Roof Slating & Tiling Apprenticeship

Cornwall College St Austell LEVEL: 2 Construction

Roofing careers rely on people with attention to detail, the ability to focus in a variety of weather conditions, and the courage to work in potentially dangerous environments. Think heady heights, carpentry, lead work, thatching, long days, exposure to the elements – and you’ll be on the right lines to understanding the intricacies of this career, that can offer an annual salary up to £24k.

If you choose the apprenticeship route you will be able to work, earn and learn from the start. Gaining invaluable real world experience, while gaining theoretical and advanced skills usually by attending college one day per week. If you are not ready to start working straight away, you may want to spend a year on a full-time Level 1 qualification first to build your confidence and skills, while finding an employer prepared to take you on for an apprenticeship.

This two-year apprenticeship is ideal if you want to specialise in roofng and tiling.

Read about our apprentice’s success at national competitions here.



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Ideal if:

You are a practical learner and are interested in a career in construction, roof slating and tiling. You may have already completed a full-time construction related qualification and choose to move on to this apprenticeship, or you can start this programme straight from school if you have a business willing to employ you throughout your training.

Entry Requirements:

GCSEs in English and maths at a grade 3 or above. You must also have a work placement and complete a successful interview. We have excellent links with local roofing and building companies to assist you.

What You Will Learn:

Studying with our award-winning teaching staff you will learn:

• how to work independently at your own pace
• essential industry health and safety through theory and practical sessions
• about different roof coverings and finishes
• to develop efficient work practices and how to move resources.

The skills you will learn one day a week at college include how to install plain tiles, how to install interlocking tiles to variable gauge and how to work with natural slates. Your practical learning will cover new builds and removal and repair of existing roofing materials. Your understanding of each element of the course will be assessed through a multiple choice question paper and a practical assignment.


You'll also cover essential health and safety best practice, how to work safely with electrical equipment and safe working at heights. You will also gain an understanding of the broader principles of construction, learning how the house underneath the roof you are building was put together and wider environmental impacts of construction.

You’ll love:

Spending time in our purpose built workshops, being taught by award-winning tutors.

Many of our former apprentices have gone on to win national and international competition awards in roofing.


A career as a roofer earning up to £24k per year. On to a Level 3 qualification in construction trades




Roof Slating & Tiling Apprenticeship

Start Date

September 2018


St Austell


2 years in the workplace

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