Overview of the role

Installing a range of roofing materials and products.

Occupational Profile

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.

Details of standard

Typical Job Roles

Roof Slater and Tiler, Waterproof Membranes Installer, Roof Sheeter and Cladder

Duration

Typically 18 – 24 months

Level

2