Level 2 Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments (all pathways)

The National Occupational Standards (NOS) for the Insulation and Building Treatments qualifications have been reviewed by CITB and employers. This has lead to some changes including additional requirements for PAS2035. There have been some additional pathways added too.

Please see below the structure of the qualifications. The Standards are waiting to be signed off and should be available during November when ABBE will developing new qualifications to meet the new NOS.

Qualification Structure

Level 2 Insulation and Building Treatments

This structure has been recommended by employers and stakeholders from the above occupational area. Qualifications with a competence outcome at the above level must have units derived from the following National Occupational Standards (NOS) and consist of the mandatory groups as stated for the individual option route.

MANDATORY (all option routes)

  • Conform to general workplace health, safety and welfare
  • Conform to productive work practices
  • Move, handle or store resources
  • IBT Building Construction, Defects and Interfaces

Additional for all options (not compulsory)

  • Erect and dismantle access/working platforms
  • Apply finishing plaster to prepared surfaces

PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONAL ROUTES

Room in roof option route (Total 8)

Mandatory – two from the following

  • Install internal insulation to walls
  • Install insulation to framed sections of buildings
  • IInject, blow or spray insulation to framed sections of buildings

Plus one from Group A and one from Group B

Group A

  • Install insulation to cold roofs
  • Blown insulation to cold roofs
  • Develop customer relationships

Group B

  • Install insulation to create warm roofs
  • Spray insulation to create warm roofs
  • Develop customer relationships

Hybrid Wall option route (Total 6)

Mandatory

  • Install external wall insulation (EWI Boarder)

Plus

Mandatory – one from the following

  • Install internal insulation to walls
  • Inject, blow and spray insulation to internal walls

Additional (not compulsory)

  • Apply surface finishes to external wall insulation (EWI Finisher)
  • Develop customer relationships

Cavity Wall Insulation Option Route (Total 5)

Mandatory

  • Install cavity wall insulation

Additional (not compulsory)

  • Develop customer relationships

Insulate Framed Sections of Buildings Option Route (Total 5)

Mandatory – one from the following

  • Install insulation to framed sections of buildings
  • Inject, blow or spray insulation to framed sections of buildings

Additional (not compulsory)

  • Develop customer relationships

Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing Option Route (Total 7)

Mandatory

  • Prepare structure for treatment
  • Apply preservation treatment
  • Reinstate the structure after building treatments

Additional (not compulsory)

  • Develop customer relationships

Wall Tie Replacement Option Route (Total 7)

Mandatory

  • Prepare structure for treatment
  • Reinstate the structure after building treatment
  • Install wall ties in existing structures

Additional (not compulsory)

  • Develop customer relationships

External Wall Insulation Boarder Option Route (Total 5)

Mandatory

  • Install external wall insulation

Additional (not compulsory)

  • Develop customer relationships

External Wall Insulation Finisher Option Route (Total 5)

Mandatory

  • Apply surface finishes to external wall insulation

Additional (not compulsory)

  • Develop customer relationships

External Wall Insulation Boarder/Finisher Option Route (Total 6)

Mandatory

  • Install external wall insulation
  • Apply surface finishes to external wall insulation

Additional (not compulsory)

  • Develop customer relationships

Solid Floor Insulation Option Route (Total 5)

Mandatory

  • Install insulation to solid floors

Additional (not compulsory)

  • Develop customer relationships

Suspended Floor Insulation Option Route (Total 5)

Mandatory – one from the following

  • Install insulation to suspended floors
  • Spray insulation to suspended floors

Additional (not compulsory)

  • Develop customer relationships

Internal Insulation (walls) Option Route (Total 5)

Mandatory – one from the following

  • Install internal insulation to walls
  • Inject, blow and spray insulation to internal walls

Additional (not compulsory)

  • Develop customer relationships

Qualifications coming soon:

Following feedback from a number of our centres, we have reviewed the content of these qualifications and have developed a new replacement suite as follows:

• Level 3 Diploma in Professional Residential Property Letting and Management
• Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Residential Property Letting and Management
• Level 3 Diploma in Professional Sale of Residential Property
• Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Sale of Residential Property
• Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Residential Property Letting and Management
• Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Sale of Residential Property

These qualifications will be available for registration from mid-November 2020. The specifications for these qualifications will be available on the ABBE website shortly.

Centres wishing to transfer learners from the existing suite of qualifications onto the new suite of qualifications will be able to do so, at no charge, between 1 November 2020 and 31 January 2021.

Centres who want to offer this qualification will need to complete an Additional Qualification Approval form and submit this along with the fee to ABBE.

Qualifications due to expire in the next 6 months:

The final registration date for the following suite of qualifications is 31 March 2021.
• Level 3 Diploma in Property (Sale of Residential Property) (600/1002/2)
• Level 3 Diploma in Property (Residential Letting and Management) (600/0988/3)
• Level 2 Certificate in Property (Sale of Residential Property) (600/0990/1)
• Level 2 Certificate in Property (Residential Letting and Management) (600/1003/4)

Parnassus – important information

ABBE will shortly be moving the latest version of Parnassus.
At some point during the transition period Parnassus will not be available to centres. This is likely to be mid-November but we will advise centres of the exact date near the time. A new Parnassus User Guide will also be produced and as always you can phone the office for additional support.

Pearson Vue test centres

Whilst we still live in these uncertain times and with local lockdowns, can learners be made aware that local restrictions may close some centres.

Centres that remain open will not be working at full capacity but at a capacity of approximately 50% per local test centre, this is in line with Government guidelines.

Pearson Vue are continuing to deliver exams to third-party test centres that are operational.

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Is recruiting – Training and Assessment Centre Coordinator

About Sava and the role

Sava is a growing business based in Milton Keynes who provide training and software solutions within the built environment. To support our expansion, we are looking for a top-class Training and Assessment Centre Coordinator to join our market leading company.

The role would suit someone with a good understanding of vocational qualifications, who knows about different learning methodologies and knows what it takes to make a successful service delivery team.

It is ideal for a bright, enthusiastic and ambitious individual who would like to progress their career within a busy training team.

What you’ll be doing

• Ensure all learners receive a premium learning experience and maintain a steady momentum through the training and assessment process
• Be the key point of contact for learners, assessors and trainers, ensuring they receive a high quality, positive service
• Manage any situations that many arise when things go wrong for learners and other stakeholders including extenuating circumstances, appeals or complaints
• Fulfil the day to day training and assessment centre operational requirements
• Seek out process improvements to ensure better outcomes for all stakeholders, taking responsibility for highlighting these and contributing to updating our QA procedures
• Work with team members to adapt to and achieve the business objectives
• Proactively contribute to relationships, contracts and outcomes with our preferred service suppliers including trainers, assessors, verifiers, and software and system providers
• Ensure we meet or exceed our mandatory obligations to our Awarding Bodies, Professional Bodies and other regulators
• In rotation with other members of the business, attend training days and promotional events across the UK to support existing and potential customers (this will include occasional Saturdays with an overnight stay on the Friday). During this Covid-19 period, all training is currently delivered via live virtual classrooms and so no travel is involved.
• Deliver training on induction and assessment processes
• Engage with the wider company to understand the commercial drivers and use your skills and expertise to help the company succeed

We really need you to have the following knowledge

• Qualified by experience – three years in a similar role in a commercial, professional body, educational or competency framework environment
• Vocational accredited or non-accredited qualifications and Professional or Awarding Body structure and QA processes
• Adult learning delivery techniques, methodologies and quality measures
• Assured user of Microsoft 365 especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Holding a further, higher or vocational qualification would be advantageous

We want you to have the following skills, abilities and attributes

• Excellent written and spoken communication skills that allow you to inform and advise others clearly, instilling confidence and leaving positive impressions
• A great work ethic where you bring your whole self into the role and where you derive personal satisfaction from delivering a great service to our customers
• Comfortable to speak to an audience of approximately 40 learners
• A desire to really understand our business – what we sell and deliver to our customers and why they choose Sava
• An ability to push through your ideas and challenge the current way of doing things, in pursuit of improving the customer experience. Whilst at the same time being diplomatic and sensitive to other’s opinions
• A ‘can do’ attitude, solution focussed with innovative problem solving ideas
• Able to self-motivate and work on your own initiative whilst managing your time in order to meet deadlines and objectives
• Able to anticipate issues, take responsibility and make decisions
• Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
• Flexible attitude to working hours to enable support of training activity and promotional events across the UK, some taking place during evenings and weekends

We want the best people

At Sava we’re keen to meet people with varied backgrounds. We want to build teams which represent a variety of experiences, perspectives and skills, and we recognise talent based on merit and potential. We welcome applications from candidates who have gained experience and skills through vocational routes.
All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, social background, disability or age.
We particularly encourage applications from people with a disability, or people from a black, Asian, and minority ethnic group who are currently under-represented within the company.
Employment offers will always be made on the merit of the application and performance in the selection process.

Remuneration

The annual salary for this role will be £27,000 – £34,000. Other aspects of remuneration and employment can be discussed during the selection process.

Application process

To apply for this opportunity, please write to us with your CV and a covering letter. In the letter we would like you to tell us:
• What you think defines a successful training team
• What your skills and attitude can contribute to our business
• Anything else you might want to tell us about

For all applications that meet the above criteria we will email you to let you know whether or not we will be taking your application forward. If we don’t take forward your application, we will, upon request, give you feedback on the reasons why.

The selection process is likely to include five steps:

• An initial video informal conversation
• A face to face interview (following all necessary COVID-19 precautions)
• Psychometric and competency testing (online)
• A short task to allow you to further demonstrate your abilities to us
• A final face to face interview (following all necessary COVID-19 precautions)

Please send your CV and covering letter to tracy.rinaldi@sava.co.uk

More information

https://sava.co.uk/education/

Closing Date

Two weeks from the date first advertised. We reserve the right to close early should we have received sufficient applications.

No agencies please. Applications that are received via agencies will be ignored.

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Health and safety spot checks and inspections during coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Health and Safety Executive is carrying out spot checks and inspections on all types of businesses in all areas to ensure they are COVID-secure.

Our inspectors make thousands of visits to businesses every year, and we are making calls so we can give expert advice on how to manage the risks and protect workers, customers and visitors. We are also working closely with local authorities, assisting them in the sectors they regulate such as hospitality and retail.

By calling and visiting premises and speaking directly to employers, we can check the measures they’ve put in place are in line with government guidance.

As well as participating in the phone calls and visits, there are sensible and proportionate steps you should take to help keep your workplace COVID-secure, including:

There is a video explaining how this works, please click the following link to access the video https://youtu.be/ZjGK1OiByls

RIDDOR reporting of COVID 19

HSE has published guidance on when and how you should report coronavirus incidents under RIDDOR (the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013).

RIDDOR applies to all sectors and workplaces in Great Britain. You should only make a report under RIDDOR, relating to coronavirus, when:

• an accident or incident at work has, or could have, led to the release or escape of coronavirus. This must be reported as a dangerous occurrence
• a worker has been diagnosed as having COVID-19 attributed to an occupational exposure to coronavirus. This must be reported as a case of disease
• a worker dies as a result of occupational exposure to coronavirus

Visit our website for further details on the above, along with examples.

Air Conditioning and Ventilation during the Coronavirus pandemic

Good ventilation can help reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus in the workplace.

It is important to focus on improving general ventilation, preferably through fresh air or mechanical systems.

Where possible, consider ways to maintain and increase the supply of fresh air, for example by opening windows and doors (unless fire doors).

Find out more about using air conditioning and general ventilation during the pandemic.

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FE leads the way on skills development

FE colleges will play a critical role in our economic recovery by developing young people’s abilities to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Join the WorldSkills UK LIVE online: International Skills Summit on 11 and 12 November at this vital time for the sector to engage with a fantastic line-up of speakers, discussing the most pressing issues for the skills sector. There will be interactive panel sessions and probing interviews with employers, educators, politicians and international skills experts on the theme of ‘Delivering global skills best practice to build back better’. Register free

Access to post-18 opportunities is NOT a level playing field

Ministers must come up with a new policy to allow 18- to 24-year-olds on universal credit to access free full-time education, writes Mark Corney.

During the last great recession – the financial crash of 2008 – many young people shielded themselves from a collapsing jobs market through participating in full-time education. The same is happening click here to read the full article.

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