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 (6150) remaining until 31st August 2021 allowing time for a period of smooth transition.

For those working in the water industry, the current 6150 qualifications have been amalgamated with other industry sectors, creating a common set of qualifications. City & Guilds have also created new qualifications which will now cover the job roles within the NOS.

Alpha Training currently offer the following qualifications

Existing Qualification (6150)New Qualification (6160)New Qualification Title

6150-01

6160-01

Level 2 Award in Low Risk Confined Space
 
Guided Learning Hours 8 – 1day

6150-02

6160-02

Level 2 Award in Medium Risk Confined Space
 
Guided Learning Hours 16 – 2 days

6150-03

6160-03

Level 2 Award in High Risk Confined Space
 
Guided Learning Hours 24 – 2 days

6150-05

6160-08

Level 3 Award in Working as a Team Member of a Rescue & Recovery Team in Confined Spaces
 
Guided Learning Hours 24 – 2 days
 
Course pre-requisite – must have completed the 6160-03 course

Alpha Training will be offering the following new qualifications

New Course QualificationsQualification TitleQualification Details

6160-04

Level 3 Award in Control Entry and Arrangements for Confined Spaces

Guided Learning Hours 24 – 3 days

6160-05

Level 3 Award in Supervising Teams Undertaking Work in Confined Spaces

Course pre-requisite – must have completed the 6160-03 course

Guided Learning Hours 14 – 2 days

6160-06

Level 4 Award in Plan, Manage and Review Legislative and Safely Compliance for Work in Confined Spaces

Learners require a good working knowledge of confined space operations

Guided Learning Hours 47 – 5 days

Learners must complete a portfolio of evidence

6160-07

Level 3 Award in Direct Rescue and Recovery in Confined Spaces

Course pre-requisite – must have completed the 6160-08 course

Guided Learning Hours 8 – 1 day

Alpha Training are excited to be offering all of our customers, the new suite of confined space qualifications soon. More updates to follow.

For further information on the new qualifications, please visit the City & Guilds website.