Cladding Occupations - Specialist Cladding and Rainscreen Systems

  • construction_courseFees £750
  • construction_course3-6 Months


Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Cladding Occupations (Construction)


Ofqual code: 601/8034/1


The Diploma will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as: preparing resources for and the installation of sheeting and cladding materials and rainwater goods on roofs and walls in the workplace; conforming to general health, safety and welfare; conforming to productive working practices; and moving, handling and storing resources.

Learners can specialise in:

  • Specialist Cladding and Rainscreen Systems 

Rationale and purpose of this qualification

The qualification is aimed at those who are in work and are looking for recognition of their prior learning and experience in their chosen industry.

Learners can build on the skills and knowledge gained from achievement of this qualification when working towards achieving another qualification or gaining employment.

It is intended that the qualification will allow learners to evidence experience of topics based on accepted and recognised industrial practices. The Diploma will provide a sound basis for advancing in the industry for a range of potential learners.

The primary purpose of this qualification is to confirm the learner’s occupational competence as a Specialist Cladding and Rainscreen Systems .  Achieving this work-related, competence-based qualification will provide confirmation to employers, industry managers and card schemes that learners have the skills and knowledge needed to meet the national recognised standard to carry out the role of a Specialist Cladding and Rainscreen Systems .

The qualification is assessed through a portfolio of evidence which details what learners have completed at work through a variety of evidence such as observation, professional discussion, witness testimony and supporting documentary evidence. The assessor can work alongside the learner to confirm that they have met the requirements of the qualification and that they are therefore competent in their role.

The assessor will observe the learner carrying out their normal work activities to show that they can do this competently and to the industry standard and can comply with current legislation and company procedures. 

The assessment process will ensure that the learner can complete the tasks that they have been directed to undertake and that they can interpret the instructions correctly.  They will demonstrate that they can select the appropriate resources for the task.  They will also demonstrate that they can complete tasks within the given timescales and specifications.


The qualification is designed to lead the learner to one or more of the following objectives:

  • Supporting a role in the workplace
  • Confirming knowledge, understanding and skills
  • Providing access to a relevant card scheme



This qualification is supported by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).

CSCS provides a registration card scheme acknowledged by industry for those involved in construction. The scheme recognises skills, knowledge and understanding, competence and qualifications.

What does this qualification cover?

As this is a competence-based qualification, learners will be acquiring the knowledge and skills required through either on-the-job experience or in a learning environment.

This qualification has a range of pathways linked to typical job roles that learners will encounter within the industry.


  • Specialist Cladding and Rainscreen Systems

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • people in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • individuals who wish to start their own business
  • school and college students with part-time jobs that enable them to develop the appropriate skills in the workplace
  • full-time and part-time study

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