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Our guide to scaffolding courses

Considering taking a Scaffolding course to kick start your career? Training courses often differ massively in terms of course content, cost and time they take to complete, as well as the level of qualification they are worth. There will be training programmes that offer nothing other than a certificate of completion, while other Scaffolding courses will work towards passing NVQ/SVQ and industry recognised qualifications. A limited number of training courses are free to enrol on, while some students will be entitled to get their Scaffolding course funded or subsidised. For more information, our careers guide and course articles will show you the benefits completing a Scaffolding course can have on your job prospects.

Awarding organisations for scaffolding courses

  • Prefabricated Access Suppliers & Manufacturing Association
  • The Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturing Association (PASMA) authorises and handles all aspects related to mobile access towers. PASMA, along with its committees, has been a part of most technical advances and training in tower use. The Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturing Association is committed to advancing standards, safety, best practices, and representing the views of suppliers, users, and manufacturers in the industry. The Association offers a standard industry training scheme and courses that meet the requirements of the Work at Height Regulations. 

Related careers: Scaffolder

Scaffolders erect and dismantle working platforms which allow construction workers access to higher levels on existing buildings and structures during renovation or maintenance work, and to upper levels on new-build projects. Jobs can range from putting up scaffold around a house to allow for re-roofing, through to large-scale construction of new commercial developments, external cleaning of office blocks, and repair of historical monuments. Scaffolders also use scaffolding techniques to erect permanent or semi-permanent structures for spectator stands, stages and other uses. The...more

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