Our third quarter of 2017 at S.C.R.T. Ltd

As we draw closer to the end of our third quarter of 2017 at South Coast Roof Training Ltd and move into Autumn, I thought we’d have a catch-up on the last three months and let you know what’s been going on here.

JULY – This was a bit of a strange month for us. Usually, we have a good mix of skills being learnt at the centre, but the whole month was filled with Leadwork 3 and 5 day courses. Not that we were complaining, as all courses were full and trainees left the training centre very happy with the skills they had learnt. Nice to think that because of the positive feedback, we’ll be seeing many of them again on different courses and they’ll be welcome back anytime.

AUGUST – August was a very different month from July. No Leadwork courses this month, which wasn’t a problem as Interest in courses come in different waves of popularity throughout the year. This month we had a very different mix of courses, including: GRP flat roofing, Built-Up Felt (an introduction), NVQ Level 2 SUP and Foundation courses. All were very enjoyable to deliver and well received.

Also, this month saw our website revamp completed. A new dropdown menu was added at the top of the homepage, which collects everything together in one place for ease of navigation. The dropdown menu also includes a new FAQ button for our most frequently asked questions, with information for those who are thinking of booking or who have booked a course with us.

The website also includes our Facebook and Twitter pages for anyone who would like to follow us on social media… so we’re just a click away 😉

SEPTEMBER – We enjoy the variety of work at the centre, it helps keep the centre moving forward…

So, all change again at the centre this month, but still busy with Leadwork and Foundation courses, with some attendees wanting to book places on other courses in the future – Excellent!

NOTE: Just a quick reminder for anybody thinking of booking a place on a Built-Up Felt flat roofing course this year, the last available course will be this month (October) and there is only 1 place left!!!

Dates for Built-Up Felt flat roofing courses for 2018 are available. Please click here for more information.

Looking Forward… Our fourth quarter of 2017 at South Coast Roof Training Ltd will be slightly shorter because of the Xmas and New Year break, but we will be no less busy than the last few months as we have GRP, Built-Up Felt, Foundation and Leadwork courses ongoing…

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Some news for April 2017 at SCRT

West Dean College Heritage Roofing course at SCRT

On Thursday 27th April, South Coast Roof Training Ltd hosted the practical element of the Heritage Roofing course run by West Dean College (in West Sussex) in conjunction with Heritage England.

Students from Ireland, Canada and Great Britain attended the hands-on session.  They were split into four groups and started by sorting, grading and stacking random sized slates; they were then instructed in preparing a gauge stick before battening out the rigs prior to laying the slates to give diminishing courses.

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All the students gave positive feedback on the day’s activities, which were organised and overseen by Centre Tutor Yusof Abdullah with the assistance of Centre Tutor Peter Cullingham.

West Dean College is currently planning another Heritage Roofing course to be held in 2018, for further information click here.

For information on all the courses available at South Coast Roof Training Ltd please contact us on 0845 678 0065

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A quick catch-up from SCRT

We have been very busy with all the courses at our training centre in Littlehampton, West Sussex!

Currently we are running a Level 3 Heritage SUP (Specialist Apprenticeship Programme), covering various aspects of this highly skilled work, including clay tiling, random-sized natural slating and stone slating.  Click here for information on the Heritage SUP course.

The Built-up Felt Flat Roof course that took place in March was very well received.  The participants were instructed in the basic techniques of using torch-on felt roofing products.  Click here for information on the Built-up Felt flat roof course and a list of available dates.

An NVQ Level 2 SUP in Roof Slating and Tiling is commencing in March, where operatives who already have a basic knowledge of roofing, can upskill to increase their experience and confidence.  This, when combined with on-site assessment, will enable them to achieve an NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Roof Slating and Tiling.  Click here for information on the NVQ Level 2 SUP in Roof Slating and Tiling.

The LSA Lead Skills courses for April 2017 are now fully booked.  The next available dates on this popular course are 30th May 2017 and 5th June 2017 for 3-day welding or bossing or 5-day combined.  Click here for a complete list a available dates in 2017, and for further information on the Lead Skills courses.

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News from SCRT July 2016

NVQ Level 2 SUP Roof Slating & Tiling

Two operatives, one from Richard Soan Roofing Services, the second from M J Coleman & Sons Ltd, are currently undertaking the workshop upskilling element of the NVQ Level 2 SUP in Roof Slating & Tiling.  They are working on natural slating.
Click here to find out more about the course.

NVQ Level 3 Heritage Roofing

A candidate is halfway through the workshop element of a 30-day upskilling programme of the NVQ Level 3 in Heritage Roofing.  He has worked on plain tiling to a curved roof with swept valleys, and is currently working on an eyebrow detail.

Clay plain tile swept valley and curved roof

Example of clay plain tile swept valleys and curved roof

Click here to find out more about the course.

Bespoke Upskilling course

Several operatives are attending a bespoke Upskilling course for Plain Tiles, concentrating on swept valley details.

Example of a tiled swept valley

Example of a tiled swept valley

Click here to find out more about Bespoke Upskilling courses.

Lead Training

Following expansion of the Lead Training Facility at South Coast Roof Training, we can now take up to 6 people on the 3-day lead bossing course.  Extra dates are now available:

Monday 12th September 2016 – 3-day lead bossing

Monday 7th November 2016 – 3-day lead bossing

Lead apron flashing

Lead apron flashing

Click here to find out more about the course.

NVQ Level 2 & 3 via OSAT

We are receiving a steady number of enquiries, for NVQ Level 2 and 3  via OSAT, across all roofing disciplines.

Click here to find out more about On Site Assessment.

2-day Built-up Felt Flat Roof course

Our Built-up Felt Flat Roof course is proving to be popular.  The course running on 15th and 16th August has only two places available.  The next course will be on 10th & 11th October.

Built-up felt completed abutment detail

Built-up felt completed abutment detail

Click here to find out more about the course.

For further information on any of our courses please phone us on
0845 678 0065

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SCRT News – March 2016

South Coast Roof Training would like to express our gratitude to ESCO (The European Slate Company) for supplying the Training Centre with a quantity of 400 x 200 Spanish slates for use in our Apprenticeship Framework programmes.

In April 2016, we are combining with West Dean College and Historic England to run a practical Heritage workshop for The Conservation and Repair of Slate and Stone Roofing.
For further details of our Heritage Skills SUP course click here – for details of our Heritage Skills SAP course click here

We have a new trainer for the 2-day Built-up Felt course.  There are 4 places remaining on this popular course on 25th and 26th April 2016 – book early to avoid disappointment.  Call us on 0845 678 0065
For further details and dates click here

Two NVQ Level 2 SUP (Slating & Tiling) candidates have just achieved their award – congratulations!
For further details click here

Our current cohort of Roof Slating & Tiling Apprentices will soon be completing the course – keep up the good work!
For further details click here

Our Lead Skills Course workshop is currently undergoing expansion and we will soon be able to offer more places – check the website regularly for updates!
For further details click here

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Catching up on some of the latest courses at SCRT

A new cohort of CITB Roof Slating & Tiling apprentices started their 2-year framework training programme on 20th October 2014.  They spend 3 days per week for four weeks at the Training Centre, then the following four weeks with their employer.  The next course will start in June 2015, for further details on this course click here or phone 0845 678 0065.

An EPDM course (one of our new courses) ran in September, the next course will run on 3rd December 2014.  For further details or to book on a course please contact Dan Anstey on 07711156339 or email: dananstey@sigroofing.com.

EPDM course

EPDM course in action

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Forming an internal angle

 

Another new course that we are introducing will run on 8th & 9th December – this is a 2-day Built-up Felt Roofing course which covers the basics in technical and Health & Safety aspects, for further details or to book on a course please contact Dan Anstey on 07711156339 or email: dananstey@sigroofing.com.

Two candidates from the first Heritage Roofing Specialist Upskilling Programme (SUP) have recently successfully completed the course – well done guys!  For further details on this course click here or phone 0845 678 0065.

Water testing random-sized slate roof

Water testing random-sized slate roof

We are registering experienced roofers on the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Roof Slating & Tiling and Applied Waterproof Membranes via OSAT (On-site Assessment) programme.  The candidates have the opportunity of gaining a qualification whilst ‘on-the-job’.  There is some funding available for this programme.  For further details click here or phone 0845 678 0065.

A wide variety of Health & Safety courses has been organised via the South Central Independent Roof Training Group including: SMSTS, SSSTS, Manual Handling, Working at Height  and Asbestos Awareness.  For further details on H & S courses click here or phone 0845 678 0065.

We are running courses on BS5534 Roof Slating & Tiling Updates.  This course is free of charge to NFRC members.  The next course will run on Thursday 4th December 2014 – there are a few places available, if you would like to attend please phone 01243 828718.

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Busy Summer at SCRT

We have been busy so far this summer at the Training Centre!

The CITB Apprentices have been in for another 4-week session.  One cohort has been working with slates, and the second with tiles – progress is being made!  Well done lads, keep up the good work.  For more information on the CITB Apprenticeship programme click here

We ran a 1-day Lead Upskilling course, which was on a one-to-one basis.  The participant found the course to be particularly useful.  For more information on Lead Courses click here

We also ran a 5-day bespoke Short course on plain tiles.  The participant was very impressed with the course, and 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.

A second 4-day general roofing Upskilling programme was created for an operative from  First Wessex Housing Association, covering: plain tiling, interlocking tiling and some elements of lead work.  The participant said he has gained a lot of useful knowledge and has improved his skill levels, and found the course to be very beneficial.  For more information on bespoke Short Courses click here

Our popular 1-day GRP flat roof course was fully subscribed.  The participants were impressed by the facilities, gained knowledge and hands-on experience, and enjoyed the buffet lunch!  For more information on the GRP Course click here

We are now offering two NEW Flat Roof courses:

  • EPDM – this 1-day course will run twice this year:
    Wednesday 8th October 2014
    Wednesday 3rd December 2014This course is for a maximum of 6 participants
EPDM flat roof group and trainer

EPDM flat roof group and trainer

For more information on the EPDM Flat Roof Course click here

  • Built-up Felt – this 2-day course will run twice this year:
    Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th October 2014
    Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th December 2014This course is for a maximum of 4 participants

For more information on the Built-up Felt Flat Roof Course click here

 

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May 2014 News and NFRC Training Award

Congratulations to Mike Fildes, Managing Director of South Coast Roof Training Ltd, on receiving the award for Exceptional Contribution to Training in 2013, sponsored by the CITB, which was presented by Linda Barker, TV presenter and interior designer, at the NFRC Roofing Awards 2014 on 16th May 2014.

Exceptional Contribution to Training 2013 Award sponsored by CITB

Exceptional Contribution to Training 2013 Award sponsored by CITB

The Heritage Roofing SUP course ended in early May with stone slates laid to the slope of a roofing rig.  The next Heritage SUP course will start on 10th July 2014.

Both cohorts on the roofing Diploma course are in the training centre for their next 4-week stint, one group is working with natural slates; the other group is working with plain tiles.

More Lead Skills courses are being booked,  with a programme of dates available until the end of 2014.

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New Heritage Roofing SUP course dates added

The Heritage Roofing SUP course is proving very popular, so we have added a couple of extra course dates into our programme:

  • Thursday 22nd May 2014
  • Thursday 10th July 2014

Phone us for further information, to discuss your requirements, or to book on a course:

0845 678 0065

During April  the experienced roofers on the current Heritage Roofing SUP course, have been working with clay plain tiles on swept and laced valleys, a curved roof, an ‘eyebrow’, and vertical tiling, and they have recorded a roof, calculated a gauge stick for random diminishing slates, prepared a roof slope for laying random slates, and  used lime mortar techniques.

We have also held 5-day and 3-day Lead Skills courses.  We have dates for Lead Skills courses running throughout the year, click here for more information.

We are hoping to offer further flat roof courses using Built-up-Felt and EPDM, in the near future.  Keep checking the website for dates.

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Roofing courses in March 2014

March was another busy month at South Coast Roof Training.

The GRP flat roof course was, as always, fully subscribed.  The next course will be on Friday 2nd May 2014.  If you would like further information, or to book on this course, click here.

March GRP flat roof course

March GRP flat roof course

The Level 2 Diploma Roof Slating and Tiling course was running, with two cohorts – one working with plain tiles, the other with interlocking tiles.  Meanwhile, a trainee from an earlier cohort, Corey, has successfully achieved the Level 2 Diploma.  Congratulations Corey, your hard work has paid off!

Cutting plain tiles

Cutting plain tiles – Diploma course

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Fixing ridge tiles – Diploma course

We ran a 2-day Upskilling slating course, which covered laying felt and battens and then setting out and fixing the slates, including cutting.  Our bespoke Upskilling courses are available throughout the year, give us a call to discuss your requirements on 0845 678 0065, or for further details click here.

Another Heritage Roof Slating and Tiling Level 3 SUP (Specialist Upskilling Programme) course started in March.  The participants will cover topics such as plain clay tiling, random sized slating, stone slating and the use of lime mortar.  For more information on the Heritage Roof Slating and Tiling Level 3 SUP click here.

The 'Sussex' cut vertical tiling using hand-made clay plain tiles

The ‘Sussex’ cut vertical tiling using hand-made clay plain tiles

A swept valley using hand-made clay plain tiles

A swept valley using hand-made clay plain tiles

The more ‘in-depth’ 30-day Heritage Roofing Skills SAP (Specialist Apprenticeship Programme) will commence on Thursday 22nd May 2014.  For more information click here.

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