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Top of the Class - A Tradesperson's Guide to Training

Although offering popular energy efficient solutions can help you win more work, they often require specific training. We understand that updating your certifications or taking on new qualifications can be timely and costly, but it doesn’t have to be that way. That’s why we’re doing everything we can to make sure you have easy access to the right training. It can prepare you for installing more efficient measures for your customers, helping to make their homes more comfortable in the long run.

From being MCS Certified to TrustMark approved, knowing what courses will be worth your while can be a real challenge. Here, we’ve listed the important qualifications that we (and our partners) can help you achieve. 

PAS2030 and PAS2035 

PAS2030 is a standard qualification that tests the compliance of eco-installers. This standard is often a prerequisite for other important qualifications, such as becoming TrustMark accredited. At Jewson, we’re happy to help you gain the accreditation though our sister company, Build Aviator, and partnership with Trade Engine.  If this is something of interest, get in touch.

Saint-Gobain Training 

As Jewson are a part of the Saint-Gobain group, our customers can benefit from having access to the whole range of Saint-Gobain training courses. They cover a variety of topics, helping you improve your general skills or specific product installation techniques. 

As a starting point, your customers may want to update their insulation as it can have some of the greatest impacts on reducing heat loss from a property. Therefore, it’s a good idea to update your installation training and knowledge. A couple of key courses to note are: 
 

Saint-Gobain Loft Insulation

  • This course is IAA approved and will help you refine your skills for the most popular form of insulation - roof! 

Weber External Wall Insulation

  • To ensure a consistent level of application and long-lasting finish, Weber require all of their customers to take part in online training. Their External Wall Insulation CPD is both RIBA and NSAI approved, and takes only 40 minutes. Something to consider for your next EWI job. 

British Gypsum Internal Plastering

  • If you’re planning to take on more insulation work, it’s also a good idea to look into plastering courses, as these surfaces will need to be removed and replaced during installation. British Gypsum offer a range of handy courses, from a basic skim finish and trowel skills refresher, to more technical product specific training for those looking to upskill. 


If that’s not enough, there are plenty of other routes you can go down if you’re looking to add more strings to your bow and improve your sustainability offering. Here are some helpful links:
-    TrustMark 
-    Gas Safety Register  
-    MCS 
-    UK Green Building Council

If you’re in need of more support when it comes to boosting your training, get in touch at makingbetterhomes@jewson.co.uk and the team will be happy to help.