First Experienced Asbestos Operatives to gain NVQ with ARCA

Last month two asbestos removal operatives from Northern Insulation Contractors Ltd arrived at ARCA to undertake the Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA) to gain an NVQ.

The operatives undertook a full day of assessment with the ARCA assessor, and as it was the first EWPA to be held at ARCA a CITB auditor also attended to witness the assessment.

Congratulations to Stuart Goulden and Alex Mellor on being the first operatives to gain an NVQ Level 2 Diploma via the EWPA option.

First Experienced Asbestos Operatives to gain NVQ with ARCA

Sarah Costello, Director of Northern Insulation Contractors (UK) Ltd, stated, “This was the perfect NVQ option for us, as we have a number of experienced asbestos removal operatives and pay the CITB Levy.”

“The information and support from ARCA has been great. We are now working with ARCA to plan for all our operatives to undertake an NVQ with them, this qualification enables us to drive and demonstrate the competence of our workforce with the added bonus of achieving / retaining experienced worker CSCS cards.”

Stuart Goulden, asbestos removal operative at Northern Insulation Contractors Ltd added, “It was a hard assessment yet fair, covering all key parts of the job. It’s good, I’ve now got a qualification that recognises my skills.”

“Our members needed an option for experienced operatives to gain an NVQ to support an application for a CSCS card. Therefore, last year we started working with the CITB to create this option (EWPA) for our CITB Levy paying members,” commented Satish Patel, Training Manager at ARCA.

“Earlier this year we were pleased to be able to offer our members a complete NVQ solution for asbestos removal operatives.”

ARCA provides a number of options for asbestos removal operatives to gain an NVQ Level 2 Diploma and thereby a CSCS card. The option chosen depends on whether the employer pays the CITB Levy or not, and how much experience an asbestos removal operative has working on-site. Full details can be found here