Roofing - Level 1 (Full-Time)

Level 1 - 4 GCSEs or NVQ Level 1 or Equivalent

Subject Area Construction and Built Environment

School Construction, Leisure and Sport

Attendance Full-Time


This programme has been specifically designed to give young people the necessary skills to begin their career in Roofing.
It will cover a range of Roofing disciplines and activities which are needed when working within the sector

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: 03/09/2018 at 09:00
Duration: 11 Months
Venue: Construction Academy, Walker

Who the course is for

The course is designed for young people who would like to develop their skills for a career in Roofing.

Qualification Gained

NOCN Level 1 Diploma in Roof Tiling (QCF)

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.

Course Content

The course is a 37 credit certificate in subjects such as:
• Health Safety and Welfare in Construction
• Knowledge of Technical Information, Quantities and Communicating with others
• Knowledge of Technology in the Construction industry
• Install Roofing Backgrounds and Ancillary Components
• Install Single-Lap Roof Covering to Basic Roof Details
• Strip and Reclaim Single-Lap Roof Tiles

You will also follow a programme of study to complement this award including Functional Skills, Maths and English and Experience of Work.

Learning Methods

• Class work
• Practical group
• Individual sessions
• Workshop
• PPR sessions
• Assessment work also forms an important part of the course.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification, Knowledge, course work and testing with specialist practical Synoptic Assignments.

Progression Opportunities

You may wish to progress to Level 2 Roof Slate and tile Diploma or undertake a modern apprenticeship scheme within the sector.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. You will have a diagnostic assessment in the induction week for Maths and English.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 5.0 or above.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail:
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

• Steel toe-capped safety boots
• High Vis
• Pens, pencils, ruler
• A4 lined paper

Additional Course Costs

16 to 18s

Tuition is free for learners aged 16 to 18. A learner will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the duration of their qualification, this includes Year 2 of a qualification if the learner was aged 16-18 when they started in Year 1. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time learners, please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility with a Student Adviser.

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.