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Apprenticeship Intake January 2019

Apprenticeship Intake January 2019

Dates: Thursday 17th & Friday 18th January 2019

Why train under the DSA Apprenticeship Scheme?

The DSA Apprenticeship is a practical worked based scheme aiming to fulfill any skill gaps within the specialist sector, whilst proving that standards have been met by having the opportunity to lead to an NVQ/ SVQ Diploma and apprenticeships deed.

Advantages of the scheme  

  • Businesses are benefiting – As employees will be trained in a wider range of areas it creates more work opportunities for the company.
  • 40% of contracts cost is allocated to Operative labour- Testimonies from current employers of apprentices on the scheme, shows that a trained and competent operator can work more efficiently and productively resulting in fewer problems on site and less damaged to equipment. (DSA 2012 Survey – Current Employers Benefits of the Scheme).
  • Linked to other qualifications- NVQ Level 2 in Drilling & Sawing and an apprenticeship deed for the CITB
  • Grants Available- Substantial grants available from the CITB for training
  • Train with confidence- It is another factor in persuading clients that we have a professional, trained workforce, working to a code of Safe Working Practice.
  • Recognised Course – recognised by CITB & Build UK

Course Information

The course is aimed at new starters within the Drilling and Sawing industry as operators. The course is split into 3 sections all delivered within normal working hours:

  • 12 days classroom training covering a wide range of modules
  • 28 days of training onsite, delivered by the operatives’ supervisor
  • 3 days minimum assessment carried out by assessor.

Each intake offers a group of around 5-10 delegates to participate in this course.

Qualifications Information

On completion of the course delegates will receive training and certificates in:

Core Activities

  • Health and Safety
  • Security of the Workplace
  • Operating Power Tools
  • An Efficient Working Environment
  • Access Equipment

Specialist Activities

  • Diamond Drilling (Rig, Hand & Percussive)
  • Floor Sawing
  • Chain / Ring / Hand Sawing
  • Track Sawing

Students also have the opportunity to receive classroom training and certificates in the optional units below. Each optional module entails a further 7 days training (Price outside of scheme).


  • Concrete Bursting
  • Remote – Controlled Plant- Crushing & Breaking
  • Hydraulic Crushing
  • Wire Sawing


  • PASMA Mobile Tower
  • Diamond Tipped Segmented Blades
  • Health and Safety Awareness
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Manual Handling
  • Remote-controlled plant- Crushing & Breaking.

For More information please visit: or call 0115 986 7029