Practical Training Academy

Practical training is key to delivering a skilled workforce.  Our vision is to train the industry’s new entrants, as well as existing installers by offering outstanding training to elevate their skills to the highest levels.

We now have 3 centres throughout the UK for you to choose where you would like your training delivered, see our schedule of events for details.

Some things you might like to know our practical training programmes:

  • All our practical training courses are accredited by GQA Qualifications, with all  successful attendees receiving a skills card and a certificate
  • Our courses are delivered by trainers with vast industry knowledge and hands on experience
  • All our trainers are formally qualified to deliver training
  • Our courses cover all relevant regulations, good practice theory and practical training


I just wanted to email to say a big thank you to you to Mark and Shaun for the practical training course. I really did enjoy it and feel I got an awful lot out of it. I found it very informative and just what I was looking for with a good balance of theory and practical. I thought you were both excellent at delivering the course.

All the best to you and Building Our Skills for the future roll out of the course, based on what I experienced I’m sure it will be a great success. I will definitely keep an eye out on your website for future courses as we there is certainly a lot of scope for development into different courses.
Michael Banks – MB Joinery


So what courses do we offer?

Our practical training courses include window and door installation, surveying, health and safety on site, safe handling of materials,  working at height, tilt and turn maintenance, curtain wall installation, and building regulation compliance.  New courses will be added regularly.

We offer a range of 1 day, 2 day and 5 day courses to suit your needs.

Can I progress from these training courses to a full qualification?

Yes you can.  These practical training courses form the basis of the learning you will need and can take forward for full assessment for a recognised qualification.

Interested?  Why not complete the contact form here on the page and one of our team will call you back to discuss your requirements in further detail or email or to book directly visit

Find out more about Practical Training Academy

Our 2 day course includes the following

Our window and door installation course consists of 2 days of learning and practical hands on training.

For more information and to enrol on the course simply email us

Course objectives

At the end of this course attendees will:

  • Have a good understanding of all aspects of the Fenestration Industry
  • Be able to Identify the different components and materials which make up windows and doors
  • Remove windows and doors safely without damaging the surrounding areas
  • Install windows and doors to meet set quality standards
  • Understand the health and safety requirements relating to window and door removal and installation
  • Identify the appropriate Building Regulations which have an impact on window and door installation

All attendees will be accredited on reaching agreed standards during the training programme giving them tangible evidence of their achievement.



2 Day Window and Door Installation Practical Training - Prospectus

Please download the full prospectus for our 2 day window and door practical training course here

Can the practical training courses be made bespoke to certain window and door systems

Yes they can.  We believe that training should be as meaningful as possible so that installers are trained in the techniques and knowledge relevant to the windows and doors they are installing day in day out.

If you are a systems house, a trade frame supplier, or a fabricator with in house installers, simply get in touch through the form on this page or by emailing us and we can discuss your specific requirements and how we can customise our courses to include your specific window and door systems.

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