Qualifications for the Industry

There are three qualifications available specifically to the Steeplejack and Lightning Protection sector:

  • S/NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction) Steeplejacking
  • S/NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction) Lightning Conductor Engineer
  • S/NVQ Level 3 Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction) Lightning Protective Systems Inspecting and Testing.

There are several ways in which companies can up-skill their existing workforce and help them to complete their S/NVQ Level 2 or Level 3, either via an Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA), On Site Assessment and Training (OSAT), or Specialist Upskilling Programme (SUP). Further information, including course outlines and details of how to apply can be found in the training information sheet.

For information on how to gain the relevant CSCS card once an operative has achieved their qualification please visit the CSCS website.

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The Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations Management provides a nationally recognised qualification for candidates working in a management role in the construction industry. Candidates follow one of five pathways depending on their job role: Estimating, Buying, Planning, Surveying and General.

SLPTG has secured £560.00 of funding towards each S/NVQ (maximum of 25 NVQs) for eligible operatives. Qualifying members may also be able to claim £600.00 Achievement grant from CITB (further information is available on the CITB website).

Employers must have renewed their SLPTG membership for 2019 and all S/NVQs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Eligible candidates must be working as a manager in the sector and have several years of managerial experience – this will be identified at a first meeting with their assessor when they conduct a Work History interview.

Applications from employers which do not meet this criteria will not be eligible.

All successful candidates will be expected to complete by 31 March 2020 or will forfeit the £560.00 subsidy.

The S/NVQ assessment is delivered in the workplace and not in a classroom. Assessors will meet each learner on-site, record several Q&A interviews on each unit of the NVQ, observe on-site activities and collect supporting documentation.

A typical assessment can take between six weeks and six months – this depends on each learner’s circumstances.

If you and your candidate meet the criteria, please complete the below Booking Request Form.

Once we have received your application, we will confirm whether you meet the eligibility criteria and let you know if we need any further information. If you appear to meet the criteria, your details will be forwarded to the assessing organisation (Quick Assessments) who will review your application before confirming your eligibility.  If eligible, you will be contacted directly by Quick Assessments to set up the first onsite meeting.

The Employer will be required to pay Quick Assessments the fee of £1,400+VAT for carrying out the S/NVQ. Provided the operative completes the qualification (and can evidence their completion) by 31 March 2020, and on receipt of a copy invoice SLPTG will reimburse the Employer £560.00. A further £600.00 achievement grant can be claimed from CITB upon completion, subject to their terms and conditions (this can be claimed beyond 31 March 2020 if necessary).  For more information, please see the Terms and Conditions in the booking request form below and/or CITB’s website.

Subject to completion by 31 March 2020 the real cost to your company, per operative, should be £240+VAT. Don’t forget to claim your Skills and Training Fund funding if you wish to achieve 100% subsidy.

Employers will be asked to:

  • Ensure that the operative completes the S/NVQ
  • Provide Quick Assessments with suitable access to the operative to allow the S/NVQ to be completed
  • Pay the fee to Quick Assessments.

Once the operative has passed their S/NVQ, you can contact CSCS to apply for a Management CSCS Black Card.

For further details on the Qualification please access the below documents:

If you require further information before submitting your Booking Request Form, please contact Crystal Prosetto.

e-Learning

SLPTG is pleased to offer a range  of e-Learning courses to support its members across the industry.  The courses available are: 

A key Health and Safety course that teaches you both what Risk Assessments are, as well as how and when to perform them. Understand the benefits of comprehensive risk assessments, and comply with basic legislation. The Risk Assessment Training is also IOSH approved.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the five steps of a risk assessment, as well as how to create a plan of action for the hazard you find
  • Show your commitment to The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Learn when you should fill out a risk assessment and when they are not necessary

The course is available in 28 languages and will take around 35 minutes to complete.

Places can be booked for £8 (+VAT) per candidate using the below booking form.

This online COSHH Training course covers all the information necessary to keep you safe from substances that could be potentially harmful to your health. It covers all aspects of chemical and hazardous substance safety in the workplace and is essential training across a range of industries.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a better understanding of the six simple steps in controlling health & safety risks
  • Be able to identify the different types of hazard symbols
  • Gain a better understanding of the different types of hazardous substances

The COSHH Training course is IOSH Approved and CPD Accredited and is available in 28 languages. The course takes just 25 minutes to complete.

Places can be booked for £8 (+VAT) per candidate using the below booking form.

This Asbestos Awareness training course is for anyone who works with, or might potentially come into contact with, asbestos at work. It looks at what asbestos is, where it might be found and what it is used for. It considers some of the major diseases associated with working with asbestos and the effects they have on the human body, and it covers what you should do if you are ever accidentally exposed. The course is both IOSH Approved and has been audited by the Independent Asbestos Training Providers (IATP).

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and CDM Regulations 2015
  • Learn about the appropriate control measures, risk assessments and emergency procedures
  • Understand the emergency procedure to follow if you unexpectedly discover/disturb asbestos

The course is available in 28 languages and takes around 30 minutes to complete.

Places can be booked for £8 (+VAT) per candidate using the below booking form.

This basic Health and Safety Training programme covers the key areas of Health and Safety that you are legally required to train your staff in. It provides an easy-to-follow but comprehensive introduction to the major topics that will keep your workplace safe.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a better understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act and your legal responsibilities
  • Be able to identify the different types of safety signs and what they mean
  • Gain a better understanding of the types of risks and hazards in a workplace and learn how you can prevent accidents and injuries

The course is available in 28 languages and takes just 40 minutes to complete.

Places can be booked for £8 (+VAT) per candidate using the below booking form.

This Mental Health Awareness Training course raises awareness of ill-mental health (particularly stress, depression and anxiety), provides tools and guidance for daily well-being management, and aims to remove the stigma surrounding mental health. It is the only course of its kind to achieve an IOSH Approval.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to take positive steps to remove the stigma surrounding mental health
  • Understand different mental illnesses and how to recognise changes in behaviour and what to keep an eye on
  • Learn how happier staff make better, more productive staff and what you can do to support others

The course is available in 28 languages and will take 40 minutes to completed.

Places can be booked for £8 (+VAT) per candidate using the below booking form.

This Mental Health Awareness Training for Managers course is designed to make management teams aware of mental health issues and illnesses inside and outside the workplace. It provides well-being management techniques and aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health at work.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the importance of providing good working conditions for your team and how poor mental health can negatively impact a business
  • Learn how to take positive steps to remove the stigma surrounding mental ill-health
  • Learn what to look out for in employees and changes in behaviour and signs people are experiencing poor mental health

The course is available in 28 languages and will take around 50 minutes to complete.

Places can be booked for £8 (+VAT) per candidate using the below booking form.

This CPD and RoSPA approved Lone Workers Training is a concise health and safety course that helps professionals increase their everyday safety when working alone or away from a fixed workplace. The course covers planning, diffusion tactics and buddy systems.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand buddy systems that workplaces can implement and what they need to know about them
  • Learn how to plan your routes so you arrive and return safely
  • Learn how to stay in control of difficult situations where you might experience aggression

The course is available in 28 languages and will take around 35 minutes to complete.

Places can be booked for £8 (+VAT) per candidate using the below booking form.

This Slips, Trips and Falls programme is designed to ensure all staff understand why slips, trips and falls happen and what they can do to reduce this risk and avoid workplace accidents.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and work towards compliance with The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Safety Regulations 1992
  • Learn how to perform comprehensive risk assessments for slips, trips and falls
  • Learn about what your responsibilities are to ensure workplaces are free from hazards where possible

The course is IOSH approved and available in 28 languages, it will take around 30 minutes to complete.

Places can be booked for £8 (+VAT) per delegate using the below booking form.