External Wall Insulation Applicator

External Wall Insulation Applicator

This course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to apply external wall insulation (EWI) using best practice. At the end of this course, successful learners will have received the theoretical and practical training required to be able to participate in the preparation, setting out and practical application of EWI as part of a retrofit project.

Course Duration:

  • 2 half days online
  • 4 days onsite 

Eligibility Criteria: 

This course is aimed at experienced construction workers who are seeking to transition their offering to include external wall insulation. Applicants for this course will need to be competent in a range of core construction skills such as accurate measurement and setting out, precision in cutting and shaping of materials, mixing and handling of mortar-like materials. 

Course Fees:

This is a fully funded programme through Skills to Advance.

Modules Include:

  • Theory (on-line) Modules
  • Building Physics
  • Health and Safety 
  • EWI Components
  • System Classes
  • Preparation and Design Consideration
  • Introduction to Site Practices
  • Communication

Practical (hand-on) Modules

  • Preparation and Sub-Plinth Insulation Application
  • Above Plinth Insulation Application
  • Services and Penetrations
  • Window and Door Opes
  • Eaves Detailing
  • Party Wall and Movement Joints
  • Clean and safe work area

Course Requirements *For Online Delivery

  • Smart device with Camera (PC/Laptop/Tablet)
  • Zoom (For online Zoom class delivery)
  • Suitable stable Wi-Fi


Jolene Hall, enterprise Support - Jhall@loetb.ie

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