Building Our Skills is significantly increasing the range of practical training courses it offers as part of a new a partnership with Pro-Fitter, the specialist fenestration training provider, as well as opening two new practical training centres.

The collaboration will see the organisation acquire the digital assets of Pro-Fitter to enable courses to be delivered across its increased practical training centre network. The Pro-Fitter team will work alongside Building Our Skills, promoting the courses to their existing customer base and to new installers interested in developing their skills.

Courses range from beginner to advanced levels and include areas such as surveying, the installation of composite, bifold and patio doors, vertical sliding windows, aluminium doors and windows, bay windows, conservatory frames and roofs plus solid roofs.

John Ogilvie, director of Building Our Skills said: ” Bringing the Pro-Fitter courses alongside our existing offering, and at the same time increasing the number of practical training centres where they can be delivered is therefore a great step forward for the industry and demonstrates our commitment to raising standards in fenestration. It’s gratifying that we are able to offer training to support industry employees to do their jobs to the highest standards.” 

Lou Leka, Head of Training at Pro-Fitter added: “We can see that Building Our Skills is expanding, particularly with regards to its network of training centres, and we’re pleased to be part of this relationship.”

In addition to the first of its practical training academies in Sheffield, the organisation now has training sites in the South West of the country plus another close to Heathrow airport. Further centres will be added nationwide. Learning content will be accredited by GQA Qualifications.