Our Training Courses

Marley offers a range of training courses to suit your level of roofing knowledge and skill.

Take a look at the courses on offer and please get in touch if you are interested in attending, or arranging an in-house session.

With a balance of theoretical and practical learning, our courses are designed to help build your roofing knowledge, understand the Marley systems and products, and give you the confidence to sell or install them. 

We are currently unable to offer face to face training at our Burton training centre. If you are interested in attending a course or in a remote training session, please get in touch via the course pages below, and we will let you know once our courses become available.

Successful roof systems aren’t just about products and guarantees; they’re about knowledge and communication too – that’s why we’re here to give practical, engaging and informative training that’s completely free of charge. 

There are three courses on offer:

  • Dry Fix Roofing Systems
  • Estimating
  • Roofing Product Knowledge

Delegates will be taught by our experienced staff and we continue to offer training support through our sales force, who are also trained and accredited by the Institute of Roofing. 

Click on one of the sections below to find out more information and how to book onto our roofing courses.

We also might be able to conduct our courses at your own premises; please contact us to discuss your requirements. 

training manager in marley training centre holding a clay vent tile

David Cassell, Training Manager at Marley

“My long career with Marley began way back in the 1970s when the Company sponsored me to study for a Business Studies degree. Back then I was one of around 100 students undertaking similar study through the Marley Student Apprenticeship scheme, which included valuable ‘work experience placements’ with the Company, leading to full-time employment.

Although Marley is now a radically different Company, our commitment to training and personal development is still as important. Many of my present-day colleagues are studying for professional qualifications, with Marley’s total support and encouragement

During 2019 we have employed our very first Customer Service apprentice, Abbie Beardmore, who has already impressed everyone with her willingness to learn and we know that she we will be a great asset to us (and our customers) in the future.

We’ve recently been working with SPV Group, based in the Midlands, who undertake construction projects around the UK. Faced with the much-publicised skills shortage within the industry, SPV decided to start their own Training Academy for 16 to 18 year olds, based at their own Head Office. This includes a ‘roofing vocational pathway’, and Marley were pleased to welcome their first intake to our Training Centre at Burton-Upon-Trent for them to learn more about pitched roofing, including a tour of our factory. I was really impressed by their enthusiasm, and one of the lads proudly told me that he ultimately wanted to run his own roofing business. With ambition like that, I’m sure he will succeed! 

During 2020 we will once again be offering our very popular ‘Top Training’ Courses to our customers, supporting the development of their staff too.  The content of those Courses will reflect new products that Marley will be launching during the year, and other exciting initiatives designed to strengthen our partnership with our trading customers. 

We always receive positive feedback from delegates, and you can read some of their comments from this year’s Courses in this brochure. Many of the attendees are new to roofing and I’m confident that many of them will go on to have long, rewarding careers in the industry just as I have.

I look forward to meeting everyone on our ‘Top Training’ Courses during 2020”. 
Dave showing details of a roof in the training centre