Batten roll roofing


The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills to install batten roll roofing.


Minimum 3 days of 6 learning hours per day .

Purpose/ scope

The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills to install batten roll roofing. 

The scope includes: 

  • Description of batten roll roofing systems 
  • Materials used in batten roll roofing 
  • Benefits of using batten roll roofing 
  • Fabrication of batten rolls using site folders 
  • Fabrication of roof trays 
  • Edge details, including: edges, verges, ridges, flashings
  • Installation of batten roll roofing.

Occupational relevance

Training delivered against this standard is relevant to the following occupational group(s):

  • Operative and Craft
  • Supervision.

Candidate pre-requisites

There are no candidate pre-requisites as part of this standard. However a basic knowledge of roofing terminology and techniques would be beneficial. 

Instruction/ supervision

As a minimum, course instructors must be able to demonstrate that, in relation to this standard, they have:

  • A train the trainer or instructional techniques course certificate
  • Successfully completed training to this standard
  • At least 2 years relevant industrial experience
  • A verifiable CV.


Delivery may be in an on or off the job environment. 

All materials and equipment must be of a suitable quality and quantity for candidates to achieve learning outcomes, and must comply with relevant legislation. 

The class size and candidate/instructor ratio must allow training to be delivered in a safe manner and enable candidates to achieve the learning outcomes. 


For the successful completion of training, the trainer will be required to make a declaration of the learner’s contribution during the course and that they are confident the learner has understood the content of the course. 

Quality assurance

Quality assurance against this standard will require initial approval of the training organisation and their content mapped to the standard.

CITB will also conduct an approval intervention, either desk-based or centre visit, to ensure the training organisation can meet the requirements of the training standard.

Approved training organisations will be required to present information on records of training and assessment upon request to CITB for desk based analysis. They will also be visited annually by the CITB quality assurance team.


No Renewal/Refreshment Requirements - There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard.

Approval date

17 November 2017

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes 

The candidate will be able to:

  • Discuss the hazards and risks associated with working on roofing systems and the precautions to be observed.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of batten roll roofing.
  • Identify the materials, tools and equipment used in batten roll roofing.
  • Fabricate batten rolls using site folders.
  • Fabricate roof trays.
  • Identify edge details to include, edges, verges, ridges and flashings.
  • Install batten roll roofing