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Introduction to Building Insulation and Alternative Heating Source HCI

  • Start date:   February 2023
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 4
  • Course Type:   Short Full-time

Introduction to Building Insulation and Alternative Heating Source HCI

This course is an introduction to the built environment industry and looking at how homes can be made more energy efficient. The course which is mainly practical is delivered over 14 weeks. 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 workshop, 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

February 2023

End date

June 2024

  • 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
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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

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

    Education: further study within the industry or related fields, including the NPA construction, Built Environment programmes at West Lothian College

    Employment: 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.

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