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SAP Programme Intake January 2019

SAP Programme Intake January 2019

Why train under the DSA SAP Programme?

The DSA Specialist Applied Programme (SAP) is a practical, work-based scheme aiming to fulfill any skill gaps within the specialist sector. Moreover, it proves that standards have been met by providing the opportunity to lead to an NVQ/SVQ Diploma and apprenticeships deed.

Advantages of the scheme  

  • Businesses are benefiting – Since 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 show that a trained and competent operator can work more efficiently and productively, resulting in fewer problems on-site and less damage to equipment (DSA 2012 Survey – Current Employers Benefits of the Scheme).
  • Linked to other qualifications- Additionally, the scheme is 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 – Lastly, recognised by CITB & Build UK

Course Information

Dates: Thursday 17th & Friday 18th January 2019

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

  • Firstly, 12 days classroom training covering a wide range of modules
  • Next, 28 days of training onsite, delivered by the operatives’ supervisor
  • Finally, 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

Upon 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. Furthermore, each optional module entails a further seven days of training (Price outside of the 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 the DSA Website  or call 0115 986 7029