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Apprenticeship training course

Industrial thermal insulation technician (level 3)

Applying and fabricating insulation and cladding materials.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Select and use personal protective equipment and apply health and safety policies and procedures
  • Interpret and extract information using paper based or digital techniques from drawings and specifications to inform work instructions.
  • Communicate design specification and product requirements to others.
  • Calculate resource and cost quantities from site specifications.
  • Design and develop manual technical drawings for bespoke cladding patterns involving simple and complex fabrication methods: design specification, location and environmental impacts including weather conditions.
  • Select and install multi layered insulation systems: closed cell and open cell insulation.
  • Fabricate sheet metal and specialist cladding from patterns, applying simple and complex parallel line, radial line and triangulation methods
  • Select and install fabricated cladding to, for example: pipework, ductwork, associated equipment: storage tanks, vessels, reactors, fractionation towers, turbines, boilers or bulkheads.
  • Use specialist equipment for fabricating metal cladding: swagers, lockformers, guillotine, folder, edgers and rollers.
  • Check, use and store portable power tools for example: drills, nibblers and rivet guns.
  • Check, use and store hand tools for example: technical drawing tools, measuring tools, application tools.
  • Apply planning and time management techniques to identify project plan targets.
  • Communicate with others verbally for example, internal and external customers, colleagues, and managers.
  • Coach, mentor and supervise other thermal insulators.
  • Procure tools, equipment and materials.
  • Supervise the safe and secure handling and storage of tools, equipment and materials.
  • Supervise the erection and dismantling of portable scaffold towers and work safely at heights to comply with The Work at Height Regulations.
  • Complete documentation - paper based or digital. For example, plant registers, quality assurance documents, risk assessments, method statements, work permits, site registers and induction registers.
  • Implement and monitor safe systems of work and control measures.

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

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