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Why ESA?

ESA has been formed by two well-known and established trade organisations within the door and gate industries, the Automatic Doors Suppliers Association (ADSA) and the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF).

Already partnered in offering the industry CSCS card provision, both organisations identified a gap in the market to deliver high quality qualifications.

Working with the industry leading NVQ Assessors and IQAs (Internal Quality Assessors) with a penchant for quality over quantity and using the leading NVQ awarding body NOCN, ESA sets the standard and raises the bar. The open pricing structure prevents hidden costs and little ‘surprises’; it’s basically a transparent, honest and superior pathway to achieving your NVQ.

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Features & Benefits

Professional Qualification

Professional Qualification

ESA currently offers 3 NVQ qualifications. The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Specialist Installation Occupations (Construction) – Door, Gate and Shutter Systems - for repair and for installation and the Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Specialist Installation Occupations (Construction) – Loading Bay Equipment - installation or maintenance.

Dedicated Assessor

Dedicated Assessor

Each candidate is allocated a dedicated assessor, who will help and guide the learner through the process. They will provide recommendation on which endorsements to apply for.

Additional Training

Additional Training

Should candidates require any additional training on the theory or the standards involved, ESA can provide such training through its parent companies.

On-site Assessments

On-site Assessments

ESA believes that the learner has a better learning outcome when an on-site assessment takes place.  The learner can show the Assessor their competence and answer questions in a familiar environment and the Assessor can see first hand how the learner has developed their knowledge.

On-going Support

On-going Support

ESA has a dedicated team that will guide and support the candidates through their NVQ journey. 

Industry recognised

Industry recognised

The NVQs offered by ESA are recognised throughout their industries.  In order to obtain the Blue Skilled Worker CSCS card that is required to work independently on a construction site, you will need the relevant NVQ.

Working together with

CSCS
NOCN Award

A partnership between:

  • DHF
  • ADSA