GQA Qualifications Blog

Friday 19 August 2011

Ultegra Services Ltd – 1st recipients of the Kestrel Q-Card

GQA Acting Chief Executive, Mick Clayton, and Laurence Hicks, Divisional Manager for Latium Building Products, attended a presentation at Ultegra Services Ltd, where Ultegra installers received their GQA Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Domestic Fascia, Soffit and Bargeboard Installation (QCF) and Q-Cards.

The qualification programme, being delivered by Mike Smith of Absolute Training Services in conjunction with NW Training, is linked to the Kestrel Registered Installer Scheme, an NVQ training and Accreditation Scheme designed to give Kestrel registered installers formal training in fitting roofline products, legislation affecting the products they sell, and more specifically the benefits of installing products from the Kestrel range. The scheme also offers installers a great point of differentiation from competitors because it means they can offer homeowners the all important peace of mind in the work they are doing, as well as the products they are installing.

Neil Whitfield of NW Training commented, “The roofline industry has been keen to recognise the skills that installers have and the GQA qualification for Domestic Fascia, Soffit and Bargeboards installers is the ideal solution for installers wishing to formalise their skills and experience. NW Training has vast experience in the Home Improvement sector and is able to work with large organisations such as Kestrel to raise standards across this sector.”

“Ultegra is the first Installation company that Kestrel have awarded the Kestrel Q Card which Ultegra say will make a significant impact on securing new installation business both in the Commercial and Private sectors of their business.”