Profile of skills and competences

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

  • Plan and perform assignments common to the trade in the quality expected and in compliance with applicable rules, regulations and traditions
  • Perform work assignments common to the trade and participate in the planning and performance of special assignments
  • Seek information and make decisions concerning materials, structural methods and assembly methods, and plan, organise and perform work assignments in collaboration with people from other trade groups at the workplace
  • Keep informed of rules and regulations applying to construction, including rules and regulations on fire protection, health and safety at work, tender procedures, tendering and quality assurance;
  • Plan and perform assignments with due respect of the local and the global environment
  • Enrol in qualifying training programmes as well as in programmes of continued and further training and education

Range of occupations accessible to the holder of the certificate

A thatcher is a roofer specialising in thatched roofs. 
Thatchers also carry out joinery work and treat natural materials in relation to roofing work. 
Thatchers typically work in a thatching business or have business of their own.

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 4 years to 4 years and 6 months depending on the start date


Additional information:
Final Schools: Den jydske Haandværkerskole
Prepractice: Yes
School-based Practice: Yes
Further Education:

AP Graduate in Construction Technology, Bachelor of Architectural Technology and Construction, Constructor.