Guild Training Programme – Masterful Sweeping

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

There are several parts to the programme (full details and a list of benefits are in the Training Packs below) but it basically consists of:

This is all underpinned by practical, theory and equipment assessments.

Course Details

The Guild Training Programme is in three parts and comprises four days intensive theory and practical training at a dedicated approved training centre. Following the practical course you will accompany experienced Guild member for a minimum of four days.

Part 1 & 2 Course Costs

£1,500

inc VAT

Part 3 Course

£399

inc VAT

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Course in detail

The Guild Training Programme is in three parts and comprises four days intensive theory and practical training at a dedicated approved training centre. Following the practical course you will accompany experienced Guild member for a minimum of four days.

Part 1. Training Centre

This comprises four days intensive theory and practical training at a dedicated approved training centre. At the end of day four there is an open book multiple choice assessment test.

Part 2. On-Site Training

There is nothing quite like on the job training. You will accompany experienced Guild members as they visit their customers. There are a minimum of four days required. These can be spread over time or perhaps all in one week. These days should be taken with two different trainers. This gives you the best spread of styles and knowledge as no two trainers will work in quite the same way. They may also give you valuable insight in to how their business is run and promoted.

Download New Sweep Training Pack (PDF)

Part 1 & 2 Course Costs

Our intensive chimney sweep training course will equip you for your chimney sweeping career and includes:

  • Four days at the training centre (lunch and refreshments included).
  • Four on-site training days (any additional days charged at £25).
  • A copy of our unique training manual, Masterful Sweeping and a current copy of Document J building regulations.

 

£1,500.00

inc VAT

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Part 3. Final assessment

You will be assessed on your ability to correctly and cleanly sweep a minimum of 4 different appliances and their chimneys. This will take place either at a suitable training centre or onsite at customer’s properties. Immediately following this practical assessment there is a written (question and answer) assessment.

You are required to use your own vehicle (with sealed bulkhead) and your own sweeping equipment as these form part of the assessment.

The Guild has strict equipment and insurance criteria. You need all the equipment on the list below to be able to tackle the majority of job situations and you will need a minimum £2 million public liability insurance. These must be met prior to booking in for the final assessment.

Accommodation is not included and candidates are responsible for their own arrangements. Details of nearby accommodation will be provided upon receipt of your deposit.

You will need to order sweeping certificates from our printer as soon as you have completed all the assessment requirements.

Discounts are available for: Existing professional sweeps who are able to provide 2 years trading accounts, Solid fuel installers listed on a competent persons register e.g. HETAS and full members of other bona-fide chimney sweep trade associations

Download New Sweep Training Pack (PDF)

Part 3 Course Costs

Part 3 which covers the final assessment, annual membership and starter pack includes:

  • One year’s Guild membership, website listing and links, use of trademarked Guild logo’s member’s online forum etc. Please see the Benefits of Membership page for a full list.
  • Guild ID card
  • A pack of 50 warning notice certificates and 50 warning labels.
  • 20 Sweeping Certificates
  • 20 CO alarm flyers
  • Burnright starter bundle  –  10 each of the A4 brochures & A5 leaflets & 1 hoover sticker
  • Promotional material / livery: 7 assorted van stickers, 2 cloth badges (for work wear).

£399

inc VAT

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Courses coming up

date

Course

Location

Mon 24 Jun, 2024

 – Thu 27 Jun, 2024

Masterful Sweeping Course – 24 June 2024 (Norfolk)

Rodtech UK Ltd, Hingham, Norfolk

Mon 22 Jul, 2024

 – Thu 25 Jul, 2024

Masterful Sweeping Course – 22 July 2024 (Suffolk)

Specflue, Sudbury, Suffolk

Mon 19 Aug, 2024

 – Thu 22 Aug, 2024

Masterful Sweeping Course – 19 August 2024 (Norfolk)

Rodtech UK Ltd, Hingham, Norfolk

Mon 9 Sep, 2024

 – Thu 12 Sep, 2024

Masterful Sweeping Course – 9 September 2024 (Surrey)

Poujoulat UK, Guildford, Surrey

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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