Metal roof soldering introduction


The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with an introduction to soldering hard and soft metal roofs.

CITB have developed this training standard in discussion with industry


Minimum 1 day of 6 learning hours.

Purpose/ scope

The purpose of training delivered against this standard is to provide candidates with an introduction to soldering hard and soft metal roofs.
The scope includes:

  • Hazards associated with soldering
  • Tools and equipment used for soldering, to include solder types, fluxes and types of iron
  • Roofing materials commonly joined using solder
  • Benefits of soldering over other jointing methods
  • Soldering techniques used for both hard and soft metals
  • Repair of soldered joints.

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.


There are no mandatory renewal or recommended refreshment requirements for this standard.

Approval date

17th November 2017

Review cycle

Either on request or in 3 years from approval date.

Learning outcomes 

The candidate will be able to:

  • Identify the hazards and risks associated with soldering hard and soft metals and the precautions to be observed
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of soldering over other jointing methods
  • Identify the tools and equipment commonly used in creating soldered joints for roofing materials
  • Identify the roofing materials that may be joined using solder
  • Use correct equipment and techniques to solder roofing materials
  • Use approved techniques to repair a soldered joint.