The British Drilling Association (BDA) is the UK's trade association for the ground drilling industry.

Training Courses

The BDA promotes and supports organised training to ensure that those in drilling are not left to fend for themselves in acquiring correct knowledge and skill. The law makes it a duty for Employers to properly train their workforces. The absence of documented training records is a major hurdle when it comes to a company having to defend itself following an accident.

The best training for future Lead Drillers is that provided by the BDA Land Drilling Apprenticeship - this contains formal off-the-job training courses and supervised on-the-job training. This course is recommended for those in the early stages of their drilling careers.

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The following organisations deliver our Apprenticeship training modules:

Equipe Training Ltd

 Tel: 01295 670990  Web:

 Land Drilling NVQ & Training

 Tel: 01229 584297  Web:

  Rotary Test Drilling (Training & Accreditation) Ltd

 Tel: 01942 810348  Web:

Other providers are also available for NVQ assessments

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