Long Standing GQA Approved Centre Absolute Training Solutions have been working with Helena Propertycare (the maintenance arm of St Helens Housing Association Helena Partnership) where Thirty Nine of their employees have successfully completed their GQA NVQ qualifications in Fenestration Installation.
Speaking from their Skills Academy in St Helens, Paul Myers (Contracts Manager) was pleased with the outcome of the training which enabled his staff to apply for the MTC card and provide evidence of competency compliance with FENSA. Paul stated that he was ‘hoping to see the benefits over the coming months. The training was a great refresher for some employees who had not undertaken NVQ qualifications before.’
Some of the employees were really happy with the outcome of the training provided by Absolute Training Solutions Ltd. Andy Cunliffe stated that ‘The NVQ course has been excellent and has helped me to re-address any issues that have changed or been forgotten about since beginning the trade. The NVQ also pointed out a few things that I didn’t know before.’
Roy Hall (another NVQ achiever) was happy that the NVQ qualification was delivered in the workplace. He said ‘It was really good to be able to do the NVQ qualification and work at the same time. Everyone was really helpful.’
Haydn Hansford, Head of Helena Propertycare, said: “We know that there are challenges facing housing providers and local authorities, so our ‘can do’ company ethos and excellent reputation supports our work in building strong and sustainable partnerships.
“Our work with partners in developing a cutting-edge maintenance service has allowed us develop new workstreams, support our staff in gaining new skills and helping us to reduce carbon emissions and fuel bills for ourselves and our customers.”