Zentia Installation School

Sign up for a training session at Zentia’s award-winning Installation School and boost your knowledge and understanding of Zentia ceiling products. Ideal for ceiling installers, distributors, architects and interior designers.

The Zentia Installation School

Join the thousands of other built environment professionals who’ve attended our award-winning Installation School and learn more about our ceiling products and their acoustical properties. Awarded Member Training Programme of the Year by the FIS in 2023, the Zentia Installation School combines a thorough classroom-based introduction to suspended ceilings with practical, hands-on learning. You’ll even have the opportunity to put your new skills to the test and install your own suspended ceiling.

Tailored training packages

Training sessions at the Zentia Installation School can be designed around your own requirements.

  • Ceiling installers: complete a one or two-day training course on Zentia’s products, with a focus on your own areas of improvement
  • Distributors: get a full overview of Zentia’s product range and how they can be installed, including those products most popular with installers
  • Architects and interior designers: combine the Zentia Installation School with a RIBA CPD and a factory tour to fully understand how our products will fit into your design projects
“It was an absolute pleasure to attend the Zentia Installation School. Ian gave a great course over two days.”

Sign up for the Zentia Installation School

Our Installation School is perfect for anybody looking to improve their knowledge about our products and their ceiling installation skills.


Training dates available in 2024


Individuals trained at the Zentia Installation School so far.

Frequently Asked Questions

Browse our FAQ for more information about the Zentia Installation School. Still need help? Get in touch.

The Zentia Installation School is located at Zentia Limited, Kingsway South, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, NE11 0SP, United Kingdom.

Costs are available upon request. Please complete the contact form on this page and enquire.

Several training dates are available. Book a spot on any of the following:

  • 9-10 July 2024
  • 10-11 September 2024
  • 8-9 October 2024
  • 5-6 November 2024
  • 10-11 December

Please complete the form below to book a place on the planned dates, or enquire about alternatives.

Pinnacle Supervisor Training takes place on the following dates:

  • 18 July 2024
  • 19 September 2024
  • 17 October 2024
  • 14 November 2024
  • 19 December 2024

To book Pinnacle Supervisor Training, please log into your Pinnacle Portal account.

The standard two-day course covers a wide variety of topic.

Day one:

  • 08:00 – Introductions, safety briefing and agenda
  • Product range
  • Tools
  • Setting out
  • Straight, flat, square and white side down
  • Levelling and squaring
  • Layout examples
  • Refreshment break
  • Wire straightening and demonstration
  • Exposed grid installation – demonstration
  • Exposed grid installation – your turn!
  • Tegular and Integra tile perimeter cutting – demonstration
  • Sonify presentation
  • 16:00 – Close

Day two:

  • 08:00 – Grid factory tour
  • Mineral plant tour
  • Health and safety
  • Refreshment break
  • SL2 planks corridor / open plan rooms
  • Axiom product overview
  • Axiom canopy with SL2 plank installation
  • Axiom canopy SL2 plank installation
  • Feedback questionnaires
  • 14:00 – Close

We also offer a one-day course covering the following:

  • 08:00 – Introductions, safety briefing and agenda
  • Product overview including grid systems
  • Setting out
  • Wire straightening demonstration
  • Exposed grid installation – demonstration
  • Exposed grid installation – your turn!
  • Tegular and Integra tile perimeter cutting – demonstration
  • Sonify task
  • Axiom product overview
  • Axiom SL2 canopy task
  • 16:00 – Questions and close

Tailored training sessions can be provided. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

The course is taught by Ian Young, who has over 40 years of experience in the suspended ceilings industry.

The course takes two days to complete and is held at Zentia Limited, Kingsway South, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, NE11 0SP. It begins at 8am each day, so we recommend booking two nights of accommodation in the Gateshead and Newcastle area if you are travelling from more than an hour away.

The course covers the theory and practical installation of mineral fibre suspended ceiling systems. It provides an ideal foundation for both office and site-based personnel.

The course is designed for individuals who wish to learn more about Zentia’s products and how to install them quickly and safely, whether you are an established ceiling installer, a distributor, or an architect or designer.

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