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IQ Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments (External Wall Insulation - Boarder) (QCF)


Qualification Number 601/1438/1
Title IQ Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments (External Wall Insulation - Boarder) (QCF)
Category National
Sector Building & Construction
Operational Start Date 01/11/2013
Operational End Date 31/07/2016
Total Units 5 Min Credit 29
Min Guided Learning Hours 97 Max Guided Learning Hours
Min Age From 16 Min Age To 100

Registration Fee : £51.00

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (international delivery rates may apply).


This specification is intended for trainers, centres and learners. General information regarding centre approval, registration, IQR (IQ’s candidate management system), assessment papers, certification, reasonable adjustments, special consideration, appeals procedures,  are available from the website. This document should be read in conjunction with the IQ QMS Centre guide available from the website.


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Qualification Purpose

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About this Qualification

The IQ Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments (External Wall Insulation - Boarder) (QCF) is aimed at individuals who intend to develop and gain formal recognition of their knowledge of and competence in installing external wall insulation. The qualification is applicable for individuals working as insulation and building treatments installers on construction sites or domestic or commercial premises injecting insulation materials, fitting insulation materials to internal and external walls of buildings or laying loft insulation, and working to given specifications and customer requirements. By completing the 4 mandatory units all candidates will cover the essentials of installing External Wall Insulation in Construction including general health, safety and welfare in the workplace; productive working practices in the workplace; moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace and installing External Wall Insulation. Objectives of the qualification include preparing candidates to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level, or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding and supporting a role in the workplace.

This qualification is a competence element of the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Construction Specialist, Pathway 12: Insulation and Building Treatments.

Take this Qualification

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.


To achieve this qualification learners must achieve a total of 29 credits from mandatory group M. Learners may achieve additional credits from the elective Additional Unit; however, these credits will not count towards the overall credits for the qualification.

IQ Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments (External Wall Insulation - Boarder) (QCF)
Mandatory Units (Group M)Minimum Units:4
 Minimum Credits:29
 A/503/1170Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace.127
 J/503/1169Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace.2310
 H/503/3026Installing External Wall Insulation in the Workplace.21963
 F/503/1171Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace2517
Additional Unit (Group OEL)Minimum Units:0
 Minimum Credits:0
 D/600/8281Erecting and Dismantling Access/Working Platforms in the Workplace.2827


Assessment is by portfolio.

Evidence for this qualification must come from the candidates consistent performance in the workplace and must meet the requirements of the ConstructionSkills’ Consolidated Assessment Strategy (Appendix A located at the end of this document).

All knowledge elements must be assessed using methods appropriate to the assessment of knowledge and understanding, these can be assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • Question and answer test
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Question and answer verbal (ensure records are kept)
  • Essay
  • Other

Further guidance for each unit can be found in the assessment guidance relevant to each unit. All Assessment Criteria must be met in each relevant unit to achieve this qualification.

An Achievement Record for this qualification which includes the forms necessary to map and claim knowledge and competence is available to download from the IQ website.

Assessment for this qualification must also meet the requirements for Additional Requirements for Qualifications that use the title NVQ within the QCF( see appendix B located at the end of this document).

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 1 or above and be proficient in the use of English Language.

Tutor Requirements

All trainers/assessors and internal verifiers delivering this qualification must meet the requirements as per the ConstructionSkills Consolidated Assessment Strategy. See Appendix A located at the end of this document.

Centre Requirements

Centres must be approved by IQ in order to offer this qualification.



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