Asbestos - ARCA, ACAD

Workforce Skills Support are an Asbestos Removal Certification NVQ accredited centre with the Awarding Organisations Proqual and SQA.

​As an accredited centre we deliver Asbestos Removal Certification NVQ qualifications that are recognised by the Asbestos Control and Abatement Division (ACAD) and Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) Skills Card Scheme, in turn allowing employers and candidates to apply for their ARCA and ACAD cards. The ARCA, ACAD Skills Card Scheme are nationally recognised construction skills cards carrying the CSCS logo.

Whilst at their place of work, individuals will be visited by their assessor who will guide them through each part of the process, observe them working and provide the highest levels of support until they complete their qualification. Ideal for individuals and employers needing to avoid downtime and days away from site.​

If you are unsure of what NVQ’s are suitable or what cards are available, please contact Workforce Skills Support for further information and advice.

Asbestos Removal Operative (Trained) Red

The Asbestos Removal Training Card is Valid for 3 years. This card is not renewable. Operatives must have achieved the NVQ Level 2 to apply for the Blue Asbestos Operative card

Requirements:

  • ​Less than 3 years experience in the industry
  • Valid (i.e. issued within the last 12 months) ACAD/ARCA/IATP/UKATA New Asbestos Operative / Asbestos Operative Refresher certificate
  • Passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test within the previous 2 years
  • CCNSG Safety Passport
  • IOSH Working Safely (assessed face to face, not e-learning)

​​Asbestos Removal Operative (Experienced Worker) Red

​Valid for 1 year. This card is not renewable. Operatives must have achieved the NVQ Level 2 to apply for the Blue Asbestos Operative card

Requirements:

  • ​More than 3 years’ experience in the industry
  • ​Valid (i.e. issued within the last 12 months) ACAD/ARCA/IATP/UKATA New Asbestos Operative / Asbestos Operative Refresher certificate
  • Registration on NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Removal of Hazardous Waste – Licensed Asbestos
  • Passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test within the previous 2 years
  • CCNSG Safety Passport
  • IOSH Working Safely (assessed face to face, not e-learning)

Asbestos Removal Operative Blue

Valid for 5 years

Requirements:

  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Removal of Hazardous Waste – Licensed Asbestos
  • Valid (i.e. issued within the last 12 months) ACAD/ARCA/IATP/UKATA New Asbestos Operative / Asbestos Operative Refresher certificate
  • Passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test within the previous 2 years
  • CCNSG Safety Passport
  • IOSH Working Safely (assessed face to face, not e-learning)

Supervisor – Licensed Asbestos Gold

Valid for 5 years

Requirements:

  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Removal of Hazardous Waste – Licensed Asbestos (within previous 2 years)
  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision

AND hold a valid certificate in ONE of the following:

  • Passed the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test within the previous 2 years
  • CCNSG Safety Passport
  • IOSH Working Safely (assessed face to face, not e-learning)

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