First approved rooflight course

Howells Patent Glazing has launched its GQA-approved Rooflight Familiarisation Workshop; the first of its kind in the UK.

Open to all, the six-hour, fully accredited workshop provides an insight into the construction of aluminium rooflights, and is designed to improve technical and practical understanding.

Trainees will learn about the components, assembly and installation of the company’s slimline rooflight, with hands-on experience.

The familiarisation course draws on the company’s 40+ years in the fenestration industry, with examples of dos and don’ts and what to look out for. It is relevant to sales representatives and installers alike, the company said.

Successful completion of the GQA-approved Rooflight Familiarisation Workshop will result in a Howells certificate of attendance and the opportunity to gain a GQA certificate and skills card.

With Centre Approved status, Howells will host regular courses at its base in Cradley Heath, Birmingham. Alternative locations are available on request. The workshop is provided by GQA-accredited trainers, Aspire.

As an approved centre, Howells is guided, supported and audited by industry experienced external quality advisors (EQAs).

Places are chargeable and limited to six per training session, with one session per month. The charge can be claimed back against the purchase of a Howells hipped rooflight.

The company recently hosted an open day to formally mark the launch of the Rooflight Familiarisation Workshop. Howells welcomed customers, contractors and installers alongside representatives from education providers and local authorities. The event was supported by councillor Ann Shackleton of Cradley Heath and Old Hill Ward.