Astra Access Safety training to launch FREE scaffolding course


A NEW training course for would-be scaffolders is to be launched.

Astra Access Safety Training is offering unemployed people in the Yorkshire area the opportunity to build a future in scaffolding.

The project will recruit trainees for a diploma level 1 scaffolding course which provides the skills and experience required to move on to a Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme qualification before finding employment in the construction and related industries.

The course is free for young people aged 16 to 18 not in education, employment or training and to adults aged 19 and over who are receiving employment-related benefits.

The 16-week course will run at Astra’s National Access Skills Academy in Barnsley from the end of February.

Trainees will take part in practical exercises and be taught by professional tutors.

Find out more by contacting Astra on 0800 1214951.




  1. Sounds like the score card fine until the cscs ticket ran out then its no good u need to do your pt 1 and pt 2 thanks 45 years old with a pt 1 trainee card any jobs dont think so rant over lol

  2. It will b funded by careers or government so it is bums on seats. .to cover the costs. .most 16 -19 yrs old training is that length of time also helps the youth unemployment figures as they are then classed as in training not on bru…

  3. 16 week course?? My part 1 was two weeks and my part 2 was 2 weeks so I don’t understand why an introductory course should be 16 weeks?? And I paid a grand for each course… 16weeks pro training for nothing doesn’t seem fair to the rest of us hard working lads