Pro-Viding Certified Route to Qualifications
A new route to NVQ and CSCS Skilled Worker Cards is now open to roofers. Protan’s Basic Competency Training Programme is now approved by SPRA (the Single Ply Roofing Association).
BCP is an approved first step towards completion of a full Level 2 Single Ply NVQ and blue Skilled Worker Card. Trainees successfully completing the Protan BCP will have covered some elements of the Level 2 Single Ply NVQ; those who are already experienced workers will gain access to a red Experienced Worker Card.
“Expert training in how to install a single ply membrane is crucial,” says Protan senior technical manager Simon Hancock (IoR). “It ensures that our contractor partners are experts in their own right, able to work in partnership with their customers to achieve the best value and deliver a roof that will perform for decades.
Adds Cathie Clarke of SPRA, “SPRA approval for BCP demonstrates the quality and value of manufacturers’ training and shows how it can support achievement of a full Level 2 qualification in single ply roofing for trainees. We hope that the Protan BCP will encourage skills growth within the industry, and result in a significant increase in skilled and qualified single ply operatives in the workplace.”
Range of Courses
The BCP training is run at Protan’s in-house training facility and workshop at its UK headquarters in Warrington. Protan offers a range of courses, from single-day conversion programmes for roofers already trained in other single ply systems, to a three-day intensive course that covers all aspects of single ply roof construction and installation.
Protan’s comprehensive range of single ply roofing solutions are all BBA certified. Designed to protect value for specifier and contractor, Protan membranes are proven in practice to deliver weathertightness for over 30 years. A full support service, from RIBA-approved CPDs, NBS specification and in-house CAD design through to technical advice and variable warranty depending on specification is provided from the company’s offices and training facility in Warrington.
Protan is one of Europe’s largest three manufacturers of construction membranes, and operates in 50 countries worldwide.