Why Employ an Apprentice?  Because building tomorrow starts with an Apprentice

The aim of the industry is to recruit and train people of all ages so they can have a career in the roofing industry.  The Specialist Applied-Skills Programmes (apprenticeship) are an excellent way to provide workers with the foundation for an exciting and rewarding career in roofing.


  • The opportunity for a person of any age to learn a new trade (no age limit)

  • The opportunity to combine off and on-site learning over a set timescale

  • An opportunity for employees to gain formal qualifications

  • An opportunity for employers to plan for the future

  • CITB grants are available to cover employer costs  

Specialist Applied-Skills Programmes (apprenticeships)

As an accredited Assessment Centre for CSkills (CITB), the South West Training Group is able to offer The Specialist Applied-Skills Programme (SAP) in 2 roofing disciplines:

  • Roofing Occupations - Roof Slater and Tiler

  • Cladding Occupations - Roof Sheeting and Cladding

The apprenticeship is a 12 month off-site training and qualification programme at one of our dedicate training centres in either Exeter, Devon or Melksham, Wiltshire.  There is a further 6 month on-site assessment period, where one of our fully qualified assessors will visit the new entrant on-site and asses the delegate at work. 


The programme offers the practical and theoretical knowledge required to achieve the NVQ Level 2 qualification.  Once achieved, the new entrant will be able to apply for their blueSkilled WorkerCSCS card.

Please note: the delegate must complete the Health and Safety test (specific to working at heights) in the last 2 years in order to apply for this card.


Funding and Fees

The Specialist Applied-Skills Programme is currently grant aided to the tune of £1290.00

Please note, that to qualify you must be/have:

    - Employers must be registered with CITB-ConstructionSkills and have completed the latest levy return

    - Apprentices must not have received grants for any other level 2 apprenticeship and cannot have more than one other level 2 NVQ

    - Apprentices must be paid via PAYE


The following shows a breakdown of the funding available and cost of training:


CITB Grants Available for the Employer (claimed back by the SWRTG):

£460 Tier 2 Grants for course modules

£200 Tier 1 Grants for course modules

£600 Achievement Grant on Certification

Total grants : £1290.00


Fees Payable by the Employer:

NVQ registration fee £78.00 + VAT payment in advance of training

NVQ Assessment fee £1000.00 + VAT (paid in £500 instalments - terms available)

Total payable = £1078.00 + VAT

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