NVQ's For Retrofit

Insulation, Fenestration, Cladding & Building Treatments AND SITE SUPERVISOR NVQ's

Low Carbon Academy

NVQ's For Retrofit

Level 2 / 3 / 4 in INSULATION, FENESTRATION, CLADDING & BUILDING TREATMENTS, AND SITE SUPERVISOR
Course Overview

At the Low Carbon Academy we offer a variety of Level 2 qualifications in Insulation, Fenestration & Building Treatments. Level 2 is ideal for those working in retrofit projects, specialising in building maintenance, specialising in insulation, fenestration and/or building treatments. Learners tend to have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where they have been supervised.

The level 4 Diploma in Construction Site Management is for supervisors and assistant site managers working for a main contractor.

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OUR NVQ Courses

The Low Carbon Academy specialises in retrofit NVQ’s and offer a whole host of options for those in the industry to undertake. If you’re new to the industry and are looking to gain an insight into retrofit techniques, if you wanted to add new skills, or if your business needs to upskill staff to the latest in green-homes and domestic retrofit.  

A retrofit NVQ from the Low Carbon Academy is official recognition of the knowledge and skills needed to carry out domestic retrofit building maintenance work. You can chose from a range of qualifications to match your particular specialism and find out more information in the accordion below.

Level 2 is ideal if you are working in building maintenance, specialising in insulation and/or building treatments and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you’ve been supervised.
Six NVQs are currently available at this level:
  • NVQ in Insulation and Building Treatments – Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing (Construction)
  • NVQ in Insulation and Building Treatments – Wall Tie Replacement (Construction)
  • NVQ in Insulation and Building Treatments – Cavity Wall Insulation (Construction)
  • NVQ in Insulation and Building Treatments – Solid Floor Insulation (Construction)
  • NVQ in Insulation and Building Treatments – Under Floor Insulation (Construction)
  • NVQ in Insulation and Building Treatments –  Cold Roof Insulation(Construction)
  • NVQ in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction) (Draught-proofing) 
  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction) (External Wall Insulation – Boarder)
  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction) (Internal Insulation)
  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction) (Insulate Framed Sections of Buildings) 
  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction) (External Wall Insulation – Finisher)
  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction) (Warm Roof Insulation)
  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction) (Floor Insulation) 
  • NVQ Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction) (External Wall Insulation – Boarder/Finisher) 
  • NVQ Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction) (Cold/Warm Roof Insulation 
     
Level 3 is ideal if you are working in building maintenance, specialising in insulation and/or building treatments and already have relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a current role.
Eight pathways are available at this level:
  • NVQ in Insulation and Building Treatments – Room in Roof (Construction)
  • NVQ in Insulation and Building Treatments – Park Homes (Construction)
  • NVQ in Insulation and Building Treatments – Hybrid Wall (Construction)
  • NVQ in Insulation and Building Treatments – Insulating Framed Sections of Buildings (Construction)
  • NVQ in Insulation and Building Treatments – External Wall Insulation -Finisher (Construction)
  • NVQ in Insulation and Building Treatments -External Wall Insulation- Boarder (Construction)
  • NVQ in Insulation and Building Treatments – External Wall Insulation – Boarder and Finisher (Construction)
  • NVQ in Insulation and Building Treatments – Internal Wall Insulation (Construction)

WHO IS THIS QUALIFICATION FOR?

This level 2 qualification is aimed at those who work as installers of glass supporting systems, which include window and door units. Candidates should require minimum supervision in undertaking the job.

Candidates for this qualification could be assessed in the context of installing windows and doors or Conservatories. Candidates for this qualification will primarily be working on customers’ premises and installing windows, doors, conservatories.

Candidates could have jobs entitled:

  • Conservatory Installer
  • Window Fitter
  • Double Glazier
  • Installer of Glass Supporting Systems
  • Installer of Replacement Windows and Doors
  • Installer

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for learners undertaking this qualification. However, learners must have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualification successfully.

WHO IS THIS QUALIFICATION FOR?

This qualification is aimed at those who are involved in installing roof sheeting and cladding systems and associated tasks on site working from drawings and specifications. It is not expected that candidates working in this industry all do the same activities or use the same equipment and machinery so there is a group of optional units to cover these matters, however all candidates will need to prove competence in preparing the resources required, installation of sheeting and cladding systems and rainwater goods (gutters, pipes, downpipes and angles (swan necks, off sets), brackets and supports, sumps, overflows and outlets).

All work completed must be carried out in accordance with Building Regulations and Industry recognised safe working practices, including the disposal of waste.

The qualification is structured to ensure that there is a high degree of flexibility within the units available and will allow employees from companies of all sizes and specialisms equal opportunity to complete. To provide this opportunity in addition to the core skills above, candidates will also be able to select optional units recognising skills including, repair and/or refurbishment of roof sheeting/cladding/rainscreen systems, working with boom and/or scissor type mobile elevating platforms (MEWPs), installing solar collectors, use of ergonomic manipulating machines or slinging/signalling the movement of loads.

WHO IS THIS QUALIFICATION FOR?

This qualification is aimed at those who are involved in installing Rainscreen wall cladding systems and/or roof sheeting and cladding systems that involve curved and complex roof and wall formations in the workplace, working from drawings and specifications.

It is not expected that candidates working in this industry all do the same activities or use the same equipment and machinery so the qualification has been developed to make it as widely available as possible by having 2 distinct pathways. All work completed must be carried out in accordance with Building Regulations and Industry recognised safe working practices, including the disposal of waste.

The qualification is structured to ensure that there is a high degree of flexibility within the units available and will allow employees from companies of all sizes and specialisms equal opportunity to complete. To provide this opportunity in addition to the relevant mandatory pathway units of installation of the relevant system (roof and wall sheeting and cladding or rainscreen wall cladding systems) , candidates will also be able to select optional units recognising skills including, repair and/or refurbishment of roof sheeting/cladding/rainscreen systems, working with boom and/or scissor type mobile elevating platforms (MEWPs), installing solar collectors, use of ergonomic manipulating machines or slinging/signalling the movement of loads. The standards cover the most important aspects of the job.

This qualification is at Level 3, although some units may be at different levels, qualifications at this level are primarily aimed at those who are fully trained and experienced in a wide range of roles that may involve decision making, quality checks, work planning and dealing with non routine or complex installations. The qualification consists of 3 mandatory units and 2 pathways, Wall sheeting and cladding and Rainscreen Wall Systems.

Qualification Overview

The NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision (Construction) -Retrofit qualification/pathway has been developed for achievement in a real workplace environment which means the learner must be employed to undertake this qualification. This qualification enables the learner, to recognise their skills, knowledge and understanding as well as demonstrating their competence in the workplace when carrying out the role of a Site Supervisor.

This NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision (Construction) -Retrofit qualification/pathway supports the learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to take this NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision (Construction) -Retrofit qualification/pathway. This qualification/pathway can be undertaken without any previous training or qualifications in this subject area.

Level 2 Diploma in Cladding Operations

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 that you can work in a Retaining Structures environment.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to take this Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Cladding Occupations (Construction) qualification. This qualification can be undertaken without any previous training or qualifications in this subject area.

Level 3 Award in Energy Measures for Older and Traditional Buildings

This Level 3 qualification provides learners with an overview of older and traditional buildings, the range of energy efficiency measures available, how to evaluate their suitability and recommend their installation.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for learners undertaking this qualification, however, experience in the construction industry would be a benefit.

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The LEarning & Assessment Process

With the Low Carbon Academy, all of our NVQ courses follow a defined structure that can last from 4 weeks to 3 months depending on a variety of factors. However, the process by which the learning and the assessment take place never changes: 

  • Remote Enrolment
  • Online Job Knowledge Questions
  • Site Observation Visits (remote and face-to-face available)
  • Portfolio Sign-Off
  • Certification


All NVQ’s from the Low Carbon Academy lead to a Blue, Gold, or Black CSCS card. Which is perfect certification that allows you to show your employer that you are qualified, and have the knowledge and expertise to conduct yourself on site in a safe and responsible manner. 

CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they do on site.

 

 

 

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