Howells Offers UK’s First Gqa Approved Rooflight Course

Howells Patent Glazing has launched its GQA approved Rooflight Familiarisation Workshop.  This is the first GQA approved rooflight course in the UK, says the company.

Open to all, the six-hour, fully accredited workshop provides a valuable insight into the construction of aluminium rooflights and is designed to improve technical and practical understanding.

Trainees will learn about the components, assembly and installation of the company’s slimline rooflight, with hands-on experience.

The familiarisation course draws on the company’s 40+ years’ in the fenestration industry, with examples of do’s and don’ts and what to look out for.  It is relevant to sales representatives and installers alike.

Successful completion of the GQA approved Rooflight Familiarisation Workshop will result in a Howells certificate of attendance and the opportunity to gain a GQA certificate and skills card.

With Centre Approved Status, Howells will host regular courses at its base in Cradley Heath, Birmingham.  Alternative locations are available on request.  The workshop is provided by GQA accredited trainers, ASPIRE.

As an approved centre, Howells is guided, supported and audited by industry experienced External Quality Advisors (EQAs), giving peace of mind that the workshop remains fully compliant at all times.

Places are chargeable and limited to six per training session, with one session per month.  The charge can be claimed back against the purchase of a Howells hipped rooflight.

The company recently hosted an open day to formally mark the launch of the Rooflight Familiarisation Workshop.  Howells welcomed customers, contractors and installers alongside representatives from education providers and local authorities.  The event was supported by Councillor Ann Shackleton of Cradley Heath and Old Hill Ward.

Howells is committed to making manufacturing and fenestration careers of choice while also addressing the skills gap, as such the workshop is affiliated with Building Our Skills.  Howells business development manager, Tracey Jackson is the first Champion Supporter of Building Our Skills campaign.

To book your place on the UK’s first GQA approved rooflight course – Rooflight Familiarisation Workshop, please call 01384 820 060 or visit