ARCA, an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) with CITB, can support members(i) who have undertaken recognised training courses with the Association, by claiming CITB grants on their behalf.
Recently, ARCA contacted all asbestos removal contractor members who pay the CITB Levy requesting information for all the candidates who had undertaken a ‘short duration course’ with ARCA, during the period April 2018 to 19 August 2019.(ii) All information gathered from members was then uploaded directly into the CITB IT System.
The eligible short duration courses attract grants of £30, £70 or £120 per candidate. Although a £30 grant for a candidate undertaking an operative refresher course may not seem a huge sum, these grants add up.
ARCA claimed over £26,000 in grants for members, based on candidates who successfully completed short duration courses between April 2018 – 19 August 2019.
Supporting members going forward, the team at ARCA will process ‘short duration course’ grant claims every month for members throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
Members(i) can also claim a ‘short period qualification’ grant, for individuals who achieve an NVQ or the Level 4 Contract Managers qualification.
Further information on these CITB grants is available on the ARCA website
(i) ARCA members that have a CITB Levy Number or registered to CITB for grants can make claims
(ii) At time of publishing this news piece
At this year’s Contamination Expo, ARCA will be discussing how clients see membership of a trade association as a safeguard and what the Association does to meet this expectation.
During the seminar, Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of ARCA, will highlight the role of the Association and how it continues to drive high standards to provide reassurance for clients.
Don’t miss this informative seminar in Keynote Theatre 20 on Thursday 12 September at 11.45.
Also, you can come along to stand J31 to discuss asbestos management with ARCA staff.
Free tickets to Contamination Expo at the NEC Birmingham on 11 and 12 September are available to book online.
The Role of the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association
At this years’ Contamination Expo, ARCA will discuss how clients see membership of a trade association as a safeguard, and how the Association continues to drive high standards to provide reassurance.
Steve Sadley, Chief Executive of ARCA, will highlight how contractor members need to participate in the Association’s audit scheme, which requires two satisfactory ‘unannounced’ site audits every year to maintain membership. This provides reassurance and supports clients in their legal duty to appoint a competent asbestos removal contractor.
Join ARCA in Keynote Theatre 20 on Thursday 12th September at 11.45.
Entrance is free to Contamination Expo at the NEC Birmingham on 11th and 12th September. Register online here.