NVQ Info


If you are lining chimneys or intend to line chimneys you should demonstrate your competence by obtaining the L2 NVQ Diploma in Chimney Engineering.

The diploma is not a formal examination. You demonstrate competence over a period of time with on-site assessments and if necessary, training in those areas where competence is lacking.

The diploma is about;
– Interpreting information.
– Adopting safe and healthy working practices.
– Selecting materials, components and equipment.
– Cleaning and preparing chimney structures.
– Lining chimney structures and flues.

Mandatory Units

These units are all about working efficiently and safely.

Unit QCF641 – Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace.
Unit QCF642 – Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace.
Unit QCF643 – Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace.

Optional Units

Optional units include elements of the mandatory units but in general they cover the various systems of lining chimneys.

To be awarded the diploma it is only necessary to obtain one of the optional units. For example, installing only flexible linings could be sufficient to achieve this qualification. However engineers using more than one lining system can get the diploma endorsed for additional systems if competence can be demonstrated.

Unit QCF51 – Construct Prefabricated Block Chimneys in the Workplace.
Unit QCF52 – Line Chimney Structures with Cast Material in the Workplace.
Unit QCF53 – Erect Metal Chimneys in the Workplace.
Unit QCF54 – Line Chimney Structures and Flues in the Workplace.
Unit QCF55 – Apply Sealant to Chimney Structures in the Workplace.
Unit QCF56 – Clean Flues and Appliances in the Workplace.

Further details

Further details on the L2 NVQ Diploma in Chimney Engineering, are in NACE Document:N0540, available from NACE on request.

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