Winning Formula with the North West Independent Roof Training Group

Ten member companies have signed up to the professional drone training course taking place near Chorley, Lancs., in early July.

Organised by the NWRTG’s Training Officer, and supported financially by the Group, the Course consists of two days ground school, with participants being required to prepare and submit their operations manual, finally taking the flight test at Euxton, near Chorley and achieving permission to commercially operate from the CAA in the UK. NWRTG wishes to promote the use of drones in our industry as they can help to save lives and cut costs.

A further 10 member companies will be able to benefit from a similar initiative later this year, when the Group will support members wishing to participate in the Institute of Roofing (IoR) course which requires 5 days classroom workshops (1 day per every 2 weeks), plus approximately 40-60 hours of home study. The Institute is the only UK body which represents professionals engaged in the UK roofing industry. Reserve your place now:

The new-style roofing apprentice training facility in the region is almost ready for business. DMR Training, Wigan is approaching training using a different format by offering a roll-on, roll-off provision – a first for the North West. NVQ2 Roof Slating/Tiling is available now with BUFR following quickly, and there’s no need to wait until September to sign up. GO RECRUIT AN APPRENTICE!

Members have raised their game yet again, being involved with in excess of 600 training days in the past 3 months, many of which have been backed by

Skills & Training funding from CITB. Almost 50% of full members have already benefitted from this opportunity, obtaining anything from £4000 to almost £10,000 (employee number dependent), to assist with training needs. We can help with your application, along with CITB Area Advisers, simply get in touch!



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