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NASC & CISRS re-develop CITB Level Two Scaffolding diploma

The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) and Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) have recently been assisting the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) with a radical re-development of its Level Two Diploma for scaffolding apprentices (No. 601/3726/5). The new Diploma in Scaffolding will be available for registration from September 1st 2014.

A working party made up of representatives from CISRS, NASC, the CITB awarding body, approved training providers (NCC Midlands, Simian Skills and Safety and Access) and Scaffolding contractors including NASC members, Brand Energy (SGB), Deborah Services Ltd and Complete Access (Scaffolding) Ltd, has been meeting in recent months to review the content of the Level Two Scaffolding diploma.

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NASC president's new scaffolding apprentices challenge update

NASC President, Kevin Ward’s scheme to create a minimum of 400 new scaffolding apprentices during his two-year term is off to a flying start.

New apprentices are listed within the challenge figures once they have successfully completed their induction training. The total currently stands at 153, meaning the membership is on track to meet its target.

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Internationally accredited construction claims course returns to London

Hewitt Construction Consultancy will deliver their 2-day Intensive Training Course on construction claims to construction professionals in London on 24 and 25 September 2014. The consultancy specialises in construction contracts and claims and delivers education training on these subjects under the banner of Claims Class. 

The course is designed to provide those representing both contractors and clients with the knowledge necessary to manage, prepare, present and respond to construction claims in an effective and professional manner so as to achieve their company objectives.

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NASC member apprentices well represented at annual NCC Awards

The National Construction College – the training provider for the Construction Industry Training Board, CITB – has just hosted its annual NCC award ceremonies, at regional venues across the UK, in Scotland, South and London, Midlands and the East.

The NASC sponsored the Access category of the NCC Apprentice Awards, and is pleased to report that NASC member companies provided a large number of the nominees for awards in Year One and Year Two Scaffolding, including all three nominees in NCC South and London, and NCC East. There were also NASC member nominees and winners in the Essential Skills Apprentices Award category too.

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External training can fill the skills gap, claims surveyors

External advice and training could be the answer to resolving the ongoing skills shortage in the construction sector, according to a growing firm of chartered surveyors.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) expert Severn Partnership is urging fellow construction companies to seek external training and support in order to supplement existing skillsets and grow their staff, at a time when the industry is urgently looking for 180,000 more workers by 2018.

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