DSA training guide 2016/2017




This guide has been produced by the Drilling and Sawing Association (DSA) in partnership with industry training body CITB and Build UK to help you identify the appropriate training to qualify your workforce.

Ensuring that all your employees have achieved the relevant qualifications and hold the right CSCS cards can assist you in gaining access to sites.

The DSA is committed to its Members in helping create a positive role within the Specialist Contractor sector of the construction industry.


  1. Introduction
  2. The role of the Drilling and Sawing Association (DSA) and Mission Statement
  3. Checklist for Qualifying your Workforce
  4. Choosing the Right Training
  5. Drilling and Sawing – Routes for Training and Qualification
     Specialist Apprenticeship Programmes (SAP)
     Specialist Upskilling Programmes (SUP)
     On-site Assessment and Training (OSAT) and Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA)
  6. More about:
     DSA Apprenticeship (Page 7 & 8)
     NVQ Level 2 in Diamond Drilling (Page 9)
     Supervisory SUP (Page 10)
     Management (Page 11)
     Demolition SUP (Page 12)
  7. CSCS & DSA Cards
  8. CITB Grants
  9. CITB Grants Scheme
  10. DSA Membership
  11. Useful Contacts


  • Format: A4
  • Number of pages: 20

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