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Pro-Fitter launched as ‘controlled environment’ trainer
4th December 2018

A new fenestration training provider has been launched as ‘the UK’s only GQA approved centre offering a full suite of products in a controlled environment’.

Pro-Fitter is the creation of director Lou Leka who explained the concept: “Many certifications exist in our industry but none offer bespoke training that allow people to learn in a controlled environment and have their competency levels assessed.”

He continued: “We are not another Competent Person Scheme. We are not a Vocational College. We teach hands on skills and ability and provide the lessons to give the ability and confidence to carry out specific work.”

Pro-Fitter is a GQA-accredited and recognised training centre and a CITB recognised training organisation that is supported by industry names including Eurocell, Spectus, AluK, Würth Group, Synseal and Hurst Plastics.

The company says: “We are the only centre that has been approved by GQA that offers a full suite of products, in a controlled environment (i.e upvc, aluminium windows and doors, bay windows, vertical sash windows, bifold doors, patio doors, French doors, composite doors and conservatories with glass, polycarbonate and solid roof offerings )and covers the aspects of installation/removal skills we deliver in our courses.”

An individual installer completing a Pro-Fitter training course will be listed in both the Pro-Fitter and GQA directories and given a GQA certificate and a photo ID card to confirm the grade they hold.

The director added: “Up to 80% of our annual marketing spend will be directed at the homeowner, with the clear message of the benefits of choosing a Pro-Fitter registered installer. This will generate homeowner leads which will be filtered down to the Pro-Fitter network, thus providing installation companies with value for their certification.”


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