High standards

The NFRC gives you access to a wide range of training, industry bodies and competitions to give you and your customers the assurance you need.

To maintain high standards of workmanship, sound business practice is essential for giving confidence to homeowners and roofing contractors alike. Therefore making sure your workforce are well trained, is not only an important element of running a successful business, it’s also good for the industry as a whole.


That’s why the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) is such an integral part of roofing. They direct a significant amount of their resources to improving standards through training and skills competitions, and believe in training the workforce so the integrity of roofing is maintained.

In addition to access to free training courses provided to its members by the NFRC, as a member you can gain access to various training providers, including the National Construction Colleges (NCC), that are affiliated to NFRC. All have close relationships with the NFRC in regard to training and skills competitions. Here’s how they can help you keep on top of your game.

Skillbuild is the largest UK multi-trade competition for construction trainees and apprentices. The NFRC run the roofing competition with disciplines including reinforced bituminous membranes,
roof sheeting and cladding and roof slating and tiling. Find out more at www.nfrc.co.uk/nfrc-members/training/competitions

The CITB helps companies improve their skills and competitiveness, reduce costs and recruit the best talent. They can help you:

  • Find and join training groups to help develop your business
  • Discover industry trends and changes
  • Respond to bids
  • Find funding for training and qualifying your workforce
  • Run apprenticeships
  • Attend Business Awareness Workshops

To find out more visit www.citb.co.uk

The IOR provides professional qualifications for all levels of competence in roofing. IOR membership gives you access to continuous training development so you can improve or establish a clear professional career path.

Why become an IOR member?

  • Access to free Legal and Health & Safety Advice
  • Eligibility for a Professionally Qualified Person (PQP) CSCS Card
  • Establish a career path using existing and new qualifications
  • Regular CPD sessions
  • Industry recognised qualifications

To find out more visit www.instituteofroofing.org

There are eight Regional Roof Training Groups located throughout the country, providing a range of courses including NVQs in roofing and CSCS certification. Members of each group can pool their training requirements enabling them to access courses specifically designed for them at a competitive cost and delivered locally whenever demand allows.

To find out more visit www.rooftraining.co.uk