CCDO Advanced Demolition Operative (Topman) (3 Year Card)

The CCDO Advanced Demolition Operative (Topman) card qualifies individuals in the demolition of structural elements including operation of relevant tools, interpretation of drawings and structural hotworks. Holders will need 5 years’ experience in the industry (verified by a CV) ┬áin order to sit the 1-day course. The red card is valid for 3 years and is non-renewable. Red card holders must complete NVQ Level 3 within the 3-year timeframe to convert the card to a fully qualified Blue Advanced Demolition Operative (Topman) card.

CCDO Advanced Demolition Operative (Topman) (3 Year Card)


  • Demolition including structural elements.
  • Operation of work tools.
  • Implementation of work in accordance with RAMS.
  • Interpretation of drawings/instructions.
  • Reporting variations to RAMS.
  • Structural hot works.


Must have held a Demolition & Refurbishment Operative 5 Year Card and have passed the Level 2 Demolition & Refurbishment NVQ. For direct entry, you must and have 5 years Demolition Industry experience. To obtain a Demolition & Refurbishment Operative card, you must meet all the pre-requisites for that card and complete the 1-day course. Find out more about the course and check you have the right card:

CCDO Demolition & Refurbishment Operative 5 year Card

Current Demolition Specialist or above Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Touchscreen Test Pass. To find test centres local to you, call: 0344 9944488. To help you revise for the test, you can find revision questions here:

Revision Questions

You must hold a current Asbestos Awareness Certificate (as a minimum). Other higher level Asbestos Training will be accepted. You can only obtain your Asbestos Awareness Certificate through NDTG, UKATA, ARCA, or ACAD (not E-Learning). Find out more about the course with us:

Asbestos Awareness

Pass Advanced Demolition Operative (Topman) Course. You can complete the 1 day CCDO Advanced Demolition Operative (Topman) course at NDTG venues nationwide.

CCDO Advanced Demolition Operative Course

CCDO Application Form - PDF CCDO Application Form - Online

Key Notes

The red card is valid for 3 years. This card is non-renewable. You must complete an NVQ level 3 within 3 years to convert your red Advanced Demolition Operative (Topman) card to the blue Advanced Demolition Operative (Topman) card. For more information, contact NDTG on 01442 217 144 (option 2).