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Roof Slating & Tiling Apprenticeship

Course at a glance

Subject Area:





Level 2 NVQ Diploma
Level 3 NVQ Diploma

Course Start:


Course Length:

Level 2 - 2 years
Level 3 - 13 months


South Bank Campus

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Course overview

This Roof Slating and Tiling Apprenticeship is available to anyone aged over 16.

Roof Slaters & Tilers work on new roofs and repair and refurbish old roofs. This can be done using a variety of methods, from large format concrete tiles with a covering of 10 tiles per m2; to small formats with a covering of 60 tiles per m2;. The work can range from a small repair to a house extension.

What skills and qualities do apprentices need?

A careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work, the ability to work well in a team, a head for heights. 

Entry requirements

You should be aged 16 or over and ideally already be employed or have secured a work placement, however we may be able to help you with this. Good GCSEs are recommended and you will be required to sit a skills assessment.

To search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies visit the national apprenticeship vacancy website.

If you are aged 16-18 and you are unable to find an apprenticeship, you can apply for a study programme and switch over at any point when you do find one.

You must have achieved the Level 2 NVQ Diploma to commence the Level 3 NVQ Diploma.

What would apprentices learn at College?

  • How to cut and fix backgrounds onto a roof such as felt, battens and lead work
  • How to cut and fix large format tiles (single-lap)
  • How to cut and fix small profile tiles (double-lap)
  • How to cut and fix slates
  • How to cut and fix ridge tiles with mortar and mechanically dry fix
  • How to use roofing tools e.g. trowel

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will be expected to further your skills in English and maths.

Next steps

After completing this course there are a number of options available, depending on your final grade you could move onto a level 3 apprenticeship, into higher education or seek permanent employment.

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