Level 2 Slate & Tile Apprenticeship (standard)

This course is designed for learners aged between 16-24 that want to pursue a career in Slate & Tile Roofing. This course covers an 18-month period.

We are especially keen to have school leavers and those between 16-18. The course is open to any age group, but normally our ceiling is 24 years old.

Candidates will attend day release off the job training at our training centre once a week. The remainder of the time is spent with the employer on site, gaining experience necessary for the end point assessment (EPAO).

Level 2 Slate & Tile Apprenticeship (standard)

Learning aims:

  • Carry out a range of job tasks including measuring, marking out, fitting, finishing, positioning, and securing.
  • Install plain tiles, interlocking tiles, natural slates, and fibre-cement slates.
  • Install underlay, battens, and related roofing components.
  • Install pre-formed lead and/or proprietary flashings.
  • Install dry and wet fixed products to verges, hips, ridge and valleys.
  • Install insulation and ventilation products for warm and cold roof construction.
  • Install roof windows and flashing kits.

On completion of this apprenticeship, Slate and Tilers will have knowledge of:

  • The principles of slating and tiling, and how they are applied in routine tasks, such as, setting out roofs, installing insulation, underlay, and other background materials, installing main roof coverings, fixings, fittings and components, ventilation and dry fix systems, roof windows, mixing and applying mortar and installing pre-formed lead and/or proprietary flashings.
  • How to use key dimensions relating to batten gauges and minimum and maximum head lap.
  • How to strip and reclaim slates, tiles, and fittings for re-use.
  • How to check areas to be covered, including correct installation of cavity trays, fascia board height, barge boards, hip and valley construction, penetrations, and masonry.
  • How to requisition slating and tiling materials, such as tiles, slates, underlay, battens, fixings and related materials, fittings, and components.

All funding for apprenticeships now goes through the Digital Apprenticeship Service.

If you are in Suffolk or Norfolk, we will help to arrange a levy transfer for you which will go through the DAS above. This is where a bigger company gives excess funding to a smaller company.

The government pays up to £11,000 per learner. There can be a co-investment of 5% from an employer depending on your apprentice and circumstances. It is possible to request direct funding from the government through the DAS.