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



Some things for you to know about our practical training programmes

  • All our practical training courses are accredited
  • They are delivered by trainers with vast industry knowledge
  • All our trainers are formally qualified to deliver training
  • Our courses cover all relevant techniques, regulations and materials









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.

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

Find out more about Practical Training Academy

Fully Funded Training - 3 day practical training course for Fenestration

Building Our Skills has  100% fully funded practical training available until September 2021*.  The training is for anybody in the industry and wanting to upskill, or people looking to join the industry.

Our window and door installation course consists of 3 days of learning and practical hands on training.  The first day is an online training course, followed by two days of hands on practical 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.


3 Day Window and Door Installation Practical Training - Prospectus

Please download the full prospectus for our 3 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.

Our full 2021 Programme of Practical Training Courses will be announced shortly

Why not check back to see our prospectus of practical training courses for 2021 or send us an email at to register your interest?

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