Competitors will be expected to undertake a specific project that will require them to demonstrate the skills that are essential requirements for today’s construction industry.
Roofing operatives work on the protective layers of a building which separate the inside from the elements using a range of materials, methods and structures. Roof slaters and tilers install and repair all the waterproof coverings for buildings by applying slates or tiles to a designed framework, such as the roof of a house. Skills for this role include understanding drawings and specifications to know what materials to use, fixing underlay, insulation and roof coverings in place, repairing old or faulty roofing, ensuring any new covering is weatherproof.
Heritage specialists can work on roofs ranging from Victorian terraced houses to ancient churches. Modern slaters and tilers are trained in using the handmade materials of earlier eras, including clay tiles and different types of natural stone or slate.
This competition has been designed to reflect the role of a roof slater and tiler and the standards that are expected within the construction industry.
This is an individual competition and competitors must be proficient with the core competencies above
Participants must be:
At least 16 years of age on 1st September 2021 and must also meet at least one of the following criteria:
For more information about the National Qualifiers for this competition please refer to the Rules and Guidance document in the ‘Useful resources’ section below
Northern Ireland: 4 May
England, Scotland and Wales:
6, 19 and 30 May
9, 14 and 23 June