Level 1 Training
There are 3 routes of entry to becoming a level 1 tester:
1 – NVQ or other recognised qualification route – The candidate must provide evidence of a education which includes air tightness testing and will need to follow the process as per the APEL route.
2 – Training and assessment – The candidate must attend an ATTMA recognised training course and complete the assessment in order to be enrolled into ATTMA. (If you have already done this, please click here to register). The course typically lasts 4 or 5 days with the assessment taking place on the final day.
The current authorised training providers are:
BSRIA – Based in Bracknell
STROMA – Based in Castleford
IRT – Based in Liverpool
Please note that ATTMA are not aware of the prices of the courses, these are set by the training providers.
3 – APEL (Accreditation Prior Experiential Learning) – The candidate must provide evidence by way of existing test reports, completion of the relevant alternative training template (which will demonstrate you have met the requirements of the National Occupational Standards for air tightness) and must attend a combined interview and witness test to prove your competence. You may be expected to submit further test reports or have sanctions added depending on the outcome of the assessment.