The STA have introduced a SIP installer practical training module and online test to compliment the Timber frame competency award Scheme.
This has been developed to provide validation of the skills and competences of experienced erectors and installers of structural insulated panel systems. This page will allow you to access the workbook, upload supporting evidence, request access to the online test and upon successful completion, download your certificate.
Are you eligible to participate in the SIP Competency Award Scheme?
- Your company must be a member of the STA [If you are not currently a member, click here to enquire about membership]
- You must be classed as an ‘Erector’ or ‘Installer’
If you comply with the above criteria, CLICK HERE to complete the REGISTRATION FORM >>
Once you have completed the registration form, you will be able to access the SIP Competency Award Scheme via the members area – click here to login.
Once logged in, you will be able to complete all the stages, which includes:
- Download the Workbook
- Upload supporting evidence i.e. CV, client witness testimonies etc
- Request access to the online test
- Complete the online test
- Request your certificate of completion
You will need to complete the Workbook
- Practical Skills Workbook
You will need to download this workbook from your member dashboard which are in PDF format and complete the tasks asked of you. You must record the information/your findings on your hard copies and these completed documents must be retained in the event of your company being audited for STA Assure.
Please note some of the tasks in your workbooks may require your manager/supervisor to witness and sign off.
You also need to provide:
- Up to date curriculum vitae (CV)
- Supporting evidence to prove the erector installer has a minimum 1 years’ SIPS erection experience (e.g. employer/client witness testimony, witnessed work log showing your name, SIPS erection activities undertaken and the dates the work was undertaken).
NB: These documents can be uploaded via the ‘Upload supporting evidence’ link on your dashboard.
If you hold an existing S/NVQ or have completed your workbooks, you will need to log on to your dashboard using your unique username and password and ‘request access to the online tests’.
Your supervisor will receive an email asking them to confirm you have completed the workbooks to a satisfactory level (or you hold the relevant qualifications) and once they have clicked on the link, you will be notified by email that the online tests have been added to your dashboard.
You will have 48 hours to complete the online test and at the end of the module you will receive your score, please see below percentage brackets:
- 100% – 85% = Pass
- 84% – 75% = Resit required
- 74% – 0% = Fail
NB: If a resit is required, you have the opportunity straight after your test to re-answer questions you got wrong.
Upon successful demonstration of stand-alone competence, competence/experience or experience and completion of the workbook, and successful completion of the online test, all requirements of the STA SIPS Competency Award Scheme will have been met.
A completion certificate will automatically be generated and you can download this from your dashboard.
NB: Achievement of the SCAS Award will form part of the STA Assure process. For STA Assure audit purposes, all SCAS documentation, including S/NVQ certification, SIPS erection experience evidence, completed workbooks and SCAS award certification, must be retained and made available to STA auditors upon request.
For more information or if you are having problems accessing your members area, please contact:
Direct: 07889 702559