Kingspan Academy gives a huge boost to training

Kingspan Insulated Panels has become the first manufacturer certified to offer a Roofing and Cladding Basic Competency Programme (BCP) course.

The course is part of the Kingspan Academy service launched earlier this year, with those who successfully complete it earning a BCP certificate valid for three years. They can then use the certificate to get their 3 years Red Experienced Worker CSCS card and, depending on experience go on to achieve the Level 2 NVQ and apply for a Blue Skilled Worker CSCS card.

Delivered nationwide through a partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board, the course is fully-approved by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), and has been endorsed by CompetentRoofer, CSCS and the Roofing Industry Alliance. That’s quite a recommendation! And to help as many installers, contractors and specifiers as possible to benefit from the programme, Kingspan is covering the full cost of providing the training.

The one day Insulated Roof and Wall Panel BCP covers:

  • Trapezoidal Roof
  • Trapezoidal Wall
  • AWP and Kingspan Day-Lite Trapezoidal products
  • Correct use of sealants
  • Mechanical handling

The BCP is at the top of the NFRC’s plans for tackling the skills gap in the roofing industry. By launching the BCP Kingspan are taking a huge step to support their customers raise the skills and qualifications of their workforce.

Phil Smith, Managing Director of Kingspan, summed up the reasons behind this new training initiative: “Through this, we hope to help foster the skills required to create the ultra-high performance buildings that clients now demand – and also give a competitive edge to those businesses that invest time for training their people.”