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Course overview

Programme Level

Level 2


24 Months + End Point Assessment

Entry Requirements

Qualifications are not mandatory for this standard, however, apprentices without Level 1 &/or 2 English and maths will need to achieve this prior to taking their end point assessment.

Training type e.g block, release days, or at work address

Block study, with additional online learning and at employer's workplace.


This occupation involves installing a range of roofing materials and products, at height.  It includes interpreting drawings, measuring and calculating the required amount of materials.  Roofing work can involve anything from repairing a single tile or slate on a domestic property, to re-roofing public buildings such as schools, working on new build housing projects, or installing the roof on large commercial buildings.  Roofers can be on site from a few hours to a few weeks so the work is varied.


A Roof Slater and Tiler works on a building site, or in domestic or commercial premises, installing slate and tile roof coverings and related products to both new and existing buildings.


  • Adaptability and willingness to move workplace sites on a regular basis

  • Preference to working outside

  • Ability to work at heights

  • Effective communication


Typically 24 months plus end point assessment - timescales may vary depending on occupational role and/or prior relevant qualifications / experience. The training is delivered through week-long block study every 6-8 weeks, based at The Halley Academy, Blackheath, with additional learning taking place both online and at the employer’s location.


  • Plan and carry out work to commercial standards of quality and speed.

  • Carry out a range of job tasks including measuring, marking out, fitting, finishing, positioning and securing.

  • Move, handle and store resources, complying with relevant legislation and guidance.

  • Select the required materials and resources to carry out the work.

  • Set up, check and operate plant and/or equipment.

  • Install related materials and components to a given specification.

  • Use, maintain and store hand tools, power tools and associated equipment.

  • Access, interpret and use drawings and specifications to carry out work.

  • work safely at height and use access equipment.

  • Install tiles & slates, underlay, battens and related roofing components.

  • Install pre-formed lead and/or proprietary flashings, 

  • Install dry and wet fixed products to verges, hips, ridge and valleys, and ventilation products for warm and cold roof construction.

  • Install roof windows and flashing kits.


The Apprenticeship Centre, The Halley Academy, Corelli Rd, London SE3 8EP

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