Quick-Step Master Installer
Fitters who have completed the comprehensive courses offered by the Quick-Step Academy are reaping the rewards of being registered with one of the premier flooring companies in the world at a time when homeowners are demanding only the best tradesmen.
Places on the Academy’s courses are filling up fast, as more and more fitters are recognising the benefits of becoming a Quick-Step approved tradesperson. As Darren Robinson, training manager, Quick-Step Academy explains, “Nowadays consumers expect extremely high standards of workmanship and the intense nature of our courses will ensure that all successful fitters will be able to offer superior levels of expertise.”
For example, all floor fitters who have completed the prestigious Master Installer course, designed for those with around two years’ experience, have their contact details listed on a dedicated section of www.quick-step.co.uk, which has received an average of 200 consumer views a month since June 2012. Master Installers are also able to offer homeowners a free two-year installation warranty to provide complete peace of mind.
In fact, registered Master Installers have reported that on average, they are receiving 4-5 calls a week due to their listing on the Quick-Step website, with several planning to open their own showrooms on the back of their Master Installer success.
As Neil Read, of Reads Flooring, who has completed the Master Installer course explains, “since completing the Master Installer course, I have been busier than ever because of my inclusion on the Quick-Step website. Homeowners are targeting my services because they want the reassurance that comes with a Master installation – the two-year warranty that is backed up by Quick-Step, and the guarantee that Master Installers will utilise their advanced skills to ensure that floor installations are completed to the highest possible standard. I even have plans to kit out 50% of my new showroom, opening in November, with Quick-Step products because of the increased traffic my business has experienced through my Master Installer accreditation.”
Other benefits available to those who complete the Master Installer course at the Quick-Step Academy include being eligible to work towards an NVQ qualification, access to Quick-Step product swatches and promotional marketing materials including van stickers, and the ability to purchase specially designed Master Installer clothing. Master Installers can even advance to become a government-approved Trustmark Scheme Member for extra professionalism.
“Consisting of an intensive three days, the Master Installer course will see fitters partaking in a mixture of discussions, presentations and up toss five practical installations, with one-to-one mentoring throughout the course,” continues Darren Robinson. “It covers a whole variety of modules, including health and safety, subfloor preparation, adhesives and focuses in-depth on the range of laminate, engineered and solid wood flooring installations.
“For those who are not quite ready to progress to the Master Installer course, however, we have a whole variety of programmes to suit many different requirements. For complete beginners, the Quick-Step Foundation Course is ideal for garnering the basic knowledge and confidence to start installing floors, and the Floorcoverings Apprenticeship is brilliant for training enthusiastic flooring apprentices for retailers or fitting companies. With a Wood Sanding & Finishing course for those who want to refine their finishing skills too, there really is something for everyone. Whichever course you choose, you can be sure that the training you receive is second-to-none.”
For further information, contact Quick-Step at www.quick-step-academy.co.uk