NWRTG Focus on Management Training

FOLLOWING a review of members’ needs, the North West Roof Training Group (NWRTG) is focusing on management training in the near term.

Supported by Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) additional funding, NWRTG will be offering training and development for directors, business owners and senior managers.

Sue Wharton, NWRTG Training Officer explains, “We understand that the pace of daily life often means that a lot of time is spent working in the business and not enough time working on the business, so, we are running a series of bite-size chunks of training, starting in late September.”

“Courses will be looking at key dimensions of business life, so that members will recognise the actions needed to ensure they can continue to lead and grow their business by developing a business strategy to improve profitability, and just as important, to ensure that personal legal commitments as an accountable person in the business are met.”

Themes will include company governance, financial strategy & management, occupational health, safety & well-being, leadership & management and cyber security.

Later, in the year, an introduction to Building Information Modelling & Lean Management is planned. Traditional training courses will continue to be offered.

RoofCert, the accreditation scheme for roofing, requires operatives to be trained in manual handling, emergency first aid, working at height, asbestos awareness, abrasive wheels and fire safety. NWRTG offers the last four courses free of charge and also has funding available for other courses, including IPAF, PASMA, Scaffold training, SSSTS, SMSTS and more.

Apprentice recruitment
Apprentice recruitment for September intakes has begun at DMR Roofing Academy, Wigan and the Roofing Workshop at Bolton College and also, for the October intake for the Specialist Applied-Skills Programme being held at Coleg Cambria in North Wales. Another Lead Bossing & Welding Course will take place from 7-11 October at Bolton College.

NWRTG is also encouraging its members to take advantage of European Social Funding which is providing funding for free NVQ’s via the On Site Assessment & Training route in both the Greater Manchester area and Lancashire.

For more information visit the North West Roof Training Group’s website.




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