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Hands On Training

FeRFA has been busy training in in recent months with several groups of apprentices getting hands-on practical tuition at FeRFA members’ premises:
Apprentices from FeRFA resin group 10 received practical experience laying pumped screeds during two days at Instarmac.
In particular they learned all about flowable screeds to complete the formal training element of the scheme. FeRFA associate member, Instarmac supplied all the materials for the demonstration and hosted the training at its Tamworth facility.
Following a day of classroom tuition with FeRFA trainer, Terry Foxley, the second day of the training involved practical sessions with Andy Hill of PFT Central, taking the apprentices through each step of the process of mixing and laying pumped screeds.
The candidates in this group are: Liam Ball and Matthew Cooper (John Lord), Ryan Retford (Kemtile), Michael Robson (Northern Industrial Flooring) and Ian Shanahan (TPS360).
FeRFA resin group 11 apprentices got up close with self smoothing systems over two days at BASF’s training facility in Redditch recently.
Through a combination of classroom and practical sessions, FeRFA trainer Terry Foxley gave the apprentices expert advice and guidance on the installation of self-smoothing systems using materials supplied by BASF.
FeRFA resin group 12 apprentices were given a two-day introduction on preparing and profiling a substrate to receive resin flooring. The sessions were hosted by The Preparation Group at its custom-built training facility in Lincoln.
The trainer, Stephen Walker, explained and demonstrated to the trainees through the various methods of surface preparation and the choice of equipment available.
FeRFA is a member of the RIBA Providers Network. The next scheme being launched by FeRFA is on screeding. This is a two-year course leading to an NVQ level 2 diploma and is fully funded by CITB.
For further details about other FeRFA training, do get in touch.
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