Monday, November 28, 2016

More UK demolition degree coverage

We are happy to see the UK's first demolition degree continuing to get coverage from some of the top online destinations for our industry. The latest is by Construction News and written by Duncan Rudall.

"Demolition has long been seen as the poor relation of the construction industry, especially to the outside world who still think big wrecking balls are knocking buildings down all over the country."

You can read his full post by clicking here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

New Year, New Training

Yes, I know it’s too early to be thinking about the New Year, but here at C&D Consultancy we like to be ahead of the game. With this in mind, and making full use of our wonderful new training centre near Wolverhampton, we have put together a training programme of popular courses, which go right through to the end of March 2017.

In addition, we have also included some new courses that we think will be increasingly popular in the new year. We have now added Fire Marshall, Soft Strip Awareness and Manual handling to the list of courses that we will be doing on a regular basis. We also hope to be adding the new Demolition Reclamation Operative and Demolition Topman NVQ’s to the list very soon.

To download a copy of the programme click HERE, or contact Stuart on

Monday, November 21, 2016

Dudley College Employer Newsletter Special Apprenticeships Edition Available

Dudley College has produced a special edition of their Employer Newsletter focusing specifically on Apprenticeships and the Apprenticeship Levy.

Included in this edition are details of:
  • Apprenticeship training
  • Apprenticeship recruitment (step-by-step guide)
  • The Apprenticeship Levy (details)
  • The Apprenticeship Levy Breakfast Briefing
  • Dudley Advance Innovation and Enterprise Zone
  • What's happening at Dudley College
  • Advance II on track for completion in Spring 2017
  • Skills Show details
  • Priory Road 3G football complex grand opening
You can download and read the newsletter right now!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Express & Star Demolition Degree article

The Express & Star was kind enough to give the forthcoming Demolition Degree at Wolverhampton University some well-deserved coverage. We've included the article from the paper below, which you can click or tap to view full size.

Monday, November 14, 2016

World Skills UK show will feature NDTG's VR simulator

Regular attendees of the World Skills UK, The Skills Show will know all about the National Demolition Training Group VR simulator. And for the third year running it is set to put in another appearance and allow attendees to cause havoc on a (virtual) demolition site.

According to Lead Trainer Iain Kirk:

The simulator always draws in the crowds. It’s great fun getting young people on the simulator and putting them through their paces. At the same time, we hope to show young people that a career in demolition is a serious option for them leaving school. There are a number of career paths available in demolition and with the new CCDO Card Scheme there’s now a clear and progressive NVQ structure available at all levels from Demolition Apprentice through to Demolition Manager.

The Skills Show will be held later this week at the NEC in Birmingham between November 17-19. You can book your tickets at The Skills Show website.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Demolition Degree discussed on the BBC World Service

The BBC World Service recently did a segment on the creation of the Demolition Degree we are all eager to see start next September at Wolverhampton University. The presenter has a chat with Duncan Rudall regarding the qualification.

As with all BBC recordings, it will be available to listen to for a limited period of time. This particular broadcast will disappear on December 10. You can listen here, with the chat with Duncan beginning at 19 minutes and 36 seconds into the broadcast.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Construction Occupational Health Awareness Event November 24th

There is a Construction Occupational Health Awareness Event being held in Nottingham on November 24th.

The East Midlands WWT Group, supported by the Health and Safety Executive, is holding a free half-day occupational health event for operatives, supervisors and managers. The event aims to raise awareness of occupational health risks in construction and provide the latest advice and guidance on managing these risks adequately.

The event will provide information on noise, dust, vibration and stress, all of which pose a risk to the health of construction workers. There will be a session on the use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and there will also be opportunities for you to meet exhibitors, and receive advice as well as updates from industry experts.

The event programme is as follows:
  • 08:30 – 9:00 - Registration and free refreshments (including breakfast roll) Opportunity to view the exhibits
  • 09:00 – 09:30 - Welcome and introductions EMWWT / HSE
  • 09:30 – 10:10 - Presentation 1: Dust
  • 10:10 – 10:40 - Presentation 2: Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE)
  • 10:40 – 11:10 - Comfort Break/Refreshments and an opportunity to view the exhibits
  • 11:10 – 11:40 - Presentation 3: Vibration
  • 11:40 – 12:10 - Presentation 4: Stress
  • 12:10 – 12:30 - Presentation 5: Noise - a personal perspective of noise induced hearing loss
  • 12:30 – 13:00 - Presentation 6: Noise – Control of noise
  • 13:00 - Closing remarks and opportunity for any questions
If you would like to attend then please view and download the event flyer which has full details of how to book places.