Thursday, January 12, 2017

New CCDO Card Training Available from C&D Consultancy

C&D Consultancy are pleased to announce that, as of the 1st January 2017, we are able to deliver the new CCDO Card Scheme courses up to, and including, the NVQ Level 6 Managers Course. The full list of CCDO courses available is as follows (please click the table below to see it full size):

For the Site Visitor Course and the CCDO Labourer Course a new NDTG Smart Card will be issued on completion of the single day course, receipt of a current Asbestos Awareness certificate, and proof of a touch screen test at operative level or above, passed within the previous two years.

On completion of the courses for the other cards and the required Asbestos and Touch Screen testing, the participant will receive a Red (Under Supervision) card. They will then have three years in which to complete the required level of NVQ, before the full Blue (Trained) card can be issued.

All participants on these C&D Consultancy courses will be enrolled on the required NVQ programmes with our partner organisation AKL Assessments Ltd. They will deal directly with participants to make arrangements for the NVQ assessments and criteria to be completed.

Should participants require the Asbestos Awareness training to complete the course requirements, we run regular courses at our Wombourne Training Facility, near Wolverhampton. Alternatively, we may be able to arrange for them to attend other courses around the country. These courses are part of the regular programme of training that we run and are detailed on our three-monthly training calendar, which is updated at the end of each month, and is available on request. A full list of CCDO specific training dates for 2017 is also available from the office.

For further details or to book places on courses please contact the office on 01902 324689 or email Stuart at

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Courses Now Full

The following courses at our Wombourne training facility are now full. Please contact the office for the next dates and a copy of our upcoming training calendar.

12th January - Manual Handling and Fire Marshal

18th January CCDO Demolition Labourer Level 1 Course

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.