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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
  • Comply with Health and Safety regulations, standards and guidance.
  • Identify and use personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Comply with industry regulations, standards and guidance.
  • Read, interpret, review risk assessments, implement control measures.
  • Use traditional or digital written methods to communicate with others.
  • Communicate with others verbally for example, colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Plan order of works, carry out pre-installation checks.
  • Prepare and maintain a safe working area.
  • Select, check and use hand and power tools and equipment.
  • Move, handle and store materials, including loading and unloading of vehicles.
  • Identify, install and remove temporary support requirements.
  • Remove existing fenestration products.
  • Comply with environmental and sustainability regulations, standards, and guidance, recycling and disposal.
  • Read and interpret information from manufacturers guidance and other sources, for example from drawings, specifications, digital documents or work instructions.
  • Prepare the frame for installation for example handles, hinges, locks, hardware, trickle vents or frame extensions.
  • Position and fix the frame in the opening ensuring level, plumb and square.
  • Position and install sashes.
  • Position and install, glazing and any infill materials into the frame.
  • Measure, cut, drill and fix trims.
  • Apply external seals for moisture and air penetration. For example, wet sealants, tapes, membranes and any associated products.
  • Interim inspection work and rectify or report any work that is incorrect or incomplete.
  • Complete final inspections and workplace documentation.
  • Complete a customer or site manager handover.
  • Check and use working at height equipment for example steps, ladders, hop-ups, and podiums.
  • Carry out and record planned and unplanned learning opportunities and development activities.
  • Carry out internal and external finishing for example making good any damage, priming, sealing, trimmings, mouldings, backer rod or foam, scribing, trimmings, flashings, perimeter pressings and cladding.
  • Prepare openings for installation.

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

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