The external wall insulation course will teach you to safely and professionally install insulation material to external walls, as well as impart other related skills. Like internal insulation, external insulation is highly important in reducing carbon emissions by making homes and other buildings more energy efficient. As such, with incentives such as the Green Deal, building industries are taking the opportunity to provide insulation services as part of their scope of work. This in turn creates a demand for expert skills in external wall insulation.
Each training provider’s course on this topic varies from one another. However, in general, the most basic module will teach an introductory course that aims to provide enough skills to successfully undertake a more advanced module. There are also course options that combine internal and external wall installation training. It’s up to you to decide if you take it slow by simply getting your feet wet first with a basic intro course, or commit to a course programme that will take twice as long but will cover all the bases for you to become competent, and to move forward to City and Guilds NVQ qualification.
All training is hands-on, practical and based on real life applications. Most learning providers will provide tools and materials but you will be required to wear suitable clothing and protective footwear (preferably steel toed), which is compulsory.
Who is the external wall insulation course aimed at?
The external wall insulation course is ideal for people who are interested in gaining employment in this specialised field of plastering.
The external and wall insulation course is described below:
External and wall insulation course content
- Health and Safety
- Protective gear
- Boards and surfaces
- Tools and methods
- Removing existing external wall fixings
- Understanding substrate conditions
- Measuring and cutting
- Preparing walls
- Removing existing finishes
- Brushing and cleaning surfaces
- Fungicidal wash
- Levelling out uneven substrates
- Stabilising solution
- Base bead installations
- And more…
After completing the external wall insulation course
After successful completion of the external wall installation course, consider taking a more advanced course to move forward to NVQ level qualifications.
Available plastering courses
- Plastering Advanced
- Plastering Level 2
- Plastering Level 3
- Plastering Diploma
- Patch Plastering & Coving
- Dry Lining
Visit our training course directory and find out more details about enrolling onto plastering courses available with leading fitness course providers.