QCA – A1

Course overview

QCA A1 – Abrasive Blast Cleaner.

Corrodere Academy’s Qualified Coating Applicator (QCA) Certification programme, approved by LLoyd’s Register.

Created by industry experts who could see a gap in the market for qualifying Operatives, regardless of their industry background or experience and based solely on ability, knowledge and merit. Prove yourself competent.

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Course content

  • Pre-job preparation – Safety briefing, risk assessment, PPE/RPE selection, health and safety briefing
  • Panel Preparation – Check for surface contamination, surface irregularities and defects
  • Pre-blast inspection – check equipment, power requirements and abrasive media
  • Testing Blast Cleaning equipment -
  • Abrasive Blast Cleaning
  • Quality Control test
  • Cleaning equipment

Study time

1 day


Theoretical exams. Online - 50 multiple choice questions answered in 60 minutes. Available in multiple languages. Pass mark over 70%
Practical exams. Conducted by an approved Assessor. Operatives will conduct practical tasks safely and in accordance to the product data sheets. Pass mark over 80%
QCA – A1 exam is 90 mins

Entry criteria

Be physically and mentally fit
Over 18
Having learned best practice through experience or training and have the knowledge to pass the Certification practical and theoretical exams
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