QQI Level 5 Retrofit Insulation Skills

Course Overview

This course aims to provide participants the knowledge and skill to insulate a building using best practise. This includes internal, external, floor and roof insulation. Participants will also learn how to make a building airtight to minimise unwanted energy losses.

Course Dates

2nd November 2021.

Module Content

  • Legislation Relating to Conservation of Energy
  • Principles of Heat Loss in a Dwelling
  • Characteristics of Insulation including Performance Values
  • Characteristics of Draught Proofing Materials
  • Insulating Roof, Walls and Floors Aimed at Increasing Energy Efficiency of Dwellings
  • Draught Proofing Key Elements Aimed at Increasing Energy Efficiency of Dwellings
  • Environmental Impact of Insulation and Disposal of Waste Common hazards Associated with Insulation
  • Generate a Health and Safety Initiative for Insulation and Draught Proofing Systems
  • Cut, Shape and Fix a Range of Insulation Types   
  • Install a Range of Draught Proofing Systems
  • Develop Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Damage to Insulating Materials
  • Safely Use Hand and Power Tools to Install Insulation and Draught Proofing


1 day per week over 10 weeks. 


2 hour exam – 70% pass rate, 220 minute practical assessment – skills demonstration based on different insulation and airtight system


This course is fully funded under Skills to Advance.


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