Introduction to Cladding Occupations

Entry Requirements CSCS Green Card, London Resident Duration 5 weeks

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Register your interest in our Rainscreen Cladding bootcamp below.

Build a sustainable future with this free 5-week bootcamp, including work experience. Develop the skills and experience needed to meet the UKs Net Zero carbon targets, help improve the safety of the nations homes and launch a new career as a specialist in Rainscreen Cladding.

What are Cladding Occupations?

Cladding occupations encompass various systems including rainscreen cladding, which is an external panel façade system that protects a building's backing wall from the full force of the weather.

These systems protect buildings against the elements, improve insulation and sustainability, and can be used to change the way a building looks.

Installing these systems correctly and safely is vital, as poor installation can lead to poor performance and fire risks.

Cladding occupations are specialist skill sets that are becoming increasingly valuable as the demand for sustainable and safe building practices rises.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at new or recent entrants to the construction industry, with their CSCS Green-card or above.

The course will prepare learners for a career as a cladding specialist, providing the foundations and on-site experience needed to launch a new career.

Those without a CSCS green-card might be eligable for funded pre-employment training, learn more here.

Where is this course delivered?

This programme takes place at The Skills Centre, Build East.

Bassett Lane
E9 5EN

The nearest underground station is Hackney Wick.

The Skills Centre at Build East is a purpose built construction training facility on the site of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Development. Learners will have access to a specialist training yard on a live construction site.

Training and Qualifications

During this 5 week programme you will achieve the following training and qualifications:

  • Level 2 NVQ - Unit 1 - “Installing sheeting & Cladding Rainwater goods on roofs and walls in the workplace”
  • Power tools & Abrasive Wheels
  • PASMA Mobile Tower Training
  • Harness Training
  • Up to 2-weeks’ work experience with a local employer
  • Bespoke career advice and support
  • Interview with a recruiting employer

Entry requirements

  • A resident in the UK/Europe for at least the last 3 years
  • Must be a resident of a London Borough
  • Be aged 19+
  • Hold photographic ID
  • Hold a valid CSCS Green Card
  • Candidates must also be able to commit to attending the required times for the full duration of the programme (Absence is not permitted)


Completion of this Rainscreen Cladding Bootcamp provides opportunities to progress to further qualifications training and job prospects.

We're working with specialist cladding companies across the UK, and all courses are delivered in partnership with a local employer, providing real on-site work experience for learners and opportunities to interview for open roles.

Those successful in attaining a work placement following completion of the course may be eligible to complete their Level 2 NVQ by achieving the remaining units.

The Skills Centre also offers further construction qualification routes, including apprenticeships, short courses (including SSSTS and SMSTS) and alternative Construction NVQs.

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Get in touch to apply for our next intake here.

Funding and Delivery Partners

This course is funded by The Skills Bootcamps for Londoners programme. The £19m investment is awarded by The Greater London Authority, funded by The Department for Education, and is championing London’s skills offer and supporting Londoners into good jobs in London’s key sectors. The Mayor has awarded grants to organisations for the delivery of Wave 4 of the programme (FY 2023-24) including The Skills Centre.

The Cladding Occupations bootcamp has been developed by The Skills Centre through close collaboration with the CITB and industry employers including Transport for London's property company, TTLP and more.