Insulation, Fenestration & Building Treatments

Course Overview

At Low Carbon Academy we offer a variety of Level 2 qualifiactions in Insulation, Fenestration & Building Treatments. Level 2 is ideal if you are working 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.

We have ten qualifications available for you to choose from:  

  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - Cavity Wall Insulation
    (City & Guilds)

  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - External Wall Insulation (
    City & Guilds)

  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - Loft Insulation
    (City & Guilds)

  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - Draught-proofing
    (City & Guilds)

  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - Internal Insulation
    (City & Guilds)

  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - Insulate Framed Sections of Buildings
    (City & Guilds)

  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - External Wall Insulation
    (City & Guilds)

  • NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - External Wall Insulation
    (City & Guilds)

  • Level 2 Diploma in Fenestration Installation
    (GQA)

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Cladding Occupations
    (NOCN)

The certificates comprise three mandatory units including:

  • 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

Depending on your chosen qualification, you complete one additional unit from a wide range of units, including:

  • Installing External Wall Insulation in the Workplace
  • Installing Draught-proofing to Openings in the Workplace
  • Installing Internal Insulation to Walls, Floors or Ceilings in the Workplace.

Two diplomas are available at this level:
  • NVQ Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction)
  • NVQ Diploma in Insulation and Building Treatments - External Wall Insulation (Boarder/Finisher)

The diploma comprises five mandatory units including:
  • 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
  • Preparing Structures for Treatment in the Workplace
  • Reinstating the Structure after Treatment in the Workplace.
Depending on your chosen pathway, additional units must be taken that include:
  • Applying Preservation Treatment in the Workplace
  • Installing Wall Ties in Existing Structures in the Workplace.

GQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Fenestration Installation

This qualification is aimed at those who work as installers of glass supporting systems, which include window and door units. The standards cover the most important aspects of the job. This qualification is at Level 2, although there may be individual units at other levels, and should be taken by those who are fully trained to deal with routine assignments. Candidates should require minimum supervision in undertaking the job.

Candidates could have jobs entitled:

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

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 NOCN_Cskills 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.

  • Fee £1,234
  • Duration x months
  • Gov Funded? Yes
  • Grant? No
  • Assessments 2

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