New set of SAPs

October saw the start of another intake for the Specialist Apprenticeship Programme. We continue to lead the sector; promoting the aspirational route to competence for new starters in licensed asbestos. Specialist Apprentices benefit from 18.5 days training delivered in week-long blocks over a 13 month period. These have been carefully select[read more]

SAP Changes up Ahead

ACAD started delivering Specialist Apprenticeship Programmes back in January 2015.  These include all asbestos and supportive training, culminating in NVQ L2 achievement and are fully CITB grant funded up to £8,415. With a growing number of apprentices now completing their two year programme ACAD will be reviewing the SAP training programme base[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]

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]

Asbestos Removal Operative Apprenticeship Standard

We need to know what you think about the Draft Asbestos Removal Operative Apprenticeship Standard. Please read the Draft Standard, then complete the short feedback survey. Your feedback will then be considered by the Trailblazer Employer Group before the Standard is submitted to the department of Education. (function(t,e,n,s){var c,o,i;t.S[read more]

Specialist Apprentice Update

The very first intake of our Specialist Apprenticeship Programme (SAP), have now completed the two-year course. We caught up with one of them, KAEFER’S Kieran McCabe; ACAD’s first Apprentice of the Year..... How has the SAP benefitted you? It’s helped in lots of ways. The supportive training has meant my company has been able to use me on[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]

Support for revamped training centre

ACAD members from around the UK celebrated the re-opening of the practical training centre following renovation. The investment is the latest in a growing and enviable list of developments driven by ACAD as part of our aim to raise standards in the sector. ACAD strive to provide industry-leading training.  we have listened to our members and dele[read more]