Foundation Programme

(Centre attendance certificate only)

The Foundation Programme aims to introduce candidates to basic elements in roof slating and tiling including setting out felt and battens, and laying plain and interlocking tiles and natural slates.  From here, successful candidates could be considered for an NVQ LEVEL 2 SUP  course in roof slating and tiling, after going back out on site and gaining 6 – 18 months of ‘hands-on’ experience, using the skills learnt from this Foundation course.

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Candidate criteria

This course is suitable for candidates who have no or little roof slating and tiling experience and are interested in a career in the construction industry. This course is also ideal for those looking to re-train.

Course attendance

Candidates are expected to attend teaching 5 days a week over a three-week term (a total of 15 days).

Course materials

As the courses are practical, you need to wear suitable work clothing and provide your own safety boots. We will provide all necessary tools, materials and further safety clothing and equipment for use at the Training Centre. Tea and coffee making facilities are available at the Centre, but you will need to bring your own lunch.


Funding may be available via re-training programmes for candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 19 or over
  • Unemployed and claiming Jobseekers Allowance  for 6 months or longer

Interested in booking this course?

Be sure to read the FAQ page.

Contact and booking details

To find out more about the Foundation Programme, including the cost and available dates, please contact us on:

Tel: 0845 678 0065 or email: