DMR Training is an approved assessment centre for NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems. We aim to help you gain your roofing NVQ as quickly and conveniently as possible.



The NVQ Level 2 in Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems course is for experienced waterproof membrane and liquid roofers who meet the recognised occupational standards. The qualification validates your skills and experience in the trade.

The NVQ offers pathways for roofers who work in one or more of the following three areas:

Pathway 1 – Reinforced Bitumen
Pathway 2 – Single Ply
Pathway 3 – Liquid Applied

The qualification is delivered through the Onsite Assessment and Training (OSAT) route which allows you to achieve your NVQ through workplace assessment at your own speed.

This qualification is a mandatory requirement in gaining your CSCS Skilled Worker card.

To undertake a Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems NVQ, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of three years experience in single ply, reinforced bitumen or liquid applied roofing
  • Must currently be working as a roofer
  • Aged 19+

Your assessor will check your eligibility before we sign you up to the qualification.

We deliver NVQ Level 2 in Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems through the Onsite Assessment (OSAT) route. We will assign you an roofer NVQ assessor who will work with you for the duration of the course as you build a portfolio of evidence.

Types of evidence may include:

  • An onsite observation while you work, carried out by your assessor in your place of work.
  • Photographs or videos of you working.
  • References, employer endorsements or witness testimonies verifying your work as a roofer.
  • Detailed job logs of work you have completed.
  • A recorded professional discussion with your assessor either face-to-face or over the telephone.
  • Coursework covering the ‘theory’ of roofing, and construction health and safety.

Once your assessor is satisfied you have submitted sufficient evidence, our internal verification team will check your portfolio. They will then claim your NVQ certificate with NOCN.

Although roofers can take up to six months or more to achieve their NVQ Level 2, we find that most complete the qualification in 2 to 3 months.

Ultimately, the qualification will fit around your professional and personal commitments. Work towards it at a speed you feel comfortable.

Please visit our Funding & Grants page to check if funding is available.

If you are ineligible for government support, we offer affordable self-funded assessment payable in four instalments of 25%.

Please contact us to discuss funding and costs.

After completing your Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems NVQ course, you can apply for your Skilled Worker card (blue card).

If you require a CSCS card while you are working towards your NVQ, you can apply for your temporary Experienced Worker card (red card).

All CSCS card applicants must first pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test (HS&E test).

After achieving Level 2 and depending on your experience, you may have the option to advance to NVQ Level 3 in a similar occupational area, NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) or NVQ Level 4 in Construction Site Supervision.

When you decide to proceed with your NVQ, we will carry out a quick skills diagnostic to confirm your suitability for the qualification and the onsite assessment route.

We will then enrol you on the qualification with Proqual and issue your welcome email. Your assessor will contact you for your introductory telephone conversation and put together your assessment action plan.

For an initial commitment-free consultation, please call us on 01942 673047 or send us your details and we will get back to you.


We deliver three pathways to the NVQ in Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems.

NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Reinforced Bitumen Membrane Roofing
NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Single Ply Membrane Roofing
NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Liquid Applied Membrane Roofing


Candidates must complete the six mandatory units

  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
  • Preparing surfaces for membrane roofing systems in the workplace
  • Repairing membrane roofing systems in the workplace


  • Applying reinforced bitumen membrane systems in the workplace (to achieve NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems — Reinforced Bitumen Membrane Roofing)
  • Applying single ply membrane systems in the workplace (to achieve NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems — Single Ply Membrane Roofing)
  • Applying liquid membrane systems in the workplace (to achieve NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems — Liquid Applied Membrane Roofing Systems)


Candidates can elect to take additional units but they do not form part of the core qualification

  • Installing decking for flat roof coverings in the workplace
  • Installing support systems for green roofs in the workplace
  • Installing solar collectors to roofs in the workplace


For an initial commitment-free consultation about your NVQ please call us on 01942 673047 or register your interest via the APPLY NOW link.

Once we receive your enquiry, a member of our training and assessment team will contact you to discuss your NVQ and answer any questions you have.


If you’re an employee or self-employed worker interested in NVQ assessment for yourself, please send us your enquiry via the link below.


If you’re enquiring about a group booking on behalf of your company, please use the link below.


There are several reasons you might take an NVQ, ranging from increased earning potential and career prospects, to gaining your CSCS card. See our short guide – Why Should You Do an NVQ?

Before starting your qualification, an assessor will be assigned to work with you and provide ongoing support.

DMR assessors are former construction workers with at least five years’ experience in NVQ assessment.

They hold an A1 or TAQA assessor’s qualification, a minimum of NVQ Level 2 in their occupational area and a blue or gold CSCS card.

We provide full training to all our assessors in supporting people with dyslexia or learning disabilities. If you need extra support and guidance with the written elements of your roofing NVQ, your assessor will draw up an assessment plan tailored to your needs.

An NVQ is a workplace competency qualification. As a competent waterproof membrane worker, you will be expected to document your skills and experience through various types of ‘evidence’.

Your assessor will carry out at least one observation in your place of work. You will also complete coursework in your own time.

To achieve your qualification, you will not need to travel, there are no exams to sit, and you will not need to take time off work. Your assessor will provide support and guidance face-to-face, by phone and by email.

CITB-registered employers can claim a grant of £600 for every employee or contractor who completes an NVQ Level 2 to 7. You can find more information on the CITB website.

Government NVQ funding is available for roofers who meet specific criteria. Please get in touch with us to find out if you are eligible for funding.

When you have completed your NVQ portfolio, our internal verification team will check it for compliance. They will then claim your certificate with NOCN. Once we have received your certificate from the awarding body, we will forward it to you by recorded delivery. This process usually takes between two and four weeks.

To get your CSCS Skilled Worker card, you will also need to pass the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test at your local test centre.

You can apply for your card by visiting the CSCS application page on their website. You will need to upload a copy of your NVQ certificate and have a debit or credit card ready to pay the £36 fee.

Yes, if you need a CSCS card while you are doing your roofing qualification, you can apply for the Experienced Worker card. You can request this card as soon as we have enrolled you on the NVQ (you will also need to pass the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test).

To apply for the temporary card, we will email you your proof of enrolment which you must submit to CSCS.

You will then upgrade to the Skilled Worker card once you have finished the qualification.

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