Demolition Qualifications, Training & Support

We are an NVQ accredited centre with the Awarding Organisations Proqual and SQA, recognised by
the Certificate of Competence of Demolition Operatives (CCDO) card scheme.
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About Demolition Training

The Certificate of Competence of Demolition Operatives (CCDO) Card scheme is Construction Skills Certification Schemes (CSCS) partner card scheme and carries the CSCS logo.

We offer onsite-assessment nationwide for experienced Demolition Operatives, Supervisors and Managers from level 2 to Level 6. These assessments help experienced Demolition workers demonstrate existing skills, knowledge and experience against the national recognised standards.

Our Demolition NVQ’s tie into the Certificate of Competence of Demolition Operatives (CCDO) Card scheme allowing employers and learners to apply for their CSCS cards. The CCDO card scheme is respected industry wide, independently recognised and endorsed.

Our courses and NVQ’s that are recognised under the CCDO card scheme are listed. Each card has additional pre-requisites in addition to the NVQ’s. Please contact Workforce Skills Support for further information.
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Legal Understanding

The law says that all demolition, dismantling and structural alteration must be carefully planned and carried out in a way that prevents danger by practitioners with the relevant skills, knowledge and experience.

Key Issues are:

Falls from height
Injury from falling materials
Uncontrolled collapse
Risks from connected services
Traffic management
Hazardous materials
Noise and vibration
Fire
Worker involvement

Demolition NVQ's

The NVQ is a competence qualification delivered in the place of work through onsite assessment and training. It is aimed at experienced workers who are seeking to evidence their competence, skills and knowledge in their current role.
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Construction Site Management – Demolition – Level 6

QUALIFICATION TITLE
L6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management – Demolition
OCCUPATION
Demolition Site Manager
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Construction Site Supervision – Demolition – Level 4

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Construction Site Supervision (Construction) - Demolition - Level 4 NVQ
OCCUPATION
Demolition Site Supervision
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Demolition & Refurbishment Operative – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Demolition (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Demolition & Refurbishment Operative
The Topman & Refurbishment Operative NVQ is for those that work demolishing and removing resources and components and want to prove their competence, this NVQ covers pathways for the roles of Demolition Topman & Demolition and refurbishment operative.
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Demolition Operative / Topman – Level 3 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Demolition (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Furniture Installer, Kitchen / Bathroom Fitter
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Demolition Plant – Level 3 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Demolition (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Demolition Plant Operator
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Demolition Plant Operative – Level 2 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Demolition (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Demolition Plant Operator
The Demolition Plant NVQ is for those working with various types of Plant being used for demolition purposes, and want to prove their competence. There are optional units to cover different types of plant based on what the operative uses.
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Demolition Supervisor – Level 3 NVQ

QUALIFICATION TITLE
L3 NVQ Diploma in Demolition (Construction)
OCCUPATION
Demolition
The Level 3 Diploma in Demolition is for those in demolition roles and want to demonstrate their competence. Candidates can either choose the Chargehand or Supervisor Pathway
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CCDO Cards

The Certificate of Competence of Demolition Operatives (CCDO) is a qualification card under the Construction Skills Certification Scheme, it helps to recognise that those working in the demolition have the correct competence and knowledge to take out their roles on site.

Demolition Labourer / Training Scheme / Demolition Plant – CSCS Operative or above
Demolition Operative / Topman / Chargehand – Demolition Specialist or above
Demolition Supervisor – Supervisor Specialist or above
Demolition Manager – Managerial and Professional
Asbestos Awareness – Each operative must have an in date Asbestos Awareness certification IATP Asbestos Awareness is recognised under the card scheme
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Frequently asked questions about Demolition

What is CCDO?

The Certificate of Competence of Demolition Operatives (CCDO) is a qualification card under the Construction Skills Certification Scheme, it helps to recognise that those working in the demolition have the correct competence and knowledge to take out their roles on site.

What is a Demolition Topman?

A Demolition Topman is a role within the demolition industry that undertakes structural demolition tasks using appropriate tools.
This Job Role also links to the CCDO Demolition Topman Card.
In Order to Gain this card candidates must complete the: 
Level 3 Demolition Topman NVQ

What are the General Demolition Requirements?

CITB Health, Safety & Environment

Each Operative must have a valid relevant CITB Health, Safety and Environment test that was passed within the last 2 years.

IATP Asbestos Awareness

Each operative must have a in date Asbestos Awareness certification. IATP Asbestos Awareness is recognised under the card scheme, which we are approved to deliver.
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NPORS Accredited
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