EDITION 1 SUPPORTING THE ROOFING INDUSTRY. Roofing Training Prospectus

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SUPPORTING THE ROOFING INDUSTRY

Roofing Training Prospectus

Contents Welcome ......................................................................3 Roofing Industry Alliance Overview.............................4 Roofing Industry Alliance Members.............................5 Your Regional Roof Training Groups............................7 Facts about Regional Training Groups.........................8 How roofing contractors can benefit from roof training and working towards a qualified workforce....9 Career Paths in the Roofing Industry .........................10 Jargon Buster / Abbreviations ...................................11 Definitions of the types of training available...................................................12-13 Which Training Programme?......................................14 Roofing Training Routes .............................................15 CSCS Cards ..........................................................16-17 A Guide to CSCS Cards .............................................18 Management Qualification Structure.........................19 Principles for good quality training............................20 Index of Roofing Colleges / Roof Training Centres ...25 How to Book a Course ...............................................25 Roofing Instructors & Roofing Assessors ...................25

Apprenticeships, Courses & Qualifications Pitched Roofing

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Heritage Roofing

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Flat Roofing

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Sheeting, Cladding & Rainscreen Training 48-53 Mastic Ashphalt Roofing Lead & Hard Metal Training Photo Voltaic Solar Green Roofs Training by LANTRA Thatching

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The Basic Competency Programme (BCP) 66-68 CompetentRoofer Management Training

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Welcome to The Roofing Industry Alliance (RIA) Roof Training Prospectus - Edition 1 July 2015 The Roofing Industry Alliance works closely with the roofing industry stakeholders in setting up the training standards for achieving the minimum competency, qualification and the Blue Skilled Worker CSCS Card whilst at the same time, encouraging career progression to management level. This RIA Training Prospectus offers a centralised and up to date information on specialist roof training and includes information on most of the roof training disciplines, qualification routes, CITB funding available and the methods of accessing the training at national level. The RIA Prospectus will keep you up to date with the latest training developments and one of the most exciting is the upcoming development of the Trailblazer for Roofing in England led by the roofing employers working group. The information in the prospectus will help to understand the different ways of training and hopefully guide you in choosing the best route for achieving the competency and qualification, from traditional roofing apprenticeships to specialist apprenticeship and upskilling programmes (SAP & SUP), the Basic Competency Programme (BCP) or Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA) for experienced operatives. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this publication. Roofing Industry Alliance have not verified the information by independent testing nor has control over the circumstances in which it will be used. The information in the RIA training prospectus is correct at the time of going to press - please contact your local Roof Training Group for the latest information (see pages 6-7).

Geoff Holt RIA Chairman

Roofing Industry Alliance Overview Originally set up in 1997, The Roofing Industry Alliance has been revitalised in 2013 in order to re-address the roofing industry needs by bringing together the major roofing industry stakeholder who collectively set up training strategy for tackling the increased skill gap in our industry at all levels. Also, provide timely and forward-thinking industry responses to major economic and technological issues and enhance the long-term viability and attractiveness of the roofing industry. The roofing sector has become the first within the Construction industry to be allowed to manage and organise its own CITB training funds through the auspices of the RIA. The RIA includes all the major roofing trade associations and 13 Roof Training Groups (RTG) in the UK and is keen to support roof training by promoting best practice. The board of directors of the RIA is drawn from all areas of roofing and training. The key aim of the RIA is to co-ordinate training information, publicise opportunities and fill any gaps in provision whilst simulating a whole range of training opportunities. Companies are encouraged to step up their game and invest in their workforce for a better, safer and more productive future. NFRC CEO, Ray Horwood, is playing a leading part in taking the policy for training forward assisted by RIA Training Manager, Livia Williams.

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Roofing Industry Alliance Members Members include 9 Roofing Federations and 13 Regional Roof Training Groups

Roofing Federations National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) Roofing House, 31 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2DY T: 020 7638 7663 www.nfrc.co.uk

Metal Cladding & Roofing Manufacturers Association (MCRMA) 106 Ruskin Avenue, Rogerstone, Newport, South Wales, NP10 0BD T: 01633 895633 www.mcrma.co.uk

Metal Roofing Contractor Association (MRCA) 11 Bush Mews, Arundel Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 5TE T: 01273 699545 www.mrca.org.uk

Lead Sheet Association (LSA) Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) Roofing House, 31 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2DY T: 0845 1547188 www.spra.co.uk

Lead Contractor Association (LCA) Centurion House, 36 London Road East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 1AB T: 01342 317888 www.leadcontractorsassociation.com

The Federation of Traditional Metal Roofing Contractors (FTMRC)

Liquid Roofing Waterproof Associations (LRWA) Roofing House, 31 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2DY T: 0207 448 3859 lrwa.org.uk

Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) PO Box 77, Hastings TN35 4WL T: 01424 814400 www.masticasphaltcouncil.co.uk

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Unit 10 Archers Park, Branbridges Road, East Peckham, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 5HP T: 01622 872432 www.leadsheet.co.uk

Confederation of Roofing Contractors (CoRC)

Association House, 22d Victoria Place, Brightlingsea, Colchester, CO7 0BX T: 01206 306 600 www.corc.co.uk

36 London Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 1AB T: 01342 301627 www.ftmrc.co.uk

The Institute of Roofing Roofing House, 31 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2DY T: 020 7448 3858 www.instituteofroofing.org

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Your Regional Roof Training Groups Independent Roof Training Group (Scotland) Contact: Ian Letham M: 07771 935 820 Email: [email protected] Website: www.irtscotland.co.uk

North West Roof Training Group

Contact: Mike Wharton M: 07931 918 507 Email: [email protected] Website: www.northwest.rooftraining.co.uk

North East Roof Training Group Contact: Helen Wilson M: 07771 802096 Email: [email protected] Website: www.nertg.co.uk

Yorkshire Independent Roof Training Group Contact: Denise Cherry M: 07971 232645 Email: [email protected] Website: www.yirtg.org.uk

Midland Roof Training Group

Contact: Livia Williams M: 07931 708 038 Email: [email protected] Website: www.midlandsrooftraining.co.uk

London & Southern Roofing Training Group

Contact: Brian Middlemiss M: 07791 377 559 Email: [email protected] Website: www.londonsouthern.rooftraining.co.uk

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South Central Roofing Training Group

Contact: Mike Fildes T: 0845 678 0065 Website: www.southcoastrooftraining.co.uk

Eastern Region Roof Training Group

Contact: Clive Coote T: 01473 744412 Email: [email protected] Website: www.eastern.rooftraining.co.uk

South Wales & South West Roofing Training Group

Contact: Alex Williams T: 01395 233667 Email: [email protected] Website: www.swales-swest.rooftraining.co.uk

Wales National Roof Training Group Contact: Lesley Hughes M: 07817 641 984 Email: [email protected]

National Metal Training Group

Contact: Claire Iacovou T: 01273 699545 Email: [email protected] Website: www.metalrooftraining.co.uk

Lead & Hard Metal Training Group Contact: Ray Robertson M: 07990 970 200

Northern Ireland Roof Training Group

Contact: Gordon Penrose / Geoffrey Parkinson T: 02893 351650 Email: [email protected]

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Facts about Regional Training Groups • The 13 Regional Training Groups are in place to organise and co-ordinate roof training at all levels. • The Regional Training Groups are located throughout the UK and work directly with their local roofing contractor members. • Manufacturers, trade association representatives and local training providers can also be associate members of the Regional Training Groups. • Regional Training Groups meet regularly to ensure regular exchange of information is maintained to facilitate best practice regionally and nationally. • Regional Training Groups are able to access or prepare courses specifically designed for the roofing industry and the needs of the group member companies. • Regional Training Groups are able to obtain early information and keep up to date with changes and initiatives which affect the roofing industry, such as changes to legislation, grants, building regulations, European directives, environmental issues, technological developments and changes in materials, equipment and tools. • Regional Training Groups work closely with RIA on the development of pilot schemes for training initiatives nationally and specific to Groups’ needs

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How roofing contractors can benefit from engaging with roof training and working towards a qualified workforce • Job done right first time • Increased motivation of workforce • Increased work rate per employee • Structured planning of workforce and their training requirements for the future. • Reduce turnover of employees • Attract better operatives and staff to your company with clearly defined opportunities • Repeat business with satisfied clients • Improved understanding of each person’s role and internal communications • Reduced risk of accidents • Less waste on site

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Career Paths in the Roofing Industry Roofing is one industry which allows you to join as an apprentice, develop your skills and with detemination and drive, ultimately to manage your own business. The routes of entry are varied but two usual options are detailed here:

Trainee managers Most roofing contractors require staff to develop some or a combination of the management skills below: • Contracts supervisor • Quantity surveyor • Estimator • Technical drawing / CAD • Buyer

Trade trainee / Modern apprenticeship

Enter roofing industry Employed by roofing contractor Office experience route

Site experience route

Technical / mamangement

Trade / Craft

Roofing operatives lay the roofing materials and systems onto the structure that forms the roof. They can specialise in any of the specific roofing crafts, or they may train to become skilled.

In some larger companies the above jobs will be carried out by staff in separate departments.

*Other roofing options you could move into include: • Training

Supervisor Manages and oversees own team of (two to five) operatives and is responsible for quality of work and

• Health and safety • Roofing consultancy • Distribution / Merchants • Roofing surveyor

liaison with others involved in the contract/project.

• Manufacturing of roofing products • Sales / Marketing / PR

Senior manager As above plus other managerial roles, e.g. sales and marketing manager, technical manager, buyer, office manager.

Partner / director Become partner or director of the company or set up and become owner of your own company.

Partner / director Co-ordinate work from the delivery of materials to final completion. They must liaise with the projects design team, QS, engineer and other trades required.

Set up your own company route

*Other roofing options You may require to have a combination of some of the following elements: practical, technical, health and safety, commercial knowledge, qualifications and experience. This chart above indicates some of the most likely career paths. Due to the flexibility of the roofing industry others are available and depend on, the size, location, and trades covered with your own aptitude, attitude and ability.

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Jargon Buster / Abbreviations ACoP BCP

CAA

CAWR CDM

CHAS C-ILM

CISRS CITB

CORC CPCS

Approved Code of Practice Basic Competency Programme Construction Awards Alliance Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations Construction Design & Management Regulations Construction Health & Safety Construction - Institute of Leadership & Management Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme Construction Industry Training Board Confederation of Roofing Contractors Construction Plant Certification Scheme

CSCS

Construction Skills Certification Scheme

HaSWA

Health & Safety at Work Act

EWPA(R) Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (Route) HSE ILM

IOR

IOSH IPAF

LRWA

MEWP

Health & Safety Executive Institute of Leadership & Management Institute of Roofing Institution of Occupational Safety and Health International Powered Access Federation Liquid Roofing & Waterproofing Association Mobile Elevated Working Platform

MTC

Minimum Technical Competency

NFRC

National Federation of Roofing Contractors

NEBOSH National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health NOS

National Occupational Standards

NVQ

National Vocational Qualification

PASMA

Prefabricated access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association Ltd

OFQUAL Office of Qualifications of Examinations Regulations QCF RTG

SA

SAP

SEATS

SMSTS

SPRA

SSSTS

SSTP

SUP

UKATA

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Qualification and Credit Framework Roof Training Group Scottich Apprenticeship Specialist Apprenticeship Programme Site Environmental Awareness Scheme Site Managers Safety Training Scheme Single Ply Roofing Association Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme Sector Specific Training Plan Specialist Upskilling Programme UK Asbestos Training Association

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Definitions of the types of training available New Entrant training and the Modern Apprenticeship Scheme The aim of the industry is to recruit and train young people into the roofing industry and provide them with the foundation for an exciting, rewarding and successful career. All college courses are based on a programme combining site work spent with a roofing company, training at the college and ongoing assessment. Apprenticeships allow young employees to learn, work and get qualified at the same time. It’s a simple, step-by-step process with colleges offering guidance to both apprentices and employers throughout. The training programmes currently offered for the roofing industry are built-up felt roofing, roof sheeting and cladding, roof slating and tiling, roof tiling for new house building, and mastic asphalt. All courses provide the practical and theoretical knowledge required to achieve the relevant qualifications. Apprentices also obtain a safe working knowledge and the practical appreciation of the skills and techniques to enable them to become valuable members of the workforce. All programmes lead to a qualification in Functional Skills Level 1, Abrasive Wheels (CITBConstructionSkills), Mobile Towers (CITB-ConstructionSkills), First Aid Certificate, Health and Safety test, Safe use of ladders and Manual Handling. The built-up felt roofing programme also offers the N/SVQ Level 2 in applied waterproof membranes (built-up felt roofing) and an apprenticeship framework. The roof sheeting and cladding programme also offers the N/SVQ Level 2 in roof sheeting and cladding, the apprenticeship framework, telescopic boom (IPAF) and scissors lift (IPAF). The roof slating and tiling programme also offers the N/SVQ Level 2 in roof slating and roof tiling, the intermediate construction award in roof slating and roof tiling and apprenticeship framework.

On-site assessment and training (OSAT) On-site assessment and training (OSAT) is a cost-effective method of qualifying experienced roofing staff to industry’s national occupational standards. OSAT enables experienced, but not formally qualified, roofing staff to prove they are competent, safe and qualified to work on construction sites. Available through Colleges, Regional Roofing Training Groups, Manufacturers, Contractors, National Construction College courses and mobile rigs.

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The Specialist Apprenticeship Programme (SAP) SAP was developed as a result of the lack of availability of traditional college based Modern Roofing Apprenticeships for a range of specialist roofing occupational sectors The National Specialist Team of CSkills (NSAC) has worked with the roofing NFRC, SPRA, LRWA and LSA to develop and introduce specialist apprenticeship programmes which meet the requirements of employers within these sectors. Duration of training may very up to a maximum of two years with a total of apprximately 5 weeks off the job training. Currently, there are Level 2 & 3 SAPs in Pitched Roofing, Single Ply Roofing, Liquid Roofing, Heritage Roof Slating and Tiling, Lead and Hard Metal

The Specialist Upskilling Programme (SUP) SUP gives a roofing worker who has no formal skill but some basic site experience, the opportunity to learn a formal skill through a combination of course attendance and/or on-site training and experience. The duration of training may vary up to a maximum of 12 months, at the end of which the operative, if successful, could attain an N/SVQ Level 2 and qualify for a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card (see Section 5). This is a CITB product / qualification which is delivered through approved CITB training providers.

Experienced Worker Practical Assessed Route (EWPAR) This assessment route has been introduced as an alternative for the experienced worker with a minimum of five years’ experience in the occupation, which is considered sufficient time to gain experience across the range of work. Accredited assessment centres are able to use this method to assess experienced candidates. This method is not being introduced to replace existing assessment methods, but to offer an alternative. Currently the EWPAR route is available for Sheeting and Cladding, Rainscreens, Slating and Tiling.

National and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (N/SVQs) National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) or in Scotland, Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs), are work-based qualifications designed to prove that the standard of work required has been met. There are five different levels of NVQ/SVQ: • Level 1 is foundation level. • Level 2 is for skilled operatives. • Level 3 is for skilled craftsmen or supervisors. • Levels 4 and 5 are generally for the industry managers and professionals who may have already attained one or more professional qualifications. A qualification is made up of individual units. When all the units are achieved as required, the N/SVQ is awarded. N/SVQs are designed to show that an acceptable level of competence has been reached to enable work to be carried out correctly and safely.

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Which Training Programme? Traditional Apprenticeship* For new entrants with little experience Day or block release over a 2 year period £6,000 grant over 2 years Level 3: Maximum grant of £10,250 over 3 years

SUP Specialist Upskilling Programme

Funding as per 2015 - 2016 Grant Scheme Year.

SAP Specialist Apprenticeship Programme For operatives with some experience, but also some gaps in knowledge and no formal training 20-30 days training, followed by on-site visits. Programme up to 2 years Grant up to £7,650

OSAT On-site Assessment and Training

For operatives with good skills but a few gaps in knowledge and need some formal training

For operatives with good range of skills and experience but no formal qualification

5-15 days training which has been identified though comprehensive pre-course diagnostic

Assessments carried out over time to show competence

Grant between £1,215 & £3,035

£400 grant per candidate

Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPAR)

Basic Competency Programme (BCP)

Currently available only for sheeting and cladding. For operatives with good range of skills and experience but no formal qualification. Assessment carried out at the training centre. £400.00 grant per candidate on achievement of the qualification.

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*Scottish apprenticeships are between 3-5 years.

For roofing operatives who want to get on the path of achieving a competency and a roofing qualification. Depending on their experience, the roofing operative might have to undertake further training and get a qualification and should consider the Specialist Apprenticeship Programmes (SAP) or the Specialist Upskilling Programmes (SUP). £400.00 grant per candidate on achievement of the qualification.

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Experienced EWI operatives without the S/NVQ. Must be working on the installation of EWI systems. Require 4 days or less of occupational training.

On-Site Assessment and Training (OSAT)

† Funding as per 2015 - 2016 Grant Scheme Year.

***Framework Level 3 Apprenticeship grant. Visit www.citb.co.uk/grants.

**Check colleges index pages 21-25

*All costs and grants can be checked on-line. Visit www.citb.co.uk/grants.

Operatives with construction experience and transferable skills but little or no knowledge of EWI. Require a minimum of 5 days occupational training

Specialist Upskilling Programme (SUP)

Typically 4-5 assessor visits over 6 months.

12 months

24 months

New entrants with no previous construction experience Aged 16+

Specialist Apprenticeship Programme (SAP)**

Duration Minimum of 18 months

Type of Candidate

Framework Level 2 New entrants with no previous Apprenticeship (SASE)*** construction experience. Aged 16+

Course

Roofing Training Routes

Up to 4 days off-site training (if required). On-site assessment.

5 - 13 days off-site training. On-site assessment.

21-25 days off-site training. On-site training. On-site assessment.

22-25 weeks off-site training in 2, 3 and 4 week blocks. On-site assessment.

Delivery

The employer must allow for off-site training (if required) and on-site assessment. The operative must complete a portfolio.

The employer must allow time for off-site training and on-site assessment. The operative must complete a portfolio.

The employer must allow time for off-site training and on-site assessment and provide a mentor for the apprentice. The apprentice must complete a portfolio.

The employer must allow time for off-site training and on-site assessment and provide a mentor for the apprentice.

Training & Assessment

Depends on numbers and location.

Depends on numbers and location but should not exceed CITB grant available.

Depends on numbers and location but should not exceed CITB grant available

Free to CITB registered employers

Cost

NVQ Achievement Grant = £400 + 10% Supplementary Payment (if eligible). TOTAL GRANT = £440

£2,625 + 10% Supplementary Payment (if eligible) TOTAL GRANT = £2 *Based on 5 days Training

£7,650 + 10% Supplementary Payment (if eligible) TOTAL GRANT = £8,415

£6,000 + 10% Supplementary Payment (if eligible) TOTAL GRANT = £6,600 An additional incentive of £1,500 is available for eligible employers of new apprentices.

CITB Grant †

CSCS Cards CSCS cards provide the construction industry with a means of identity and proof of competence for individuals working on site. There are nearly 1.8 million cardholders in the UK and most major contractors, homebuilders and local authorities require employees and sub-contractors to hold a valid CSCS card before allowing them access to site. There are a range of CSCS cards available which reflect the variety of occupations in the industry.

Identifying the right card Labourer Card (Green) The green CSCS Construction Labourer Card is available to labourers or workers who carry out basic site skills only; it should not be used as an alternative to the Experienced Worker Card to gain access to site.* Apprentice Card (Red) New entrants who have been registered onto an appropriate training course to achieve the S/NVQ can obtain the red CSCS Trainee Card. Experienced Worker Card (Red) Experienced operatives working towards the S/NVQ can obtain the red CSCS Experienced Worker Card. This is valid for one year from the date of issue and cannot be renewed. By the time the card expires, the operative must have achieved the S/NVQ level in order to obtain a Skilled Worker Card. Trainee Card - Craft, Operative (Red) This card is available if you are a trainee and are registered for an NVQ or SVQ (or if you are registered for or have achieved a Construction Award) but have not yet achieved an NVQ or SVQ. The trainee card is valid for three years and cannot be renewed. Prior to applying for the card applicants are required to have achieved either the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test at the relevant level for their occupation or have attended a 1-day Health and Safety Awareness Course (a copy of the certificate will be required with the application). Trainee Card - Technical, Supervisor, Management (Red)

*The green card was re-launched as the Labourer’s card in July 2014

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Skilled Worker Card (Blue) Qualified operatives in the Roofing sector should hold the Level 2 S/NVQ and obtain the blue CSCS Skilled Worker Card in the at least one of the roofing dicsiplines. Advanced Craft/Supervisory Card (Gold) This card is available if you have either achieved a Construction Related NVQ or SVQ level 3 or you have completed an approved Level 3 apprenticeship. This card is valid for five years. All applicants must pass the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test. For Advanced Craft occupations you should take the Operative or the Specialist test depending what your occupation is. For Supervisory occupations you should take the Supervisors test. Manager Card (Black) This card is available for manager occupations subject to achievement of a Construction related NVQ/SVQ Levels 4, 5, (or Construction related QCF Level 6 or 7) in the relevant occupation. This card is valid for five years. All applicants must pass the CITB Managers and Professionals Health, Safety and Environment Test. Academically Qualified Person Card (White) Professionally Qualified Person Card (White) This card is available to competence assessed members of CSCS approved Professional Bodies. This card is valid for five years. All applicants must pass the CITB Managers and Professionals Health, Safety and Environment Test. When you apply for this card you will need to provide your professional body membership number, level of membership (i.e. Institute of Roofing) along with a copy of your professional body membership certificate or card. If you don’t have a copy of your membership certificate or membership card you can alternatively provide the name, membership number and contact number of someone of the same level or higher in the same professional body as yours, and who is prepared to recommend you, or supply a letter or email from the professional body confirming that you are a current, competent assessed member.

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A Guide to CSCS Cards yes

Do you have a CSCS card?

yes

Are you a labourer?

ACADEMICALLY OR PROFESSIONALLY QUALIFIED PERSON You must have passed the Managers and Professionals HS&E Test within the last 2 years. Apply for the correct CSCS card relevant to your qualification(s) or membership. Visit www.cscs.uk.com/cardfinder to find the correct card VALID FOR 5 YEARS RENEWABLE NOTES • Different occupations and levels of cards require different H&SE tests. It is important that you book and take the right test. • To find the right test for your occupation, visit www.cscs.uk.com/cardfinder • All HS&E tests cost £17.50 • All CSCS cards cost £30 • Card applications can be made by telephone on 0344 994 4777 and paid for by credit or debit card. Applications by telephone are processed by the next working day. • Card applications can also be made by post. Download an application form from www.cscs.uk.com/Downloads/ applicationforms and pay by cheque. Such applications via post are processed within 30 days. • The CSCS Contact Centre can be contacted by calling 0344 994 4777

yes Academic qualification or member of a professional body

SKILLED WORKER You must have passed the relevant HS&E Test within the last 2 years. Apply for the correct CSCS card relevant to your qualification(s) and occupation (Level 2 - Blue SKILLED WORKER, Level 3 - Gold ADVANCED CRAFT/SUPERVISORY or Level 4 or 5 - Black MANAGER card) Visit www.cscs.uk.com/ cardfinder to find the correct card and HS&E Test VALID FOR 5 YEARS - RENEWABLE

Occupational qualification

Ensure you pass your HS&E Test and renew your card in plenty of time

LABOURER You must have passed the relevant HS&E Test within the last 2 years. Achieve a CSCS recognised health and safety qualification such as: The QCF/SQCF Level 1 Award Health and Safety in a Construction Environment OR The one day Site Safety plus Health and Safety Awareness Course. A full list of courses is available at www.cscs.uk.com/greencard Apply for (or renew) a green LABOURER card. VALID FOR 5 YEARS RENEWABLE

Craft Occupation

Supervisory or Management occupation

Do you hold a qualification or are you a member of a professional body relevant to your job or occupation that is recognised by CSCS? no Are you registered (or could you register) for an industry recognised apprenticeship scheme?

yes

no Do you have on the job experience of at least 1 year in the last 3 years?

yes

no Are you new to construction? no Call the CSCS Contact Centre on 0344 994 4777 to find the right qualification for your job or occupation YOU MAY FIND THAT YOU CANNOT GAIN ACCESS TO CONSTRUCTION SITES WITHOUT THE RIGHT CSCS CARD

no Do you need a CSCS card as you are not working on a construction site? Call the CSCS Contact Centre for advice on 0344 994 4777

APPRENTICE You must be registered on an industry-recognised apprenticeship scheme and have passed the relevant HS&E Test within the last 2 years (unless you have already completed a one-day health, safety and awareness course as part of your apprenticeship induction). Apply for a red APPRENTICE card. VALID FOR 4 YEARS - NON RENEWABLE You will need to complete your Apprenticeship prior to your card expiring

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no Is your card the right card for your occupation? www.cscs.uk.com/cardfinder to find the correct card

The site rules may require you to have a yellow ESCORTED SITE VISITOR card You must have passed the relevant HS&E Test within the last 2 years VALID FOR 5 YEARS RENEWABLE

no

Is your current card a green CONSTRUCTION SITE OPERATIVE card?

Do you visit construction sites? yes

Craft Occupation

yes

no

DO YOU CARRY OUT WORK ON CONSTRUCTION SITES?

yes Supervisory or Management occupation

On probation or work experience

EXPERIENCED WORKER You must have passed the relevant HS&E test within the last 2 years. Register for the appropriate NVQ or SVQ for your occupation. Where there is none, you should contact the CSCS Contact Centre on 0344 994 4777 Apply for a red EXPERIENCED WORKER card VALID FOR 12 MONTHS - NON RENEWABLE You will need to achieve the relevant NVQ or SVQ prior to your card expiring EXPERIENCED TECHNICIAN, SUPERVISOR OR MANAGER You must have passed the relevant HS&E Test within the last 2 years. Register for the appropriate NVQ or SVQ for your occupation Where there is none, you should contact the CSCS Contact Centre on 0344 994 4777 Apply for a red EXPERIENCED TECHNICIAN, SUPERVISOR OR MANAGER card VALID FOR 3 YEARS - NON RENEWABLE You will need to complete the relevant NVQ or SVQ prior to your card expiring TRAINEE (CRAFT AND OPERATIVE) You must have passed the relevant HS&E Test within the last 2 years (unless you have attended a CSCS recognised health and safety course) Register for the appropriate NVQ or SVQ Apply for a red TRAINEE (CRAFT AND OPERATIVE) card VALID FOR 3 YEARS - NON RENEWABLE You will need to achieve the relevant TRAINEE (TECHNICAL, SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT) You must have passed the relevant HS&E Test within the last 2 years (unless you have attended a CSCS recognised health and safety course) Apply for a red TRAINEE (TECHNICAL, SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT) card VALID FOR 3 YEARS - RENEWABLE ONCE You will need to achieve the relevant qualification prior to your card expiring PROVISIONAL You must have passed the relevant HS&E Test within the last 2 years Apply for a red PROVISIONAL card VALID FOR 6 MONTHS - NON RENEWABLE You will need to register for, or achieve an industry recognised qualification prior to your card expiring

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Management Qualification Structure Guides Learning Hours Credit Value

QCF Level

1

CSCS Green Labourer IOR Student

Award

Certificate

Diploma

10 - 120

120 - 370

Over 370

1 - 12

13 - 36

Over 37

Examples

Type of learning

• GCSEs grades D-G

• Basic knowledge and skills

• BTEC Introductory Diplomas and Certificates

• Ability to apply learning with guidance or supervision

• Essential Skills

• May be linked to job competence

Level 1 Health & Safety Course

2

CSCS Blue Skilled IOR Licent

3

CSCS Gold Supervisor IOR Assoc

• GCSEs grades A*- C • BTEC First Diplomas & Certificates NVQ Roofing Occupations NVQ Roof Sheeting & Cladding NVQ Applied Waterproof Membranes NVQ Leadwork

• Ability to perform variety of tasks with some guidance or supervision

• A levels

• Ability to gain or apply a range of knowledge, skills and understanding, at a detailed level

• BTEC Diplomas, Certificates and Awards • BTEC Nationals NVQ Heritage Roofing NVQ Heritage Leadwork NVQ Roof Sheeting & Cladding NVQ Roof Slating (& Tiling) NVQ Occupational Work Supervision

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CSCS Black Manager IOR Member

• Key Skills level 4 • BTEC Professional Diplomas, Certificates and Awards NVQ Site Supervision • Level 6 Management Qualification

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NVQ Site Management NVQ Construction Contracting Operations

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NVQ Senior Site Management

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• Good knowledge and understanding of a subject

• Appropriate for many job roles

• Appropriate if you plan to go to university, work independently, or (in some cases) supervise and train others in their field of work

• Specialist learning, involving detailed analysis of a high level of information and knowledge in an area of work or study • Appropriate for people working in technical and professional jobs, and/or managing and developing others

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Principles for good quality training Mandatory under HASWA

1. The performance of individuals during their training and development should be monitored, reviewed at intervals and recorded, with any necessary actions taken. 2. Training and development policies, plans and programmes need to be evaluated, reviewed and updated if necessary. 3. All training and development should lead to a National Vocational Qualification/ Scottish Vocational Qualification (VQ) or credit towards one where possible. 4. The ultimate responsibility for training and development within the firm rests with senior management. 5. The training and development of workers should be seen as a responsibility of every individual who holds a supervisory position. 6. Training and development should be based on an assessment of the performance required of individuals. 7. In order to be cost-effective, it should take account of the abilities they possess before they begin training. 8. Training and development programmes should be designed to enable individuals to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out work safely, and to an agreed and measured level of performance.

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Index of Roofing Colleges / Roof Training Centres

AWM Liquid Roofing SAP/SUP

Matic Ashpalt

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

Photovoltaic Solar

AWM Single Ply SAP/SUP

16+

Lead Trainging & Qualifications

Built-up Felt Roofing

16+

Rainscreen Cladding SAP

Heritage SAP/SUP

16+

Roof Sheet & Clad Building Env SAP

Roof Tiling for New House Building

16+

Roof Sheeting & Cladding

Roof Slating & Tiling SUP

Age Group

Roof Slating & Tiling SAP

Roofing College / Roof Training Centre Region

Roof Slating & Tiling

Dedicated to Specialist Roofing Training

16+

SCOTLAND NCC Scotland 4 Fountain Avenue Inchinnan Business Park Inchinnan, Renfrewshire PA4 9RQ

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Dundee & Angus (Angus) Old Glamis Road, Dundee, Angus DD3 8LE Gary Gordon (Roofing Lecturer) T: 01241 432675 E: [email protected] W: www.dundeeandangus.ac.uk

Edinburgh School of Building & Engineering 350 West Granton Road Edinburgh, EH5 1QE T: 0131 559 4000 E: [email protected] W: www.ed-coll.ac.uk

West College Scotland (Reid Kerr), Renfrew Road, Paisley, PA3 4DR. T: 0141 581 2222 W: www.reidkerr.ac.uk

South Lanarkshire 85 Hamilton Road, Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, G72 7NY. T: 0141 641 6600 W: www.slc.ac.uk

Fife College Pittsburgh Road, Dunfermline, Fife KY11 8DY T: 0844 248 0115 W: www.fife.ac.uk

Forsters Skills Academy 22 Commerce Street, Brechin, Angus, DD9 7BD T: 01356 628560 W: www.forstergroup.co.uk

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AWM Single Ply SAP/SUP

AWM Liquid Roofing SAP/SUP

Matic Ashpalt

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

Photovoltaic Solar

Built-up Felt Roofing

16+

Lead Trainging & Qualifications

Heritage SAP/SUP

16+

Rainscreen Cladding SAP

Roof Tiling for New House Building

16+

Roof Sheet & Clad Building Env SAP

Roof Slating & Tiling SUP

16+

Roof Sheeting & Cladding

Roof Slating & Tiling SAP

Age Group

Roof Slating & Tiling

Roofing College / Roof Training Centre Region

16+

NORTH WEST Bolton College Deane Road Campus Deane Road Bolton BL3 5BG

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E: [email protected]

Skills Solutions Greater Manchester SkillCentre Unit B, Ashburton Point Wheelforge Way Trafford Park M17 1EH Lisa Wilson Centre Co-Ordinator T: 0161 876 3300 E: [email protected] W: www.skills-solutions.org.uk

NORTH EAST Newcastle College Wincombee Road Walker Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 3QS Alyn Carr, Team Leader T: 0191 262 3152 E: [email protected] W: www.newcastlecollege.co.uk

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YORKSHIRE Leeds College of Building, Cudbear Street, Off Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1HD Chris Messenger, Lecturer in Roof Slating and Tiling

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T: 0113 222 6003 M: 07775 995574 E: [email protected] W: www.lcb.ac.uk

Full Circle Unit K, The Crofts Quarry Hill Rotherham, S60 2DN T: 01709 376979 E: [email protected]

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AWM Single Ply SAP/SUP

AWM Liquid Roofing SAP/SUP

Matic Ashpalt

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

Photovoltaic Solar

Built-up Felt Roofing

16+

Lead Trainging & Qualifications

Heritage SAP/SUP

16+

Rainscreen Cladding SAP

Roof Tiling for New House Building

16+

Roof Sheet & Clad Building Env SAP

Roof Slating & Tiling SUP

16+

Roof Sheeting & Cladding

Roof Slating & Tiling SAP

Age Group

Roof Slating & Tiling

Roofing College / Roof Training Centre Region

16+

MIDLANDS NCC Midlands 83 Lifford Lane, King's Norton Birmingham, B30 3JH Arthur Jevons, Senior Instructor/ Site Co-ordinator Specialist M: 07788 105590 T: 0300 456 5638 E: [email protected]

Central Construction Training Unit 5 Norton Canes Business Park, Norton Green Lane Cannock, WS11 9SS M: 07972 855 517 T: 0845 366 5453 E: [email protected] W: www.centralconstruction training.co.uk

East Midlands Roofing College 16/17 Bennerly Court Bleheim Industrial Estate Bulwell Nottingham, NG6 8UT Carol Davies T: 0115 8244020 E: [email protected] college.org.uk W: www.eastmidlandsroofing college.org.uk

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Nicola Wheatley M: 07903 735 976 E: [email protected] W: www.dcsc.co.uk

Richard Jordan M: 07788313645 E: [email protected]

LRWA / SPRA Approved Training Centre Briggs Amasco Cradley Heath Birmingham B64 5PX Gray Walpole (SPRA) E: [email protected]

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Derbyshire Construction Skills College Pilot 1, Littlewell Lane Stanton by Dale, Derbyshire DE7 4QW

Heritage Craft and Skills Centre, Tibshelf Derbyshire, DE55

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AWM Single Ply SAP/SUP

AWM Liquid Roofing SAP/SUP

Matic Ashpalt

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

Photovoltaic Solar

Built-up Felt Roofing

16+

Lead Trainging & Qualifications

Heritage SAP/SUP

16+

Rainscreen Cladding SAP

Roof Tiling for New House Building

16+

Roof Sheet & Clad Building Env SAP

Roof Slating & Tiling SUP

16+

Roof Sheeting & Cladding

Roof Slating & Tiling SAP

Age Group

Roof Slating & Tiling

Roofing College / Roof Training Centre Region

16+

EASTERN REGION Eastern Region Training Centre, Unit 15 Sterling Complex Farthing Road Industrial Estate, Ipswich, IP1 5AP Clive Coote E: [email protected] T: 01473 744412 F: 01473 744413

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LONDON & SOUTHERN REGION NCC Erith Manor Road , Erith, Kent, DA8 2AD T: 0300 456 5333

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Hackney Community College, Shoreditch Campus, Falkirk Street, London, N1 6HQ

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Alfred Tufano, Roofing Instructor E: [email protected] T: 0207 613 9493

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Lead Sheet Association Unit 10 Archers Park, Branbridges Road, East Peckham, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 5HP

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T: 01622 872432

SOUTH WALES & SOUTH WEST South Wales & South West Roof Training Unit 8C Mill Park Industrial Estate, Whitecross Road Woodbury Salterton Devon, EX5 1EL

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Alex Williams T: 01395 233667 E: [email protected] W: swales-swest.rooftraining.co.uk

Cornwall College St. Austell Tregonissey Road St Austell, Cornwall PL25 4DJ T: 01726 226626 E: [email protected] W: www.st-austell.ac.uk

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AWM Single Ply SAP/SUP

AWM Liquid Roofing SAP/SUP

Matic Ashpalt

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

16+

Photovoltaic Solar

Built-up Felt Roofing

16+

Lead Trainging & Qualifications

Heritage SAP/SUP

16+

Rainscreen Cladding SAP

Roof Tiling for New House Building

16+

Roof Sheet & Clad Building Env SAP

Roof Slating & Tiling SUP

16+

Roof Sheeting & Cladding

Roof Slating & Tiling SAP

Age Group

Roof Slating & Tiling

Roofing College / Roof Training Centre Region

16+

SOUTH CENTRAL REGION South Coast Roof Training Ltd Unit 18 Arndale Road Lineside Industrial Estate Littlehampton West Sussex, BN17 7HD

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Mike Fildes T: 0845 678 0065 E: [email protected]

WALES Wales National Roofing Training Group Unit 3a Gallagher Retail Park Parc Pontypandy Caerphilly CF83 3GX

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Lesley Hughes E: [email protected] W: www.wnrtg.co.uk

Canolfan Tywi Centre, Dinefwr Farm, Llandeilo, SA19 6RT Lesley Hughes E: [email protected] W: www.wnrtg.co.uk

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How to Book a Course Please contact your Regional Roof Training Group or your Local Roofing College/ Roof Training provider to discuss your training requirements. You will receive comprehensive information on courses available, funding, CITB training plan, support with qualifying your workforce, CSCS etc.

Roofing Instructors & Roofing Assessors The dedicated roof training colleges and roof training centres are using the expertise and teaching experience of the roofing assessors and tutors. Most of them have got roofing industry background and their wealth of knowledge is invaluable to the roofing industry. Roofing industry Alliance is working closely with the industry in increasing capacity of delivery and increase the number of qualified roofing tutors and assessors in all roofing disciplines. If you are consider a career as a roofing tutor and/or assessor and you would like to find more information, contact: [email protected]

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Pitched Roofing Level 2 Roof Slating & Tiling Apprenticeship (Full Framework) Age Group

16+ (typically 16-25)

Duration

This course covers a two year period with 22 weeks attending off the job training at the roofing college/roof training centre. The remainder of the time is spent with the employer on site, gaining experience necessary for the assessment on the NVQ/SVQ Diploma which is carried out by a roofing assessor from the roofing college/roof training centre.

CITB Grant

Pitched Roofing

Grant Ref

Description

App/MA level 2

A/MA conv

AA/MA direct

A02

First year attendance/incentive

£1,965

n/a

£1,965

A03

Second year attendance/incentive

£1,660

n/a

£1,660

A31

NVQ/SVQ Level 2 achievement / appropriate PDA

£400

n/a

*£400

£1,975

n/a

£1,975

A04*** App/FMA/NT framework achievement A05

Third year attendance/incentive

**n/a

**£1,125

**£1,125

A32

NVQ/SVQ Level 3 achievement

n/a

£400

£400

A06*** AA/MA framework achievement

n/a

£2,725

£2,725

£6,000

£4,250

£10,250

Total

*If your apprentice is completing an AA direct apprenticeship they may not complete the NVQ Level 2 or the apprenticeship framework. However, the value of these grants will be paid to you when your apprentice achieves the AA. Funding as per 2015 - 2016 Grant Scheme Year.

For more details check the grant section on the CITB website: www.citb.co.uk/grants

Roofing Colleges & Roof Training Centres • • • • • • •

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Edinburgh College Bolton College Skills Solutions, Manchester Newcastle College Leeds College of Building Full Circle, Rotheram East Midlands Roofing College, Nottingham

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NCC Midlands, Birmingham Central Construction Training, Cannock Eastern Region Roof Training South Coast Roof Training, Littlehampton NCC Erith Roof Training, Exeter Wales National Roof Training

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Apprenticeship Overview

The roof slating and tiling full framework apprenticeship is aimed to the young apprentice (16-25 years old) and it has been designed in close consultation with the roofing industry. It provides training and assessment, together with the practical and theoretical knowledge to achieve the Roof Slating and Tiling Framework.

Course Programme • Mathematics • English • Communication

Induction Programme

• • • • • •

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Health & Safety Drug and alcohol awareness Mobile towers Fire fighting Safe use of ladders

Practical Training

Carrying out safe working practices in construction Information, quantities and communicating with others Building methods and construction technologies Installing single-lap roof coverings to a variable gauge Installing plain tile roof coverings Installing regular sized natural roof slates to standard details Stripping and reclaiming pitched roof coverings Installing roofing backgrounds and components Installing pre-formed weathering flashings to roofs

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• • • • • • • • •

Assessment and Training

This is a combination of classroom based theory and worksheets based practical training. The apprentice will undertake regular progress reviews and the employer will be kept up to date with the apprentice performance. Assessment will take place via: • Written and practical assessments (based on the syllabus) • A site visit with the assessor • A synoptic practical test (practical end test) • Online multiple choice end test

Qualifications / Certification • • • • •

Level 2 Construction Diploma in Roof Slating and Tiling Level 2 NVQ/SVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations Level 1 Functional Skills Employment Rights and Responsibilities Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Progression

• Level 3 Roof Slating & Tiling Apprenticeship • Scottish apprenticeships are between 3-5 years

For more information and to book contact your nearest college or training centre

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Pitched Roofing Specialist Apprenticeship Programme (SAP) Age Group Duration

16+

This course is covered over a two year period with 23 days attending off the job training at the roofing college/roof training centre. This training scheme is designed to be delivered in a modularised manner by a combination of formal instruction off the job, followed by supervised on the job training with an employer , with final end assessment by an industry approved Assessor. The supervision will be conducted by a competent person and there will be a candidate record book to show evidence of the training received. The trainee will gain experience, through off the job training sessions, of every aspect of the industry, but the scheme provides flexibility through on the job training elements to suit the employer’s core business requirements, whilst delivering the NVQ /SVQ Level 2 outcome within a 2 year training period.

Pitched Roofing

The course days will not be continuous, as this allows the candidate to gain practical on site knowledge and experience following completion of each offsite formal training session.

CITB Grant

Depending on the trainee’s qualification and status as a new entrant to the occupation, the following grant package is available to employers who correctly complete and submit a claim: 1st year attendance/ incentive

£1,125

2nd year attendance/incentive

£1,125

VQ Level 2

£400

Framework achievement

£2,000

Contribution to employer training costs

£3,000

Total grant for 2 year apprenticeship

£7,650

Please note that the Employer will be claiming the CITB grant and paying the training provider for the delivery of the Specialist Apprenticeship Programme. Funding as per 2015 2016 Grant Scheme Year.

NB. Employer must be CITB registered to be eligible for funding.

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Apprenticeship Overview

The Roof Pitched Roofing Specialist Apprenticeship Programme is aimed at the mature apprentices (21 years and older) and it has been designed in close consultation with the roofing industry. The content of this course is designed to ensure that the candidates are able to understand the hazards and the safe working practices within this specialised trade and, upon completion of training, the apprentice will be able to install natural slates, cement fibre man-made slates, concrete interlocking single lap tiles, plain tiles, shingles, basic lead welding & lead dressing skills and solar/PV panel installation (roofing) to industry standards of competence.

Induction Programme • • • • •

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) NVQ Induction Health & Safety Mobile towers Safe use of ladders

• • • • • • • • • • • • •

Generic battening / Membrane Introduction to Natural Slating Abrasive Wheels / Asbestos Awareness Introduction to Plain Tiling Introduction to interlocking tiles - single lap variable gauge Manual Handling & Fire Safety Working with lead Shingles Emergency First Aid Plain Tiling Man-made cement fibre slating Interlocking tiles - single lap variable gauge Solar panel installation

Pitched Roofing

Practical Training

Assessment and Training The apprentice will undertake regular progress reviews and the employer will be kept up to date with the apprentice performance. Assessment will take place via: • Written and practical assessments (based on the syllabus) • On site assessments carried out by the roofing assessor

Qualifications / Certification • Level 2 NVQ/SVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations

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Level 2 Roof Slating & Tiling Specialist Upskilling Programme (SUP) Age Group Duration

Pitched Roofing

CITB Grant

16+

The SUP runs for 12 months from first registration and within that time, all training sessions must be completed and the qualification achieved. The minimum number of days training must be no less than five and no more than thirteen to suit the needs of the learner/employer. Training providers should ensure that the minimum content as detailed in the training specification, are covered before any further training takes place.

Depending on the trainee’s qualification the following grant package is available to employers who correctly complete and submit a claim: Grant Route

Training days + Qualification

Grant 2013/2014

Value £

SUP2A

14+ days training And a VQ level 2

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £1,500 £3,025

SUP2B

10-13 days training and a VQ level 2

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £1,250 £2,775

SUP2C

5-9 days training and a VQ level 2

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £1,000 £2,525

SUP3A

14+ days training and a VQ level 3

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £800 £2,325

SUP3B

10-13 days training and a VQ level 3

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £700 £2,225

SUP3C

5-9 days training and a VQ level 3

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £600 £2,125

Attendance grant payments accrue from the start date of your trainee’s entry point onto the training programme. We will confirm the amount of grant entitlement when payments will be due. Please note that the Employer will be claiming the CITB grant and paying the training provider for the delivery of the Specialist Apprenticeship Programme. Funding as per 2015 - 2016 Grant Scheme Year.

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• Heritage Craft & Skills Centre • Leeds College of Building

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Slating & Tiling SUP Overview

The purpose of a SUP is to fill gaps in skills or knowledge so that an individual is then capable of gaining a nationally recognised qualification. The main difference between this and other schemes is that the training is tailored to the individual rather than a group and carries significantly more financial support to overcome many of the barriers often associated with off the job training. SUP’s are generally seen as an essential choice alongside more established routes to qualification, as the requirement to prove competence in the workplace increases. The Slating and Tiling SUP is aimed at slating and tiling operatives who have been working in the trade for at least three years but are in need of some training to become competent at VQ level 2. The likely candidates are: • Experienced roofers who are currently working on site but may have access to a limited range of work and require training in order to become competent across all of the mandatory units specific to slating and tiling (QCF Units 272, 273, 274, 275 and 276 - see below for descriptors) • Improvers and roofing assistants who are used to working within roofing teams, could be described as more than just ‘labourers’ and wish to take the next step to becoming competent crafts people. • Roofers who are returning to the trade after a gap of several years, and who are in need of refresher training on one or more of the mandatory units.

Practical training will be done on model roofs known as rigs. Knowledge will be covered using various means such as learning packages, lectures, self study and where possible, the training will involve live site visits to projects involving slating and tiling works. The course will provide learners with enough training to cover the five main units relating to skills and knowledge for Slating and Tiling which are as follows:

Mandatory units covered by the Slating and Tiling SUP

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What will be covered on the course?

• QCF272: Installing roofing backgrounds and components in the Workplace This unit deals with the installation of underlay, battens, valley liners, undercloak and other related materials which typically form the roofing backgrounds before the roof coverings are laid. • QCF273: Installing pre-formed weathering flashings to roof in the Workplace This unit deals with installation of simple flashings such as soakers, saddles, pipe flashings and proprietary flashings which form part of a roofing system. • QCF274: Installing single-lap roof coverings to a variable gauge in the Workplace This Unit deals with the installation of the most common types of large format roof tiles and single-lap slates to standard details, where the batten gauge can be adjusted evenly to fit the rafter length. • QCF275: Installing plain tile roof coverings in the Workplace This unit deals with the installation of modern, machine made concrete and/or clay plain tiles with nibs and nail holes, to standard details. • QCF276 Installing Regular Sized Natural Roof Slate to Standard Roof Details in the Workplace This unit deals with the installation of new or reclaimed centre-nailed regular sized slates which are laid to standard details.

Qualifications / Certification • Level 2 NVQ/SVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations

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Level 2 Roof Tiling for New House Building Age Group

16+

Duration

The Roof Tiling for New House Building (RTNHB) SA is aimed at operatives who are new to the industry or who are in the early stages of their careers in roofing with the VQ/SVQ to be achieved in a period of 24 months or less from initial registration. The apprentice will be required to complete an assessment at the end of each off-site training session to demonstrate has been understood. This will generally constitute a basic Question and Answer (Q&A) session. There will be on site VQ assessment carried out during the two years. These assessment points are designed to assess all training previously undertaken as part of the programme but they will also enable regular monitoring of the apprentice’s progress.

Pitched Roofing

CITB Grant

Depending on the trainee’s qualification and status as a new entrant to the occupation, the following grant package is available to employers who correctly complete and submit a claim: Grant Ref

Description

App/MA level 2

A/MA conv

AA/MA direct

A02

First year attendance/incentive

£1,965

n/a

£1,965

A03

Second year attendance/incentive

£1,660

n/a

£1,660

A31

NVQ/SVQ Level 2 achievement / appropriate PDA

£400

n/a

*£400

£1,975

n/a

£1,975

A04*** App/FMA/NT framework achievement A05

Third year attendance/incentive

**n/a

**£1,125

**£1,125

A32

NVQ/SVQ Level 3 achievement

n/a

£400

£400

A06*** AA/MA framework achievement

n/a

£2,725

£2,725

£6,000

£4,250

£10,250

Total

*If your apprentice is completing an AA direct apprenticeship they may not complete the NVQ Level 2 or the apprenticeship framework. However, the value of these grants will be paid to you when your apprentice achieves the AA. Funding as per 2015 - 2016 Grant Scheme Year.

For more details check the grant section on the CITB website: www.citb.co.uk/grants

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Apprenticeship Overview

Training Modules The training modules have been developed to allow the learners to focus on the skills and knowledge required specifically for roof tiling in the new house building market. Furthermore, the modules are based upon the VQ Structure (QCF/SCQF Scheme) to assist with gaining recognition for Construction Awards Alliance (CAA) accreditation. Any future changes in VQ/QCF, SQCF or legislation will be reflected by modifications to the course structure. The off-the-job classroom/workshop training will take place at training centres approved by CITB. Training and practice should continue on site, with the learner being closely supervised (see scheme schedule) until such a time as the learner is able to work with minimum supervision or without own supervision, so that the learner can gather evidence towards their qualification. It is important that this work is recorded by the employer. The assessor will provide guidance on how to gather the relevant evidence.

Module Title

Days on site

VQ induction Employment rights and responsibilities / citb induction

1

N/A

2

Generic health and safety (including emergency first aid)

2

N/A

3

Specific health and safety (including abrasive wheels & manual handling)

1.5

N/A

4

Generic units (explained) QCF641: conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace QCF642: conforming to productive working practices in the workplace QCF643: moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

1

5

Industry standards

1

As above

6

Basic estimating and information sources

2

As above

7

Setting out skills and problem solving

2

10

8

Installation of single-lap tiles (including background materials and flashings)

25

50

9

Installation of plain tiles (including background materials and flashings)

25

50

60.5

100

1

Suggested number of days =

Ongoing throughout time on site (see 7, 8 and 9)

Pitched Roofing

Off the Job Training Days

Qualifications / Certification • Level 2 NVQ/SVQ Diploma in Roof Tiling

NB. This qualification is currently only delivered in Scotland

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Heritage Roofing - Roof Slating and Tiling Level 3 Heritage Roofing Specialist Apprenticeship Programme (SAP) Age Group

16+ (Preferred age 18+)

Duration

This course is covered over a 12 months period with 30 days attending off the job training at the roofing college/roof training centre. The remainder of the time is spent with the employer on site, gaining experience necessary for the assessment on the NVQ/SVQ Diploma carried out by a roofing assessor from the roofing college/roof training centre

CITB Grant

Depending on the trainee’s qualification and status as a new entrant to the occupation, the following grant package is available to employers who correctly complete and submit a claim: 1st year attendance/ incentive

£1,125

2nd year attendance/incentive

£1,125 £400

Framework achievement

£2,000

Contribution to employer training costs

£3,000

Total grant for 2 year apprenticeship

£7,650

NB. Employer must be CITB registered to be eligible for funding.

Funding as per 2015 - 2016 Grant Scheme Year.

Roofing Colleges & Roof Training Centres

Heritage Roofing

VQ Level 2

Please note that the Employer will be claiming the CITB grant and paying the training provider for the delivery of the Specialist Apprenticeship Programme.

• Heritage Craft & Skills Centre •South Coast Roofing Training Centre • Eastern Region Training Centre

Apprenticeship The course is aimed at those who hold a Level 2 Slate & Tile N/SVQ/QCF or those Overview who can prove they have experience in laying slates & tiles.

The course is delivered over 12 months and includes: • 30 days “hands on” in the workshop laying pegs, pans, slates, stone and clay tiles. • Prepare and dress materials ready for fixing. • Work with horse hair and split lathes (battens) • Use of limes in roof work. • What do we use instead of lead? • Use traditional locally sourced materials. • On-Site Assessments and Training (OSAT) • Registration and enrolment to a Heritage QCF level 3 award. • Field visits to heritage and trust properties. The Special Apprenticeship Program (SAP) is endorsed by CITB - CSkills, NFRC, English Heritage and National Trust. Grants are available subject to CITB terms and conditions. The National Heritage Training Group web site has advice on bursaries.

Qualifications / Certification • Level 3 NVQ/SVQ Diploma in Heritage Roofing For more information and to book contact your nearest college or training centre

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Level 3 Heritage Roofing Specialist Upskilling Programme (SUP) Age Group Duration

Heritage Roofing

CITB Grant

16+

The SUP runs for 12 months from first registration and within that time, all training sessions must be completed and the qualification achieved. The minimum number of days training must be no less than five and no more than thirteen to suit the needs of the learner/employer. Training providers should ensure that the minimum content as detailed in the training specification, are covered before any further training takes place.

Depending on the trainee’s qualification the following grant package is available to employers who correctly complete and submit a claim: Grant Route

Training days + Qualification

Grant 2013/2014

Value £

SUP2A

14+ days training And a VQ level 2

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £1,500 £3,025

SUP2B

10-13 days training and a VQ level 2

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £1,250 £2,775

SUP2C

5-9 days training and a VQ level 2

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £1,000 £2,525

SUP3A

14+ days training and a VQ level 3

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £800 £2,325

SUP3B

10-13 days training and a VQ level 3

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £700 £2,225

SUP3C

5-9 days training and a VQ level 3

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £600 £2,125

Attendance grant payments accrue from the start date of your trainee’s entry point onto the training programme. We will confirm the amount of grant entitlement when payments will be due. Please note that the Employer will be claiming the CITB grant and paying the training provider for the delivery of the Specialist Apprenticeship Programme. Funding as per 2015 - 2016 Grant Scheme Year.

Roofing Colleges & Roof Training Centres • South Coast Roof Training • Eastern Region Roof Training Group • Heritage Craft and Skills Centre

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SUP Overview

How does it work and how long is the course? An assessor will conduct a short interview with the learner to establish where the gaps are in relation to the Slating and Tiling VQ and if the learner’s needs can be addressed within a window of between five and thirteen days off-the-job training (mode of attendance may vary) then they will qualify for the SUP. The assessor will explain other routes to the learner if their needs fall outside this 5-13 day window. The assessor will also advise on how to gather the necessary evidence from the workplace and how to build a portfolio to achieve the VQ. It is important to remember that the learner must be working on Heritage projects during the SUP to generate the evidence and performing a role where the mandatory units are achievable.

Heritage Roofing

This training programme is for the up-skilling of entrants and existing personnel in the traditional roofing industry and will develop each individual to a competency level acceptable to the Heritage sector. It is designed to be delivered in a modularised manner by a mix of formal instruction “off-the-job” training, followed by supervised “on-the-job” training at employer level with a final end assessment. It can take account of any distant learning processes involving workbooks or assignments, as well as e-learning methodology, along with the flexibility of day release; evening classes, weekend workshops or a permutation of several. This supervision will be conducted by a competent person and there will be a learner record book, or a form of recording agreed with the sector, to evidence training received in Safety, Knowledge & Understanding, and Practical competences. The learner will gain further experience through “off-the-job” training sessions in every aspect of the industry, but the programme provides flexibility through the “on-the-job” training elements to suit the employer’s core business requirements whilst delivering the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Heritage Roof Slating & Tiling within the 1-year learning period. Overall, this ‘Heritage Skills’ programme in Roof Slating & Tiling work is specifically designed to provide the learner with the necessary, fundamental, historical, theoretical, technological knowledge and practical skills to be proficient in working on the conservation, repair and restoration of Roof Slating & Tiling work on historic, traditional and vernacular buildings. The training programme is designed to be delivered in a modularised manner by a combination of formal instruction off-job, followed by on site training with an employer, where the final end assessment of the skills and knowledge gained by the learner, will be carried out.

Qualifications / Certification • Level 3 NVQ Heritage Roofing

For more information and to book contact your nearest college or training centre

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Flat Roofing - Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems Level 2 Reinforced Bitumen Membrane Roofing Apprenticeship (Full Framework) Age Group Duration

16+ (typically 16-25)

This course is covered over a two year period with 23 weeks attending off the job training at the roofing college/roof training centre. The remainder of the time is spent with the employer on site, gaining experience necessary for the assessment on the NVQ/SVQ Diploma carried out by a roofing assessor from the roofing college/roof training centre.

Flat Roofing

CITB Grant

Grant Ref

Description

App/MA level 2

A/MA conv

AA/MA direct

A02

First year attendance/incentive

£1,965

n/a

£1,965

A03

Second year attendance/incentive

£1,660

n/a

£1,660

A31

NVQ/SVQ Level 2 achievement / appropriate PDA

£400

n/a

*£400

£1,975

n/a

£1,975

A04*** App/FMA/NT framework achievement A05

Third year attendance/incentive

**n/a

**£1,125

**£1,125

A32

NVQ/SVQ Level 3 achievement

n/a

£400

£400

A06*** AA/MA framework achievement

n/a

£2,725

£2,725

£6,000

£4,250

£10,250

Total

*If your apprentice is completing an AA direct apprenticeship they may not complete the NVQ Level 2 or the apprenticeship framework. However, the value of these grants will be paid to you when your apprentice achieves the AA. Funding as per 2015 - 2016 Grant Scheme Year.

For more details check the grant section on the CITB website: www.citb.co.uk/grants

Roofing Colleges & Roof Training Centres • NCC Scotland • Newcastle College • NCC Midlands • Derbyshire Construction Skills College • East Midlands Roofing College, Nottingham • Eastern Region Roof Training Group

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Apprenticeship Overview

The built-up felt roofing full framework apprenticeship is typically aimed at the young apprentices (16-25 years old) and it has been designed in close consultation with the roofing industry. It provides training and assessment in bitumen, roofing felts, surfacing and insulation materials, tools and equipment, regulations and insulation materials, tools and equipment, regulations and standards, together with the practical and theoretical knowledge required to achieve the Built-up Felt Roofing Framework.

Course Programme • Mathematics • English • Communication

Induction Programme

• • • •

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Health & Safety Drug and alcohol awareness Mobile towers

• Fire fighting • Safe use of ladders • Manual Handling

Practical Training

Carrying out safe working practices in construction Information, quantities and communicating with others Building methods and construction technologies Applying built-up bituminous roofing Preparing decking for built-up bituminous roofing Repairing and maintaining built-up bituminous roofing Preparing background surfaces Preparing materials and components Storing resources ready for use Providing setting out for applied waterproof membranes Repairing surface defects Applying materials to the structural fabric Roll and pour techniques Torch-on techniques Establishing the suitability of the work area and access equipment Contributing to efficient working practices Abrasive wheels

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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Assessment and Training

This is a combination of classroom based theory and worksheets based practical training. The apprentice will undertake regular progress reviews and the employer will be kept up to date with the apprentice performance. Assessment will take place via: • Written and practical assessments (based on the syllabus) • A site visit with the assessor • A synoptic practical test (practical end test) • Online multiple choice end test

Qualifications / Certification

• Level 2 Construction Diploma in Built-up Felt Roofing • Level 2 NVQ/SVQ Diploma in Applied Waterproof Membrane (Built-up Felt Roofing) • Level 1 Functional Skills • Employment Rights and Responsibilities • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

For more information and to book contact your nearest college or training centre

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Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems Level 2 Single Ply Roofing Specialist Apprenticeship (SAP) Age Group Duration

16+

The Single Ply SAP is a 2-year apprenticeship scheme that leads to a QCF Level 2 in Single Ply Roofing and a skilled worker card as part of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), once successfully completing a health and safety test. This training scheme is designed to be delivered in modules by a combination of formal instruction off-job at a dedicated facility, additional training with an accredited SPRA manufacturer member of choice, and on site where the final end assessment of the skills and knowledge gained will be carried out.

Flat Roofing

CITB Grant

Depending on the trainee’s qualification and status as a new entrant to the occupation, the following grant package is available to employers who correctly complete and submit a claim: 1st year attendance/ incentive

£1,125

2nd year attendance/incentive

£1,125

VQ Level 2

£400

Framework achievement

£2,000

Contribution to employer training costs

£3,000

Total grant for 2 year apprenticeship

£7,650

Please note that the Employer will be claiming the CITB grant and paying the training provider for the delivery of the Specialist Apprenticeship Programme. Funding as per 2015 2016 Grant Scheme Year.

NB. Employer must be CITB registered to be eligible for funding.

Roofing Colleges & Roof Training Centres • Approved Training Centres - Briggs Amasco Training Centre, Cradley Heath, Birmingham For more information please contact Gary Walpole at Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA): [email protected]

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Apprenticeship Overview

Benefits All relevant health and safety certificates including Working at height; Manual handling; Regulations, Harnesses, Fire extinguishers, Emergency first aid, PASMA, Asbestos Awareness, Abrasive wheels and NVQ ‘Applied waterproof membranes single ply roofing’ at level 2. Single ply membrane manufacturer product training card. A sound basis for a safe and successful career in single ply roofing.

Is this right for me? Applicants having a full contract of direct employment with a CITB English registered company and are resident in England. Applicants who have reached the age of 16 prior to the registration date of the scheme. Open to all contractors. Applicants are not eligible for CITB grant if they have been on a previous CITB grant assisted apprenticeship.

Induction Programme Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Health & Safety Drug and alcohol awareness Mobile towers Fire fighting Safe use of ladders Manual Handling

Practical Training • • • • • • •

Carrying out safe working practices in construction Selecting the quantity and quality of resources for construction operations Preparing roof sheeting and cladding materials and components for installation Applying roof sheeting and cladding to the structural fabric Installing rainwater goods Providing setting out for roof sheeting and cladding Storing resources ready for use

Flat Roofing

• • • • • • •

Assessment and Training This is a combination of classroom based theory and worksheets based practical training. The apprentice will undertake regular progress reviews and the employer will be kept up to date with the apprentice performance. Assessment will take place via: • CITB Apprenticeship Officer • A site visit with the assessor

Qualifications / Certification • Level 2 NVQ/SVQ Diploma in Applied Waterproof Membranes - Single Ply Roofing.

For more information and to book contact your nearest college or training centre

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Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems Level 2 Single Ply Roofing Upskilling Programme (SUP) Age Group

16+

Duration

The SUP runs for 12 months from first registration and within that time, all training sessions must be completed and the qualification achieved. The minimum number of days training must be no less than five and no more than thirteen to suit the needs of the learner/employer. SPRA will ensure that the minimum content as detailed in the training specification, are covered before any further training takes place.

Flat Roofing

CITB Grant

Depending on the trainee’s qualification the following grant package is available to employers who correctly complete and submit a claim: Grant Route

Training days + Qualification

Grant 2013/2014

Value £

SUP2A

14+ days training And a VQ level 2

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £1,500 £3,025

SUP2B

10-13 days training and a VQ level 2

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £1,250 £2,775

SUP2C

5-9 days training and a VQ level 2

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £1,000 £2,525

SUP3A

14+ days training and a VQ level 3

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £800 £2,325

SUP3B

10-13 days training and a VQ level 3

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £700 £2,225

SUP3C

5-9 days training and a VQ level 3

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £600 £2,125

Attendance grant payments accrue from the start date of your trainee’s entry point onto the training programme. We will confirm the amount of grant entitlement when payments will be due. Please note that the Employer will be claiming the CITB grant and paying the training provider for the delivery of the Specialist Apprenticeship Programme. Funding as per 2015 - 2016 Grant Scheme Year.

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SUP Overview The purpose of a SUP is to fill any gaps in skills or knowledge so that an individual is then capable of gaining a nationally recognised qualification. The main difference between this and other schemes is that the training is tailored to the individual rather than a group. SUPs are an essential choice to sit alongside more established routes to qualification (OSAT, SAP), as the requirement to prove competence in the workplace increases.

How does it work and how long is the course? An assessor will conduct a short interview with the learner to establish where the gaps in relation to the VQ and if the learner’s needs can be addressed within a window of between five and thirteen days off-the-job training (mode of attendance may vary) then they will qualify for the SUP. The assessor will explain other routes to the learner if their needs fall outside this 5-13 day window. The assessor will also advise on how to gather the necessary evidence from the workplace and how to build a portfolio to achieve the VQ.

Who is it aimed at?

What will be covered on the course? Practical training will be done on model roofs/rigs and the knowledge will be covered using various means such as learning packages and resources, lectures and self-study. The course will provide learners with enough training to cover the six main units relating to skills and knowledge for Single Ply Roofing which are as follows:

Flat Roofing

The Single Ply SUP is aimed at single ply installers who have been working in the trade for a period of time but are in need of extra training to become competent at NVQ level 2. The likely candidates are: • Experienced installers who are currently working on site in the market and require training in order to become competent across all the mandatory units specific to Single Ply Roofing (QCF units 685, 110v2, 686, 641, 642 and 643) • Improvers and roofing assistants who are used to working within install teams and wish to take the next step to becoming competent crafts people. • Installers who are returning to the trade after a gap of several years and who are in need of refresher training on one or more of the mandatory units.

Mandatory Units covered by the Single Ply Roofing SUP:

• QCF685: Preparing surfaces for membrane roofing systems in the workplace • QCF110v2: Apply Single Ply Roofing in the Workplace • QCF686: Repairing membrane roofing systems in the workplace

Common Mandatory Units for all NVQ 2 Awards:

• QCF641: Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace • QCF642: Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace • QCF643: Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace

Additional Units There is also a series of bolt-on additional units which the centre may allow learners to take at their discretion, providing they can be covered in the 5-13 day training window, and they are as follows: • QCF93v2: Installing Decking for Flat Roof Coverings in the workplace • QCF148v2: Installing support systems for green roofs in the workplace • QCF298v2: Installing solar connectors to Roofs in the workplace

Qualifications / Certification • Level 2 NVQ Applied Waterproof Membrane - Single Ply Roofing

For more information and to book contact your nearest college or training centre

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Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems - Level 2 Liquid Roofing Specialist Apprenticeship Programme (SAP) Age Group Duration

16+

The Liquid Roofing SAP is a 2-year apprenticeship scheme based on 22 days off the job training followed by the on-site assessments which lead to a QCF Level 2 in Liquid Roofing and a skilled worker card as part of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), providing the health and safety test has been successfully completed.

Flat Roofing

This training scheme is designed to be delivered in modules using a combination of formal instruction off-job at a dedicated facility and additional training with an accredited LRWA manufacturer member of choice, and finally on site where the end assessment of the skills and knowledge gained will be carried out.

CITB Grant

Depending on the trainee’s qualification and status as a new entrant to the occupation, the following grant package is available to employers who correctly complete and submit a claim: 1st year attendance/ incentive

£1,125

2nd year attendance/incentive

£1,125

Framework achievement

£2,000

Contribution to employer training costs

£3,000

Please note that the Employer will be claiming the CITB grant and paying the training provider for the delivery of the Specialist Apprenticeship Programme.

Total grant for 2 year apprenticeship

£7,650

Funding as per 2015 2016 Grant Scheme Year.

VQ Level 2

£400

NB. Employer must be CITB registered to be eligible for funding.

Roofing Colleges & Roof Training Centres • Approved Training Centres - Briggs Amasco Training Centre, Cradley Heath, Birmingham - Derbyshire Construction Skills College - Eastern Region Roof Training Group For more information please contact Chris Bussens at Liquid Roofing Waterproofing Association (LRWA): [email protected]

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Apprenticeship Overview

Induction Programme • • • •

Manual Handling Drug and alcohol awareness Fire fighting Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

• Health & Safety • Mobile towers • Safe use of ladders

Is this right for me? Applicants having a full contract of direct employment with a CITB English registered company and are resident in England. Applicants who have reached the age of 16 prior to the registration date of the scheme. Open to all contractors. Applicants are not eligible for CITB grant if they have been on a previous CITB grant assisted apprenticeship.

Practical Training

Flat Roofing

• Single Pack Polyurethanes / Theory and Practical training day • Kemper Systems : Two Pack Polyurethanes and Flexible Polyesters. Theory and Practical training day. • Roof Structures, (Warm Roof etc.) / Terminology and Types / Bitumen • Polyroof: Glass Reinforced Polyester and Resilient Polyesters. Theory and Practical Training Day • Introduction to liquid applied Membranes, Including basic chemistries, coverage rates and methods of control. • Tryflex: - Poly metayl methacrylates / Theory and Practical Training day • Details, Terminations, Night Seals, Common Faults and Rectification • Kingspan Insulations: Tapered Insulation Systems. Why, When, and How. Practical Training Day • Spray training, Equipment and how to use. Theory and Practical • Hot Rubberised Bitumen. Theory and Practical Training Day • Insulation calculations, Condensation / Risk and Vapour Control Layers • Balconies, Podiums and Inverted roof systems. Theory and Practical / Training day. • Environment and Sustainability • Car Parks, Products and Applications. • Project planning and Preparation including / Site set up. • Rooflights, Translucent Sheets, the Reasons for, and the Maintenance and Waterproofing of. Theory and Practical Training Day. • Roofing Felt Products and their Application. Theory and Practical Training Day • Primers, the reasons why and different types with different products. • Solar Panels, Photo Voltaic Technology. Theory and Practical Training Day.

Assessment and Training This is a combination of classroom based theory and worksheets based practical training. The apprentice will undertake regular progress reviews and the employer will be kept up to date with the apprentice performance. Assessment will take place via: • CITB Apprenticeship Officer • A site visit with the assessor

Qualifications / Certification • Level 2 NVQ/SVQ Diploma in Applied Waterproof Membranes - Liquid Roofing.

For more information and to book contact your nearest college or training centre

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Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems - Level 2 Liquid Roofing Specialist Upskilling Programme (SUP) Age Group

16+

Duration

The SUP runs for 12 months from first registration and within that time, all training sessions must be completed and the qualification achieved. The minimum number of days training must be no less than five and no more than thirteen to suit the needs of the learner/employer. Training providers should ensure that the minimum content as detailed in the training specification, are covered before any further training takes place.

Flat Roofing

CITB Grant

Depending on the trainee’s qualification the following grant package is available to employers who correctly complete and submit a claim: Grant Route

Training days + Qualification

Grant 2013/2014

Value £

SUP2A

14+ days training And a VQ level 2

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £1,500 £3,025

SUP2B

10-13 days training and a VQ level 2

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £1,250 £2,775

SUP2C

5-9 days training and a VQ level 2

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £1,000 £2,525

SUP3A

14+ days training and a VQ level 3

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £800 £2,325

SUP3B

10-13 days training and a VQ level 3

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £700 £2,225

SUP3C

5-9 days training and a VQ level 3

Attendance VQ Achievement Completion incentive Total:

£1,125 £400 £600 £2,125

Attendance grant payments accrue from the start date of your trainee’s entry point onto the training programme. We will confirm the amount of grant entitlement when payments will be due. Please note that the Employer will be claiming the CITB grant and paying the training provider for the delivery of the Specialist Apprenticeship Programme. Funding as per 2015 - 2016 Grant Scheme Year.

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Liquid Roofing SUP Overview

The purpose of a SUP is to fill any gaps in skills or knowledge so that an individual is then capable of gaining a nationally recognised qualification. The main difference between this and other schemes is that the training is tailored to the individual rather than a group and carries significantly more financial support to overcome many of the barriers often associated with off the job training. SUP’s are an essential choice alongside more established routes to qualification, as the requirement to prove competence in the workplace increases. The Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing SUP is aimed at those operatives who have been working in the industry for at least three years and are in need of some training to become competent enough to achieve a NVQ Level 2 in liquid waterproofing. The SUP will be aimed at the following operatives: • Those who are assisting in the work operations on site and are used to working within a team. They will not be classed as labourers but semi-skilled operatives who are looking to take the next step to become competent at work. This will enable them to become more proficient at work as a skilled operative working with their own initiatives.

• The experienced worked who probably has limited knowledge in the industry and requires to learn more about the industry as well as achieving his NVQ Level 2 qualification.

Profiling

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• The operatives who have previously been working in the industry but have diversified into another trade and would like to return to the industry. They will probably require updating on health and safety and general work/site conditions as well as product training.

An initial assessment will be carried out with the learner by an Assessor to establish the experience of the learner which will enable to assessor to agree the contents of the course required, this will in turn determine the length of the course. The Assessor will use a profiling document with the learner and this will ascertain the following: • Health & Safety knowledge and understanding • Product systems knowledge and understanding • Practical experience on installation of roofing systems • Prior learning certificates / leaner CV • Employer’ s evidence Depending on the outcome of that profile it will decide whether or not the learner is: • Suitable to go onto a SUP • The number of training days that learner requires on a SUP • Suitable for an OSAT route • Better suited for a SAP

Qualifications / Certification • Level 2 NVQ Applied Waterproof membrane - liquid roofing

For more information and to book contact your nearest college or training centre

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Sheeting, Cladding & Rainscreen Training Level 2 Roof Sheeting & Cladding Apprenticeship (Full Framework) Age Group Duration

16+ (typically 16-25)

This course is covered over a two year period with 23 weeks attending off the job training at the roofing college/roof training centre.

Sheet, Cladding & Rainscreen

The remainder of the time is spent with the employer on site, gaining experience necessary for the assessment on the NVQ/SVQ Diploma carried out by a roofing assessor from the roofing college/roof training centre.

CITB Grant

Grant Ref

Description

App/MA level 2

A/MA conv

AA/MA direct

A02

First year attendance/incentive

£1,965

n/a

£1,965

A03

Second year attendance/incentive

£1,660

n/a

£1,660

A31

NVQ/SVQ Level 2 achievement / appropriate PDA

£400

n/a

*£400

£1,975

n/a

£1,975

A04*** App/FMA/NT framework achievement A05

Third year attendance/incentive

**n/a

**£1,125

**£1,125

A32

NVQ/SVQ Level 3 achievement

n/a

£400

£400

A06*** AA/MA framework achievement

n/a

£2,725

£2,725

£6,000

£4,250

£10,250

Total

*If your apprentice is completing an AA direct apprenticeship they may not complete the NVQ Level 2 or the apprenticeship framework. However, the value of these grants will be paid to you when your apprentice achieves the AA. Funding as per 2015 - 2016 Grant Scheme Year.

For more details check the grant section on the CITB website: www.citb.co.uk/grants

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Apprenticeship Overview

The Roof Sheeting and Cladding full framework apprenticeship is typically aimed to the young apprentices (16-25 years old) and it has been designed in close consultation with the roofing industry. It provides training and assessment in single and double skin, as well as factory assembled composite systems which include flashings, fasteners and fixings.

Course Programme • Mathematics • English • Communication

Induction Programme

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Health & Safety Drug and alcohol awareness Mobile towers Fire fighting Safe use of ladders Manual Handling

Practical Training • • • • • • •

Carrying out safe working practices in construction Selecting the quantity and quality of resources for construction operations Preparing roof sheeting and cladding materials and components for installation Applying roof sheeting and cladding to the structural fabric Installing rainwater goods Providing setting out for roof sheeting and cladding Storing resources ready for use

Assessment and Training

Sheet, Cladding & Rainscreen

• • • • • • •

This is a combination of classroom based theory and worksheets based practical training. The apprentice will undertake regular progress reviews and the employer will be kept up to date with the apprentice performance. Assessment will take place via: • Written and practical assessments (based on the syllabus) • A site visit with the assessor • A synoptic practical test (practical end test) • Online multiple choice end test

Qualifications / Certification

• • • • •

Level 2 Construction Diploma in Roof Sheeting and Cladding Level 2 NVQ/SVQ Diploma in Cladding Operations Level 1 Functional Skills Employment Rights and Responsibilities Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

For more information and to book contact your nearest college or training centre

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Level 2 Roof Sheeting And Cladding Apprenticeship (SAP) Building Envelope Age Group Duration

16+ (typically 16-25)

This course is covered over a two year period with 25 days attending off the job training at the roofing college/roof training centre. The remainder of the time is spent with the employer on site, gaining experience necessary for the assessment on the NVQ/SVQ Diploma carried out by a roofing assessor from the roofing college/roof training centre.

Sheet, Cladding & Rainscreen

CITB Grant

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Depending on the trainee’s qualification and status as a new entrant to the occupation, the following grant package is available to employers who correctly complete and submit a claim: 1st year attendance/ incentive

£1,125

2nd year attendance/incentive

£1,125

Framework achievement

£2,000

Contribution to employer training costs

£3,000

Please note that the Employer will be claiming the CITB grant and paying the training provider for the delivery of the Specialist Apprenticeship Programme.

Total grant for 2 year apprenticeship

£7,650

Funding as per 2015 2016 Grant Scheme Year.

VQ Level 2

£400

NB. Employer must be CITB registered to be eligible for funding.

Roofing Colleges & Roof Training Centres

• South Wales and South West Roofing Training Group • Derbyshire Construction Skills College

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Apprenticeship Overview

The Roof Sheeting and Cladding full framework apprenticeship is aimed at the young apprentices (16-25 years old) and it has been designed in close consultation with the roofing industry. It provides training and assessment in single and double skin, as well as factory assembled composite systems that include flashings, fasteners and fixings.

Induction Programme • • • • • • •

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Health & Safety Drug and alcohol awareness Mobile towers Fire fighting Safe use of ladders Manual Handling

Practical Training Carrying out safe working practices in construction Selecting the quantity and quality of resources for construction operations Preparing roof sheeting and cladding materials and components for installation Applying roof sheeting and cladding to the structural fabric Installing rainwater goods Providing setting out for roof sheeting and cladding Storing resources ready for use

Assessment and Training This is a combination of classroom based theory and worksheets based practical training. The apprentice will undertake regular progress reviews and the employer will be kept up to date with the apprentice performance. Assessment will take place via: • A site visit with the assessor

Sheet, Cladding & Rainscreen

• • • • • • •

Qualifications / Certification • Level 2 NVQ/SVQ Diploma in Cladding Operations

For more information and to book contact your nearest college or training centre

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Level 2 Rainscreen Cladding Specialist Apprentice Programme (SAP) Age Group Duration

Sheet, Cladding & Rainscreen

CITB Grant

16+

This 24 month Specialist Apprentice Programme is intended for all new entrants to the roofing industry and all those who wish to expand their knowledge and abilities. There are no age limits to entrants of the programme so they are therefore open to everyone in employment.

Depending on the trainee’s qualification and status as a new entrant to the occupation, the following grant package is available to employers who correctly complete and submit a claim: 1st year attendance/ incentive

£1,125

2nd year attendance/incentive

£1,125

VQ Level 2

£400

Framework achievement

£2,000

Contribution to employer training costs

£3,000

Total grant for 2 year apprenticeship

£7,650

Please note that the Employer will be claiming the CITB grant and paying the training provider for the delivery of the Specialist Apprenticeship Programme. Funding as per 2015 2016 Grant Scheme Year.

NB. Employer must be CITB registered to be eligible for funding.

Roofing Colleges & Roof Training Centres • South Wales and South West Roofing Training Group • Derbyshire Construction Skills College

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Apprenticeship Overview The programme consists of a number of off-site training days at our training centre; initially a two day induction and introduction which is followed by training for one day a week for the next ten weeks and then approximately one day a month for the remainder of the training period. The offsite training is reinforced by supervised on-site training where the apprentice completes a logbook of workplace activities which contributes to the NVQ assessment. The programme concludes with the NVQ assessment through the On-Site Assessment & Training route. This is where the apprentice is visited and observed by an assessor whilst at work. These observations contribute to the evidence, which is gathered by the apprentice and assessor, for insertion into the apprentice’s NVQ portfolio. The registration, training and NVQ assessment fees are fully funded by ConstructionSkills grants for all employers who are levy registered and meet all the requirements for receiving grants.

As well as general Health and Safety training on: • Working at Heights • Asbestos Awareness • Abrasive Wheels • Manual Handling • Emergency First Aid at Work and Fire Safety

Sheet, Cladding & Rainscreen

This 24 day off-site training programme covers the following• Introduction, Induction and Employment Rights and Responsibilities • Overview of Rainscreen Cladding, Terminology, Materials and Components, Safe Working Practices • Preparing Backgrounds, Fixing Techniques, Setting Out and Alignment, Insulated Systems, Metal Panels, Forming Flashings and Openings, Rain Water Goods • Repair of Cladding Systems, Removal of Existing Wall Cladding

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Mastic Ashphalt Roofing Level 2 Mastic Asphalt Apprenticeship (Full Framework) Age Group

16+ (typically 16-25)

Duration

You will need to commit to the full 23 weeks of study. Much of the learning on the course will take place at College, with some assignments undertaken through accessing the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Mastic Asphalt Roofing

CITB Grant *If your apprentice is completing an AA direct apprenticeship they may not complete the NVQ Level 2 or the apprenticeship framework. However, the value of these grants will be paid to you when your apprentice achieves the AA. For more details check the grant section on the CITB website.

Grant Ref

Description

App only

A/MA conv

AA/MA direct

A02

First year attendance/incentive

£1,965

n/a

£1,965

A03

Second year attendance/incentive

£1,660

n/a

£1,660

A31

NVQ Level 2 achievement

£400

n/a

*£400

A04***

App/FMA framework achievement

£1,975

n/a

£1,975

A05

Third year attendance/incentive

**n/a

**£1,125

**£1,125

A32

NVQ Level 3 achievement

n/a

£400

£400

A06***

AA/MA framework achievement

n/a

£2,725

£2,725

£6,000

£4,250

£10,250

Total

Funding as per 2015 - 2016 Grant Scheme Year.

Roofing Colleges & Roof Training Centres Apprenticeship Overview

• Hackney College, London

This course provides you with a broad knowledge, understanding and skills training to become qualified within Mastic Asphalting. The qualification is aimed at people who wish to join the construction industry as a Mastic Asphalter.

Assessment and Training This is a combination of classroom based theory and worksheets based practical training. The apprentice will undertake regular progress reviews and the employer will be kept up to date with the apprentice performance.

Qualifications / Certification • Level 2 Construction Diploma in Mastic Asphalt / Level 3 Construction Diploma in Mastic Asphalt • Level 2 NVQ/SVQ Diploma in Mastic Asphalt / Level 3 Construction Diploma in Mastic Asphalt • Level 1 Functional Skills / Level 2 Functional Skills • Employment Rights and Responsibilities • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Progression • Level 3 Mastic Ashphalt Apprenticeship

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Lead & Hard Metal Training Hands-on Technical Training and Expertise in Using Lead and Hard Metals in Construction The LSA has created a state of the art, purpose built training facility in East Peckham, Kent. This includes full scale training rigs and resources as well as providing a well-equipped environment in which to learn as it recreates real-life situations. It has developed it’s range of courses over the years in response to the needs of installers and employers, offering a flexible approach to allow participants to get the most out of their training. The Training Prospectus will guide you through the vocational courses and qualifications that are available for those wanting to improve their skills and expertise. If you are interested in a leadwork or a hard metals course, please contact the Lead Sheet Association directly to discuss the course that most suits your needs.

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Basic Welding - 3 Days Aims

Lead & Hard Metal

This course is designed for those with little or no experience of working with lead sheet. This course is mainly practical and gives an introduction to the skills required for working with lead sheet and will allow candidates to develop competence in • Welding lead sheet details, to include positional and non-positional welding techniques. • Correct setting up and shutting down of the oxy-acetylene equipment. • Aspects of health and safety. Traditionally the welding of lead sheet has been known as lead burning. Lead welding is widely used as an alternative to bossing and is preferred for situations where bossing is likely to result in unacceptable thinning of the lead sheet. This course will give the opportunity for a real hands on experience where you will discover how lead sheet can be manipulated and formed to a variety of shapes used in roofing applications by using hand tools, and using hot and cold working techniques. The basic technique can be taught in a relatively short period of time, however the challenge is to then develop this skill in order to tackle the most demanding application - ornamental, vertical, or even upside down welding - and yet still provide a neat and weatherproof finish. This must be achieved without compromising the weatherproof quality of the installation and therefore demands a high degree of skill and knowledge.

Basic Welding & Bossing - 5 Days Aims

Bossing and Welding are two most common skills used by today’s leadworkers and these courses provide a starting point for learning these essential foundations of leadwork practice. This course combines the two main working techniques into a concentrated training programme and will include safe working methods for the product. On completion of the course delegates should know the health and safety procedures for working with lead sheet and be able to form leadwork details by bossing and welding techniques.

Who should attend?

While there are no special entry requirements this course would be useful for roofing and general building contractors who want to become more skilled in the prefabrication and installation of typical lead flashing details.

Benefits

The level of skill of a leadworker can often be determined by the neatness, uniformity and finished appearance. You or your staff will gain skills and knowledge of lead welding and how to form lead sheet details, there-by improving the quality of leadwork and productivity on site.

Dates & Venue

Dates are flexible: please telephone 01622 872432 to book your place. Courses are held at the LSA Training Centre in East Peckham, Kent.

What should you bring?

Safety Boots, overalls or warehouse coat are all you need as the tools, materials, and lead sheet required for the course are included in the price.

Funding

If you or your company is in scope of CITB, grants are available up to £50.00 per day per person. Please contact your local CITB office for details.

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City & Guilds 6055 Leadworkers Certificate A City & Guilds qualification is nationally recognised as proof that you have achieved a high degree of competency in your craft. The Certificate course consists of 4 modules and is approximately 35 days duration, which you can complete with a combination of 35-day release weekdays and/or Saturday sessions. To complete an Advanced Certificate you will need to attend a further module that requires another 15 days attendance.

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Leadwork Specialist Apprenticeship Programme (SAP) QCF Level 2 Age Group

All ages apprentices 16 +

Duration

This course is covered over a two year period with 30 days attending off the job training. The remainder of the time is spent with the employer on site, gaining experience necessary for the assessment on the NVQ/SVQ Diploma carried out by a roofing assessor from the roofing college/roof training centre.

CITB Grant

Depending on the trainee’s qualification and status as a new entrant to the occupation, the following grant package is available to employers who correctly complete and submit a claim: 1st year attendance/ incentive

£1,125

2nd year attendance/incentive

£1,125

Lead & Hard Metal

VQ Level 2

£400

Framework achievement

£2,000

Contribution to employer training costs

£3,000

Total grant for 2 year apprenticeship

£7,650

Please note that the Employer will be claiming the CITB grant and paying the training provider for the delivery of the Specialist Apprenticeship Programme. Funding as per 2015 2016 Grant Scheme Year.

NB. Employer must be CITB registered to be eligible for funding.

Roofing Colleges & Roof Training Centres • LSA Training Centre, East Peckham, Kent

Apprenticeship Overview Aim SAP is a 2-year apprenticeship scheme that leads to a QCF Level 2 in Metal Roofing (Lead & Hard Metals) while automatically gaining a City & Guilds 6055 Leadworks Certificate and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) recognition, once successfully completed a health & safety test. This training scheme is designed to be delivered in a modularised manner by a combination of formal instructions off-job, followed by on-site training with an employer, where the final end assessment of the skills and knowledge gained will be carried out.

Qualifications / Certification • QCF Level 2 in Metal Roofing (Lead & Hard Metals) • City & Guilds 6055 Leadworks Certificate

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Specialist Apprenticeship Programme (SAP) Heritage Leadwork QCF Level 3 Age Group Duration

CITB Grant

All ages apprentices 16 +

Delivery of 15 days training programme and assessment towards the Level 3 NVQ Heritage Leadwork qualification.

Depending on the trainee’s qualification and status as a new entrant to the occupation, the following grant package is available to employers who correctly complete and submit a claim: Description

Value £

3rd year attendance

£1,125

VQ Level 3

£400 £1,100

Advanced framework achievement

£1,500

Total grant for 3 year apprenticeship

£4,125

Funding as per 2015 - 2016 Grant Scheme Year.

Roofing Colleges & Roof Training Centres • Lead Sheet Association Training Centre

Apprenticeship Overview Who should attend?

Lead & Hard Metal

Advanced framework achievement

Please note that the Employer will be claiming the CITB grant and paying the training provider for the delivery of the Specialist Apprenticeship Programme.

Those candidates who have successfully completed the Metal Roofing QCF Level 2 Lead/Hard Metals. Experienced leadworkers already working at the level of competence and wishing to work on pre 1919 heritage and listed building projects.

Benefits • QCF Level 3 Heritage Leadworks

Qualifications / Certification • QCF Level 3 Heritage Leadworks

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Specialist Apprentice Programme (SAP) in Hard Metals Resulting Qualification QCF levels 2 & 3 Course Length: Level 2 - 2 years, Level 3 - Additional 1 year Age Group

Duration

The preferred minimum age for new entrants to the SAP programme is 18 years due to the nature of the work, and therefore, there is thought to be no requirement for ‘key skills’ inclusion. However, the training programme will allow for 16 year olds to attend the course.

This course is covered over a two year period with 30 days attending off the job training at the roofing college/roof training centre.

Lead & Hard Metal

The remainder of the time is spent with the employer on site, gaining experience necessary for the assessment on the NVQ/SVQ Diploma carried out by a roofing assessor from the roofing college/roof training centre

CITB Grant

Depending on the trainee’s qualification and status as a new entrant to the occupation, the following grant package is available to employers who correctly complete and submit a claim: 1st year attendance/ incentive

£1,125

2nd year attendance/incentive

£1,125

VQ Level 2

£400

Framework achievement

£2,000

Contribution to employer training costs

£3,000

Total grant for 2 year apprenticeship

£7,650

Please note that the Employer will be claiming the CITB grant and paying the training provider for the delivery of the Specialist Apprenticeship Programme. Funding as per 2015 2016 Grant Scheme Year.

NB. Employer must be CITB registered to be eligible for funding.

Roofing Colleges & Roof Training Centres • LSA Training Centre, East Peckham, Kent

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Apprenticeship Overview

Who is the course for? Hard Metal working is a highly exacting skill used by roofing and specialist roofing contractors throughout the construction industry. This course is aimed at those who are currently, or will be in the future, involved in installing Hard Metal weathering to a variety of buildings from domestic housing to historic and listed buildings, churches and cathedrals.

Course Aims & Benefits The SAP training programme provides a Hard Metal apprentice with two years training and results in an QCF Level 2 Qualification. It combines attendance at the LSA training centre with onsite training and assessments. In more detail, this involves the combination of formal instruction off-job, which includes. 30 days attendance at LSA Training Centre, which is usually completed by attending block release. This is followed by on site training with an employer, where the final assessment of the skills and knowledge of participants will be carried out.

The course content is also designed to ensure that the candidates are able to understand the hazards and safe working practices within this specialised industry, and on completion of the training the apprentice will be able to form and install metal flashings, weatherings, and roof details to a variety of roofs finishes to recognised practice and standards of competence.

Lead & Hard Metal

During the first twelve months of the programme the trainee will serve as a third person in a team of two men where they will have the ability to learn without being under undue stress or pressure. At the start of month 13 the trainee will be allowed to work as the second person in a two-man gang, and when an employer feels that they have acquired sufficient skills and experience to take more responsibility they will be allowed to work safely with less supervision.

The SAP is a great way to improve your skills and is designed to provide flexibility through the on site training elements to suit an employer’s business needs and at the same time provide on the job and off site training.

Qualifications / Certification • Qualification Credit Framework (QCF) Level 2 Metal Roofing in (Hard Metals) • Course length: two years • This apprenticeship programme will lead to a (QCF) Level 2 qualification and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) recognition, on satisfactory completion of the health & safety test. • Having gained a (QCF) Level 2 you are then eligible to undertake (QCF) Level 3 which takes an additional year.

Progression • Level 3 SAP in Hard Metals

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Hard Metal Courses (Copper, Zinc & Stainless Steel) The training available covers all levels of expertise and interest from the committed individual who wants to make working with hard metals a career; workers who already work with hard metals and wish to improve their skills set and those who need to know more about hard metals and their properties if they are specifying it in a building project. All the training, apart from the specially requested mobile facilities, takes place at the unique Training Centre based in Kent, where the training courses in hard metals form an integral part of a craft skills learning environment. Everything is provided, all you need are your safety boots and overalls.

Lead & Hard Metal

In order for us to assess your skills and enable us to recommend the course most suited to your experience and requirements, you would need to complete a Hard Metals Self Assessment form.

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Course Objectives The Solar PV Installation course will help you understand and provide you with the knowledge on how Solar PV Panels attach safely to the roof. You will gain the understanding on how different Solar Systems work and provide energy for the home owner.

PV Solar

Photovoltaic Solar Training (PV Solar)

Course Outline • Electrical regulations and working with DC current • How solar energy works • Sizing and Setting out for the System • Attaching anchor points for the Rails and Panels • Attaching the Solar Panels to tiled roofs • Roof Integrity and Remedial Repairs • F.I.T. overview • Health and safety regulations • MCS requirements • Planning and building regulations • Access to height

Course Requirements Delegates must be competent in working at height.

Roofing Colleges / Training Centres Please refer to the training centre index: pages 21-25.

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Green Roofs Training by LANTRA Level 2 Diploma in Installing & Maintaining a Green Roof (QCF) This Qualification is linked to a range of National Occupational Standards (NOS) suites including Horticulture. This ensures that personnel working within industry meet minimum standards. This Qualification will provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for undertaking specific tasks within Green Roofs. The adoption of ‘green roofs’ offers a wide range of benefits from including provision of biodiversity, extra insulation, extension of the life of the membrane, reduction in air borne particulates, moderation the urban ‘heat island’ effect, reduction of the rate and volume of water run-off and the creation of open space for amenity. Traditionally the construction of roofs has not required specialist horticultural expertise and subsequently there are very few people able to install and maintain a green roof. Whilst the technology and material resource exists, skilled labour does not. It is likely that climate change and specifically sustainable urban drainage issues are going to lead to an increase in the amount of green roofs being retrofitted into existing properties.

Green Roofing

Who is it for? This Qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in green roofs enabling them to work safely, effectively and efficiently in the workplace. It will suit a number of different needs, including those learners looking to progress into work and onto an apprenticeship and it will also suit those currently in employment looking to enhance/update their skills and/or undertake further study. This Qualification will be available for learners aged pre-16 and 16+ to take through a full time course at college. It will also be suitable for those private providers who wish to offer some provision to those learners who may not be ready for an apprenticeship. There are no specific entry requirements and learners will be able to progress onto further full time programmes or an apprenticeship. This Qualification is targeted at the Landscaping and Horticultural Industry, as well as to the conventional roofing contracting industry. It is envisaged that in terms of the waterproofing contracting industry that these Qualifications will set a precedent that green roofing is a practice of the landscaping and horticultural industry. Conventional construction contractors/companies would need to have qualified operatives with an understanding of the greening elements of a green roof, landscaping techniques and horticultural expertise to ensure quality green roof installation and maintenance. The level 2 Diploma in Installing and Maintaining a Green Roof is aimed at the ‘technician’ and the Level 3 Diploma in Planning and Monitoring the Construction and Maintenance of a Green Roof at the ‘supervisor’.

The things you need to know: Cost: Cost is determined by your training provider. To find your nearest provider please check on LANTRA website: www.lantra.co.uk

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Roof Thatching Training Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction) - Thatching QUE842 / 600/3699/0

QCF641

QCF642

QCF250CA

QCF643

QCF116v2

QCF117v2

QCF118v2

Thatching

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations qualification has been developed and designed to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence of individuals who specialise in roofing in the construction industry. For this Thatching pathway, the learner will need to demonstrate skills, knowledge and understanding in core subject areas, such as General health, safety and welfare, Productive working practices and Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace. They will also need to demonstrate occupational competence in: - Preparing Roof Structures for Thatching Preparing Thatching Materials - Thatching Structures - Erecting and Dismantling Access/Working Platforms. NVQs are based on National Occupational Standards that describe the 'competencies' expected in any given job role. Typically, learners will work towards an NVQ that reflects their job role. This qualification and the units which form it have been designed to sit within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) which is regulated by Ofqual. The QCF is a framework designed to support a demand-led approach to skills based on the building up and transfer of credit awarded for learning in a flexible, responsive and inclusive manner. Supported by Federation LCA. Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace Erecting and Dismantling Access/Working Platforms in the Workplace Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace Preparing Roof Structures for Thatching in the Workplace Preparing Thatching Materials in the Workplace Thatching Structures in the Workplace

How to apply

For more information please contact: CITB, National Specialists Office, Unit 1, Bridge Business Park, 674 Melton Road, Thurmaston, LE4 8BB Telephone: 0300 456 5518 Website: www.citb.co.uk

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The Basic Competency Programme (BCP) What is a Basic Competency Programme (BCP)?

The Basic Competency Programme (BCP) is based on BCP approved manufacturer training courses derived from the Minimum Technical Competency (MTCs) and mapped to the National Occupational Standards (NOS) and a Vocational Qualification (VQ). The main objective of the programme is to support the operatives who has neither a full competency nor an official roofing qualification to obtain one and also help them to convert their green CSCS card to a blue Skilled Worker CSCS card. The BCP is endorsed by CITB and Competent Roofer Scheme as well as the CSCS. Operatives attending successfully the BCP course are able to apply for a 3 years Red Experienced Worker CSCS card which will put the operatives on the path to becoming competent and qualified.

What is the aim of a BCP?

Basic Competency Programme

It is to give the individual a certificate of competency in the knowledge and understanding of system products, health, safety and welfare at a recognised level in the industry.

Is there a qualification at the end of a BCP?

No, but there will be a BCP certificate of recognition which can be taken to other roofing disciplines or manufacturers. There will also be a mapping of specific elements of the programme towards a Vocational Qualification (VQ).

Would I be eligible to attend the BCP and apply for the 3 years Red Experienced Worker CSCS Card?

Roofing operatives who want to get on the path of achieving a competency and a roofing qualification can attend the BCP course, however the manufactures’ product training eligibility criteria still applies. The BCP Course may not be sufficient for the roofing operative to achieve a roofing qualification. Depending on their experience, the roofing operative might have to undertake further training and get a qualification and should consider the Specialist Apprenticeship Programmes (SAP) or the Specialist Upskilling Programmes (SUP).

How can I register on the BCP course?

The BCP is only delivered by approved BCP manufacturers. For approved BCP manufacturer courses contact: Tiling BCP / Built-up Felt Roofing / Sheeting & Cladding BCP The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) Kevin Taylor (BCP Tiling), Mike Long (BCP sheeting and cladding), Bill Jenkins (BCP Built-up Felt Roofing) Tel: 020 7638 7663. Email: [email protected] Website: www.nfrc.co.uk Liquid Roofing BCP Liquid Roofing Waterproofing Association (LRWA) Chris Bussens / Terry Wain. Tel: 07708 87202. Email: [email protected] Website: www.lrwa.co.uk Single Ply Roofing BCP Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) Gary Walpole. Tel: 07767 847053. Email: [email protected] Website: www.spra.co.uk

What manufacturers can participate in the BCP? Only BCP approved manufacturers.

What typical elements of a BCP would be mapped toward a VQ

The elements on health & safety, safety & welfare plus the interpretation of information and instructions given are examples of areas which can be mapped on the knowledge and understanding side of BCP. On the practical training, items on PPE, use of tools and equipment and communication are some of the elements which can be mapped as contributing evidence toward a VQ.

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Is there a cost for a BCP?

Yes, you would need to check with the approved BCP Manufacturer when booking a place on the course.

Is there CITB funding for a BCP?

Yes, if you are CITB levy registered, you can claim the CITB short duration grant currently for £50.00 per day.

Certification

On completion of the BCP Course you will be asked to take an end test. Subject to successfully passing this, you will be issued with a Basic Competency Programme Certificate valid for 3 years. At this point you will then be able to contact the CSCS team and apply for the 3 years Red Experienced Worker CSCS Card. N.B. Please note that you would need to have a valid Health & Safety CSCS Test when you are applying for your CSCS Card.

You have up to 18 months from the time when you are issued with the 3 years Red Experienced Worker CSCS Card to become registered for NVQ Level 2 Roofing Qualifications. If during the 18 months period you fail to register, you will be contacted by a representative from LRWA/SPRA/NFRC/CITB to offer you advice and guidance. N.B. You will not be able to reapply via Basic Competency Programme for the 3 years Red Experienced Worker Card after 3 years if you fail to achieve your Level 2 Roofing Qualifications.

What benefits will there be for an employer? • A more knowledgeable and competent employee • An employee who will be partly committed to going on to a VQ • All training will be recognised within the industry and by the CITB and delivered by a team of qualified providers • Assessment time could be reduced on an OSAT • The generic element can count towards a SUP, again saving training days • Employees will have an enhanced cv which is likely to improve the opportunity of increased business • More trained individuals installing the system products, which can be added to the specification commitment to housing associations, local authorities, etc • Links with additional websites – LWRA, RIA, NFRC and CITB, giving a greater social media presence within the roofing industry

Basic Competency Programme

When can I get a Roofing Qualification

What benefits are there for the individual? • 3 Years Red Experience Worker CSCS Card leading to the Blue Skilled Worker CSCS Card • The gaining of generic knowledge that can be taken into other roofing sectors • The completion of a recognised training programme with a certificate at the end • A contribution towards the assessment criteria of a vocational qualification with the mapping of specific elements across the programme • Give the individual a better understanding of the roofing industry • Ensure a more competent operative when installing the manufacturers’ products • Will become a benefit to employer’s workforce by improving the CV • Will already have the exposure to a VQ giving him encouragement to stay in the roofing industry and further vocation

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The Basic Competency Programme (BCP)

1

10

ROOFING OPERATIVE

APPLIES for the Blue Skilled Worker CSCS Card

ATTENDS the Basic Competency Programme with an approved BCP Manufacturer

9

Basic Competency Programme

2

ROOFING OPERATIVE

PASSES the BCP End Test on the approved BCP Manufacturer training course

3

ACHIEVES the NVQ /SVQ Level 2 Qualification

8

OSAT ROUTE

8 UPSKILLING

ROUTE

7

ROOFING OPERATIVE

Registers and passes the Working at Heights CSCS H&S Test (if required)

ROOFING OPERATIVE

8

SPECIALIST APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME ROUTE

CHOOSE THE PATH

to get your qualification

6

5

ROOFING OPERATIVE

ROOFING OPERATIVE

Receives the BCP CERTIFICATE from the approved BCP Manufacturer (certificate valid for 3 years)*

4

ROOFING OPERATIVE

ROOFING OPERATIVE

CONTACT FEDERATION / ASSOCIATION to register on the NVQ /SVQ Level 2 qualification within 18 months from when applied for the 3 years Experienced Worker CSCS Card

Applies for the 3 Years Red Experienced Worker CSCS Card if required (this card can not be renewed)

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Competency through CompetentRoofer CompetentRoofer is the Government Competent Person Scheme that allows professional roofing contractors to self-certify that their roof refurbishment work complies with Building Regulations within England and Wales. The scheme encompasses all roofing types for domestic, industrial and commercial properties and is open to all roofing contractors to apply. If 50% or more of your roof needs to be replaced, then under the Building Regulations, Local Authorities need to be notified a minimum of 48 hours before work commences. If you don’t then you risk a fine of up to £5,000, plus the cost of putting the work right if it isn’t up to the required standards. By using CompetentRoofer registered contractors, property owners will save not only time and money, but will have the added reassurance that the work carried out meets the exacting standards of the Building Regulations

Regulation Reliability CompetentRoofer registered contractors are professional contractors who are thoroughly audited and inspected prior to acceptance and undergo regular inspections thereafter.

Reassurance A ten year insurance-backed guarantee is included with notification of roof refurbishment works up to a value of £50,000 where the building height is four storeys or less (also available for commercial/industrial works).

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CompetentRoofer registered contractors are compliant and up to date with the Building Regulations.

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Management Training Managers and supervisors have limited access to job-specific training in the roofing disciplines. Accounts and administration are well catered for, as they are mainly universal throughout industry and business in general. However, problems can arise in information and training regarding products’ systems and procedures,which these may include areas such as legislation and specific regulations. Most managers and supervisors gain their experience from life, undertaking the job and by generic management courses. Many of them rely on life and experience as they are ‘too busy’ working to spend time training. One of the most important benefits of Management and Supervisor training, whether generic, specific or trade-related, is that it offers individuals not only person development but also business development opportunities. Examples include NVQ Level 6 Construction, Management and Technical Course (IOR approved), Level 6 Construction Contracting Operations qualification. Courses are now available in roofing-specific management and supervisory areas of expertise.

Management Training

The Institute of Roofing (IoR) provides various levels of entry to their professional body. It has a detailed syllabus that is delivered by training providers leading to the examinations of the Institute of Roofing.

What are the benefits of supervisor & manager training? Briefly, they are as follows: • Proof of competence • Opportunities to progress in the industry • Continued professional development • Develop one’s own experience and skills • Learn new techniques • Follow product development and technical requirements • Understand relationships to other trades • Managing Teams • Succession plans • Company development • Employee development Information can be obtained from: The Institute of Roofing (IoR) Website: www.instituteofroofing.org E-mail: [email protected]

Routes to Joining the Institute of Roofing Industry Accreditation Route

• Managers with over 10 years roofing industry experience at management level which meet the criteria and submit a comprehensive CV • Or hold evidence relating to other qualifications accepted by the Institute

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Exam route

• Sit and pass either the IoR associate or licentiate exam (Management & Technician Course) • Members can also deliver a work based 10,000 word thesis • Or in exceptional circumstances be nominated by the Board

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Institute of Roofing Membership Grades • Affiliated • Licentiate (LIoR) • Associate (AIoR) • Member (MIoR) • Fellow (FIoR) • Honorary (Hon FloR) • Retired member

Associate Management & Technician Course Schedule Introduction, profiling, IOR membership & exam process, Basic technology, roof types & systems. Short exercise. Health & Safety legislation- including HASWA, Work at Height Regulations. RIDDOR CDM. Roofing Science & Technology. Design criteria, material origins & uses Carbon emission (solar).

Basic accountancy, Balance Sheets, Profit & Loss accounts, Cash flow. employment issues, legal requirements, revision exercise. Appreciation of the various aspects and systems used in Sheeting & Cladding. Revision Exercise, recap previous weeks & review. The Housing grants & Regeneration act, late payment legislation, Contracts forms, Programmes - Progress charts & Work monitoring.

Management Training

Appreciation of applications of Slating & Tiling and understanding drawings.

Principles of estimating, surveying, SMM, NBS area calculation, compiling quotations, terms & conditions. Business procedures- Insurance, Marketing, Quality control, Quality Standards ISO 9000, S/NVQs, CSCS, Regulations & British Standards eg, Building, Planning, Work of BSI, BBA, BRE, CE. Application of liquid coatings - PVC, Bitumen, GRP, Asphalt single ply and BUF. Employment issues, Business management, principles of supervision, resource control & motivation Frames & Structures, terminology, loadings, structural stability, Drainage calculations Contracts Management, supervising & planning, Method statements, risk assessment. Revision exercises. Part L of the building regulations and impact on roofing work, thermal calculations, Insulation types and values, vapour control methods and breather membranes. BIM, Bream mock exam, revision and recap. Green Roofing explained Overview of supported metal systems-lead-zinc-copper-steel applications. IOR Associate exam.

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