All UKATA Training Providers produce training certificates via the UKATA Certificate Generator, providing a unique certificate number.
All certificates can be validated using the online validation tool or by contacting the UKATA office on 01246 824437.
Training centres are audited to ensure the facilities comply with the ‘UKATA Minimum Standards for Training Centres’ particularly focusing on the key areas below:
- Physical layout
- Presentation equipment
- Health & Safety
- Welfare facilities
- Reference materials
Tutors are subject to a Tutor Knowledge test via the UKATA Online Tutor Registration “OTR” system. The Tutor Knowledge Test assesses key knowledge in the form of an online exam.
There is also in place a minimum criterion for Tutors:
Asbestos Awareness Trainers should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working within the asbestos industry; this will be taken to include, Surveying, Analytical, Removal, Consultancy, Training, Management etc. or a health and safety background (minimum of 3 years) with a formal asbestos qualification eg:
- BOHS P402 or P405 or P406;
- UKATA New Manager course;
- other such qualification that UKATA deems to be acceptable (this will be determined by the Executive Committee on a case by case basis)
Licensable & Non-Licensable Trainers should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working within the asbestos industry (as per Asbestos Awareness Trainer requirements) and must be able to demonstrate a comprehensive practical working knowledge, within the asbestos industry and also its legislative requirements, relative to the courses or subjects within a course they are delivering.
- Standard core syllabi for Asbestos Awareness, Non-Licensed Works Including NNLW and Licensed Works
- Presentation materials, exam papers, course handouts and trainers narrative are assessed against our core syllabi by a UKATA competent independent Verifier.
- CPD – UKATA is a member of The CPD Certification Service and all UKATA syllabi have been accredited by the CPD Certification Service.
All Tutors are required to input their CPD online and must achieve a minimum of 10 CPD points each year or a minimum of 30 CPD points within 3 years. Each Tutor’s CPD cycle commences upon successfully passing the Tutor Knowledge Test.
Audits are conducted by UKATA competent independent Auditors in order to demonstrate compliance with the training requirements outlined in UKATA Syllabi for each specific level of training, the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and any subsequent amendments and any other guidance pertaining to asbestos training issued by the enforcing authorities such as the HSE. The areas of audit shall cover the following aspects and be relevant to the courses being delivered:
- Course purpose
- Course Objectives
- Delegate Ratio
- Learning Objectives
- Course syllabus
Trainers on all courses should be able to deliver the training in a professional, sympathetic and proactive manner, encouraging questions from delegates.
Presentation skills are assessed with a focus on:
- Interaction with delegates
- Method of information delivery
- Audio visual material
- Overall control of the session