– Ballyfermot Training Centre
What Is the Curtain Walling & Glazing Installer Course?
The Curtain Walling & Glazing Installer course at Ballyfermot Training Centre, Dublin, will give learners experience of various curtain wall systems, using common and specialist tools, and teach them about the importance of teamwork in the context of installing commercial glazing systems.
A curtain wall is a non-structural outer covering of a building. An example is a large section of glass fitted into aluminium frames, which is now standard on many new large commercial buildings. These glass units are usually fabricated in a factory and transported to a building site where they are then fitted to the outside of the new building.
A curtain wall installer’s job is to fix the framework to the building and then fit the glass into this framework. As many of these buildings are large, multi-storey office or apartment blocks being able to work outdoors and at height is important for workers in this sector.
City of Dublin Education Training Board (CDETB) and Ballyfermot Training Centre developed the course in conjunction with the CIF and a number of curtain walling and glazing specialists to secure a new pool of workers for the sector and to provide a certified qualification for people working at curtain walling and glazing installation.
This NFQ Level 4 qualification, including CAD 1 certification within the course, is aimed at those who work as installers of curtain walling systems. The standards cover the most important aspects of the job, which include:
- Health and Safety Training
- Communication and Teamwork
- Identify Systems of Curtain Walling
- Material and Fenestration Handling
- Install Curtain Wall Systems
- Install infill units to Curtain Walling
- Site Preparation and Organisation.
Learners will learn how to handle safely, move, and store glass as well as being taught practical skills such how to measure, level and plumb curtain walling, which will help them develop an eye for the job to be able to make judgements confidently on-the-job about tasks at hand.
They will also learn how to use equipment such as drills and lifting devices and how to fabricate and fix materials. One key area of the course will focus on developing learners’ teamwork skills, whereby learners will work in teams and will be required to complete a mix of teamwork tasks.
The course will also include instruction on working at height as part of the health and safety training.
There will be a number of courses run across the year. Applicants require no qualifications as this is an entry-level course to the curtain walling sector of the construction industry. The course would also suit experienced construction workers looking to diversify and gain experience and qualifications in this specialist sector.
Course location: Ten weeks in-class learning at Ballyfermot Training Centre/10 weeks of on-site training.
Course duration: 20 weeks.
Recruitment method: Interview
How to apply for Curtain Walling & Glazing Installer Course
To apply for the Curtain Walling & Glazing Installer course, visit www.ballyfermottrainingcentre.ie/course/ certificate-in-curtain-wall-glazing-installer and follow the instructions.
This is a rotation course, which means places are on offer throughout the year. Check the website for details.