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Training Opportunities from our supplier partners

Through strong partnerships with the industry’s leading manufacturers, we’re able to link you to a host of training opportunities, dedicated at supporting the development of a competent and skilled workforce through the provision and development of quality training targeted at the specialist interiors and external envelope sector.  

Below is a list of our manufacturer partners, along with an overview of their training provision and details of how to register.

Customer training opportunities

Insulation resources

Looking for insulation training courses? Check out great opportunities from Saint-Gobain UK Insulation brands, Isover and Celotex. We also endorse trade courses from Recticel, Rockwool and Kingspan brands. Learn a range of skills, from sound insulation testing, to spray foam insulating training to external wall insulation. Whether you're looking for insulation courses in the UK to refresh your knowledge and get the latest information, or training apprentices and new starters, there's a course for every need and level.

Isover & Celotex
Isover & Celotex insulation training courses

Saint-Gobain Insulation UK offers traditional designer/specifier focused training seminars such as their CPDs. Find out more about CPDs, or register your interest in attending one.

Saint-Gobain Insulation UK also offers retrofit installers best practice competency training to help access the work created by the Government's Green Homes Grant scheme, and ensure that insulation solutions are installed correctly. 

Rockwool technical insulation e-learning

ROCKWOOL provides a free interactive e-learning facility with online experienced industry tutors to support students as they work through the program.

Certificates for professional accreditation can be provided to support professional development or continuing education needs. Some individual support and training programs may be available locally upon request. Click here for details.

Kingspan training opportunities

Kingspan GB offers a variety of different training types. Click here to explore the professional development courses available in a wide range of topics or take one of our online Kingspan courses.

Recticel Insulation training courses

Recticel Insulation offers industry-recognised CPD material, available throughout the year, on site at your premises and via Microsoft Teams. There are a number of traditional CPD seminars, as well as a selection of 'CPD Articles' available online.

Recticel's CPD seminars are available across the UK and can be booked online or via Recticel Technical Support.

Read more about our CPD material and register your interest here.

Dry lining & specialist board training

Understanding the different types of specialist plasterboards can be confusing. British Gypsum, James Hardie and Fermacell can deliver training to help you get to grips with the key features of each board type, their suitable uses and plasterboard fitting and installation. You can also learn top standard dry lining techniques with specialist courses from Siniat.

British Gypsum
British Gypsum short courses

Short duration courses are available through British Gypsum’s network of Academies throughout the UK. Courses are designed to increase knowledge on British Gypsum’s products, the regulations and market requirements that drive demand, and to provide practical guidance on installing British Gypsum systems, enabling you to maximise on every sales opportunity. Courses can also be tailored to individual requirements.

James Hardie & Fermacell
James Hardie & Fermacell development courses

James Hardie and Fermacell offer a range of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses for specifiers and architects, with presentations by Specification Managers across the UK. As members of the RIBA CPD Providers Network, courses are RIBA approved which can be used to claim CPD points. Click here for more information.

Siniat training centre

From CPDs and toolbox talks to hands-on training at our Training Centre, Siniat has a wide range of training options available to customers. Visit Siniat to access technical support and advice available.

Facade training

Learn all the different skills and techniques involved in each facade system of a building. With various design options, facade treatments and a range of materials, the opportunities to expand your skillset and customer offering is immense. Check out our training partners to find out what you can add to your trade expertise.

Weber specialist training

Weber aims to bridge the skills divide by working closely with applicators. They offer specialist training aligned to industry requirements, available through dedicated training facilities in Flitwick and a national network of Technical Academies.

The Saint-Gobain Technical Academies have been designed to help combat the industry’s skills shortage and provide training on new technologies and systems, as well as up-to-date information around legislation.

Marley roofing courses

Marley offers a range of training courses to suit your level of roofing knowledge and skill. Take a look at the courses on offer and get in touch if you are interested in attending, or arranging an in-house session.

Permavent continuous learning

With Permavent, you can choose from multiple options for learning and continuous professional development (CPD). They offer CPD upon request or you can discuss toolbox talks and practical guidance (including U-Value calculations) requirements and availability with one of their team members.

Alternatively, you can sign up for one of their 1-hour long virtual webinars focussing on providing guidance on a variety of issues facing Architects, Specifiers, Surveyors and Contractors.

Fire protection training

Fire safety is important to all aspects of building and construction. When looking for the best fire protection training near you, we can help. There are a wide range of courses available which can provide high-level fire knowledge, or in-depth workshops to understand fireproofing design.

Association for Specialist Fire Protection
ASFP Classroom Training

The Foundation Course in Passive Fire Protection by the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) provides essential knowledge and understanding of this key fire protection specialism. Included in this course are current best practices drawing in on the technical expertise provided by the ASFP.

Promat learning seminars

Promat offer architects and engineers a wide range of training seminars to keep up to date with the latest developments in Passive Fire Protection. Sign up for one of Promat’s hands-on workshops for installers.

Ceiling resources

Learn how to install a range of ceilings in domestic and commercial settings, using the most suitable products. Including drop ceilings, suspended ceilings and gypsum ceilings. You can also find out how to apply aesthetic effects such as popcorn, coffered or cathedral ceilings for a beautiful feature piece.

Zentia training material

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions has drawn on its extensive experience to develop a range of training materials, which are independently certified by the RIBA and the RIAI* as CPD approved. CPDs can be presented over lunch or in the early evening. Find a range of technical and design-orientated presentations, along with details on how to book.

Ecophon day courses

Ecophon offers Industry-leading training for your business. As new and innovative products are developed to meet regulatory requirements and industry building methods, so does the need to continuously develop training content and delivery. Saint-Gobain Ecophon offers one-day courses for students and installers who are looking to improve their knowledge on Ecophon ceiling and wall systems.

Roofing training

Learn everything about roofing, and keep up to date with the latest waterproofing techniques and most effective products. Check out training for entire roof installation, roofing repairs and maintenance work.

BMI Icopal
Icopal training

Icopal is committed to achieving the highest standards of workmanship in roofing and the training of contractors forms a fundamental part of our business model. To this end, they have created two fully equipped training centres, one located in Renfrewshire and the other at our UK headquarters in Manchester, in order to provide structured guidance in the application of Icopal products and systems.

Velux practical training

Velux offers a number of product and installation training courses throughout the year, walking you through best practice installation, and providing pointers that will make life easier on site. 

Visit FIS
Finishes & Interiors Sector (FIS) skills

Minster is a proud member of the FIS, whose membership comprises main contractors, specialist contractors, manufacturers and distributors. The FIS represents the complete supply chain for interior fit-out and finishes. The Association offers some resources in the Knowledge Hub that are open to all. The FIS are dedicated to developing the skills and technical competence of the sector, so through their network of approved training providers, members can benefit from training through the Skills Hub. Check out FIS training here.