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IOR Associate Course Achieves ABBE Accreditation

THE INSTITUTE OF ROOFING (IOR) Associate Course has achieved a third-party accreditation from the Awarding Body of the Built Environment (ABBE).

The interactive training, which is aimed at anyone seeking to further their career in roofing, has been accredited to ABBE Level 3.

IOR Associate Course
First launched in 2015, the Associate Course enables individuals to broaden their industry knowledge and gain the skills required to progress into supervisory and managerial roles.

In recent years, the training has evolved to meet the changing needs of the sector. In 2020, the course was updated and moved to a dedicated online learning platform, enabling delegates to learn with minimum disruption to working patterns. Topics covered include project management, law, surveying and estimating, tendering and procurement, roof safety, and sustainability.

Matthew Fry, Chair, IOR
Matthew Fry, Chair of the IOR, said: “Achieving an independent ABBE accreditation is a huge step forward for the IOR, demonstrating the quality of the Associate Course and that it meets the requirements of the sector. Learners that complete the course can now gain a nationally recognised ABBE Level 3 award in Roofing Management putting them on a more structured career path in roofing.

Roofing Management Roles
“For the IOR, this achievement also brings us one step closer to securing chartered status. In line with this aim, we are continually developing and enhancing the professional qualifications available through the Institute. This includes working with the ABBE to develop a course that would enable delegates to achieve an accredited Level 5 award.”

The Associate Course includes 10 modules with clearly defined learning objectives, which are individually assessed as the course progresses. It can be delivered in a classroom or online over 15 weeks or over a timeframe to suit delegates’ requirements.

All delegates who complete the Associate Course, receive the grade of Associate Member of the Institute of Roofing (AIoR). Members of the IOR at Associate Level or higher can apply for the Professionally Qualified Person CSCS Card.