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Apprenticeship training course

Fenestration installer (level 2)

Installing a wide range of replacement and new build fenestration products in a property or structure.

Qualification level
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
18 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Fenestration installer
  • Window and door installer
  • Window fitter
  • Window installer
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Select the correct type and quantity of materials, components and equipment for each task in line with specifications/instructions
  • Read and interpret specifications, diagrams and work instructions including BIM; follow instructions
  • Plan work, carry out checks to ensure the products are the right size to fit the aperture/meet the specifications
  • Prepare the work area effectively, make the site safe and ensure all parties are considered (occupiers, children, pets, the general public and other trades people
  • Complete tools and equipment checks and adjustments. Use tools and equipment safely
  • Select and use manual methods and equipment to install products to specification
  • Install products and fixings, ensure level and plumb, comply with regulations, manufacturers instructions and specifications
  • Measure, cut and fix trims
  • Apply external wet sealants and appropriate associated products such as foam rods as backing material etc; scribing
  • Remove Windows and Doors and/or Prepare Apertures for Installation Activities
  • Ensure structural stability including temporary support when removing products
  • Handle, load, unload and store products safely to minimise damage
  • Install ancillary, glazing, weatherproofing items to products in accordance with work instructions/manufacturers guidelines
  • Follow health & safety and environmental policy and procedures
  • Identify risks and hazards in the workplace and control measures
  • Check and inspect work – interim and final
  • Identify and rectify any work that is incorrect or incomplete
  • Re-use, re-cycle and dispose of material, waste and scrap from the work area, as appropriate
  • Communicate with colleagues/customers; using common industry terminology appropriately and accuratel
  • Complete workplace documentation
  • Report work outcomes and problems
  • Post Installation Activities such as interaction with customer or site manager, completion of paperwork, demonstration, handover of booklet or manuals

Full information on Fenestration installer (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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