Following the launch of Campus, an online training platform, the British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) has announced it will be offered free during the COVID-19 lockdown.
In partnership with training provider Cortexa, Campus offers online learning and developments to its members and the wider installer community.
According to the BiKBBI it mixes traditional online learning with a social media/community environment.
The courses span installation advice and background knowledge of BiKBBI members’ products, through to general business advice, such as negotiating skills and how to handle conflicts.
Product courses are provided by BiKBBI’s corporate sponsors and retail partners, enabling them to deliver training tailored to their offering.
The aim is to upskill the workforce and reduce remedial requirements which will reduce costs and maintain consumer confidence.
Speaking at the launch BiKBBI CEO Damian Walters said: “Learning and development is crucial for our industry’s survival.
“Products are evolving along with consumer expectations and therefore anyone undervaluing training will be left behind.”
He continued: “Campus really is the future of online training. The plan is to link those who have completed online Campus courses to consumers as ‘trained installers’ via the Protected platform.
For the first time, participating BiKBBI Corporate Sponsors will be able to confidently and independently signpost consumers to a network of professionals installers, who are both compliant and trained to install specific products.
“The Protected platform then provides the consumer and the installer with a number of protective measures that is a win-win scenario for all.”
Campus is available to all trade professionals, whether members or not, free of charge, at this current time.
Speaking about the decision to make Campus free, BiKBBI CEO Damian Walters added: “We might as well use our downtime well, learn something new and perhaps add another string or two to our bow during this situation.”