Roofing Occupations Apprenticeship Level 2
This Roofing Occupations Level 2 Apprenticeship has been designed and developed by industry specialists to cover a range of roofing activities.
This is a two year apprenticeship and you will attend college on block release, including seven one week blocks, throughout the academic year for the duration of your apprenticeship.
The remaining part of the working week will be spent with your employer on site, developing the skills and competence needed in order to achieve the apprenticeship framework and become a fully qualified roofing specialist.
- You will be required to have achieved English at Level 1
- You will be required to have achieved Maths at Level 1
- You should have a genuine interest in this subject
Health, Safety and Welfare in the workplace
Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
Installing roofing backgrounds and components
Installing preformed weathering flashings to roofs
Installing singlelap roof coverings to a variable gauge
Installing plain pile roof coverings
Installing regular sized natural roof slate to standard roof details
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 this occupation should suit those who like to move workplaces on a regular basis. The work is varied and would suit individuals who prefer working outside. This is a core and options apprenticeship, with three options:
Option 1: 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.
Option 2: A Waterproof Membranes Installer works on a building site, or in domestic or commercial premises, installing waterproofing systems and related products, to both new and existing buildings. Waterproofing roofers apply protective membranes to flat roof structures to ensure they are watertight.
Option 3: A Roof Sheeter and Cladder works on commercial premises, installing metal sheet roof coverings and related products, to both new and existing buildings. Roof sheeting and cladding operatives make buildings waterproof by covering the roof with sheeting, operatives may also clad walls.
My time at South Devon College really helped me excel and realise my potential in the construction industry. There are more options and career paths in construction than I first thought. I started as a carpentry apprentice and I am now training with my employer to become a Site Manager. It's a great industry to get into offering huge variety, and we have a lot of fun along the way too.Ricky Collyer