ARCA launch NVQ for Asbestos Operatives

NVQ qualification supports CSCS card application

After a successful pilot ARCA is pleased to announce the availability of the NVQ Level 2 Diploma for Asbestos Operatives. This recognised competency qualification is for individuals already working in or new to the asbestos removal industry, and supports a candidate’s application for a CSCS card.

To gain this ‘NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Removal of Hazardous Waste (Construction) – Licensed Asbestos’ there are two routes:

The On-Site Assessment and Training (OSAT) route is for operatives with over a years’ experience working in the asbestos removal industry. This route is ideal for individuals who want to continue in an operative role, require a CSCS card and have industry experience but no formal qualifications.

The Specialist Upskilling Programme (SUP) route is for operatives who require training (via Training Needs Analysis) prior to undertaking the competency assessments. Therefore, the SUP is ideal for those who are new to the industry or who are returning to the industry/operative role.

Employers who pay the CITB levy, and meet all CITB requirements, can apply for a grant for each candidate.

Information on the OSAT and SUP routes, fees and grants, along with some frequently asked questions, can be found on the ARCA web site.

Do you need a CSCS card? Gaining the NVQ Level 2 Diploma supports a candidate’s application for a blue skilled worker CSCS card. Also, once registered on the NVQ a candidate can apply for a Trainee or Experienced Worker red CSCS card, which will be valid for a year.

Book today … visit the ARCA web site or call us on 01283 505777