In a positive response to the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions imposed to curb the disease, FENSA has re-launched its FENSA Training Academy in partnership with industry training experts Total Support Training. The scheme, which provides pathways to NVQ qualifications from Level 1 through to Level 7 in a variety of skills, in addition to a number of short courses covering a variety of glazing related subjects, is now available fully online, with no requirement to attend classes or examinations.
The training experts behind the scheme will conduct remote assessments carried out by evidence submission via email. Participants are asked to respond to the task emails by answering questions, taking pictures and submitting documents in their own time as well as phone assessments with assessors to discuss the tasks as and when needed.
Tasks are designed to be completed in the participant’s own time and may be carried out at home and in the evening, minimising the impact on work schedules. According to FENSA, courses have been designed to ensure there is no impact on work and business schedules, whilst allowing participants to further their competency and improve their formal qualifications.
Chris Beedel, FENSA director of membership, said: “The FENSA Training Academy has an excellent record of improving skills and business prospects over many years, for hundreds of window and door installers throughout the UK. We have now revamped and adapted the Academy to suit the current business environment to ensure this continues, providing further much needed support for FENSA Approved Installers.”
Sharon Alderton, managing director of Total Support Training, said: “With the recent measures put in place by the government due to COVID-19 the team have been working hard to create new remote training for both our NVQs and short courses to allow people to keep training no matter the circumstances as well as making them accessible for everyone. We have made sure that although the method of delivery has changed, the standard has not dropped.”
Full details of the FENSA Training Academy may be found at: https://fensa.totalsupport.org.uk/qualifications-nvqs.html