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

VR641 v2 – Conform to general workplace health, safety and welfare.
VR642 v1 – Conform to productive work practices.
VR643 v1 – Move, handle or store resources.
VR54 v1 – Line chimney structures and flues.
VR56 v1 – Clean flues and appliances.
VR250 v2 – Erect and dismantle access/working platforms.

To be awarded the diploma, it is necessary to obtain the 6 mandatory units. However, engineers using more than one lining system can get the diploma endorsed for additional systems, if competence can be demonstrated by completing optional units.

Optional Units

VR51 v1 – Construct prefabricated block chimneys.
VR52 v1 – Line chimney structures with cast material.
VR53 v2 – Erect metal chimneys.
VR55 v1 – Apply sealant to chimney structures.

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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