NASC receives training funding
By Euan Youdale30 October 2014
The NASC, based in the UK, has secured funding from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), enabling the association to run its fourth Qualifying The Workforce (QTW) programme, starting in January 2015.
This follows three successful QTW programmes involving NASC members in 2012-2014, with more than 200 operatives qualified to CISRS Scaffolder via either apprenticeships or the adult/commercial route, Advanced Scaffolder or Scaffolding Supervisor in 2012 and 2013.
The CITB funding has allowed NASC to promote the concept of a fully qualified workforce to the scaffolding sector and to pay out over UK£25,000 to participating members in 2012-2013, with a further £29,000 paid out in 2014.
NASC received additional funding from CITB in 2014 to offer further support to the QTW programme and create an additional 100 qualified operatives.
NASC director of training, Dave Mosley said, “NASC & CISRS would like to thank the CITB for their continued support, which allows us to promote QTW and make a small bonus payment to the members who spend a lot of time and money maintaining a qualified workforce – helping to make the scaffolding industry a safer place.”
In addition to the new QTW, NASC has also received CITB funding to run a batch of three-day, new-style Basic Scaffold Inspection Training Scheme (SITS) courses – which are open to non-NASC members and member companies. The courses will be running at NCC Scotland, Simian Skills and NCC Midlands (which NASC’s Ken Johnson will be attending).