Paddeco Ltd, together with the National Association of Air Duct Specialists (NAADUK), has launched the UK’s ever SCQF Level 5 Ventilation Hygiene Certificate first.
Predicated on National Occupational Standards (NOS) for the ventilation industry, dealing with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) to make a Customised Award that is also credit rated on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) , the Certificate guarantees optimum standards of compliance and competence.
NOS standards are produced by Standard Setting Organisations in consultation with employers along with other stakeholders across each one of the UK nations. Specific requirements are thought by each nation and the effect is a group of NOS that are ideal for use over the UK. The standard is defined out in a standard format and approved on a four-nation basis with SQA Accreditation ensuring compliance.
Joe Lloyd, CEO of Paddeco said: “The ventilation hygiene industry keeps growing quickly, and, so rightly, there is a lot more emphasis on indoor quality of air (IAQ) and the cleaning of ventilation systems, a requirement beneath the Building Regulations, approved document “F” Method of Ventilation.
He added: “Although there were numerous short courses open to the sector, introducing the practices of cleaning systems, they will have fallen too lacking the assessment requirements of the BSEHV11 far, the NOS for cleaning industrial ventilation systems, and many other relevant NOS.”
The recent statement issued by the Construction Leadership Council, following recommendations from the Grenfell inquiry, will mandate operatives to carry at the least a known level 2 qualification of their job role. This Certificate shall help them bridge that gap, considering there’s currently no Level 2 (SCQF Level 5) qualification designed for the industry.
Peter Reid, President of the NAADUK commented: “This Ventilation Hygiene Certificate allows our industry’s operatives to possess their skills and knowledge assessed contrary to the industry’s National Occupational Standards, assisting to create a platform, to check out an upskilling programme then, within the ventilation sector.
“It’ll provide each learner with an excellent opportunity to understand the brand new code of practice for the industry, NAAD21, and to allow them to be taught the practices and principles of ventilation hygiene, investigation surveys, testing, and post inspection reporting. This can increase their understanding of the principles, equipment, and components inside a ventilation system. They shall also be introduced to the procedure of decommission and installing components, inside a ventilation system, opening the hinged door to possible maintenance roles within the sector.”
Every learner who registers for the Ventilation Hygiene Certificate could have full usage of Paddeco’s team of experienced industry assessors, who between them have spent over 80 years on the various tools. These assessors shall spending some time with each learner, observing them in-person, on-site, in addition to assisting them remotely.