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Sewer lining operative training programme


Sectors and roles, Small employer support, New qualifications and courses

Peter Duffy Ltd





Specialist, Infrastructure, Housing, Commercial

The project will design, develop and pilot a training and upskilling programme. This programme will train new entrants under an apprentice framework, and upskill existing staff.

The programme will be based around a new NVQ diploma for “Trenchless Technology Operatives” which is linked to a CSCS skilled worker card.

  • Develop the Peter Duffy Limited modular training course and pilot with 280 candidates
  • Deliver Operatives course to 52 employees
  • Upskill training team at PDL (Peter Duffy Limited) to deliver and assess qualifications

01 Oct 2016

30 Apr 2018

Project summary

Peter Duffy Limited are now a registered training centre. 

A pilot group of 6 operatives have successfully completed the NVQ Level 2 programme and obtained their blue Skilled Worker CSCS cards. They are the first in the country to have been assessed for the Sewerage & Drainage Maintenance Operations NVQ while completing repairs using Trenchless Technology.   A further 50 people will complete an NVQ over the next 2 years.  142 members of staff have also undertaken sector specific individual training modules and 7 people achieved Level 3 PTTLS/TAQA teaching qualifications.