DMR Training is an approved assessment centre for NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments – Insulating Framed Sections of Buildings. We aim to help you gain your insulation NVQ as quickly and conveniently as possible.



Example of a Gold Skilled Worker card

The NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments – Insulating Framed Sections of Buildings is for experienced insulation workers who meet the recognised occupational standards. The qualification validates your skills and experience in the insulation trade.

The Onsite Assessment and Training (OSAT) route allows you to achieve your NVQ through workplace assessment at your own speed.

This qualification is a mandatory requirement in gaining your CSCS Skilled Worker Gold card (formerly known as Advanced Craft.)

To undertake the Insulating Framed Sections of Buildings NVQ, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience insulating framed sections of buildings
  • Must currently be working in the trade
  • Aged 19+

Your assessor will check your eligibility before we sign you up to the qualification.

We deliver NVQ Level 3 in Insulation and Building Treatments – Insulating Framed Sections of Buildings through the Onsite Assessment (OSAT) route. We will assign you an NVQ assessor who will work with you for the duration of the course as you build a portfolio of evidence.

Types of evidence may include:

  • An onsite observation while you work, carried out by your assessor in your workplace
  • Photographs or videos of you working
  • References, employer endorsements or witness testimonies verifying your work insulating framed sections of buildings
  • Detailed job logs of work you have completed
  • A recorded professional discussion with your assessor either face-to-face or over the telephone
  • Coursework covering the ‘theory’ of insulation, and construction health and safety

Once your assessor is satisfied you have submitted sufficient evidence, our internal verification team will check your portfolio. They will then claim your NVQ certificate with NOCN.

Although insulation workers 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 Insulation NVQ course, you can apply for your Gold Skilled Worker card (gold 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).

After achieving Level 3 and depending on your experience, you may have the option to advance to 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.



Candidates must complete the FIVE mandatory units

  • Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace
  • Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace
  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace
  • Insulation and Building Treatments, Building Construction, Defects and Interfaces

And ONE of the following two optional units

  • Injecting, Blowing or Spraying Insulation to Framed Sections of Buildings in the Workplace
  • Installing Insulation to Framed Sections of Buildings in the Workplace


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

  • Develop Customer Relationships
  • Erecting and Dismantling Access/Working Platforms in the Workplace


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.


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 insulation NVQ, your assessor will draw up an assessment plan tailored to your needs.

An NVQ is a workplace competency qualification. As a competent 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.

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 Gold 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 Gold 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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