Basic Short Courses

These courses offer basic training for those wanting to learn the essentials of roofing using slates, interlocking tiles and plain tiles.  The courses are suitable for those with little or no experience, involved in property maintenance, loft conversions, DIY enthusiasts, and trade professionals such as architects, contract managers and estimators who would like to get hands-on experience.  The courses generally run for 1 or 2 days (or longer if required, as they are tailored to your requirements).

Course costs

These courses cost £240.00 Incl. VAT. (£200.00 Excl. VAT) Per Day.

Course materials

As the courses are practical, you will need to wear suitable work clothing and provide your own safety boots. We will provide all necessary tools, materials and further safety clothing/equipment for use at the South Coast Roof Training Centre.

Tea and coffee making facilities are available at the Centre, but you will need to bring your own lunch.

Contact and booking details

To book your short course, or for more information, please contact us on:

Tel: 0845 678 0065 or Email:


A landlord who took part in a 2-day course said:

I undertook a 2-day introduction to roofing course with SCRT. I found the course to be excellent and tailored towards exactly what I wanted to learn. As a landlord, I was looking for an overview of good roofing practice and repair and to look at common issues and problems that can arise. As it was a bespoke course with just me, we managed to cover that and more. We covered a number of types of tiling, lead work – constructing flashings, constructing a roof, fitting timbers and membranes as well as cement work and repair. I have since found my knowledge invaluable in dealing with issues and feel confident in having a solid grounding in key areas of roofing.

Thanks very much SCRT! – December 2013

A satisfied customer who attended a 5-day Short Course,  which covered various aspects of plain tiling, giving him sufficient knowledge and confidence to do works on his own property, said:

Just a note to let you know that I thought the training provided by Pete and Yusof was absolutely first rate. Not only did I acquire the skills I needed to tackle the vast majority of the roof work needed at our house, but I gained an awful lot of latent knowledge that only experienced tradesmen could provide. The one-to-one tuition was extremely effective, and it gave me the opportunity to ask many questions about my particular circumstances that I might otherwise not have had.

I’m sure I will be in touch with Yusof and Pete in due course as I begin to tackle my own project, but please do pass on my sincere thanks to them both.

Patrick S Sharkey –  June 2014