Course Materials: MATS

The Mast and Tower Safety Group is in the process of creating a framework training syllabus for the UK telecoms industry. Providers are accredited by Energy & Utility Skills, but neither body provides any delivery materials or sample content to work from. UVSAR has been producing top-quality course materials for work at height, RF safety and rescue courses for over a decade, including best-in-class packages for the Arqiva syllabus framework that preceded MATS as the de-facto qualification for UK telecoms workers. As MATS release each of their subject specifications, we will be ready with a complete package of classroom slides, instructor notes and student handbooks.

Basic Tower Climbing & RescueAvailable now
Roof WorkerAvailable now
RF Safety AwarenessMATS: Not released*

* MATS initially proposed that all courses would be published in 2009 but there is no sign of progress on RF. In the meantime, member companies are relying on Arqiva-approved content which we can supply to providers who are listed on the official Arqiva Gateway database.

Materials are supplied in a clean OEM format with no brand bias, as shown in the images on this webpage. We use fully-licensed imagery throughout, with no third-party logos or product names visible. Materials can be branded with your corporate logos. As set out by Energy & Utility Skills, MATS course packages must be delivered in English and are for workers subject to UK legislation only.

MATS training materials by UVSAR


Please contact us for more information or to place an order.


To deliver MATS training, the provider must be audited by Energy & Utility Skills. This includes assessment of facilities, equipment, instructor competencies and quality management systems. While we are confident that our course packages satisfy every requirement of the MATS syllabus specification, we cannot and do not guarantee that a training provider will be accredited, nor can we intervene in the auditing process. These course materials are only sold to training providers who have been EUSR accredited, or are in the process of applying for accreditation. Similar materials without MATS-specific content are available for providers who wish to offer courses in these subject areas without accreditation - please contact us for more information.

What do I get?

  • A Course Delivery Pack containing logo-branded FXL EPUB classroom slides, PDF instructor notes, practical scenario guidance, example exam questions and auditor cross-references.
  • A perpetual non-transferrable license to use the materials within the CDP as-supplied for delivery of the named syllabus, to unlimited students anywhere in the world. You can make as many copies of the CDP as required for your instructing staff, but cannot give copies of slide decks to delegates, resell/syndicate the materials or publish them online.
  • Access to order the full-colour printed student handbooks, shipped directly from our UK distribution hub.
  • Free updates for five years to account for changes in legislation or standards (extended service plans available after this period).

FXL EPUB? Whatnow?

Consistent design and content is vital for training course delivery. Auditors and insurers need to know that a delegate was shown exactly the same information as everyone else, so slide decks that can be freely edited by instructors, deleting things they don't like or adding images stolen from the Web, are simply not acceptable in a professional environment. There are only a few ways to distribute rich-content slide decks so they always look the same, on Windows, Mac or mobile, without having to manually install fonts or change screen sizes, and the most reliable and modern format is Fixed Layout (FXL) EPUB. Click here for more information and samples.

I want PowerPoints!

Our slide decks use technology that is not supported in PowerPoint or Apple Pages. We do not provide the editable masters for our OEM course handbooks or slide decks for obvious reasons; each document represents hundreds of hours of expert work and the content is only licensed for use as a finished document. By limiting our OEM materials to EPUB/PDF we can reduce prices, include graphics that cannot be licensed in editable formats, and take away the worries about how to keep everything updated and error-free.

OK, how much?

Course Delivery Packs are £450.00 per syllabus, plus VAT at standard rates.

Our 8.5x11" full-colour perfect bound student handbooks are produced on demand so you always get the latest version. Standard service has a typical 5-working-day lead time with next-day UK delivery, minimum order quantity is 20 books. As MATS is a UK-specific program we do not ship these titles to other countries.

Handbook titleUnit Price
RF Safety
For Arqiva approved trainers only
GBP 4.04
Access & Rescue
MATS Roof Worker and Basic Tower Climbing and Rescue
GBP 4.62
Shipping fee per order£ 5.50