CPD Speaker Meeting (12 Apr 2023) - Insulation, what you need to know

From 12.04.2023 16:00 until 12.04.2023 17:30
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Pre-Booking is required.

One of our regular (monthly) speaker meetings comprising an industry update and guest or in-house CPD speaker(s). Following a brief introduction, the agenda will be:

  • Proficiency brief update / industry news
  • Main session with  Nigel Donohue from The Installation Assurance Authority (IAA)
  1. The benefits of End to End coverage across compliance ranging from PAS2030, Trustmark, MCS and Able to Pay Compliance Schemes along with guarantees
  2. Training and the future skills need including development of standards to the delivery of Level 5 Retrofit Coordinator and Risk Management Qualifications and Insulation NVQs etc
  3. The role of testing to validate performance and ventilation requirements including approved background ventilation testing processes
  4. The PAS steering Group
  5. The rights and wrongs of cavity insulation extraction
  6. General state of the nation within the industry

This session should be highly relevant for all energy assessors, Retrofit Assessors and/or Coordinators.

We will then pick up any specific AOB items tabled for the meeting or carried forward from the previous meeting.

This is followed by an open floor discussion and networking session to close the meeting. Expect this to finish around 7:30 pm but allow some flexibility if you can an there is a lot to gained from the open discussions and networking at the end.

This event is FREE for Proficiency members. It is open to non-members at a cost of £20. (It makes more sense to join and get at least 12 sessions like this for free in the year).

Attendance certificates will be added to the member's  CPD record. Non-members will be provided with an attendance certificate to enable them to claim at least an hour of relevant CPD.

HOW IT WORKS - Please read carefully

You will be sent joining instructions and/or the relevant link ahead of the meeting. This is typically sent out about 1 day ahead of the event. For online events we generally use Zoom.

Around 24 hours ahead of the event you will receive a link to register for the event. You can do this any time from then until just before the meeting starts. Once you have registered you will receive the actual meeting link. Please ensure you register using your correct full name. This ensures you will get the right name on your CPD certificate (if applicable),

(If there is less than 24 hours to go, please check your junk / spam folder before contacting us to say you haven't received the link. It will probably be there. If it is not then do contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. but don't leave it to the last minute. Once we have started to set up for the session we will not be able to take calls or respond to emails).

Please also ensure you have tested your set up and both your audio and video are working. If we cannot see you are present we may not be able to issue you with a CPD certificate. If you know in advance that you will not have video capability, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will agree an alternative way in which the organisers can verify you were actually present (and hopefully paying attention) for the entire session.

If you need to briefly deal with something like an urgent phone call during the session, please turn your video off whilst you do so to avoid a distraction to other attendees. Video off for short periods of absence will not affect eligibility for CPD certificates. Prolonged periods of absence or where video is off so you could be absent, will prevent us being able to issue a CPD certificate. This verification of your presence is essential for us to ensure that the value of Proficiency CPD certificates is maintained so they can be accepted by accreditation schemes. 

(There are no refunds where CPD certificates cannot be issued due to only partial attendance at an event).



  • Nigel Donohue LLB

    Nigel Donohue LLB

    Chief Executive Officer
    The CIGA Group
    The Installation Assurance Authority (IAA)

    Nigel has been the Chief Executive Officer of CIGA (Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency) since 2016 and following the launch of The Installation Assurance Authority (The IAA) in April 2020 and The IAA Commercial Services (IAA CS) in October 2021 operates as the Group Chief Executive. 

    Nigel has been responsible for the transformation of CIGA into what is now a market leading compliance body across the insulation and renewable energy sector. CIGA provide support to members with Government engagement, legal advice and support, consumer support and direct support to businesses with advice, guidance, and commercial services.  Nigel is the insulation installer lead on the PAS 2030 and PAS2035 steering group collating and representing industry views on the development of standards and sits on a number of bodies including the CLC Skills Network and Optimised Skills for Retrofit Working Group in Wales.  Nigel has led on the development of Insulation and Building Treatments Occupation Standards across the insulation sector and ensured that these are mirrored across the mandatory technical competencies required for competent persons schemes. 

    The IAA are launching a National Energy Efficiency Centre in quarter three of 2023 with the aim of developing the key career pathways and core learning content to help deliver Energy Efficiency Retrofit at Scale and importantly help support schools and colleges in their delivery of the Net Zero Skills Challenge.