As the latest lockdown once again restricts our lives, SPRA has been forced to put our apprenticeship-level installer training due to take place in Q1 on hold as face‐to‐face training is not included in the Government list of ‘reasonable excuses’ to leave home. However, apprentices and other trainees can continue to work on site as part of their training thereby gaining valuable experience and allowing them to continue to build evidence portfolios to support their increasing competence.
So, every day is still a school day, but that’s not just true for single ply installers working on site. Many people working within the single ply industry would benefit from a deeper understanding of the sector; whether they work in sales, marketing, administration or more technical roles such as site inspections, specifying and manufacturing. This is where the SPRA Design Guide and SPRA online Training and Assessment Module can be invaluable. Both are freely available and will improve knowledge, understanding and competency.
We would also like to encourage any companies who have recently taken on, or are thinking of taking on a new apprentice, to get in touch with SPRA regarding achievement of Level 2 NVQ. We may not be able to train at the moment, but we do have dates planned for later in the year when training is allowed to continue. Funding is available for CITB registered companies. Email SPRA at firstname.lastname@example.org to