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Apprenticeship training course

Industrial thermal insulation technician (level 3)

Applying and fabricating insulation and cladding materials.

Qualification level
3
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
£12,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • design and develop patterns from which to fabricate cladding from a range of specialist base materials in line with the design specification
  • fabricate specialist cladding from patterns, including bespoke elbows, bends and T sections
  • install fabricated cladding to pipework, ductwork and vessels, for insulation and personnel protection
  • install insulation systems using staggered and grooved joints that fit together precisely
  • resize and re-configure cladding components on site when required
  • use specialist hand tools and equipment including: swagers, lockformers, dividers, metal shears, mole grips, metal folders, metal rollers, drills and safe blades
  • work reliably and safely, without close supervision, to approved industry standards and safe working practices
  • work effectively and efficiently, both individually and as part of a team, maintaining effective relationships with colleagues, clients, suppliers and the public
  • use the appropriate communication style to suit the circumstance and the audience
  • supervise and mentor other thermal insulators, providing technical advice as required
  • assist with the management of projects, in line with all design specifications and project schedules
  • procure resources in line with site specific procedures
  • ensure resources are moved, handled and stored safely and securely
  • implement all organizational security arrangements and procedures
  • competently erect and dismantle portable scaffold towers, ensuring safe working at heights
  • identify risks by checking information and being aware of changing external circumstances e.g. weather conditions

Full information on Industrial thermal insulation technician (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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