CITB Funded NVQ Assessment Centres for the Asbestos Industry
The Construction Leadership Council decision of January 2015 firmly established NVQ standards at the heart of all skilled occupations throughout the UK Construction sector.
CITB is the recognised Standard Setting Body for the Asbestos industry and has been working to ensure standards for NVQ assessment via their National Specialist Accreditation Centre (NSAC). As part of its evolving model CITB invited bids from across the Asbestos Industry for organisations to step up and take responsibility for ensuring these standards and thereby free up NSAC to focus their support on other specialist industries.
In late 2017 CITB made their decision, ACAD had been selected to ensure high quality NVQ assessment delivery at the required standard across the asbestos industry. This means Licensed Asbestos Removal Contractors can undertake NVQ assessments in-house.
In addition ACAD’s vision included engaging with those organisations who represent commercial training providers, the IATP and UKATA, to open up the option for their members to deliver NVQ across the UK to support the Asbestos Industry.
Graham Warren, ACAD Manager:
“ACAD has a long history of successfully delivering NVQ so it seems an obvious choice that CITB, the Standard Setting Body for the Asbestos sector, selected ACAD to ensure high quality NVQ assessment throughout the Asbestos Industry. It’s particularly pleasing that the two organisations who have worked to raise standards of commercial training providers, IATP and UKATA, will also be heavily involved. The involvement of IATP and UKATA opens the door for all of their members to expand their commercial offer and deliver NVQ to their clients. The Asbestos Industry faces a challenge in moving to a qualified workforce and it is clear to me organisations need to work together for the betterment of the sector as a whole”