Your Private Independent Roofing Merchant 

Upskill Your Workforce with The Roofbase Training Academy  

At Roofbase, keeping our customers up to date with the latest products and installation techniques is extremely important. Which is why we created The Roofbase Training Academy. 
 
Working with the most well respected and trusted brands within the industry, we provide training both on-site, or in branch at your local Roofbase. So you can gain the most up to date knowledge from the best in the industry, without the cost and inconvenience of travelling far. 

Your Roofbase Industry Specialist Team 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Lesley Hughes 

Roofbase  
Training Manager 

Chris Bartlett 

BDM covering  
Building, Glazing and Timbers Products 

Nicki Brodie 

BDM covering  
Insulation Products 

Matt Rodrigues 

BDM covering  
Solar Products 

Ken Giddins 

BDM covering  
Flat Roofing Products 

Paul Stanway 

BDM covering  
Liquid Products 
 
 

Lesley Hughes 

Roofbase Training Manager 
 

Chris Bartlett 

BDM covering  
Building, Glazing and Timbers Products 
 

Nicki Brodie 

BDM covering  
Insulation Products 
 

Matt Rodrigues 

BDM covering  
Solar Products 
 

Ken Giddins 

BDM covering  
Flat Roofing Products 
 

Paul Stanway 

BDM covering  
Liquid Products 

Upcoming Training Courses 

The Roofbase Training Academy training colurses are held across our branch network, and we are constantly adding new course dates. See below for our current courses, or click here to view our comprehensive range of courses. 

The Roofbase Training Academy Training Courses 

The Roofbase Training Academy training colurses are held across our branch network, and we are constantly adding new course dates. See below for our comprehensive range of courses. 

Lead Bossing & Welding  (City & Guilds Accredited) 

This is a five-day City & Guilds Accredited Programme run by the Lead Sheet Training Academy. Course fees are £750, plus VAT, per person. 

Flat and Pitch Solar Theory Training 

This full day 2 part training should be attended by contractors looking to step in to the PV installing business. 

Restec Liquid and GRP Roofing Systems 

Unlock your 20-year guarantee and become a Restec-certified installer with this Restec Liquid and GRP Roofing Systems training course at your local Roofbase. 

EPDM Training Course 

This icourse includes Surface preparation, laying the EPDM, upstand detail work, trims, pipe seals, and outlets, individual bench work 
and a Q&A session. 

VELUX® Best Practice Installation Training 

During this course, you will get introduced to the VELUX range and get insider tips on selecting the right products for the job. The trainer will take you through a hands-on best practice installation, providing useful pointers that will make your work on site easier. 

SuperFOIL - Approved Contractor Training 

The course includes an overview of products, a review of the online training module - extra wisdom and highlight key points, the science around Multifoils, practical session using SF19 and 40 and much more. 

Liquid Roofing Training 

The liquid roofing training programme includes 10 courses which can also be delivered as individual standalone courses. 

Level 2 Roof Slating and Tiling 

This 20 day training programme leads to a Level 2 Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Roof Slating and Tiling. 20 days will be off site training, including Slating, Tiling, Interlocking tiling over a 12 month period followed by an of on-site assessment. 

NVQ 2 Pitched Roofing Training 

This upskilling NVQ 2 Roof Slating and Tiling course is targeted at new entrants into the industry, and is delivered 2 days a month over one year. Full grant is available for CITB registered companies. 

Leadwelding and Bossing Training Course 

This is a five-day City & Guilds Accredited Programme run by the Lead Sheet Training Academy.  
Course fees are £750, plus VAT, per person. 
If your company is CITB registered grants and training funds are available to cover the entire cost of the course. 
Traditional Basic Leadwork Craft (a City & Guilds Accredited Programme) 
 
This is an introductory course for those with little or no experience of leadwork. It covers basic bossing and welding, the two skills most commonly used by today’s leadworkers. 
 
Bossing is the method used to shape and form lead sheet into complex shapes and joints without leaving tool marks or causing any significant reduction in the thickness of the metal. Welding is the alternative method for shaping lead and can also be used when sheets need to be joined together. Both methods must be achieved neatly and without compromising the weatherproofing quality of the installation. They demand a high degree of skill and knowledge. 
 
This course has two parts , lead welding & bossing they can be delivered as a one week course or the course can be taken as two modular blocks each of three days. If the course is delivered in one week candidates are eligible to claim the completion grant of Tier 3 (£240 2023/24) and if taken separately they are eligible for Tier 2 (£140 in 2023/24). 
 
Welding 
Candidates will cover, and undertake: 
Butt Welding 
Lap Welding 
Cover Patch 
Fillet Welding 
Incline welding and gusset corner 
Pipe sleeve 
Front apron 
Welded back gutter 
Saddle flashings 
Each element is checked to ensure quality and conformity to specification and best practice. 
At the end of the Welding module, candidates are formally assessed on their fabrication of a Welded Back Gutter. 
 
Bossing 
Candidates will cover, and undertake: 
Half front apron 
Chute outlet 
Internal and External corners 
 
Each element is checked to ensure quality and conformity to specification and best practice. 
At the end of the Bossing module, candidates are formally assessed on forming a Bossed Back Gutter. 

Flat and Pitch Solar Theory Training 

Who Should Attend 
This full day 2 part training should be attended by contractors looking to step in to the PV installing business. 
 
Aims 
The aim of this course is to increase the contractors knowledge of installing/ storage and understanding required for solar arrays to run to the best of their ability. 
 
Learning Objectives 
By the end of this training event delegates will be able to: 
👉 Describe why solar energy in important 
👉 Describe why its important to have solar arrays fitted correctly 
👉 Describe the brands we offer are safe to use. 
👉 Describe how the panels are going to be installed 
👉 Sell the solar arrays with confidence 
👉 Show with confidence how to use the solar configurator 
👉 Describe how the solar array works to potential customers 
 
Course Method 
The course will begin with a class room presentation and then move to practical installation, and will cover: 
👉 Marley 
👉 BMI 
👉 Rail system 
👉 Flat roof solar 
 
Price £50, plus VAT, per person 
 
Register your interest 
If you are interested in attending solar theory training please email Lesley Hughes at [email protected] 
 

Restec Liquid and GRP Roofing Systems Training:  

The course includes: 
👉 Hands-on training using Restec's range of liquid and GRP roofing systems 
👉 Upon completion, you will be a Restec-certified installer 
👉 Unlock your 20-year guarantee 
👉 Tips from the experts on how to install our liquid roofing systems to maximise the quality of your installation 
 
Price £100, plus VAT, per person 

EPDM Training 

The course includes: 
👉 Surface preparation 
👉 Laying the EPDM 
👉 Upstand detail work 
👉Trims, pipe seals, and outlets 
👉 Individual bench work 
👉 Q&A session 
 
8.30 am meet and greet, for a 9.00am start 
12.00 pm a light lunch will be provided 
3.00 pm finish 
Price £100, plus VAT, per person 
 
 

VELUX® Best Practice Installation Training  

During this course, you will get introduced to the VELUX range and get insider tips on selecting the right products for the job. The trainer will take you through a hands-on best practice installation, providing useful pointers that will make your work on site easier. 
 
The course includes: 
👉 Overview of the complete VELUX product range 
👉 Hands-on step-by-step installation of centre pivot and top hung roof windows – including installation products 
👉 Hints and tips for the best result 
👉 How to turn product benefits into increased sales 
👉 Q&A session 
 
9.00 am start 
12.30 pm finish 
Price - this course is Free of Charge 

SuperFOIL Approved Contractor Training 

The course includes: 
👉 An overview of products 
👉 Review the online training module - extra wisdom and highlight key points 
👉 The science around Multifoils - why the way forward 
👉 Practical session using SF19 and 40 
👉 Member website run through- highlight project submission / tier elements 
👉 AIP membership advantages 
👉 Ask the expert opportunity 
 
11.00 am start 
Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided 
3.00 pm finish 
Price - this course is Free of Charge 
 
To book your place, or for more information 
Please call Lesley Hughes on 07817 641984 or email Lesley at [email protected] 
 

Liquid Roofing Training 

 
 
The liquid roofing training programme includes the courses listed below. These courses can also be delivered as individual standalone courses. 
 
GET1822 Balconies, Podiums, & Inverted Roof Systems 
GET1824 Details, Terminations, flashings, gutters, night seals, faults and rectification 
GET1827 Insulation Calculations, Condensation risk and VCL 
GET 1832 Liquid Applied Membranes Introduction 
GET1837 Roofing Felt products & Application 
GET1839 Recoating roofs of metal Asbestos and Fibre-Cement 
GET1841 Tapered insulation systems 
GET1903 Green Roofs 
GET2120 Project Planning & Preparation 
GET2122 Roof Structures, Terminology & Types 
 
Book your place 
Please call Lesley Hughes on 07817 641984 or email Lesley at [email protected] 

Level 2 Roof Slating and Tiling 

This 20 day training programme leads to a Level 2 Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Roof Slating and Tiling. 20 days will be off site training, including Slating, Tiling, Interlocking tiling over a 12 month period followed by an of on-site assessment. 
 
Who is it for? 
Those who have some experience in roofing and are working as a roofer on a day to day basis with the opportunity to work with slate, man made fibre cement and plain tiles. 
 
When and Where 
We run the course every six months at Roofbase Cardiff.  
 
How much will it cost? 
CITB grants are available 
 
Why do this course? 
👉 Roofing specialist trainer with small groups. 
👉 2 days per month over a 12 month period 
👉 Access to online H S training including : 
Working at Heights 
Manual Handling 
Asbestos Awareness 
Abrasive Wheels 
Fire Awareness 
Dust Awareness 
First Aid  
Mental Health Awareness 
👉 NVQ 2 Roof Slating and Tiling blue Skilled Worker CSCS card 
👉 A sound basis for a safe and successful career in the roofing industry 
 
Book your place 
Please call Lesley Hughes on 07817 641984 or email Lesley at [email protected] 

NVQ 2 Pitched Roofing Training 

This upskilling NVQ 2 Roof Slating and Tiling course is targeted at new entrants into the industry, and is delivered 2 days a month over one year. Full grant is available for CITB registered companies.  
 
The programme includes the courses listed below. These courses can also be delivered as individual standalone courses. 
 
GET2355 Battens and Membranes 
GET2356 Introduction to Interlocking Tiles 
GET2357 Interlocking Tiles 
GET2358 Natural Slating 
GET2359 Introduction to Plain Tiling 
GET2608 Man-Made Fibre Cement Slating 
GET2610 Introduction to Natural Slating 
GET2611 Plain Tiling (including background materials and flashings) 
 
 
Book your place 
Please call Lesley Hughes on 07817 641984 or email Lesley at [email protected] 

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