The SAP course is aimed at new entrants 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 (NVQ/SVQ) Applied Waterproof Membranes – Single Ply Roofing. Achieving this NVQ/SVQ will give the trainee access to a blue Skilled Worker CSCS card as part of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme once they have successfully completed a Working at Heights Health, Safety and Environment test.
We aim to start two courses a year. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out the next start date.
How long does it last and how is it delivered?
SAP is a 10 -12 month training course, delivered in 5 blocks of totalling 25 days. This is followed by a period of assessment that can last up to 6 months, totalling approximately 18 months.
Evidence will be required from the workplace and the SAP assessor will advise on how to do this and how to build a portfolio to achieve the NVQ/SVQ. It is important to remember that the learner must be working on single ply roofing projects during the SAP training period to generate the evidence and be 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.
What does it include?
The course will provide learners with enough training to cover the five main units relating to skills and knowledge for Single Ply Roofing in the workplace, which are as follows:
Is SAP right for my employee?
Learners will need to have:
SAP is open to employees of 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 Support team email@example.com
Further information on CITB grant funding for SAP can be found on the CITB website.
The benefits of SAP?
How much does it cost?
There are grants towards the training from CITB. As a SPRA member the total cost would be 2 payments of £1400 (£2800). There are also up to £430 in credits that can be claimed by the employer from CITB as the trainee completes the modules. At the end of the 5 weeks training, if the trainee attends and completes the course and receives their certificate, there is a payment to the employer of £600 credit from CITB which means the total training cost to the employer is £1770 spread over 18 months.
These costs are all current at October 2021 and subject to any changes that CITB may introduce.
Please contact SPRA on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and for non-member fees.
Where does SAP training take place?
Training takes place at either
How do I apply for SAP?
Email SPRA at email@example.com with your contact details and trainee details and experience. A member of the SPRA Training team or a SPRA assessor will be in contact to profile the trainee and ensure that SAP is the correct training course for them.