Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction)

Ofqual code: 603/2510/0
Min. total qualification time: 380
Min. guided learning hours: 193
Min. credit value: 38

This Diploma will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as conforming to general health, safety and welfare; conforming to productive working practices; moving, handling and storing resources; and erecting and dismantling access/working platforms.

Learners can specialise in installing:

  • roof tiles and/or slates
  • lead and hard metal roofing
  • pre-formed weathering flashings
  • cladding and weatherings
  • thatching structures
  • solar collectors — access
  • solar collectors — protection/handover
  • heritage roof tiles and/or slates
  • heritage lead and hard metal roofing

This qualification may be available through employers, training providers and colleges in England and Wales.

Qualification rationale and objectives

Rationale and purpose of this qualification

This qualification is aimed at those who are in work and are looking for recognition of their prior learning and experience.

Its primary purpose is to confirm the learner’s occupational competence as a roofer. As a work-related, competence-based qualification it provides confirmation to employers, industry managers and card schemes that the learner has the skills and knowledge needed to meet the nationally recognised standard to carry out the role.

Learners who achieve this qualification can use it to gain employment, to progress in the industry, or to work towards another qualification (see Progression).

Objectives

The qualification is designed to meet the following objectives:

  • supporting a role in the workplace
  • confirming knowledge, understanding and skills
  • providing access to a relevant card scheme

Recognition

This qualification is supported by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).

CSCS provides a registration card scheme acknowledged by industry for those involved in construction. The scheme recognises skills, knowledge and understanding, competence and qualifications.

What does this qualification cover?

As this is a competence-based qualification, learners will be acquiring the knowledge and skills required through either on-the-job experience or in a learning environment.

To achieve the whole qualification, learners need a minimum of 38 credits. They must complete between 5 and 10 mandatory units (and in some cases an optional unit) from the qualification structure (see Qualification content and delivery tools).

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • people in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • individuals who wish to start their own business
  • school and college students with a part-time job that enables them to develop the appropriate skills in the workplace
  • full-time and part-time study

There are no specific skills, knowledge understanding or any other qualifications that must be achieved in order to start this qualification, however learners must have the potential and opportunity to gain this qualification successfully.

This qualification is mainly taken by individuals employed as a roofer.

Progression

Learners may progress from the Level 2 in Roofing Occupations (Construction) to a range of qualifications at Level 3 and above, including Occupational Work Supervision.

What approvals are needed?

Centres must come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide.

Where can you take this course

Qualification content and delivery tools

Qualification structure

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction) — (Roof Tiler)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 7 mandatory units (credit value 61).

Group award code: GN35 68 (credit value 61)

Please refer to the qualification structure (78 KB) for more information.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction) — (Roof Slater)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 6 mandatory units (credit value 56).

Group award code: GN34 68 (credit value 56)

Please refer to the qualification structure (76 KB) for more information.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction) — (Roof Slater and Tiler)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 8 mandatory units (credit value 86).

Group award code: GN32 68 (credit value 86)

Please refer to the qualification structure (80 KB) for more information.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction) — (Fully Supported Lead and Hard Metal Roofer and Cladder)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 5 mandatory units (credit value 53).

Group award code: GN2V 68 (credit value 53)

Please refer to the qualification structure (62 KB) for more information.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction) — (Thatching)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 7 mandatory units (credit value 90).

Group award code: GN38 68 (credit value 90)

Please refer to the qualification structure (64 KB) for more information.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction) — (Solar Collector Roofer – Access)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 5 mandatory units (credit value 30) 1 optional unit (credit value 8).

Group award code: GN36 68 (credit value 38)

Please refer to the qualification structure (66 KB) for more information.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction) — (Solar Collector Roofer – Protection/Handover)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 5 mandatory units (credit value 30) 1 optional unit (credit value 10).

Group award code: GN37 68 (credit value 40)

Please refer to the qualification structure (67 KB) for more information.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction) — (Heritage Roof Slater)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 9 mandatory units (credit value 110).

Group award code: GN30 68 (credit value 110)

Please refer to the qualification structure (79 KB) for more information.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction) — (Heritage Roof Tiler)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 8 mandatory units (credit value 116).

Group award code: GN31 68 (credit value 116)

Please refer to the qualification structure (82 KB) for more information.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction) — (Heritage Roof Slater and Tiler)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 10 mandatory units (credit value 141).

Group award code: GN2x 68 (credit value 141)

Please refer to the qualification structure (82 KB) for more information.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations (Construction) — (Heritage Fully Supported Lead and Hard Metal Roofing and Cladding)

The qualification requires the learner to complete 6 mandatory units (credit value 83).

Group award code: GN39 68 (credit value 83)

Please refer to the qualification structure (64 KB) for more information.

Unit specifications

Unit specifications for this qualification are available on the Regulated Qualifications unit search.

How to assess

Ongoing course assessment will apply. Each unit specification gives detailed information on the assessment criteria, assessment (evidence) requirements and guidance on instruments of assessment for the unit.

The qualification is assessed by completing a portfolio of evidence which details what the learner has completed at work. This can be gathered through observation, professional discussion, witness testimony or supporting documentary evidence. The assessor can work alongside the learner to confirm that they have met the requirements of the qualification and that they are therefore competent in their role.

Competence is displayed through the assessor observing the learner demonstrate that they carry out their normal work activities competently and to the industry standard and comply with current legislation and company procedures.

The assessment process will ensure that the learner can complete the tasks that they have been directed to undertake and that they can interpret the instructions correctly. They will demonstrate that they can select the appropriate resources for the tasks and can complete them within the given timescales and specifications.

Learner portfolio

Assessment strategy/principle