Please note – this route used to be called the Specialist Apprenticeship Programme. SPRA has been forced to change the name to Specialist Applied-skills Programme due to government legislation relating to the term Apprentice. No change has been made to the course. It is for a new entrant with little or no previous experience in construction.
The SPRA SAP is an 18 month training programme that leads to a Level 2 Vocational Qualification (VQ) Applied Waterproof Membranes – -Single Ply Roofing. Achieving this VQ will give the trainee access to a blue Skilled Worker CSCS card as part of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), once successfully completing a Working at Heights Health, Safety and Environment test.
It is delivered over 25 days in blocks of 5 days in a 12 month period; to be followed by a period of assessment that can last up to 6 months. It will also include a manufacturers’ training programme of the leaners’ and their employers’ choice.
The SAP assessor will advise on how to gather the necessary evidence from the workplace and how to build a portfolio to achieve the VQ. It is important to remember that the leaner must be working on single ply roofing projects during the SAP to generate the evidence and performing a role where the mandatory units are achievable.
Once you have gained your Level 2 VQ, you will then be able to apply for a blue skilled worker CSCS card which demonstrates your competence to work on site
The course will provide learners with enough training to cover the six main units relating to skills and knowledge for Single Ply Roofing in the workplace, which are as follows: Preparing surfaces for membrane roofing systems, applying single ply and repairing membrane roofing systems, conforming to general health, safety and welfare, confirming to productive working practices and moving, handling and storing resources. It will also include all relevant health and safety certificates including Working at Height; Manual handling; Regulations; Harnesses; Fire extinguishers; Emergency first aid; PASMA; Asbestos Awareness; Abrasive wheels and Level 2 VQ ‘Applied Waterproof Membranes – Single Ply Roofing’ and a single ply membrane manufacturer product training card.
• Applicants having a full contract of direct employment with a CITB English, Scottish or Welsh registered company and are resident in England, Scotland or Wales.
• Applicants who have reached the age of 16 prior to the registration date of the scheme.
The SAP is open to both SPRA contractor members and other contractors specialising in single ply roofing.
Applicants are not eligible for CITB grant if they have been on a previous CITB grant assisted apprenticeship. For further information please contact our Training Manager, Mark Thornton firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information on CITB grant funding for the SAP can be found on the CITB website
• SPRA specialist trainer with small groups.
• Short bursts of off-site training spread over 18 months
• Funding for CITB registered companies
• All relevant health and safety certificates
• Level 2 VQ ‘Applied Waterproof Membranes -Single Ply Roofing’
• Access to a blue Skilled Worker CSCS card
• A sound basis for a safe and successful career in single ply roofing.
SPRA Members = £5760 (CITB Grant available = £5560, Special SPRA Grant (limited numbers) £500)
Non-SPRA Members = £6400 (CITB Grant available = £5560)
We currently have three approved training centres in Cambridgeshire, Carmarthenshire and the West Midlands. Trainees come from across Great Britain and therefore we select the centre that is most convenient for the majority of trainees.
Email SPRA at email@example.com with your contract details and potential trainee details. The SPRA Training Manager or a SPRA Assessor will be in contact to profile the trainee and ensure that the SAP is the correct training course for them.