The Council for Aluminium in Building is offering the first of its ‘foundation knowledge’ courses, ‘One Day Curtain Walling Essential Knowledge’ in response to feedback from members that much of the foundation knowledge is missing in the industry.

For anyone who is new to the Industry or has never had formal training, the course offers the ‘foundation knowledge’ about curtain walls, the principles of how they work and how they are to be installed.

It is a first step for CAB into what is planned to be a wide range of fenestration related training, set up to support CAB membership. This first available training course, which is GQA qualified, also forms the Foundation Course required to begin the training to obtain a CSCS Curtain Wallers Card.

the association says its ambition is to support the skills pipeline required in the sector, to set up ‘Foundation Knowledge’ courses that cover each fenestration product group such as ‘aluminium framed fire rated systems’, ‘ground floor treatments’ and ‘concepts of sliding door systems’.

Each course will be planned to take a candidate a day to complete and would be followed by a simple questionnaire to ensure the candidate is fully conversant following the course.  Preferably, the courses would be taken in class, but distance learning using video conferencing can also be offered.