Scotland News and Events

  • SQA Seeking Feedback for the PDA Level 7 Craft Certificate

    by SQA | Jan 18, 2019

    PDA Level 7 Advanced Craft Certificate

    The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) are currently carrying out a review of the above-mentioned qualifications. The current qualifications have been live since 2010. The aim of the review is to identify if these qualifications are still fit for purpose and meet industry requirements. 

    Please click on the link above to see a breakdown of the current Advanced Craft qualifications.

    The SQA are seeking responses from employers on the qualifications. If you are interested in responding, please download the following survey, complete and return to Ian Morrison by no later than Thursday 31st January 2019.

  • Inspiring Construction

    by Laura | Dec 14, 2018

     Inspiring Construction Publication


    Inspiring Construction is a unique programme being delivered during the Year of the Young Person and will address barriers to participation and address any misconceptions that Scotland’s young people may have to empower them to consider becoming the construction professionals of tomorrow.

    Inspiring Construction is an interactive programme showcasing careers for young people in the Scottish construction industry. Funded by CITB, it is delivered by a consortium of major contractors, small and medium sized contractors, professional bodies and trade associations.

    Click the thumbnail image below to download a copy of the Inspiring Construction brochure to find out more.

    Inspiring Construction Publication

  • NFRC Member RoofCERT Regional Workshop - Scotland

    by RoofCERT | Nov 12, 2018



    We all want roofing to be a trade that attracts the best talent and gives everyone in it the right skills and a recognised career path to make it a lifelong profession. 

    Too often roofing is seen by the outside world as a place for cowboys. In fact, a recent survey carried out by Which? Magazine found that roofers were the least trusted of all the building trades, compared to electricians who come top in the league of trust. 

    That’s because despite the good work you deliver day in and day out, there are unskilled and inexperienced people that can simply set themselves up in business, affecting everyone else’s reputation in the process.                                                                                                                                                                                                      

    RoofCERT – the roofer’s accreditation scheme

    This is why the NFRC has partnered with the CITB in a four-year programme to develop RoofCERT, an industry-recognised ​accreditation standard for a roofing installer.

    RoofCERT will focus on and capture:

    • Existing vocational qualifications
    • The value of existing expertise
    • Upskilling the workforce
    • Attracting new talent
    • Improving the image of the industry

    The initial objective is to accredit an ​initial 5,000 roofing installers by the end of the programme in 2021.​


    Be part of the pilot programme

    RoofCERT is a collaborative programme delivered by the industry for the industry, involving employers across the supply chain, trade associations, training groups and other training providers.

    Most importantly we want our members to champion it, so hearing your views and experience is vital for its success. This is why we’re holding a series of events across the regions that give you the chance to find out about RoofCERT and its activities, and to get directly involved.

    Event details:


    Tuesday ​4th ​December 2018

    DoubleTree by Hilton - Edinburgh Airport

    Edinburgh Airport

    100 Eastfield Road


    EH28 8LL


    To RSVP please email:

  • NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards - Digital Booklet Now Available

    by NFRC | Nov 01, 2018

    Now available to download and view to view online the NFRC Scottish Roofing Contract of the Year Awards booklet. Simply click the image below to take a closer look at this year's finalist projects and more.


    NFRC Awards Booklet 2018

  • Winners revealed at the 11th NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards

    by Laura | Oct 30, 2018

    Roofers from across Scotland gathered at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow on 26 October to find out who won the coveted NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards.

    The gala celebration, which was the best-attended since the Awards were launched in 2008, was hosted by TV broadcaster Jackie Bird and featured 13 categories across all the roofing disciplines.

    The winners were chosen by an independent expert panel, with the finalists chosen for exceptional standards of workmanship and technical expertise.

    The winners of the NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards 2019 were: 

    Roof Slating sponsored by CUPA PIZARRAS
    Avonside Roofing Ltd—Dalbeattie Learning Campus  

    Heritage Roofing sponsored by Marley Eternit
    D M Roofing and Roughcasting Ltd—Pine House  

    Roof Tiling sponsored by BMI Redland
    D M Roofing and Roughcasting Ltd—Shettleston Parish Church  

    Roof Sheeting & Cladding sponsored by Kingspan
    Procladd Scotland Ltd—NHSS PSS Building  

    Rainscreen sponsored by Project Health & Safety Services Ltd
    Curtis Moore (Cladding Systems) Ltd—Dundee Station  

    Reinforced Bituminous Membrane sponsored by Bauder
    Raynor Roofing Ltd—D C Thomson—Well Roof  

    Single Ply sponsored by BMI Icopal
    AIM Developments Ltd—An Crubh (The Hub)  

    Liquid Applied sponsored by Onestop Group
    Briggs Amasco Ltd—Marischal Square 

    Green Roof
    MacLeod Roofing Ltd—CNPA HQ 

    Fully Supported Metal
    Procladd Scotland Ltd—Moge House, Morenish  

    Supply Chain Partner of the Year
    Sika Sarnafil  

    Roofing Apprentice of the Year sponsored by Independent Roof Training Association Scotland
    Connor Liddell of Rooftec (Scotland) Ltd 

    The judging panel was sponsored by ROCKWOOL

    Find out more: 

Scottish Awards Entry Open

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