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
Secondary education:

AP Graduate in Construction Technology, Bachelor of Architectural Technology and Construction, Constructor. If a person has completed a EUX as superstructure in connection with the apprenticeship, he or she also has access to engineering and architectural educations. The person is also entitled to secondary supplementary courses necessary to gain access to other, specific higher education.