Heritage Skills SAP – Maximum 1 – 2 People until further notice, due to Covid 19

NVQ Diploma Level 3 Specialist Apprenticeship Programme in Roofing

The course is part funded for companies registered with CITB

This 30-day course develops skills and experience working with heritage roofing materials leading to an NVQ Diploma Level 3 qualification, awarded by CITB.

‘We were very pleased to observe the high quality training at South Coast Roof Training centre.  Initiatives such as this are desperately needed and we hope more roofers will attend and similar training be provided in other parts of the country’.  Chris Wood and John Edwards from English Heritage after a visit to SCRT centre.

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Candidate criteria

Candidates need to have experience and in-depth knowledge of using traditional roofing materials.

Course attendance

Candidates are expected to attend 2 days per week (Thursdays and Fridays) for 15 weeks.  This course is taught at our Training Centre.

Course elements

The Heritage SAP covers the following elements: clay tiling; natural random-diminishing slating; stone slating; the use of lime mortar and torching.

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.  We also advise candidates to bring a digital camera to record their work.


The course is part funded with a grant for companies registered with CITB  (operatives must be directly employed by the company, not self-employed) and that meet the criteria required by CITB and NSAC (National Specialist Accredited Centre) .

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Contact and booking details

To find out more about the Heritage Skills NVQ Diploma Level 3 SAP in Roofing, including the cost of the course, available dates or to book a place on the course, please contact us on:

Tel: 0845 678 0065 or email: scrtltd@yahoo.co.uk.


South Coast Roof Training Ltd wishes to thank the following manufacturers and suppliers for their support with the Heritage Skills NVQ Diploma Level 3 SAP programme:

Keymer Tiles Ltd – John Brash & Co Ltd –

Sandtoft Roof Tiles Ltd – Singleton Birch Ltd –
Burlington Slates Ltd – W L West & Sons Ltd –
Mike Wye & Associates Ltd