Remember all these posts I’ve been doing about fully funded NVQ courses for your fitters over the past few months? Remember how I’ve been saying that there isn’t an unlimited time period for these courses and that later on in the summer the funding will stop? Well, it’s about to!
To be more specific, the funding given to the Fenestration College which makes them able to provide these courses for free is due to stop at the end of the second week in July, which gives you just over two weeks to get your meetings with Andy Clegg organized and your applications on the relevant desk.
As I have mentioned, NVQ’s are going to become a requirement in the near future as new Government legislation is finally going to bring in a need for all window installers to be qualified, like gas installers are now. This is something I have always been a supporter of as I think it will help a great deal in cutting out the dead wood fitters that our industry is plagued with and will help improve the current stock of installers who are determined to stay in the game.
Fenestration College are well equipped, well experienced and a very friendly bunch of people who are the ideal guys to be speaking to when it comes to getting your installers fitted with the right qualifications ready for the new changes. If you are leaving it late but wish to take advantage of this funding given the Fenestration College, speak to Andy Clegg on Twitter: @f3nsa, email on: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on: 07553 370770
” cutting out the dead wood fitters that our industry is plagued with”
I agree with 95% of your above comments.
I`m doing the NVQ myself, with Andy!
Most of it is general fitting knowlegde, but i`ve pricked up a few new ideas on the course :-)
BUT i have to pull you on this comment…
“cutting out the dead wood fitters that our industry is plagued with”
What about the dodgy salesman or even worst the company owners who phoenix their firms?
Are they going to have to get NVQ`s??
You are making it sound like, it`s all the fitters fault ( typical saleman ) ;-)
Nige – as you know, problem salesmen and company directors who phoenix all the time is still a major problem. Problem is I can’t see a solution to that in the near future. At least something is being done now to try to improve the fitters in this industry and stop people just setting up with a van!
Thanks for your comment!
Here we go again.More cash from peoples pockets.
Does this mean my city and guilds is now worthless or the years of experience i have gained in my 33 year career don’t count.
I cut my teeth on site work .Now i don’t bother .Too much hassle.I also had hoist licence.It was on hire as was i ,being the driver.Again i don’t bother.
Too Much hassle.Too Much expense.Too Much time.Too Much red tape.
No wonder firms are struggling.
Mark did you even read the article ??
We are working with Andy with our fitters, fabricators and Glass unit production guys, to keep ahead of local companies. Just hope they will not offer our guys more money to buy the NVQ status and we will have to start training again, and at what cost.
Not aware that any other company locally have started NVQs, will it be checked by FENSA inspectors on site? If so what time scale before they fail job ?
its actually a load of bollox an nvq doesnt make a decent fitter
i cant see the legislation happening theres no comparison with gas safe and the fact the government is ending funding very soon tells you something too.
nvqsare seen as a thickos way to a qualification not the same league as city and guilds , no offence nige lol u r a decent fitter you dont need an nvq
NVQ snobbery is great. City and Guilds is an Awarding Body (there are many other Awarding Bodies out there) offering a variety of qualifications such as training quals and NVQs. NVQs are an assessment of what you can do now with ideas on how you can improve against standards set in consultation with industry – including the GGF amongst others. You are right though Neil, an NVQ doesn’t make a decent fitter – but it gives you proof that you are one and it’s that proof that may just give you the edge in the future. Well done Nigel, Andy… Read more »