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

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Personal Learning Accounts



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Workbased Learning



Net Zero and Sustainability

Start Date

Start Date

In a nutshell

The NVQ 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 different types of floor insulation.

This qualification is universally recognised as proof of competence by both private customers and corporate clients. You will also ensure compliance with the vocational competency requirements of PAS2019&2035 energy efficiency framework which is the widely used throughout the UK.

This course is available as part of a Personal Learning Account (PLA). PLA is an initiative from the Welsh Government which offers people the chance to access free, part-time courses with flexible and convenient learning that fits around their existing lifestyle (subject to eligibility).

This course is for...

... anyone aged 19+, living in Wales and in employment. The usual salary limit of £30,596 does not apply to this course.

... those individuals who are involved in the domestic building sector, particularly those who are already involved or are looking to become involved in decarbonisation/energy efficiency projects.

... those working in the construction industry and specialising in insulation and maintenance.

Course content

There are a number of different 'pathways' you can choose for the different trades involved in domestic energy efficiency. We'll work with you to identify the most appropriate 'pathways' for you.

You will be enrolled onto an online system, where you can keep track of your progression, can communicate with your tutor/assessor directly about anything you are not sure about and receive guidance throughout the whole process.

There are no classroom lessons, simply a practical on-site visit by your tutor/assessor. All on-site visits are designed to have minimal impact to your working day.

NVQ Level 2 Diploma Pathways are as follows:

  • Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing
  • Wall Tie Replacement
  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • Solid Floor Insulation
  • Under Floor Insulation
  • Cold Roof Insulation

Entry Requirements

You will be assessed based upon your current knowledge, any questions and professional discussions can be done in your own time. To undertake any NVQ you will need to have prior knowledge and experience of the chosen skill/pathway.

Candidates must have basic level of literacy, be in employment and have access to an observable working situation. Basic IT skills may be required but aren't essential.

Additional information

The National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) is a universally accepted work related qualification. It recognises the skills and knowledge a person needs to do a job. NVQ has a prominent place within ‘PAS 2035:2019 Retrofitting dwellings for improved energy efficiency’ and is widely acknowledge within the domestic Energy Efficiency Sector as proof of competence.

Where can I study GQA NVQ Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction) Level 2?


All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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