Roofing Courses

Roof Tiling – Level 1 Diploma

Take your first steps to becoming a qualified roof tiler

This course is ideally suited for individuals who are interested in becoming a roof tiler. This course is designed to provide you with the basic practical skills and general knowledge which can support you gain employment within the industry. Your knowledge of different products, tools, techniques and problem solving methods will develop as practical tasks complement theory lessons, delivered in our fully equipped workshops and classrooms. Upon completion, you may progress to an apprenticeship or employment. Whilst there are no formal entry requirements for this course, you must have a genuine interest and be committed to achieving the qualification.

This Course Will Teach You:

  • Health and Safety and Welfare in Construction.
  • Knowledge of Technology in the Construction Industry.
  • Knowledge of Technical Information, quantities and communication with others.
  • How to install roofing backgrounds and ancillary components.
  • How to install single-lap roof coverings to basic roof details.
  • How to strip and reclaim single-lap roof tiles.

Why Roofing?

As this country commits to building more and more houses under future governments, there’s never been a higher demand for skilled workers to help build homes and beat the housing crisis.

Roofing is a dynamic trade that puts you right at the heart of construction, working outdoors and using your practical skills to build new homes. This is a varied industry that requires plenty of skill; when a storm approaches all that stands between your house and disaster is the roof, which is why it is so important for it to have been installed correctly and safely.

Each job will be different, as you examine the requirements of the build and ensure that your work will last for years to come. Our courses will help you develop the practical skills you need, as you work with industry-standard equipment and experienced professionals who can pass their expertise on to you.

You’ll also be working in our specialist workshop facilities, where you can put your skills into practice and gain valuable vocational experience employers are looking for. Our strong links with local employers mean that progression opportunities are guaranteed upon completion, and could lead to a lifelong career in this rewarding industry.

About South Devon College

Graded ‘Outstanding’ in their latest Ofsted inspection, South Devon College is an outstanding place to learn, and the perfect place for your education and development. There are fantastic careers available in the building trades which provide fantastic careers for those who prefer practical work. In 2014, they were recognised as the top Further Education and Tertiary College in England, in results published by the Skills Funding Agency for 2012-13.