News 09/10/2023

Free Training Hits New Heights From Leading Body

Free Training Hits New Heights From Leading Body

NASC is on target to have given over £120k in 12 months to support scaffolding and access businesses train their staff. With a further £180k available to businesses if they apply before November 2024!

The training pot was secured by and is the vision of NASC President, David Brown in an attempt to boost recruitment and plug the labour shortages rife within the scaffolding sector and wider construction industry.

Construction Industry Training Scheme (CISRS) and Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA) training providers across the UK are primed to offer the reduced-price training to scaffolding and access businesses with operatives/staff eligible for the training grants. In addition, some of these grants have increased since the scheme began, with up to £200 available per course and uncapped levels of operatives being able to access from scaffolding and access businesses.

NASC President, David Brown said: “We launched this training fund to assist businesses in their No.1 issue of 2022/2023 – recruitment and training up new staff, to support their growing businesses.

“And it’s fantastic to see 30+ businesses benefiting from the funding – with £120k now committed by the end of the year. And now there’s even more support available for our members, with increases in COTS & MHFA course pay outs.

“But there’s still a big pot of money available for members to utilise and we would encourage those who have not yet claimed to make use of the training pot whilst it’s active.”

NASC CEO, Clive Dickin added: “Training is critical to the development of your scaffolding and access contracting business, NASC members through their membership can access training grants ensuring they can build a dynamic team. Please get in touch with NASC for any assistance in claiming your grants and supporting your training needs in these critical times.”

Members can claim their grants through the members area. Check out this video on how to claim your grants in under 45 seconds.

For further information on joining NASC, please contact us on (+44) 20 7822 7400 or by emailing