ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Vela Training has been successful securing another funding project from the CITB making access to assessing in construction easier than its ever been.
The assessor infrastructure project is designed to increase the number of on-site training assessors available across Great Britain. This in turn will increase the number of construction workers holding nationally recognised qualifications, the CITB said.
On-site training assessments are targeted at construction workers who have the skills, experience and training but no formal qualifications. Assessors visit construction sites to confirm workers’ skills and test their ability in the workplace and, if successful, award them a national vocational qualification (NVQ) or Scottish vocational qualification (SVQ).
The programme follows research by CITB last year in which small and micro-sized construction firms highlighted a need for more on-site training assessors.
CITB assessment & verification manager Richard Miller said: “Small and micro-sized firms have told us they need on-site training assessors to help qualify more construction workers across the UK. The assessor infrastructure project will give workers with the right skills and experience the opportunity to become qualified and get the recognition they deserve without being away from the job. CITB is committed to ensuring the construction industry has a fully qualified workforce that’s competent to build the homes and infrastructure Great Britain needs.”
Graham Warren, asbestos control and abatement division manager at the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA), said: “By our estimates, over 6,500 asbestos operatives and supervisors will require a national vocational qualification in the next five years. This funding from CITB will not only provide a real boost to assessor numbers and NVQ achievements, it also shows CITB is committed to proactively supporting the asbestos sector, which is invaluable.”
Source: Safety & Access Limited
A SHORTAGE OF ASSESSORS
A shortage of training assessors will impact the ability of the next generation of construction workers to be qualified say the CITB
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has declared that it plans to fund a £600,000 scheme to get more training assessors into the construction industry. The scheme has been sparked by increasing pressure on training providers to take on rising numbers of workers and also the lack of available training assessors in more remote areas.
Sectors such as asbestos management are currently facing shortages with other sectors likely to face similar problems as the industry grows.Source: PBC Today
HOW IT WORKS
We split the assessment qualification into 2 parts:
- The Assessment & Observation
- Training Assessors
We have the funding to cover the first part of your assessing qualification. The training part of your qualification will be reviewed to see if your prior skills cover our training requirements.