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National Vocational Qualifications

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NVQ Level 2 in Traditional Metal Roofing

This qualification is available through the Specialist Applied Programme (SAP), which requires 30 days’ training delivered in six blocks of five days over two years. It will also involve on-site assessment and training in the candidate’s workplace.

There is a fee for this training, but as the course is funded by CITB, contractors who pay CITB levy can claim back a grant for every candidate that completes the course. Funding is also available for employers and self-employed sub-contractors.

NVQ Level 3 in Traditional Metal Roofing

Candidates completing the NVQ Level 2 who wish to further develop their skills can continue the Specialist Applied Programme on to NVQ Level 3.

This involves a further 15 days’ training, delivered in three blocks of five days each, plus further on-site assessment and training.

As with the NVQ Level 2, this SAP is funded by CITB and therefore levy payers are entitled to claim a grant.

LSTA - Specialist Applied Skills Programme (SAP)

Limited places are available for Hard Metals new intake of Specialist Applied Skills Programme (SAP) for April 2021 with the LSTA.

Candidates can achieve the following:

  • NOCN Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction) - Fully Supported Lead and Hard Metal Roofer and Cladder.
  • NOCN Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Heritage Skills (Construction) – Metal Roofing,

CITB funding is available for companies that are CITB Registered, the funding available will significantly reduce the cost to you as an employer and allow you to support the next generation of Hard Metal workers. For more in please call 01622 872432 or email Sharon at

For more information on any of the above training plans, please contact the FTMRC