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Waltham Forest Scaffolder Gains Level Three Scaffolding Qualification

11th October 2021

35-year-old Gawayne Forbes, a self-employed resident of Waltham Forest has taken steps to progress his career by completing a CISRS Advanced Scaffolder course, at Simian’s London Academy of Sustainable Construction (LASC).

Gawayne, who took advantage of one of our training bundle packages* is currently building his Level Three NVQ and intends to return to LASC in December to complete a two-day skills test, which will see him receive his CISRS Advanced Scaffolder card.

Waltham Forest scaffolder gains Level Three Scaffolding Qualification

Speaking of his time with SIMIAN, Gawayne said:

“Completing the Advanced Scaffolder course will really help with my career progression and will mean that I can work on more complex scaffolds and increase my earning potential. The practical and theoretical knowledge I have gained is a real confidence booster, and I am looking forward to putting that into practice out on site.”

 Neil Bewick, Centre Manager at LASC said:

“It’s brilliant to see that Waltham Forest residents like Gawayne are benefitting from attendance at the Academy. Gawayne is a case in point, and his progression to Level Three Scaffolder will hopefully inspire other residents to go on and enhance their carer prospects by learning here.”

The London Academy of Sustainable Construction is operated by SIMIAN on behalf of London Borough of Waltham Forest Council.  It is a unique facility located in the heart of Waltham Forest, and at the core of its operation is the provision of skills and employment opportunities for Waltham Forest residents and the wider London community.

To find out more about the Academy – get in touch by calling 0345 602 22418, or by emailing

*SIMIAN offers several training bundle packages which can offer significant savings when several courses are booked at the same time. These can be paid for using a savings scheme called ScaffPlan, so learners can pay monthly over a timescale that suits them, to pay for the training. Visit the offers page at to find out more.