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IOR Associate Roofing Courses

Associate Course Overview

The course is designed around the following elements:

• Pre-course study

• Interactive learning

• Collaborative exercises

• Developing independent learning and research skills

• Increasing personal confidence

The Associate Course is delivered as an intensive learning experience.

This entirely new and innovative course is designed to offer delegates the opportunity to learn effectively, with minimum disruption to working patterns.

The sessions are coupled to a directed self-learning programme designed to prepare the delegate for the classroom or online sessions and to help revise subjects covered during group learning time.

Classroom Based 

5 classroom days over a 10 week period – The course is split between 1 day per fortnight group learning in a classroom environment with a minimum 8 to a maximum 12 delegates per class.

The Institute of Roofing
Associate Course

The Associate Course is perfect for anyone considering a professional career in roofing, particularly with an eye to moving into or occupying a supervisory or management role.

This course is fully interactive and will provide essential skills and knowledge to be able to progress in the Roofing Industry.

Breakdown of the Associate Course

The course includes 10 modules with clearly defined learning objectives; all of which are individually assessed as the course progresses. A minimum ‘Pass’ mark in every module is required to complete the course.

Guided Self Study

There is approximately 50 hours of guided self-learning, over the duration of the course.

Self-Study sessions will be interactive, well supported and offered in manageable chunks, each with an element of assessment using pre-prepared learning tools; including structured e-learning, videos, presentations, exercises and quizzes to make studies proceed at a pace which meets personal preferences and workload.

Group sessions will involve a range of activities to expand and consolidate learning.

More Information

Courses are run throughout the UK as demand dictates and costs £850+VAT per delegate.

For information on potential courses in your area or to host a course dedicated to your company, please contact the Institute of Roofing at with details of your requirements.

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M1 & M2

M3, M4 & M5

Review M7 Preparation M10

M6 & M8

Module 1
Support &

Module 3
Module 4

Module 7
Surveying /

Module 8
Tendering &

Module 9
& Test

Module 2
Roof Safety

Module 5
Design &

Module 6
Roofing Systems
(Pitched & Flat)

Module 6
Roofing Systems
(Sheeting &
Cladding, Lead &
Hard Metal)

Module 10
Conservation &


PLEASE NOTE: The above timetable is representative of the Classroom based 5-7 week course.  The Online course modules are delivered over a 15 week period.


There are no formal exams. Delegates will cover 200 learning criteria and submit 60 tangible pieces of learning evidence.

Please note that this qualification cannot be achieved without commitment to self study.

Each delegate will have their own online learning dashboard which will have an indicator of achievement against completion of required course content. This will help delegates to track their progress.

On successful completion delegates will be awarded a Pass (≥70%), Credit (≥80%) or Distinction (≥90%) for the course and be eligible to enter The Institute of Roofing at Associate Level and to use the letters AIoR after their name.

How roofing courses can help you?

Improving your knowledge and skills through training to become a roofer is crucial when you want to progress your career. On-the-tools roofing skills courses with the requisite health & safety course accreditation can enhance your career prospects as it shows a client or potential employer that you are fully qualified to carry out roof work to a recognised standard under safe working conditions. Completing a relevant course and training could fast-track your progression from apprentice roofer to potentially running your own successful roofing business.

When completing any roofing skills course, a key benefit is that you can take what you have learnt and apply it on the roof. Without that knowledge you may have to rely on another roofer to teach you, which could take longer than if you arrive equipped with what you have taken in from the course. Also, whilst on-the-job learning is invaluable you may get a one-sided perspective from colleagues who only tell you what they want you to know, or you could pick up a few bad habits from them. This won’t always be the case and you may have a great roofing colleague to teach you, but either way having your own knowledge from an official roofing course will benefit you.


Without qualified evidence of your skills in the roofing trade it’s assumed you’re a general labourer. If you have evidence of a roofing skills course you’ve completed it could help you diversify your day job and branch out into other disciplines of roofing.

If you are looking to get into a supervisory or managerial role and maybe eventually run your own business, completing a management skills course, from the Institute of Roofing, designed for roofing professionals can help you save time climbing the career ladder and increase your earnings potential. As well as improving your supervisory and management skills completing a course will help give you a feeling of confidence. For example, beforehand you may have felt that it wasn’t your place to offer anything except your labouring skills. Becoming qualified however can give you that confidence and a voice to offer knowledge and on-the-job advice on a range of problem-solving issues.

We offer courses and learning opportunities to candidates of all abilities that will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to go further in the roofing industry. Knowledge is power and can lead to good earnings, the more you know the higher you can go and earn higher wages. Not only that but you can have a roofing career that will be more varied and fulfilling than you could ever imagine. Job satisfaction is important no matter what industry you are in and completing a roofing course can help you get the most out of your work.

The benefits of training and education can afford you a world of opportunity you may not have previously had access to. If you’re ambitious and looking to get to the top of the roofing industry, then you won’t regret completing a course like our Associate course. We want you to achieve success as a roofer and be the best you can be.

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