Roof Tiling Course




4 days




The Builder Training Centre (The BTC) offers high quality structured Roof Tiling Courses, which can be attended as a 4 day course during the week, usually Monday to Thursday.

Our instructors are qualified, highly experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Tradespersons, so students can take advantage of all the tips of the trade, personal experiences and advice they offer.

This short course is intensive, but the atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable which creates a good learning environment. If you have a particular project in mind, or some building plans you wish to gain advice on, our instructors will be more than happy to discuss these with you.

This basic hands-on practical course will enable you to learn the many aspects of roof tiling. You will be working on a specially designed mock-up roof at ground level with a dormer window and a velux window.

You will learn techniques on how to carry out repairs on an existing roof. By the end of this course we believe that you will be more than satisfied with the skills learnt and have a good understanding of the techniques required to be able to tile or repair a roof.

The roofing skills learnt on this course can be a very cost effective way of learning to overhaul a roof, often avoiding costly replacement!

Course Content

Tasks include:

  • Fixing membrane to a roof
  • Cutting, spacing and fitting battens
  • Tiling a roof using plain tiles, interlocking tiles and slate
  • Pointing a gable end using undercloak
  • Fitting bonnets on the hip
  • Fitting a velux window with flashing kit and slate around it
  • Learn the skill of lead work:
    • Fitting a lead valley around a dormer window
    • Dressing and fitting a lead front apron
    • Straight cut and step flashings

Training Facilities

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Please click the button below to proceed with our online Application Form. You will be given details on the Application Form about how to make the minimum deposit payment of £150.00, or the full amount of £495.00, to secure a place on your chosen date.

Alternatively, give us a call on 020 8649 9340 to get booked in over the phone.

Have you considered adding Roof Tiling to a multi-course package?
e.g. Roof Construction, Roof Tiling, Carpentry, Bricklaying
Total £1,830.00 (inc VAT)
A saving of £80.00!


Steel toe-capped safety footwear is a health and safety requirement for all our courses. We stock steel-toe capped boots from size 3 to 13 (with some half sizes), which can be purchased on the first morning of your course for just £20.00. 

You should wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting dirty. This course will take place outside, so you should dress accordingly to the weather.

We provide all relevant tools and materials that are required for the duration of your course.

Changing facilities for men and women are available on-site. For a £5.00 deposit you can get a padlock to a locker for any small valuables you may wish to bring along.

You are welcome to bring your own food to eat in our canteen. Alternatively, we sell a small selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks, or you could purchase food from one of the local supermarkets/shops/cafes/restaurants within just a few minutes’ walk.

Provided you are aged at least 18 years and deemed fit and healthy to complete physical work, this course is suitable for you. Whether your background is already in a trade or something completely different, these skills can be learnt and applied directly after the course.

Over the years, we have had students attend the course for many reasons, the most popular of which would be to expand their current professional services, start a whole new career or to just pick up a new skill for DIY. These are not just skills for one project, these are skills for life!

You will be awarded a Builder Training Centres Limited Certificate of Continuous Professional Development after full completion of the course. The Certificate will include your name, the dates you attended, and on the reverse we list all the areas you have covered throughout your course.

Course notes will be provided during your course. These will summarise most of the topics covered with some diagrams and pictures also included, however, you may choose to bring along a notepad and pen to take additional notes.

As we are located within Waddon Train Station Buildings, we do not have any parking on-site. That said, there are plenty of residential roads in the surrounding area that have free unrestricted parking, within just a few minutes’ walk. If attending on Sunday, you can park in the marked red boxes in Epsom Road where our Centre at Waddon Station is situated and in Stafford Road where our Electrical Centre is situated (a minute’s walk away) all day free of charge.

Please email if you would like any further information or instructions.


Our training facility is located at the following address:
Waddon Station Buildings, 160 Epsom Road, Croydon, CR0 4UP

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"I feel that I am now confident and competent in tiling plain, interlocking and slate roofs. The centre was friendly and the instructor was very good at explaining things. This is going to be a very useful thing for my building business."
Mahesh Gurung
"An excellent course, superbly instructed by Tony. The pace of the course was just right. The content was interesting and well structured. I will definitely recommend the centre to other servicemen during their transition to ‘real life’. Thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable week."
James Priestly
"The centre and course are very much fit for the purpose. The teaching was well thought out and would put many university lecturers to shame."
Ian Hunter