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

Leave a comment

Filed under BLOG, News

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

???????????????????????????????

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under BLOG, News

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

 

Leave a comment

Filed under BLOG, News

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under BLOG, News

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under BLOG, News

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

Blog Dip ridges

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under BLOG, News

Bespoke lead skills course

South Coast Roof Training recently ran a bespoke 2-day lead course, on a one-to-one basis.  The participant wanted to learn various lead elements, such as covering a dormer roof, with a roll feature, together with the dormer cheeks.  He also carried out various lead bossing and welding techniques including features dealing with wood cored rolls.

For further information, or to book on a Bespoke Lead Skills course, please phone us on 0845 678 0065

Leave a comment

Filed under BLOG, News

Lead bossing and Heritage SUP courses

Last week at South Coast Roof Training Ltd we held a 3-day lead bossing course.

Lead bossing and external corner

Lead bossing and external corner

For more information on our 3-day and 5-day Lead Skills courses click here.

The Heritage Roofing SUP roofers were also attending the training centre on Thursday and Friday.  They were learning how to record a roof, mark up a gauge stick for random sized slating, re-slating a random-sized slate roof slope, and slating a random-sized roof slope including a decorative panel.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

For further information on the Heritage Roofing SUP and course dates click here or phone 0845 678 0065

Leave a comment

Filed under BLOG, News

Catching up on recent events at SCRT

Since the last News item we have been quite busy at South Coast Roof Training.  A couple of weeks ago we had a visit from Flex-R Ltd with a view to running EPDM flat roof courses at the training centre, in conjunction with SIG.  It is early days still, but we hope to have courses up and running by early summer.  Keep checking the website for course dates.

 We also had a visit from SPRA (Single-ply Roofing Association) to discuss the possibility of running single-ply flat roof courses.  This is currently at the ‘twinkle in the eye’ stage, so very early days.  Watch this space!

 Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming James Mott of ProjectBook on a return visit to SCRT.  He commented on the changes that have occurred in the training centre since his last trip to Littlehampton.  The Heritage SUP Roofing candidates (from Clarke Roofing Ltd) were busy working with plain clay tiles, donated by Keymer Tiles Ltd, on a curved roof and a swept valley.

Heritage SUP candidates working on a curved roof and swept valley using clay plain tiles

 The candidates commented:

Doing this course has helped me understand different types and styles of roofing which I can take with me throughout my career as a roofer. It has shown me different methods that could have taken me a lifetime to learn.
Robert Sedgwick

In my time on the course so far I have been taught traditional methods in the perfect environment, where time and cost is not an issue.
The experience and knowledge of these methods is priceless, especially as a lot of these techniques are being forgotten or have been lost throughout the years…
Joe Rowland

The course gives you the knowledge of advanced roofing that might take a lifetime to learn on site.
Mark Ince

 The Heritage SUP Roofing course continues on Thursday and Friday.  New dates for the Heritage SAP Roofing course and Heritage SUP Roofing course will be available shortly.

This week we have run a CrysticROOF GRP flat-roof course, in conjunction with SIG, which was fully subscribed.
The next courses will be held on:

  • Friday 7th March 2014
  • Friday 2nd May 2014

To book on a course contact Dan Anstey on 07711156339

Leave a comment

Filed under BLOG, News

New Year New Resolution!

Your New Year’s Resolution for 2014…

to make use of the funding that is available to get your workforce trained

Lead Skills courses

Take the opportunity to upskill on our Lead Sheet Association courses.

We offer 3-day lead bossing; 3-day lead welding; or 5-day combined lead bossing and welding courses.

There are a few spaces available on the Lead Skills courses:

Monday 17th February 2014 – 3- or 5-day course
Monday 24th February 2014 -3- or 5-day course
Monday 3rd March 2014 – 3-day course

On-site Assessment (OSAT) programme

If either you or someone on your workforce has several years’ experience ‘on the tools’, but require a qualification, why not apply for a place on our current part-funded OSAT (On-Site Assessment) NVQ Level 2 programmes in:

  • Roof Slating & Tiling
  • Flat Roofing
  • Metal Roofer (Lead)

The programmes are part-funded (subject to eligibility), and assessments are carried out on site (as it says on the tin!), causing minimum disruption to your work schedule.

CITB Apprenticeship Programme

The new cohort of apprentices will start their course on Monday 13th January 2014, while the existing apprentices will return on the same day to continue their training.

If you are considering taking on an apprentice click here for further information.

Heritage Skills Special Apprenticeship Programmes

It is now becoming a  requirement for roofers to have a relevant qualification to work on a Heritage project.  For further information, or if  you are a member of the NFRC, click here.

We offer several pathways to a Heritage qualification:

  • Heritage Skills Specialist Apprenticeship Programme (SAP) NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Roofing – a 30-day programme for roofers with several years experience (click here for further information)
  •  Heritage Skills Specialist Up-skilling Programme (SUP) NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Roofing – a programme of up to 13 days (dependent on profiling) for roofers with a wide range of previous experience using a variety of heritage materials (click here for further information)

For further information on any of the above courses, or to discuss your requirements please

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

 

Leave a comment

Filed under BLOG, News