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6 Week Professional Internal & External Wall Insulation Course

Awarding Body

City & Guilds 4673-21


With Energy Efficiency and the cutting of carbon emissions being at the forefront of the governments agenda, there is no better time to think about a career that links in with the ‘Green Deal’. This course will set you on your way to becoming level 2 qualified in Internal/External Wall Insulation.

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What You’ll Learn

This qualification is suited to those who work or want to work in the construction industry and specialise in insulation and building treatments. This training qualification has been brilliantly timed by City & Guilds as it will suit any individual who is looking to have a career within an industry that will be playing such a large part in the UKs drive to reduce carbon emissions.

Insulation and Building treatments feature massively within the terms of the 'Green Deal' and there will be a huge demand for qualified Installers across a range of practices including.

  • Installation of external wall insulation (EWI)
  • Installation of internal wall insulation (IWI)

This particular course concentrates on EWI and IWI. Able Skills have formed partnerships with major manufacturers of these applications and these are the newest areas of insulation to be available in the UK. The qualification will be achieved by training and assessment for the following units:

  • Unit 201: Move, handle or store resources
  • Unit 202: Workplace health, safety and welfare
  • Unit 203: Conform to productive work practices
  • Unit 206: Install external wall insulation (EWI)
  • Unit 212: Principles of installing external wall insulation (EWI)
  • Unit 214: Principles of installing internal insulation to walls (IWI), floors and ceilings

How You’ll Learn

This insulation course will provide the successful candidate with a level 2 certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments and the skills to understand and undertake External and Internal Wall Insulation.

This EWI / IWI course will be a mixture of practical and theory and will give you:

  • Knowledge required to prepare for and install external wall insulation
  • Knowledge required to install insulation to walls, floors and ceilings
  • Know different types of information in relation to manufacturers information and work specification
  • Comply with current legislation and guidance
  • Understand safe working practices
  • Understand the quality of resources for the methods of work
  • Know how to minimise the risk of damage to work and the surrounding area when installing external wall insulation
  • Know how to minimise the risk of damage to work and surrounding area when installing internal insulation to walls, floors and ceilings

Assessment for this qualification will be through a range of methods such as:

  • Direct observation of candidates carrying out practical tasks/activities
  • Short answer/multiple choice questions covering the knowledge and understanding
  • Oral questioning

Additional Info

Why Insulate?

The most obvious reasons to insulate a building are seen as relating to heat retention and the reduction in the cost of utility bills however as well as keeping a building warmer in the winter, insulation also keeps a building cooler in the summer and also helps to prevent internal condensation. In addition, insulation reduces a buildings carbon footprint, improves a buildings energy efficiency rating which in turn increases the property value through an improved energy rating as well as reducing noise from outside.

The Green Deal will drive many properties towards implementing these changes which will benefit everyone in the long run.

The UK doesn’t currently have a sufficient workforce to undertake this kind of work which is why various qualifications are becoming available that are aimed at recruiting new entrants to this growing industry.

Green Deal

The introduction of the ‘Green Deal’ is intended to reduce carbon emissions cost effectively by reforming the energy efficiency of British properties. This will require various modifications to be made to homes and businesses which will be paid for via a ‘Green Deal’ financial system. This system will eliminate the need for anyone to pay in advance for energy efficient alterations and adjustments to the home and instead provides reassurances that the cost of the measures should be covered by savings on the electricity bill. The Green Deal will enable many households and businesses to improve the energy efficiency of their properties so less energy is consumed and less money is wasted. With such a drive on the UK meeting set targets to reduce carbon emissions, many things will have to change which means that new jobs will be created and qualified installers of the varying forms of insulation will be needed – this City & Guilds Insulation and Building Treatments qualification is the perfect opportunity for those of you not currently working within this industry to make that career change possible. You will need to have a recognised and accredited qualification in order to become a registered Green Deal Installer.

This is a hands-on, practical plastering course and you will be involved at every stage and will be participating throughout. It is therefore recommended you bring suitable clothing and for your own safety, steel capped footwear is essential.

Duration & Cost

This is a 6 Week (30 day) course and the cost is £2295.00 including vat. A deposit of £500.00 will secure a booking with the balance payable over the period of the training.

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