Press Release:
NIA and CITB introduce new Internal Wall Insulation Specialist Up-Skilling Training Programme

Release Date 22 August 2013

The National Insulation Association (NIA) in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has developed a new Internal Wall Insulation (IWI) Specialist Up-Skilling Training Programme (SUP) designed to support the increase in IWI industry capacity that will be needed under the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation.

The SUP will provide support to companies seeking to carry out IWI by providing specialist training and qualifications.

Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the NIA commented: "Underpinning the Green Deal and ECO is the Publically Available Specification PAS 2030 which sets out the requirements and specification for the installation of energy efficient measures and the Minimum Technical Competencies that installers must possess. The NIA has therefore worked closely with the CITB in developing this SUP which will provide much needed support for companies wishing to carryout IWI and we commend this programme to the industry."

Bill Brown, Project Manager for the initial pilot scheme* commented: "The information gathered during pilots enabled this new IWI Training Scheme to be developed in conjunction with the NIA to ensure it met the needs of the industry. The NIA formed a special working group comprising industry experts from both manufacturing and installing companies to develop the SUP and I would like to thank them for their support.

"The SUP training scheme is now available nationally, supported by CITB grants and DECC funding."

Organisations and companies interested in this programme should contact the CITB direct at

Organisations interested in NIA membership should contact the association on 01525 383313.

* A collaboration between NIA member British Gypsum and CITB's National Specialist Team led to the initiation of an Internal Wall Insulation (IWI) training pilot scheme in May 2012.


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