Thermal Insulation (Construction)

Thermal Insulation (Construction)

The NVQ Diplomas in Thermal Insulation (Construction) at QCF levels 2 & 3 are competency based qualifications and will provide learners with the skills that they will need for employment and/or further study.

These qualifications will develop skills in working with thermal insulation to an advanced level either through the fabrication route or through the application of insulation and finishes to different surfaces. Both routes enable candidates to show that they can develop and maintain good working relationships, meet quality standards and resolve indeterminate situations, while conforming to general workplace health, safety and welfare standards.

These qualifications are jointly awarded, and certificate issued by, SQA and TICA.

These qualifications are available through Colleges and Training Providers.

Why deliver this qualification

These NVQ Diplomas in Thermal Insulation (Construction) at QCF levels 2 & 3 and Diploma in Thermal Insulation at QCF level 2 have been developed for the growing insulation sector.

On successfully completing the course, learners will gain an internationally recognised qualification that guarantees they have the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out their role successfully. Employers will also benefit from their employees being proficient and safe team workers.

Candidates can progress to a range of qualifications in the construction and building services sectors.

The Diplomas at QCF level 2 and 3 can be offered in any of the following modes:

  • full-time
  • part-time (eg day-release)
  • open and distance learning
  • infill into existing classes
  • evening provision

Who does this qualification suit

These NVQ Diplomas in Thermal Insulation (Construction) at QCF levels 2 and 3 are suitable for a wide range of candidates including:

  • adult returners to education
  • people in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • individuals who wish to start their own business

Apprenticeships

The Level 2 Diploma is a mandatory component in the Level 2 Programme. Visit CITB Apprenticeships for more information. 

Access

As with all SQA qualifications, entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Progression

These Diplomas in Thermal Insulation at QCF levels 2 and 3 could provide progression to:

  • employment in the thermal insulation sector, perhaps as a foreman thermal insulator/supervisor

Approval

Centres will have to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Guide to Approval.

How to assess

Ongoing course assessment will apply. Each Unit specification gives detailed information on the Evidence Requirements and approaches to assessment for the Unit.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Structure

These qualifications require the learner to complete mandatory and optional Units.

NVQ Diploma in Thermal Insulation (Construction) at QCF level 2 consists of 5 mandatory Units (113 QCF credit points).

SQA Group Award code: GJ16 68 (113 QCF credit points)
Ofqual code: 601/0946/4

NVQ Diploma in Thermal Insulation (Construction) at QCF level 3 consists of 6 mandatory Units (94 to 104 QCF credit points) and 1 optional Unit (32 to 39 QCF credit points).

SQA Group Award code: GJ17 79 (126 to 143 QCF credit points)
Ofqual code: 601/1104/5

For information on the structure of these qualifications, please refer to the Qualification Structure documents.

Thermal Insulation NVQ Diploma Level 2 GJ1668 Structure (206 KB)

Thermal Insulation NVQ Diploma Level 3 GJ1779 Structure (83 KB)
 

Assessment Strategy

Awarding Partnership Arrangements

These qualifications are jointly awarded, and certificate issued by, SQA and TICA.

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