25th July 2019

Throughout this academic year, Cupa Pizarras is sponsoring South Devon College’s roofing department to help students expand their skills and succeed in their studies. The company’s slate roof sponsorship has had a very positive impact on students’ progression.

Recommended to Cupa Pizarras by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), the roof slate company has been sponsoring South Devon College throughout 2019. The sponsorship includes CPD presentations, goodie bags, free slates and a trip to the Cupa Pizarras quarry in Northern Spain.

South Devon College Roofing Apprentices


The RIBA-approved CPD, The Definitive Natural Slate, runs participants through the basic characteristics and benefits of natural slate, and looks at its production process, from quarry excavation to roof installation. Cupa Pizarras’ representatives also ensure that participants gain the insight and tools needed to guarantee a straight-forward slate specification.

South Devon College is delighted by the progress of this year’s roofing apprentices and believes that this was helped by the quality of the materials they have to learn with as roofing Lecturer, Steve Dowell describes: “It is excellent for all students to work with a high quality product, such as Cupa Pizarras’ natural slate, while training. Learning to grade, and the correct way to lay, gives students a great understanding for when they finish their courses and go straight into the roofing industry.

“We are immensely grateful for the sponsorship and enjoy watching how our students’ skillsets can develop and grow so impressively over one year.”


If you are interested in studying a course in Roofing, see what South Devon College have to offer on their website. Or if you’re interested in other trades, click here to find what other Construction courses are on offer.

If you need any other information, feel free to get in touch with the College at [email protected] or call 08000 380 123.

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