National Drainage Academy

The NDA has been formed in conjunction with the National Association of Drainage Contractors and is made up of a network of NADC approved training providers. These companies, many of which will be well known to you have joined the NADC in its efforts to promote the NADC certified contractor / DrainSafe scheme.

All NDA trainers have long-time and relevant industry experience and a minimum of the following: An Award in Education and Training (Level 3 or equivalent) and IOSH Managing Safely. NDA trainers are EU Skills Approved and WRc Approved.

The NDA training suite of drainage-related courses is fully approved by DrainSafe, the new quality marque for the drainage industry.

It is the intention of the NDA and its partner training companies to raise industry standards across the UK & Ireland by providing contractors the opportunity to become certified. Certification is the key to professionalism within the drainage industry and we are pleased that so many companies have embraced this new, forward-thinking approach.

You will find details of each of the NDA’s partner companies on the pages of this site. This will enable you, the contractor, to locate your nearest training provider and begin the process of certification. Further information on the DrainSafe certified contractor scheme can be found here.

The NDA has been working to provide a network of trainers across the UK and Ireland to facilitate the contractor. Training centres are now in operation in various parts of the UK and more are expected to open their doors in the very near future.

We at the NDA look forward to welcoming you onto the new training courses and promoting your business to a wide variety of potential clients.