Flat Roofs for Low-Rise Residential Property.

This qualification provides knowledge and understanding relating to flat roofs for low-rise residential property. It includes the construction and components of flat roofs as well as the Building Regulations and associated documents needed. It also includes the principles of warm and cold flat roofs as well as the importance of defining the scope of an inspection. 

Learning outcomes

  • Why flat roofs are used in some locations
  • How flat roofs are constructed and the function of the component parts, including load considerations and using the correct materials
  • The internal and external factors that affect the flat roof, including why drainage is important
  • The specific detailing required when a flat roof is used for regular access and the possible implications if the details are wrong or defective
  • Building Regulations and associated Approved Documents for flat roofs
  • The principle of ‘warm and cold roofs’ as it applies to flat roofs
  • The importance of defining the scope of the inspection


Construction and Pathology

40 hours

Qualification name:
Understanding Flat Roofs for Low-Rise Residential Property

Qualification type:
Ofqual recognised Level 4 Award

£495.00 + VAT


Who the qualification is designed for

  • Those involved with repair and maintenance
  • Those involved in managing property and tenants
  • Those who need a better understanding of ‘bricks and mortar’ issues

How the qualification is delivered

  • Through our bespoke online learning platform
  • Complete flexibility as to where and when you undertake your learning
  • You can enrol on this course at any time and work through the content at your own pace
  • Includes a suite of additional and recommended learning resources (such as University of the West of England construction resources and BRE online library)

How the qualification is assessed

  • After you have completed the learning, there are structured questions to demonstrate the knowledge attained

How much the qualification costs

  • The cost of the award is £495+VAT. This includes all online training material, the assessment and the Level 4 Award