DMR now offers roofing apprenticeships at our specialist training centre, DMR Roofing Academy, in Wigan town centre. We set up the academy in response to industry demands to tackle the growing skills shortage and provide the quality specialist training which was not previously available in the area.

From the DMR Roofing Academy we deliver 2 types of roofing apprenticeships:

  • Roof Slating and Tiling
  • Built-Up Felt Roofing

Under the guidance of experienced tutors, apprentices will gain fundamental roofing skills. They will also acquire a thorough knowledge of construction health and safety including working at heights and the correct use of hand tools. All apprentices who attend the academy will work towards their diploma – an important part of their roofing apprenticeship framework.

COURSE DETAILS

Roof Slating and Tiling apprenticeships
  • Duration – 18 months
  • Awarding Body – NOCN_CSkills Awards
  • Start Date – Flexible throughout the year
  • Location – DMR Roofing Academy (Wigan) for the Diploma and Functional Skills. NVQ will be completed in your place of work

Course Content

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Understanding information, quantities and communication with others
  • Understanding construction technology
  • Install single-lap roof coverings to a variable gauge
  • Install plain tile roof coverings
  • Install regular sized natural roof slates to standard roof details
  • Strip and reclaim pitched roof coverings
  • Install roofing backgrounds and ancillary components
  • Install pre-formed weathering flashings to roofs

Qualifications Gained

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations – Roof Slater and Tiler
  • Level 2 Diploma in Roof Slating and Tiling
  • Level 1 Functional Skills
Built-Up Felt Roofing apprenticeships
  • Duration – 18 months
  • Awarding Body – NOCN_CSkills Awards
  • Start Date – Flexible throughout the year
  • Location – DMR Roofing Academy (Wigan) for Diploma and Functional Skills. NVQ will be completed in your place of work

Course Content

Knowledge and application of:

  • Carrying out safe working practices in construction
  • Information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Building methods and construction
  • Built-up bituminous roofing
  • Preparing decking for built-up bituminous roofing
  • Repairing and maintaining built-up bituminous roofing

Installing bituminous roofing by torch-on and pour and roll methods (Practical Synoptic   Assignment).

Qualifications Gained

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Waterproof Membrane Roofing Systems – Liquid Applied Membrane Roofing Systems
  • Level 2 Diploma in Built-Up Felt Roofing
  • Level 1 Functional Skills

Are you an employer?

We offer a complete apprenticeship service including:

  • Recruitment and interviews
  • Funding & grant guidance
  • Full induction training
  • Block or day-release diploma training
  • NVQ assessment with regular progress reviews
  • Help applying for CSCS Cards

If you are an employer seeking further information about roofing apprenticeships, the benefits of taking on an apprentice and advice about grants and funding, fill out our Contact Form and we’ll get straight back to you. Alternatively, you can call us on 01942 673047 or email us at info@dmrltd.co.uk. You can also find out more on our dedicated Employers Page.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN ROOFING?

If you’re enthusiastic about working in the roofing industry, an apprenticeship is the best way to get started.

To apply for a roofing apprenticeship please send us your CV and contact details on our Apprenticeship Contact Page. If you’d like more information, please call our office on 01942 673047.

FACILITIES AND LOCATION

Facilities at the DMR Roofing Academy include fully equipped workshops and roofing rigs, a break room, canteen, kitchen area and parking.

DMR Roofing Academy is conveniently located for access by car, train or bus. It is just a short walk from Wigan town centre where Wigan North Western and Wigan Wallgate train stations and the bus station are situated.

DMR Roofing Academy, Wigan Skills Centre, Prescott St, Wigan WN6 7DD

MEET THE TRAINERS

Andy Stafford

Andy has 35 years’ experience in the construction industry as a joiner and roofer. He joined DMR’s teaching staff in 2017.

Lyndon Toms

Having managed his own wall & floor tiling firm for a number of years, Lyndon started teaching and assessing in 2007. He specialises in a number of trades including tiling, plastering and general construction.

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