NEWS / TRAINING

Overseas Qualifications Under the Spotlight

Over the last few years CSCS has made a number of high profile changes that ensure construction workers hold the correct qualifications for the job they do on site. The most well-known of these was the recent withdrawal of the Construction Related Occupation and the planned closure of the Construction Site Visitor card. However, one area that is[read more]

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

ACAD, the not for profit trade association leading 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 facin[read more]

ACAD Launch Personal Monitoring Benchmark Data

All Licence holders are required to obtain Personal Monitoring (PM) data which is used to confirm the suitability of RPE and also to allow individual exposures for different types of work to be estimated as accurately as possible. ACAD’s guide to personal monitoring Personal Monitoring published last year explains how a LARC can build on thi[read more]

NVQ Assessment Infrastructure Update

ACAD has been selected by CITB, the Standard Setting Body for the Asbestos sector, to ensure high quality VQ assessment standards for the entire asbestos sector.  As part of this ACAD has successfully launched an SQA centre and a second NOCN centre is due to go live imminently. These centres are available for our members, as well as commercial t[read more]

ACAD Create Dedicated SVQ Centre Delivering Scottish Vocational Qualifications

ACAD has now successfully created a dedicated SVQ centre delivering Scottish Vocational Qualifications to support the Asbestos sector throughout Scotland.  This Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) centre is available to Licensed Asbestos Removal Contractors as well as IATP and UKATA members with the confidence that ACAD is assuring the quality [read more]

Changing SAP Now Even Better!

The SAP has evolved, find out how below and contact us today to secure spaces for your new or developing operatives on our first intake of the new SAP scheduled for Monday 21 May. There are 3 main improvements to the SAP that are detailed below but the sector leading content remains the same including extensive ACAD Asbestos training, Mines Resc[read more]

ACAD Secures Substantial Funding from CITB to Ensure High Quality VQ Assessment for the Asbestos Sector in the UK

ACAD, the not for profit trade association leading the Asbestos sector, secures substantial funding from CITB to ensure high quality VQ assessment for the Asbestos sector throughout the UK. The Construction Leadership Council decision of January 2015 firmly established VQ standards at the heart of all skilled occupations throughout the UK Constr[read more]

CSCS Exit from the Asbestos Sector

CSCS have announced their card scheme is closing to the Asbestos Sector from 31 of March 2018 with all applications for both new cards and renewals having to go through the sector managed card schemes. The ACAD Skill Card, the Asbestos sectors first CSCS affiliated card scheme, will be approaching its first anniversary around this time and offers t[read more]

CITB Increase Achievement Grant by 50%

CITB, the standard setting body for the Asbestos sector, has announced their NVQ achievement grant is increasing by 50%, from £400 to £600 from April 2018. CITB also recently secured consensus from industry on the basis of lowering their levy rate by 30%, thus offering a double boost. ACAD has a long history of working closely with CITB ensuring[read more]

CSCS Exit from the Asbestos Sector

CSCS have announced their card scheme is closing to the Asbestos Sector from 31 of March 2018 with all applications for both new cards and renewals having to go through the sector managed card schemes. The ACAD Skill Card, the Asbestos sectors first CSCS affiliated card scheme, will be approaching its first anniversary around this time and offers t[read more]