First in the Country for NVQ L3 in Insulation and Building Treatments

Apr 25, 2014


Matt and Rachel are the first Apprentices to sign up for the ground breaking new course
Pictured back left to right: Representative from GQA, Steve Roche, Salford City College and Colin Goodall, Salix Homes.
Front left to right: Matt Casey, Emanuel Whittaker, Mark Wilson, Procure Plus and Rachel Howarth, Emanuel Whittaker

Emanuel Whittaker joined forces with procurement framework partners Procure Plus and RP Client Salix Homes to bring a brand new NVQ3 in Insulation & Building Treatments to Salford City College.

The trio of like-minded organisations recognised the need for the skill when Salix Homes embarked on its ambitious multi storey tower block refurbishment programme. During it’s first project at Black Friar Court, it became apparent that there was very little home grown talent to deliver this specialist skill.  With several blocks to insulate to provide greater energy efficiency, the only option appeared to be offering the work to specialist companies who employed European workers, which did little for the local economy.

Identifying the need, Salix Homes, Procure Plus and Emanuel Whittaker were fundamental in bringing the Level 2 NVQ in Insulation & Building Treatments to Salford City College just two years ago. Emanuel Whittaker recruited two local Apprentices to undergo the new course. Matt Casey and Rachel Howarth both breezed through the course, but with no follow up NVQ, their futures looked uncertain.

So the work with Salford City College continued for a further year to develop the Level 3 NVQ. The new course was launched this month at Salford City College’s “Future Skills Centre”, making the college the first in the country to offer the course.

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