Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments

Ofqual code: 603/3167/7
Total Qualification Time:
(Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing) pathway – 560 hrs
(Wall Tie Replacement) pathway – 570 hrs
(External Wall Insulation – Boarder/Finisher) pathway – 490 hrs
(Cold/Warm Roof insulation) pathway – 460 hrs

The Diploma will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as conforming to general health, safety and welfare; conforming to productive working practices; and moving, handling and storing resources. Learners can specialise in applying preservation treatment; installing wall ties in existing structures; applying surface finishes to external wall insulation; or installing insulation to cold and warm roofs.

This qualification covers the following areas:

  • 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
  • installing external wall insulation in the workplace
  • installing insulation to cold roofs in the workplace

This qualification is for England and Wales. It can be delivered by employers, training providers and colleges.

Qualification rationale and objectives

Rationale and purpose of this qualification

The qualification is aimed at those who are in work and are looking for recognition of their prior learning and experience in their chosen industry.

Learners can build on the skills and knowledge gained from achievement of this qualification when working towards achieving another qualification or gaining employment.

It is intended that the qualification will allow learners to evidence experience of topics based on accepted and recognised industrial practices. The Diploma will provide a sound basis for advancing in the industry for a range of potential learners.

The primary purpose of this qualification is to confirm the learners occupational competence as a wood preserver, damp proofing operative, and cavity wall tie replacement operative.  As a work-related, competency-based qualification it will provide, on completion, confirmation to employers, industry managers and card schemes that learners have the skills and knowledge needed to meet the nationally recognised standard to carry out the role of a wood preserver, damp proofing operative, and cavity wall tie replacement operative.

The qualification is assessed using a portfolio of evidence which details what learners have completed at work through a variety of evidence such as observation, professional discussion, witness testimony and supporting documentary evidence. The assessor can work alongside the learner to confirm that they have met the requirements of the qualification and that they are therefore competent in their role.

The assessor will observe the learner as they carry out their normal work activities to demonstrate that they can do this competently and to the industry standard, and that they can comply with current legislation and company procedures. 

The assessment process will ensure that the learner can complete the tasks that they have been directed to undertake and that they can interpret the instructions correctly. They will demonstrate that they can select the appropriate resources for the task, and show that they can complete tasks within the given timescales and specifications.

Objectives

The qualification is designed to lead the learner to one or more of the following objectives:

  • Supporting a role in the workplace
  • Confirming knowledge, understanding and skills
  • Providing access to a relevant card scheme

Recognition

This qualification is supported by CSCS (the Construction Skills Certification Scheme).

CSCS provides a registration card scheme acknowledged by industry for those involved in Construction. The scheme recognises skills, knowledge and understanding, competence and qualifications.

What does this qualification cover?

As this is a competence-based qualification, learners will be acquiring the knowledge and skills required through either on-the-job experience or in a learning environment.

This qualification has a range of pathways linked to typical job roles that learners will encounter within the industry.

To achieve the whole qualification learners need a minimum of 46 credits. They must complete either five or six mandatory units.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • people in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • individuals who wish to start their own business
  • school and college students with a part time job that enables them to develop the appropriate skills in the workplace
  • full time part time study

Learners require no specific skills, knowledge understanding or any other qualifications before starting this qualification, but they must have the potential and opportunity to gain this qualification successfully.

This qualification is mainly taken by individuals employed as:

  • wood preserver
  • damp proofing operative
  • cavity wall tie replacement operative

Progression

Learners may progress from the Level 2 in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction) to a range of Qualifications at Level 3 and above, including Occupational Work Supervision.

What approvals are needed?

Centres must 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 Systems and Qualification Approval Guide.

Where can you take this course

Qualification content and delivery tools

Qualification structure

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

The qualification requires the learner to complete six mandatory units (56 credit points).

Group Award code: GN90 68 (56 credit points)

For information on the structure of this qualification, please refer to the Qualification Structure (68 KB)

NVQ Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction) - (Wall Tie Replacement)

The qualification requires the learner to complete six mandatory units (57 credit points).

Group Award code: GN8X 68 (57 credit points)

For information on the structure of this qualification, please refer to the Qualification Structure (67 KB)

NVQ Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction) - (External Wall Insulation – Boarder/Finisher)

The qualification requires the learner to complete five mandatory units (49 credit points).

Group Award code: GN8Y 68 (49 credit points)

For information on the structure of this qualification, please refer to the Qualification Structure  (66 KB)

NVQ Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction) - (Cold/Warm Roof insulation)

The qualification requires the learner to complete five mandatory units (46 credit points).

Group Award code: GN8W 66 (46 credit points)

For information on the structure of this qualification, please refer to the Qualification Structure (66 KB)

Unit specifications

Unit specifications for this qualification are available on the Regulated Qualifications unit search.

How to assess

Ongoing course assessment will apply. Each unit specification gives detailed information on the assessment criteria, assessment (evidence) requirements and guidance on instruments of assessment for the unit.

Learner portfolio

Assessment strategy/principle