NEWS / TRAINING

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]

Specialist Apprentice of the Year Nominations

ACAD will soon announce the shortlist for the Licensed Asbestos Sectors Apprentice of the Year award which will be presented at our 25th Anniversary Annual Awards Dinner and Golf Day on Thursday 7 June.  This will be the 3rd Apprentice of the Year Ceremony as ACAD continues to lead the development of the Sector and the implementation of NVQ qualifi[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]

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]