NVQ LEVEL 2 UNDER FLOOR INSULATION

DMR Training is an approved assessment centre for NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments – Under Floor Insulation. We aim to help you gain your Floor Insulation NVQ as quickly and conveniently as possible.

ABOUT THIS NVQ

WHO SHOULD TAKE NVQ LEVEL 2 UNDER FLOOR INSULATION?

The NVQ Level 2 in Under Floor Insulation course is for experienced floor insulation installers who meet the recognised occupational standards. The qualification is a validation of your skills and experience.

This NVQ is suitable for all floor insulation installers who are working in one or a combination of the following environments:

  • Retrofitting or replacing floor insulation in private homes.
  • Installing floor insulation to buildings on new build sites.
  • Installing floor insulation in commercial properties and large industrial buildings.

Please see the ‘Entry Requirements’ and ‘Assessment Process’ sections of this page for examples of job tasks assessed during the NVQ.

We deliver the course through the Onsite Assessment and Training (OSAT) route. The OSAT route lets you work towards the qualification at your own pace. It is a workplace and evidence-based qualification; classroom or workshop learning is rarely required.

Upon completing your NVQ Level 2, you can apply for your CSCS blue card (skilled worker).

To undertake an Under Floor Insulation NVQ, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of three years experience installing any type of floor insulation such as wool insulation or foam sheets.
  • Must currently be working in the floor insulation trade
  • Aged 19+

To ensure you meet the minimum entry requirements, your NVQ assessor will perform a pre-enrolment skills diagnostic in a number of the job tasks listed below.

  • Pre-checks before a job including visual inspections of each room, indentifying access points, locating ventilation points and checking for fire hazards.
  • Establishing a safe working environment and using PPE such as face masks or knee pads.
  • Removing floorboards, inspecting and measuring floor joist depth, and creating access points where none already exist.
  • Measuring, cutting and installing insulation and Netlon mesh support.
  • Ensuring there is adequate ventilation.
  • Plasterboarding over the under-floor joists where required.
  • Final checks to ensure insulation is installed to the manufacturer guidelines.

At the beginning of your NVQ in Insulation and Building Treatments – Under Floor Insulation we will assign you an experienced assessor who will work alongside you for the duration of the course as you gather work-based evidence for your portfolio.

Evidence can include:

  • An onsite observation while you work, carried out by your assessor in your workplace. During the observation, your assessor’s role is to gather visual evidence of your competency as a floor insulation installer. Your assessor will also check that you follow health and safety guidelines; he is not there to judge your level of expertise.
  • Photographs or videos of your work. You can ask a workmate to film or take photos – your assessor will advise you on this.
  • References, employer endorsements or witness testimonies verifying your work in floor insulation.
  • Detailed job logs of work you have completed during the NVQ.
  • A recorded professional discussion with your assessor either face-to-face or over the telephone. A professional discussion is useful when your assessor is unable to observe you carrying out specific job tasks.
  • Job knowledge Q&As covering the ‘theory’ of insulation and construction health and safety. You can choose to handwrite your answers, type them on a computer, or record them verbally.

During your NVQ, your assessor will support you in gathering work-based evidence for a range of skills including pre-checks, working to specifications and manufacturers guidelines, working in accordance with health and safety regulations, and preparing and installing floor insulation.

Your assessor will cross-reference your evidence against the NVQ units until your portfolio is complete. Our internal verification team will then check your portfolio and claim your NVQ certificate with NOCN.

 

Although floor insulation operatives can take up to six months or more to achieve their NVQ, we find that most complete the qualification in 2 to 3 months.

Ultimately, the qualification will fit around your professional and personal commitments. Work towards it at a speed you feel comfortable.

Please visit our Funding & Grants page to check if funding is available for your NVQ.

If you are ineligible for government support, we offer affordable self-funded assessment payable in four instalments of 25%.

Please contact us to discuss funding and costs.

On completion of your Floor Insulation NVQ course, you can apply for your Skilled Worker card (blue card). If you require a CSCS card while you are working towards your NVQ, you can apply for your temporary Experienced Worker card (red card). All CSCS card applicants must first pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test (HS&E test). All CSCS card applicants must first pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test (HS&E test).

After achieving Level 2 and depending on your experience, you may have the option to advance to NVQ Level 3 in a similar occupational area, NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) or NVQ Level 4 in Construction Site Supervision.

When you decide to proceed with your NVQ, we will carry out a quick skills diagnostic to confirm your suitability for the qualification and the onsite assessment route.

We will then enrol you on the qualification with NOCN and issue your welcome email. Your assessor will contact you for your introductory telephone conversation and put together your assessment action plan.

For an initial commitment-free consultation, please call us on 01942 673047 or send us your details and we will get back to you.

REQUIREMENTS

MANDATORY UNITS

Candidates must complete the FOUR mandatory units

  • 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
  • Insulation and building treatments, building construction, defects and interfaces

OPTIONAL / ADDITIONAL UNITS

Candidates must complete at least ONE of the optional units

Optional

  • Installing insulation to suspended floors in the workplace
  • Spraying insulation to suspended floors in the workplace

Candidates can elect to take additional units but they do not form part of the core qualification

Additional

  • Erecting and dismantling access/working platforms in the workplace
  • Develop customer relationships

APPLY NOW

For an initial commitment-free consultation about your NVQ and funding eligibility, simply send us your details via our contact form.

Once we receive your enquiry, a member of our training and assessment team will contact you to discuss your NVQ and answer any questions you have.

You can also speak to a member of our team by calling us on 01942 673047. We’re open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

FAQs

There are several reasons you might take an NVQ, ranging from increased earning potential and career prospects, to gaining your CSCS card. See our short guide – Why Should You Do an NVQ?

The NVQ in Insulation and Building Treatments demonstrates worker competency for PAS2035. To access Eco4 and government-funded work you will need to gain accreditation with TrustMark and PAS2030 certification through an approved body. You can find more information on the British Assessment Bureau website.

Before starting your qualification, an assessor will be assigned to work with you and provide ongoing support.

DMR assessors are former construction workers with at least five years’ experience in NVQ assessment.

They hold an A1 or TAQA assessor’s qualification, a minimum of NVQ Level 2 in their occupational area and a blue or gold CSCS card.

We provide full training to all our assessors in supporting people with dyslexia or learning disabilities. If you need extra support and guidance with the written elements of your Under Floor Insulation NVQ, your assessor will draw up an assessment plan tailored to your needs.

An NVQ is a workplace competency qualification. As a competent under floor insulation installer, you will be expected to document your skills and experience through various types of ‘evidence’.

Your assessor will carry out at least one observation in your place of work. You will also complete coursework in your own time.

To achieve your qualification, you will not need to travel, there are no exams to sit, and you will not need to take time off work. Your assessor will provide support and guidance face-to-face, by phone and by email.

CITB-registered employers can claim a grant of £600 for every employee or contractor who completes an NVQ Level 2 to 7. You can find more information on the CITB website.

Government NVQ funding is available for construction workers who meet specific criteria. Please get in touch with us to find out if you are eligible for funding or visit our Funding & Grants page.

When you have completed your NVQ portfolio, our internal verification team will check it for compliance. They will then claim your certificate with NOCN. Once we have received your certificate from the awarding body, we will forward it to you by recorded delivery. This process usually takes between two and four weeks.

To get your CSCS Skilled Worker card, you will also need to pass the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test at your local test centre.

You can apply for your card by visiting www.cscs.uk.com/applying-for-cards. You will need to upload a copy of your NVQ certificate and have a debit or credit card ready to pay the £36 fee.

Yes, if you need a CSCS card while you are doing your insulation qualification, you can apply for the Experienced Worker card. You can request this card as soon as we have enrolled you on the NVQ (you will also need to pass the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test).

To apply for the temporary card, we will email you your proof of enrolment which you must submit to CSCS.

You will then upgrade to the Skilled Worker card once you have finished the qualification.

You can call us on 01942 673047 or get in touch through our contact form.

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