Training provider launched

Pro-Fitter has been launched as a training provider for window, door and conservatory products.

Pro-Fitter’s director Lou Leka said: “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.

“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.

“Becoming a Pro-Fitter separates you from your peers and competitors and gives homeowners and businesses confidence in you.”

Pro-Fitter is a GQA-accredited and recognised training centre and a CITB-recognised training organisation that is supported by Eurocell, Spectus, Aluk, Würth Group, Synseal and Hurst Plastics, among others.

Certain elements of the Pro-Fitter Assessments fulfil NVQ requirements to enable direct progression onto NVQ courses.

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.

“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,” Lou said. “This will generate homeowner leads which will be filtered down to the Pro-Fitter network, thus providing installation companies with value for their certification.”