Roofing Level 2

Level 2 – GCSE or BTEC or NVQ Level 2 Equivalent

Subject Area Construction and Built Environment

Attendance Full-Time


This Level 2 Diploma is designed to prepare learners for entry into the construction industry in their chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training enviroment using simulated conditions.

This course is for school leavers aged 16-18.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 35 Weeks
Venue: Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This is a full time course developed for learners who want to build a career within the crafts of the construction industry and qualify as a roofer.

Qualification Gained

NOCN Level 2 Diploma in Roof, Slater & Tiler

How to Apply


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

Course Content

During this course you will cover a range of units designed to prepare you for future employment. The units cover all aspects of RST including:

  • Health & Safety
  • Communication in Construction
  • Construction Technology
  • Install Single Lap Tiles
  • Install Plain Tiles
  • Install Natural Slate
  • Strip & Reclaim Pitched Roof Coverings
  • Install Backgrounds & Ancillary Components
  • Install Pre-formed Flashings

Learning Methods

You will learn through:
•Group work
•Hands on practical training and assessment.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is based on the learner demonstrating their ability to an agreed standard in practical sessions.  Learners will also need to complete course work to an approved standard, pass unit exams and practiacl synoptic tests.

Progression Opportunities

Self employment or apprenticeship in a Standard as Roofer

Career Opportunities

Employment, self employment or apprenticeship as a Roofer.

Entry Requirements

Maths and English grade 2 or 3 / Functional Skills Level 1

If English is not your first language, you will need to pass an English Test with a score of 5.0 or above.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

16 to 18s

Learners are eligible for free tuition if they are aged 16-18 when beginning their studies.

If the course being applied for is a two-year qualification, you will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the remainder of the course.

If the course being applied for is two separate one-year qualifications and you begin studying year one of the course aged 18, you will be required to pay fees for the second year.

If you are aged 18 when beginning the course, it is advised that you talk to our Student Services Team on 0191 200 4000 or by email who will be able to explain the options available.

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 on 0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility.