Domestic and Commercial Glazing Manufacturer, Supplier and Installer


Howells Patent Glazing has extended its training portfolio with the development of a new workshop for its popular low-pitch, non-intrusive aluminium rooflight, Ultraline, available as a GQA approved familiarisation workshop and an e-learning experience.


Participants will be trained to perform quality and compliant installations for the standard Ultraline rooflight alongside the vented, steel rafter and glass rafter options.

GQA approved Ultraline Familiarisation Workshop

Open to all, the GQA approved Ultraline familiarisation workshop provides practical, hands-on tuition for installation techniques associated with the slimline rooflight, including fitting a kerb adaptor and vent.

Upon completion of the workshop and written assessment, successful trainees will receive a Howells certificate of attendance and the opportunity to gain a GQA certificate and skills card.  Places are chargeable and limited to four per training session.


The five-hour workshop is provided by GQA accredited trainers, ASPIRE and hosted by Howells from its premises in Cradley Heath, Birmingham, with Centre Approved Status.  Sessions are held in accordance with current coronavirus guidelines.


Online adaptation

The online tutorial meanwhile examines elements of the complete practical workshop and contains useful assembly and installation information for the low-pitch, non-intrusive aluminium rooflight – from flatpack to handover ready.


Participants must watch one video (duration: 1h 15m) and complete a short online assessment via email link.  Those who achieve 70% or above will receive a Howells certificate of completion.

Training is provided by ASPIRE.  Places are chargeable and the course must be completed within two months, from the date of purchase.  The online training videos are presented in English.  It is the responsibility of the person booking the course to ensure that the participant/s can fulfil the written elements.


The e-learning experience is open to all but will most likely appeal to glaziers, rooflight installers and sales representatives, or those seeking an introduction to the fenestration industry.


Positive Feedback

The new Ultraline training opportunity follows the successful launch of the company’s GQA approved Rooflight Familiarisation Workshop earlier this year, alongside a basic version, online.  Feedback has been positive for both.  Speaking of the online course, Mr S. Rushforth said: “The videos were really good and easy to follow.”, while a workshop trainee commented: “[I was] well looked after.  Useful information…very well explained which made the practical part very easy to follow.”


To book a place on the Ultraline familiarisation workshop, participate in the online course, or express interest in any of the Howells training programmes, please call 01384 820 060 or visit