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Claiming the CITB levy for training in the construction sector

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Claiming the CITB levy for training in the construction sector

Find out more about the CITB levy and how construction businesses can benefit from training their workforce via an ATO such as Alpha Training. The British construction industry has suffered as a result of the Pandemic but is continuing to recover to pre-pandemic levels, according to recent ONS figures. Construction businesses are reliant on a […]

Alpha Training and Rescue 2 achieve ISO accreditation hat trick

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Alpha and Rescue 2 achieve 3 ISO accreditation

The Alpha Group are delighted to announce that Rescue 2 have recently achieved their third ISO accreditation by passing the ISO 14001 assessment. They will join Alpha Training Solutions in having three of the main ISO accreditations in the following management standards: ISO 9001 – Quality Management as a core standard; this accreditation is focused […]

Industry Spotlight on Vineyards and Breweries

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Did you know that the UK is home to 2,273 breweries, around 770 vineyards and 165 wineries (source)? The wine industry in particular has grown consistently in recent years and employs around 1,700 people – although challenges such as COVID-19 and the resulting drop in demand from the hospitality sector and a reduction in seasonal […]

Menopause – what companies can do to support their teams

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As a responsible employer, you are likely to have a range of policies and procedures in place that cover things like illness, maternity and bereavement, to name a few. Their purpose is to outline the company’s stance on that particular topic and set out a clear set of expectations and processes, easily accessible to all. […]

Alpha’s COVID-19 Related Updates

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25th May 2021 Updated Risk Assessments Mobile Confined Space Units – RA AQ1118 Confined Space Courses – Specific Protocols – RA AQ1113 General Precautions – Open Courses Poling – RA AQ1116 First Aid Courses – Specific Protocol – RA AQ1114  5th January 2021 Updated COVID-19 Policy With the new National Lockdown restrictions due to Coronavirus coming […]

Personal Development in a Pandemic

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Personal Development in a pandemic

In times of a worldwide Pandemic, businesses struggling to survive and many employees on furlough, personal development has arguably taken a back seat on most businesses’ agenda. Committed to making the best of a bad situation, the Alpha team decided to do the opposite and pushed for members of the team to focus on their […]

New Suite of City & Guilds Confined Space Qualifications (6160)

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Confined Space Training Courses

To meet with changes made in 2020 to the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Confined Spaces, developed in conjunction with EU Skills, City & Guilds have reviewed their Confined Space qualifications and have recently announced a new suite of Confined Space qualifications (6160). The new qualifications will come into effect shortly, with the existing qualifications […]

Case Study – Breathing Apparatus Industrial Wearer Course

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Breathing Apparatus

Including Chemical Protection Suits Our training allows us to work with a wide variety of businesses and sectors. We often work closely with our customers to provide training that is bespoke to their industry and their specific circumstances, such as this recent customer who required specific Breathing Apparatus training including Gas Tight Suits. The client […]