Asbestos Training

Workforce Skills Support can deliver Asbestos Removal Certification NVQ Qualifications recognised by ACAD and ARCA.
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About Asbestos Training

Workforce Skills Support are an Asbestos Removal NVQ accredited centre with our Awarding Organisations.

​​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.

We offer onsite-assessment nationwide for experienced Asbestos Operatives, Supervisors and Managers from NVQ level 2 to Level 7. These assessments help experienced Asbestos workers demonstrate existing skills, knowledge and experience against the national recognised standards.
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Asbestos Risks

Asbestos-related disease

Over 5,000 Asbestos-related disease deaths per year currently, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.

Mesothelioma

2,369 Mesothelioma deaths in 2019, with a similar number of lung cancer deaths linked to past exposures to asbestos

Asbestosis

490 Asbestosis deaths in 2019 due to past exposures to asbestos.
(HSE Asbestos-related diseases in Great Britain 2021)

Our Asbestos NVQ's

Our Asbestos NVQ’s tie into the 2 Asbestos CSCS partner Card schemes allowing employers and learners to apply for their CSCS cards.

Our courses and NVQ’s recognised under the 2 Asbestos CSCS partner Card schemes are listed. Each card has additional pre-requisites in addition to the NVQ’s to achieve, please contact Workforce Skills Support for further information.

Asbestos NVQ's

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Removal of Hazardous Waste – Licensed and Non-Licensed Asbestos – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Removal of Hazardous Waste (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Asbestos Removal Operative
The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Removal of Hazardous Waste -Licensed Asbestos and Non – Licensed Asbestos qualification has been developed for achievement in a real workplace environment which means you need to be employed to undertake this qualification.
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Supervising Licensed Asbestos Removal – Level 3 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 3 NVQ in Supervising Licensed Asbestos
OCCUPATION
Asbestos Supervisor
Asbestos removal supervisors with experience working in the role can gain recognition of competence by gaining a Level 3 NVQ qualification.
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Licensed Asbestos Removal for Contract Managers – Level 4 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
NVQ L4 Diploma in Licensed Asbestos Removal for Contract Managers
OCCUPATION
Asbestos Removal Managers
This NVQ will be suitable for those undertaking contracts or site management role for Asbestos Removal and have an activive involvement in the development of suitable and sufficient plans of work.
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Asbestos Courses

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Non-Licensed Work with Asbestos – Cat B Asbestos Training

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Non-Licensed Work with Asbestos – IATP Approved
OCCUPATION
Trades who will be required to remove or disturb Non-Licensed Asbestos - Plumbers, Demolition, property maintenance, builders, electricians etc.
This 1 day course is aimed at anyone that will come into contact with asbestos during their work activities. Building maintenance and supervisory personnel should also have this training to avoid putting others at risk.
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Non-Licensed Work with Asbestos Refresher – Cat B  Refresher Training

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Refresher Non-Licensed Work with Asbestos– IATP Approved
OCCUPATION
Trades who will be required to remove or disturb Non-Licensed Asbestos - Plumbers, Demolition, property maintenance, builders, electricians etc.
This 1 day course is aimed at anyone that has completed the Non-Licensed Work with Asbestos training or subsequent refresher course within the last 12 months, and will provide the mandatory training to maintain competence to comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
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New Licensed Asbestos Removal Operative - Cat C Operative Training

QUALIFICATION TITLE
New Licensed Asbestos Operative – IATP Approved
OCCUPATION
Asbestos Works
This 3 day training is aimed at those who come into direct contact with asbestos, the asbestos operative training will give those who work with an exposure to asbestos the correct skills to deal with the asbestos in order to keep themselves and others safe. No Prior experience with asbestos removal is required.
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Refresher Licensed Asbestos Removal Operative - Cat C Operative Refresher

QUALIFICATION TITLE
New Licensed Asbestos Operative – IATP Approved
OCCUPATION
Asbestos Workers
This refresher training is intended for anyone who has successfully completed a New Licensed Asbestos Removal Operative certificate or previous Licensed Operative Refresher Course within the last 12 months, and are due for refresher training.
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New Licensed Asbestos Supervisor - Cat C Asbestos Supervisor Training

QUALIFICATION TITLE
New Licensed Asbestos Supervisor – IATP Approved
OCCUPATION
Supervision of Asbestos Works
This 3 day course is aimed at those who will supervise asbestos removal projects, this course will ensure that the supervisor will be able to ensure the safety of everyone they work with while also providing guidance and support to their other team members.
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Refresher Licensed Asbestos Supervisor - Cat C  Supervisor Refresher Training

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Refresher Licensed Asbestos Supervisor – IATP Approved
OCCUPATION
Supervision of Asbestos Works
This refresher training is intended for anyone who holds a New Licensed Asbestos Supervisor certificate or has previously completed refresher training within the last 12 months, and are due for annual refresher training.
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New Licensed Asbestos Manager Training - Cat C Asbestos Manager

QUALIFICATION TITLE
New Licensed Asbestos Manager – IATP Approved
OCCUPATION
Management & Planning of Asbestos Works
This 2 day course is aimed at individuals that will be responsible or involved with the management of asbestos removal projects, and assist in developing and maintaining safe working practices to meet the required legislation.
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Refresher Licensed Asbestos Manager Training - Cat C Asbestos Manager Refresher

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Refresher Licensed Asbestos Manager – IATP Approved
OCCUPATION
Management & Planning of Asbestos Works
This course is aimed at individuals who are required to maintain their competency levels obtained through previous achievement of the New Asbestos Manager or Subsequent refresher course within the last 12 months.
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ACAD Cards

ACAD cards are physical proof that individuals have the appropriate training such as NVQ Removal of Hazardous Waste (Construction) – Licensed Asbestos with ACAD.

Trained Worker – Licensed Asbestos
Experienced Worker – Licensed Asbestos
Skilled Worker – Licensed Asbestos
Trained Supervisor – Licensed Asbestos
Experienced Supervisor – Licensed Asbestos
Supervisor – Licensed Asbestos
Trained Licensed Asbestos Manager
Experienced Licensed Asbestos Manager
Licensed Asbestos Manager
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IATP Asbestos

The IATB approved asbestos training is designed to give everyone from operative to manager a relevant course to help give them the correct knowledge and understanding.

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Frequently asked questions about Asbestos Training

What is Asbestos Training Suitable For?

Asbestos training is for anyone that may come into contact with various kinds of asbestos products during normal work practices.

The level of exposure to asbestos should reflect the level of training that is undertaken.

What Job Roles in Construction May Come Into Contact with Asbestos?

Almost every role in construction can come into contact with asbestos but bellow are common job roles that may come into contact with asbestos:
Construction Site Worker
Demolition Site Worker
Site Supervisor
Site Manager
Carpenter
Electrician

Is Asbestos Training Mandatory?

The basic level of formal asbestos training is not mandatory, however for anyone that may encounter asbestos employers must ensure they are properly educated. Those without proper asbestos training should avoid work that could involve asbestos.

What Information Does Asbestos Training Provide?

Asbestos training covers various topics to help candidates understand materials that may contain asbestos, candidates are also given information on how to safely dispose of asbestos related products and how to keep themselves safe from asbestos fibres.
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