Fast track NVQ qualifications

Pro-Fitter, training provider of window, door and conservatory products, has partnered with the Further Education college Coleg Sir Gâr, so that certain elements of Pro-Fitter courses fulfil NVQ requirements.

It means installers can directly progress onto NVQ courses after successful completion of certain Pro-Fitter grades.

Pro-Fitter is a fully GQA-accredited and recognised training centre. It provides hands-on and classroom-based training in a variety of products, including removal, replacement and finishing touches.

Lou Leka, Pro-Fitter’s director, said: “Pro-Fitter is the only provider delivering bespoke training that allows people to learn in a controlled environment and have their competency levels assessed.”

On completion of a Pro-Fitter training course, an individual installer will be listed in both the Pro-Fitter and GQA directories, and given a GQA certificate and a photo ID card so the grade they hold can be checked.

“Pro-Fitter status gives a competitive advantage,” Lou said. “Installers will be able to prove their expertise more easily. They’ll also have a point of difference when marketing to homeowners, especially because up to 80% of our annual marketing spend will be directed at the consumer, with the clear message of the benefits of choosing a Pro-Fitter registered installer.”

Pro-Fitter is supported by companies including Eurocell, Spectus, Aluk, Würth Group, Synseal and Hurst Plastics.