30,000 participants benefit from NHBC’s virtual training during lockdown

5 June 2020

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak NHBC, the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, has dramatically scaled-up its virtual training offering. In early April the transition from two webinars per month to two per day began and since then NHBC has delivered virtual training to more than 30,000 participants.

Aimed at house-building professionals and covering areas from Foundations to Finishes and many of the key build stages in between, NHBC has supported the industry during a challenging time with practical, insightful and accessible training.

As house builders start to return to site and manage the challenges presented by Covid-19, the demand for virtual training is set to continue. Many of NHBC’s highly popular courses that have traditionally been delivered in face-to-face classroom settings have now been adapted for virtual learning.

Commenting on the programme, NHBC’s Head of Training and Analysis, Darryl Stewart said: “We have been truly astounded by the success of our virtual training – supporting 30,000 participants in two months is a milestone we are hugely proud to have reached.

“Initially rolled out to provide house builders with extra support during lockdown, we now see virtual learning as an integral part of NHBC’s training offer and look forward to supporting thousands more house-building professionals over the coming months.”

Cala Homes Construction Manager Scott Bremmer said: “Most of the site management team have been attending the NHBC Webinars over the last couple of months and found them to be very informative. They are now attending an NHBC Defects training course online through our Construction Academy which should have been 3 days away sitting in a classroom – they were more than willing to sign up and do the training from home.”

NHBC offers a range of training courses designed to raise standards, increase technical expertise, drive sustainability and meet regulations. Find out more here.