Insulation and Building Treatments

You may have some knowledge and basic skills installing insulation or carrying out building maintenance work - probably from a role where you work under supervision. You want recognition for your skills, giving you the chance to take on more responsibility.

An NVQ Certificate or Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments is an official recognition of the knowledge and skills needed to install insulation or carry out building maintenance work.

What will I learn?

There are two qualifications at this level, with credits determined by the complexity of the units.

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction)

 

The diploma comprises five mandatory units including:

  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
  • Preparing structures for treatment in the workplace
  • Reinstating the structure after treatment in the workplace.

You can choose from a range of qualifications to match your particular specialism such as external wall insulation, the qualifications available are: rise three mandatory units including:



Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - Cavity Wall Insulation (Construction)

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - External Wall Insulation (Construction)

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - Loft Insulation (Construction)

The certificates comprise three mandatory units including:

  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace.

Depending on your chosen qualification, you complete one additional unit from a wide range of units, including:

  • Installing external wall insulation in the workplace
  • Installing internal insulation to walls, floors or ceilings in the workplace.

Depending on your chosen pathway, one additional unit must be taken

  • Applying preservation treatment in the workplace
  • Installing wall ties in existing structures in the workplace.

Who are they for?

This qualification is aimed at learners who work or want to work in the construction industry and specialise in the installation of insulation and other building treatments for existing and new build properties.

Where does the training take place?

The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies has a network of training providers across the country which are led by 'hub' colleges.

Find your local hub.