Insulation and Building Treatments (5931)

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2016
An NVQ Certificate or Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments is official recognition of the knowledge and skills needed to install insulation or carry out building maintenance work. You can chose from a range of qualifications to match your particular specialism such as external wall insulation or loft insulation. They also form part of an Apprenticeship framework.
These qualifications are ideal for those working in the construction industry and specialising in insulation and maintenance.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You can choose the qualification that demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed such as

  • building maintenance
  • cavity wall insulation
  • external wall insulation
  • loft insulation
  • draught-proofing
  • internal insulation
  • wood preservation
  • damp-proofing
  • wall tie replacement.

You will learn on the job in the work environment. Assessment will also take place in the workplace and will include a portfolio of evidence.

Is this level right for me?

Level 2
You are working in building maintenance, specialising in insulation and/or building treatments and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of building maintenance and treatment and insulation roles.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

Centres currently offering the Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction) 5931-01 within the previous 12 months may gain fast-track approval for the two new NVQ Certificates (5931-08 & -09) and the NVQ Diploma (5931-10).   Download the form for fast-track approval from the centre documents section.

There are no eligibility requirements but your job should involve installing insulation or building treatment work. To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 2

Level 2 is ideal if you are working in building maintenance, specialising in insulation and/or building treatments and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.
There are two sizes of qualification at this level:
  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments
  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction).
Eight certificates are currently available at this level:
  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - Cavity Wall Insulation (Construction)
  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - External Wall Insulation (Construction)
  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - Loft Insulation (Construction)
  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - Draught-proofing (Construction)
  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - Internal Insulation (Construction)
  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - Insulate Framed Sections of Buildings (Construction)
  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - External Wall Insulation (Finisher) *
  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - External Wall Insulation (Boarder) *

* Please note that these two NVQ certificates replace the NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - External Wall Insulation (Construction) (QCF) from February 2013 onwards.

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 Draught-proofing to Openings in the Workplace
  • Installing Internal Insulation to Walls, Floors or Ceilings in the Workplace.

 

Two diplomas are available at this level:

  • NVQ Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction)
  • NVQ Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments - External Wall Insulation (Boarder/Finisher) (NEW FOR JANUARY 2013)

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.

Depending on your chosen pathway, additional units must be taken that include:

  • Applying Preservation Treatment in the Workplace
  • Installing Wall Ties in Existing Structures in the Workplace.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of building maintenance and treatment and insulation roles.

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - Cavity Wall Insulation (Construction) (5931-02)

Last Registration Date: 30 Apr 2018

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

  • Accreditation No: 600/3187/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 28 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 94 - 94 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/04/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - Loft Insulation (Construction) (5931-03)

Last Registration Date: 30 Apr 2018

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

  • Accreditation No: 600/3185/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Data unavailable This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 26 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 87 - 87 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/04/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments / Draught- proofing (Construction) (5931-04)

Last Registration Date: 30 Apr 2018

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments (Draught-proofing)

  • Accreditation No: 600/3480/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 22 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 74 - 74 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/04/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments (Internal Insulation) (5931-05)

Last Registration Date: 30 Apr 2018

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments (Internal Insulation)

  • Accreditation No: 600/3479/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 29 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 97 - 97 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/04/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments / Insulate Framed Sections of Buildings (Construction) (5931-06)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - Insulate Framed Sections of Buildings (Construction)

  • Accreditation No: 600/3478/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 29 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 97 - 97 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction) (5931-07)

Last Registration Date: 30 Sep 2016

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments (Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing )

  • Accreditation No: 600/3481/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 57 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 190 - 190 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/09/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - External Wall Insulation (Boarder) (5931-08)

Last Registration Date: 30 Apr 2018

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

  • Accreditation No: 600/7384/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 29 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 97 - 97 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/04/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - External Wall Insulation (Finisher) (5931-09)

Last Registration Date: 30 Apr 2018

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

  • Accreditation No: 600/7383/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 29 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 97 - 97 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/04/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

** Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments - External Wall Insulation (Boarder/Finisher) (5931-10)

Last Registration Date: 30 Apr 2018

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments - External Wall Insulation (Boarder/Finisher)

  • Accreditation No: 600/7382/2 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 48 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 160 - 160 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/04/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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