Training Courses

Guild Training courses are open to anyone, non-members are welcome. They are run from leading national centres and are delivered by qualified trainers. We run different courses for trainees and experienced sweeps alike. Please select a course from the list below for more details. Generous discount for Guild members.

The Guild Training Programme for new sweeps starts with an intensive four day course. It is a great mix of theory and practical with plenty of time for questions and discussion. A maximum trainee to trainer ratio of 4 to 1 means you get the attention you need. There is lots of different equipment to see and use on the course and our feedback is consistently excellent.

For experienced sweeps, we have range of courses to help you expand your business and become a certified professional in your area including our CCTV Survey and Chimney Integrity Testing Course and a Historic and Thatch Property Sweeping Course

Our online 5-yearly chimney sweep refresher course keeps experienced sweeps up-to-date on all legislation and trends within the sweeping industry.

Our Training Courses for Chimney Sweeps

Master Sweep

Guild Training Programme – Masterful Sweeping

The Guild Training Programme is designed for complete beginners and those wishing to begin a new career in chimney sweeping.

On-site Trainer Course (members only)

Experienced Guild members wishing to deliver on-site training or provide mentoring for new sweeps must attend this course.

5-yearly Refresher Course

Aimed at experienced sweeps and open to anyone including non-members the course updates you on all the latest techniques and standards.

Historic and Thatch Property Sweeping Course

This unique and innovative course helps professional sweeps better understand the particular issues when working in older / historic buildings and thatched properties.

CCTV

Combined CCTV Survey and Chimney Integrity Testing Course

This course helps professional sweeps better understand the specific requirements when undertaking chimney survey and testing work including responsibilities and insurance requirements.

Courses coming up

Masterful Sweep (New Sweeps)

On-site Trainer (members only)

5-Yearly Refresher (Online)

Historic & Thatch

CCTV Survey & Integrity Testing

date

Course

Location

Fri 26 Apr, 2024

Online 5 Year Refresher Course

Online

Mon 29 Apr, 2024

Combined Camera Survey and Integrity Testing Course

Rotary Powering Sweeping, Tiverton, Devon

Full

Tue 30 Apr, 2024

Historic & Thatch Property Sweeping Course

Rotary Powering Sweeping, Tiverton, Devon

Mon 13 May, 2024

 – Thu 16 May, 2024

Guild Training Programme – Masterful Sweeping

Stove Industry Suppplies Ltd (SIS), Blackpool

Full

Fri 17 May, 2024

Combined Camera Survey and Integrity Testing Course

Stove Industry Suppplies Ltd (SIS), Blackpool, Lancashire

Mon 20 May, 2024

Historic & Thatch Property Sweeping Course

Specflue, Sudbury, Suffolk

Fri 21 Jun, 2024

Online 5 Year Refresher Course

Online

Mon 24 Jun, 2024

 – Thu 27 Jun, 2024

Guild Training Programme – Masterful Sweeping

Rodtech UK Ltd, Hingham, Norfolk

Mon 22 Jul, 2024

 – Thu 25 Jul, 2024

Guild Training Programme – Masterful Sweeping

Specflue, Sudbury, Suffolk

Fri 26 Jul, 2024

Combined Camera Survey and Integrity Testing Course

Specflue, Sudbury, Suffolk

Mon 19 Aug, 2024

 – Thu 22 Aug, 2024

Guild Training Programme – Masterful Sweeping

Rodtech UK Ltd, Hingham, Norfolk

Fri 30 Aug, 2024

Online 5 Year Refresher Course

Online

Mon 9 Sep, 2024

 – Thu 12 Sep, 2024

Guild Training Programme – Masterful Sweeping

Poujoulat UK, Guildford, Surrey

Masterful Sweep (New Sweeps)

On-site Trainer (members only)

5-Yearly Refresher (Online)

Historic & Thatch

CCTV Survey & Integrity Testing

Course Venues

Our courses take place at centres across the UK. Click on a marker for details of the course available at each location.

All Course type Venues:

  • Aberdeen Training Centre, Crombie House, 72-90 Crombie Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9QP
  • Poujoulat UK, Unit 1, Quadrum Park, Old Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1LU
  • Rodtech UK Ltd, Ironside Way, Hingham, Norwich, Norfolk. NR9 4LF
  • Specflue Ltd, 8 Curzon Rd, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2XW
  • Stove Industry Supplies Ltd (SIS),  103-105 Mowbray Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 7UN

 

 

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