• SQA Seeking Feedback for the PDA Level 7 Craft Certificate

    by SQA | Jan 18, 2019

    PDA Level 7 Advanced Craft Certificate

    The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) ​is currently carrying out a review of the above-mentioned qualifications. The current qualifications have been live since 2010. The aim of the review is to identify if these qualifications are still fit for purpose and meet industry requirements. 

    Please click on the link above to see a breakdown of the current Advanced Craft qualifications.

    The SQA ​is seeking responses from employers on the qualifications. If you are interested in responding, please download the following survey, complete and return to Ian Morrison ian.morrison@sqa-ext.org.uk by no later than Thursday 31st January 2019.

  • Inspiring Construction

    by Laura | Dec 14, 2018

     Inspiring Construction Publication


    Inspiring Construction is a unique programme being delivered during the Year of the Young Person and will address barriers to participation and address any misconceptions that Scotland’s young people may have to empower them to consider becoming the construction professionals of tomorrow.

    Inspiring Construction is an interactive programme showcasing careers for young people in the Scottish construction industry. Funded by CITB, it is delivered by a consortium of major contractors, small and medium sized contractors, professional bodies and trade associations.

    Click the thumbnail image below to download a copy of the Inspiring Construction brochure to find out more.

    Inspiring Construction Publication

  • NFRC Member RoofCERT Regional Workshop - Scotland

    by RoofCERT | Nov 12, 2018



    We all want roofing to be a trade that attracts the best talent and gives everyone in it the right skills and a recognised career path to make it a lifelong profession. 

    Too often roofing is seen by the outside world as a place for cowboys. In fact, a recent survey carried out by Which? Magazine found that roofers were the least trusted of all the building trades, compared to electricians who come top in the league of trust. 

    That’s because despite the good work you deliver day in and day out, there are unskilled and inexperienced people that can simply set themselves up in business, affecting everyone else’s reputation in the process.                                                                                                                                                                                                      

    RoofCERT – the roofer’s accreditation scheme

    This is why the NFRC has partnered with the CITB in a four-year programme to develop RoofCERT, an industry-recognised ​accreditation standard for a roofing installer.

    RoofCERT will focus on and capture:

    • Existing vocational qualifications
    • The value of existing expertise
    • Upskilling the workforce
    • Attracting new talent
    • Improving the image of the industry

    The initial objective is to accredit an ​initial 5,000 roofing installers by the end of the programme in 2021.​


    Be part of the pilot programme

    RoofCERT is a collaborative programme delivered by the industry for the industry, involving employers across the supply chain, trade associations, training groups and other training providers.

    Most importantly we want our members to champion it, so hearing your views and experience is vital for its success. This is why we’re holding a series of events across the regions that give you the chance to find out about RoofCERT and its activities, and to get directly involved.

    Event details:


    Tuesday ​4th ​December 2018

    DoubleTree by Hilton - Edinburgh Airport

    Edinburgh Airport

    100 Eastfield Road


    EH28 8LL


    To RSVP please email: traceygutteridge@roofcert.co.uk

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