Advance your career prospects with our Level 2 Certification, tailored for tradespeople and professionals at all levels. Gain industry recognition and dive deep into external wall insulation (EWI) technology, equipping yourself to confidently tackle eco-friendly home renovation projects.

Earn more than just a certificate; master essential skills in installing EWI and finishes, gaining hands-on experience to excel in the booming market for sustainable construction solutions.

Level 2 award in External wall insulation and finishes

Pay in 3 interest-FREE monthly instalments

£695 + VAT


This Level 2 Certification sets the solid foundation you need to kickstart or advance your career in the retrofit and construction industry. It’s tailor-made for tradespeople and professionals, whether you’re just starting out or already working in construction.

By earning this qualification, you gain more than just a certificate—you gain recognition in your field. You’ll dive deep into the world of external wall insulation (ewi) technology, learning the ins and outs of installing green housing solutions. This means you’ll be equipped with the expertise needed to tackle eco-friendly projects with confidence.

But it’s not just about the certification. It’s about mastering essential skills. Throughout the course, you’ll hone your abilities in installing external wall insulation and finishes. This hands-on experience will make you a pro in the field, giving you the edge you need to succeed in the ever-growing market for sustainable construction solutions.


External Wall Insulation (EWI) is a state-of-the-art solution that can transform the energy efficiency of UK homes. This innovative method involves applying insulating materials to the exterior walls, creating a protective layer that reduces heat loss and improves thermal performance. By boosting insulation levels, EWI regulates indoor temperatures, cutting energy consumption and costs.

EWI offers versatility, suitable for various building types, from new constructions to existing properties. Its adaptability makes it an ideal choice for homeowners, contractors, and developers seeking to upgrade insulation without compromising aesthetics or structure.

Additionally, EWI enhances building appearance with a range of finishes and colours, revitalising exteriors and adding curb appeal. Beyond aesthetics, it supports environmental sustainability by reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions, aligning with green building practices.

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Level 2 award
external wall insulation and finishes



Once enrolled you have 6 months
to complete


£695 + VAT

or 3 interest-FREE

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Level 2

Level 2 Award in External Wall Insulation and Finishes is an Ofqual-regulated qualification.


Completed Level 1 in Health and Safety

As a regulated qualification, the Level 2 award in external wall insulation (ewi) does have eligibility criteria. The minimum requirement for entry is a Level 1 in Health and Safety.


Online multiple-choice exam

The qualification is assessed via an online multiple-choice exam. A representative from ABBE qualifications remotely invigilates this, the course awarding body.


Three modules

  • Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
  • Understanding Productive Working Practices
  • Understand the Installation of External Wall Insulation (EWI) and Finishes

Method of study

Blended learning

  • Self-guided e-learning platform
  • Access to The Retrofit Academy learning management system


Unrivalled support

  • First-class Learner Support
  • State-of-the-art eLearning platform
  • 24/7 access
  • Mentor Support
  • Self-paced learning 
  • Interactive and engaging learning