The Certificate of Competence of Drilling and Sawing (DSA) Card Scheme

The DSA card scheme is respected industry wide, independently recognised and endorsed.
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What is the DSA card scheme?

The Certificate of Competence of Drilling and Sawing (DSA) Card scheme is Construction Skills Certification Schemes (CSCS) partner card scheme and carries the CSCS logo.
DSA Card Scheme

Nationwide Onsite Assessment

We offer onsite assessment nationwide for experienced Drilling and Sawing Operatives, Supervisors and Managers from level 2 to Level 7. These assessments help experienced Drilling and Sawing workers demonstrate existing skills, knowledge and experience against the national recognised standards.
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Our Courses & NVQ's

Our NVQ’s tie into the Certificate of Competence of Drilling and Sawing (DSA) card scheme.

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

Our courses and NVQ’s recognised under the DSA card scheme are listed. Each card has additional pre-requisites in addition to the NVQ’s to achieve, please contact Workforce Skills Support for further information.
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Supporting Courses & Training

Supporting courses, training and qualifications for the Certificate of Competence of Drilling and Sawing (DSA) card scheme.
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Level 2 NVQ – Diploma in Specialist Concrete Occupations – Concrete Drilling & Sawing

The Specialist Concrete Operations NVQ is for those who work with concrete using various methods ( Concrete Repairer, Spray Concretor, In Situ Flooring: Concrete, Specialist Operative: Sprayed Concrete, Concrete Repairer, Diamond Driller & Sawer, In Situ Flooring : Cementitious Screeding​) want to prove their competence.
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Other Drilling NVQ’s

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Land Drilling- Lead Driller

The Land Drilling NVQ is for those that prepare and use land drills and powered equipment to drilling and completing holes to drilling specifications and want to prove their competence. This NVQ has several optional units that candidates can choose from based on their profession.
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Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Land Drilling- Support Operative

The Land Drilling NVQ is for those that prepare and use land drills and powered equipment to drilling and completing holes to drilling specifications and want to prove their competence. This NVQ has several optional units that candidates can choose from based on their profession.
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NVQ’s for Experienced Drillers & Sawers

L3 Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision – (Construction)

The Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety ( Oh & s) has been designed for people who have an element of responsibility for health and safety in their workplace. Typical roles include Team Leader, Supervisor, Safety Representative, Manager, Head of Department or equivalent. It is a vocational qualification with no formal examinations.
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L4 Construction Site Supervision

The NVQ Level 4 Construction Site Supervision diploma is a qualification for people who want a stepping stone into construction management roles. It’s aimed at current assistant supervisors and assistant managers who are looking to obtain a nationally recognised accreditation to prove their competency in their field of work and can help to move your career forward.
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L6 Construction Site Management

The Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management is for those in a site management role looking to prove their competence. This Qualification has 5 pathways specific to the area you work in Building and Civil Engineering, Highways and Maintenance Repair, Residential Development, Conservation or Demolition .
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L6 Construction Contracting Operations Management

This NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management is aimed at experienced managers within the construction industry who are not “site-based”. This route is suitable for Managers specialising in General Contract Management / Estimating / Buying / Planning / Surveying and wish to proved their competency.
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L7 Construction Senior Management

The Level 7 Diploma in Construction Senior Management is aimed at senior managers in the construction industry working in a wide range of job roles and are involved in decision making within their organisation.
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NVQ’s for Experienced Drillers & Sawers

Face Fit Testing

This can be scheduled as a one day or half day session and is designed for any employee who may have the need to wear Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) to protect their health from the use or creation of hazardous substances in the workplace.
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PPE Training / RPE In Construction

This course is designed for people who may be required to select, use or maintain Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) as part of work place activities or who needs familiarisation or refresher skills with the relevant regulations and practical application of skills in the use of PPE/RPE.
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Control of Noise at Work

This course is designed for operatives, supervisors or managers who may encounter or need to control unacceptable noise levels in the workplace or who need familiarisation or refresher skills with the relevant regulations.
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Hand Arm Vibration In Construction

This course is designed for people who may be subjected to vibration in the workplace which have the potential to cause irreversible health effects, or who needs refresher training on the relevant regulations and is suitable for operatives, supervisors and management.
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Safe Use of Power Tools

This course is designed for people in control of the workplace involving the use of work equipment on site who need familiarisation or refresher skills with the relevant regulations and safety relating to the use of power tools, it is suitable for operatives, supervisors and managers.
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Plant Inspections & Testing

This course is designed for people who may be required to select and use a range of plant and equipment’s in the workplace or who needs familiarisation or refresher skills with the relevant regulations.
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