Extension plans discussed at CISRS accreditation audit

CITB agrees sale of National Construction College Midlands
CITB’s former National Construction College (NCC) facility based at King’s Norton, Birmingham

CISRS has carried out its first accreditation audit at Walsall College’s Midlands scaffolding training centre in Birmingham.

The audit was conducted at what was formerly operated by CITB as it’s National Construction College (NCC) Midlands, CISRS reports that the audit was completed without incident.

During the visit, CISRS Managing Director Dave Mosley got the chance to meet Walsall College’s Neil Sambrook, Head of Curriculum Cluster – Construction, Engineering and Science, to discuss the college’s plans, which could include extending the training areas and changes to the locations of the inspection and roof scaffold structures.

Dave Mosley said: “The accreditation visit went very well. It was a great opportunity to meet with Neil and discuss future plans for the centre. NCC Midlands has always had a large, regular customer base and a good set of staff so Walsall will be building on a solid foundation. We wish them all the best in their new venture.”

Neil Sambrook added: “We were originally due to take over in February so we were really pleased to finally be here, it’s a positive end to a very strange year. Adding scaffolding training to our portfolio has been a goal of ours for some time so we are really looking forward to working with CISRS and continuing to deliver a quality training experience for the access industry.”

CITB agreed to sell NCC Midlands to Walsall College on Monday 30 November under its Vision 2020 programme, which has seen the body hand over the management of its training centres to alternative providers.