Profile of skills and competences

A roofer who has finished an apprenticeship and is thus the holder of a journeyman’s certificate is able to:

  • Unsupervised to carry out all work processes common to the roofing trade in compliance with applicable health and safety regulations and environmental standards
  • Plan, organise and perform work technically and ergonomically correct and in compliance with applicable practices, standards, rules and regulations

Range of occupations accessible to the holder of the certificate
Roofers cover roofs with roofing felt, plastic and other synthetic roofing materials to make them weatherproof. They work with roof structures for all types of buildings, such as residential and commercial properties, hospitals, schools, sports facilities, carports, etc.

Duration and mode of education and training
The total duration of the education and training programme is from 2 years and 6 months to 2 years and 11 months, with 35 weeks of formal education and training and 95-116 weeks of on-the-job training.

The Danish vocational education programmes are alternating programmes. This means the apprentice is alternately taught for a period at a school and for a period in an approved construction enterprise.

Level of certificate
The training programme is a vocational education programme which is placed in:
The Danish qualification framework for life-long learning at level: 4
European Qualification Framework (EQF) at level: 4



The education takes from 3 years and 3 months to 3 years and 9 months depending on the start date.

Additional information:
Prepractice: No
Secondary education:

With additional education and training in the subjects of Danish, mathematics and foreign languages, one may access a constructor education and some university engineering programmes.