SPA have over 120 independent training providers offering a wide range of SPA courses. Each delegate attends an industry specific course with one of the training providers. Most courses are 2 day duration consisting of a first day “Core” course which acts as an introduction to health & safety. The second day is sector specific which has been designed by the respective industry.
On successfully attaining the Core Day pass mark of 80% the individual receives an SPA passport showing the sector icon. After attending other sector modules a new passport is issued showing the additional training that an individual has attended.
SPA recognise that many individuals will hold other qualifications which would mean their previous training would overlap with the content of the first SPA Core day. With this in mind, SPA do recognise many of these qualifications and will allow an individual an exemption from the Core day training course where the sector states a 2 day programme.