The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments -External Wall Insulation -Boarder/Finisher qualification has been developed for achievement in a real workplace environment which means you need to be employed to undertake this qualification.

This qualification enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work as a External Wall Insulation Installer within the construction industry.

You will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for your occupational area. You will be assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you complete your qualification.

This qualification supports the learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge. This qualification is supported by the Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) and Property Care Association (PCA)

The learner will cover key practical skills and knowledge in these mandatory units:

  • Applying Surface Finishes to External Wall Insulation in the Workplace
  • 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
  • Installing External Wall Insulation in the Workplace



6 Sep 2020

Start Date




Modules to Cover

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Modules To Cover


Module 01 Introduction to External Wall Insulation

This module provides a general overview of EWI and why it is important in helping to ensure buildings are more energy efficient.


Module 02 Principles of Customer Service

This module demonstrates how to deliver effective customer service before, during and after any installation of improvements.


Module 03 Health and Safety

This module covers effective health and safety best practice and legal requirements in EWI and IWI installations as well as general construction work.


Module 04 Tools and Equipment - EWI and IWI

This module covers all areas of tools and equipment required to safely install external and internal wall insulation.


Module 06 EWI Materials and Components

This module covers all areas of materials and components required to safely and effectively install external wall insulation.


Module 07 Principles and Procedures of Installing EWI

This module sets our key processes pre, during and post-installation to ensure you deliver the right solution to the right quality.


Module 08 Warranties and Guarantees

This module provides you with an understanding of the principles of guarantees and warranties in relation to ECO, Green Deal, UK and European quality standards.

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