arc blue

Introduction to Building Insulation and Alternative Heating Source HCI (FEB)

  • Start date:   February 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 4
  • Course Type:   Short Full-time

Introduction to Building Insulation and Alternative Heating Source HCI (FEB)

The course provides an excellent introduction to a career in the trades for energy efficiency in homes, teaching you the practical skills needed to progress to further study in the area.

Based within the construction and plumbing sectors, this course gives students the opportunity to make sure a career in the built environment is right for you before choosing further study or an apprenticeship.

Start date – 19 February 2024

End date – 14 June 2024

SCQF Level - 4

Days: Thursday & Friday
9am – 4pm
12 weeks

  • What the course includes

    You will develop practical skills in the construction and plumbing workshop environment, and although most of the time will be spent on practical activities, you will also learn the principles in the classroom.

    • Installing internal wall insulation
    • Installing external wall insulation
    • Alternative home heating systems
    • Energy efficiency measure
    • Grey water reuse
    • Solar thermal energy
HNC Built

Why choose this course?

Delivered in a practical environment, you will have access to new technologies and a range of different energy efficiency methods to work on and learn with.

This is a sector within the built environment that is rapidly expanding area, with good career prospects as we drive forward to our net zero targets by making our buildings more efficient.

Entry requirements

  • You should have National 3 Mathematics, English and a Science subject
  • Any relevant experience will help your application
  • A desire to work in the built environment

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where it leads

    Further study within the industry or related fields, including the NPA construction, Built Environment programmes at West Lothian College, and/or an apprenticeship within the construction industry.

Interview arrangements

If you are invited for interview you will be required to undertake a short practical skills test and group interview.

This interview may be conducted by phone or online.

arc purple
arc white

Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.