Lead + Hard Metal Courses

Training at the Lead Sheet Training Academy

The Lead Sheet Training Academy is at the forefront of training for those using lead or hard metals in the construction industry. To deliver this training the LSTA operates from a state of the art, purpose-built training facility in East Peckham, Kent which is open six-days a week for most of the year.

The training centre includes full scale training rigs and resources as well as providing a well-equipped environment in which to learn as it re-creates real-life situations. If suitable premises are available, we can also deliver basic courses in lead and hard metals at locations around the UK.

The centre is recognised as a CITB Approved Training Organisation. Our tutors are experienced trainers, holding qualifications in leadwork, hard metals and teaching, have experience of working on-site and are CITB-approved assessors. CITB grants are available to meet most course fees for employees of CITB-registered construction businesses. LSTA can offer pay-as-you-learn charges for courses longer than 5-days.

The LSTA is open all year, including most Saturdays, so courses can be arranged around dates that suit you.

The courses currently available from the LSTA include:

The LSTA has been appointed by CITB as the UK’s sole provider of these courses. The courses are a mixture of attendance at the training centre and on-site experience and assessment. Each of these courses will take up to 18 months to complete including 30-days attendance at the LSTA centre. | More >

These courses provide a natural progression for those who want to gain a recognised qualification in leadwork or hard metal craft. Three courses are available in each material for those wanting to acquire the skills and knowledge used in roofing, cladding and weathering applications. The advanced-level courses are designed for those wanting to undertake heritage projects.

All of these courses are approved CITB Short-duration courses and grant funding is available for registered construction businesses.

The courses are:

These courses can be taken on consecutive days or spread over a period to suit your needs. | More >

These options are designed for experienced workers without formal qualifications who want to obtain recognition of their skills by obtaining an NVQ Level 2 or Level 3 qualification without the need to spend significant time on off-site training. | More >

Bespoke Training

LSTA can offer bespoke training in lead and hard metals to meet your specific needs. This training can be delivered either at our Training Centre or we can discuss the options for bringing training to your workplace or a facility near to your location. | Please contact us to discuss any requirements you may have.

Choosing the right course, fees and timings

A flow-chart to help you identify the most appropriate course for your need is available here >

Course fees (at 1 April 2018) are available here >

A deposit of £200 will reserve your place with the balance due 10 days before the course starts.

As a CITB Approved Training Organisation, most of the training courses run by LSTA are grant eligible for CITB registered construction employers. Most grants are now paid for achievement on satisfactory completion of the course and will be paid automatically without you needing to apply. For more details on CITB grants click here >

Please contact the LSTA on 01622 87243 or by email to info@leadsheet.co.uk for help on choosing the right course for you, further information on fees and grants, course dates and booking places on courses.

LSTA Courses

The LSTA has been delivering SAP courses for CITB since 2009. Since then 130 students have been registered for the programme. There is a very high level of satisfactory completion – every candidate registered since 2014 has successfully completed the course – and users rate the courses highly. | More >

This is an introductory course for those with little or no experience of leadwork. It covers basic bossing and welding, the two skills most commonly used by today’s leadworkers. | More >

This course is the natural progression for those who have completed the Basic Leadwork Craft course and want to gain a further recognised qualification in leadwork. | More >

This course allows experienced Leadworkers to extend their skills to cover more complicated roof shapes and casting methods required for the maintenance of the nation’s historic and listed, buildings. | More >

This is an introductory course for those with little or no experience of hard metal work. It covers basic techniques for shaping and creating effective joints between sheets of hard metal. | More >

This is an introductory course for those with little or no experience of hard metal work. It covers basic techniques for shaping and creating effective joints between sheets of hard metal. | More >

This course allows experienced hard metalworkers to extend their skills to cover more complicated roof shapes and methods required for the maintenance of the nation’s historic, and listed, buildings. | More >

These options are designed for experienced workers without formal qualifications who want to obtain recognition of their skills by obtaining an NVQ Level 2 or Level 3 qualification without the need to spend significant time on off-site training. | More >

LSTA can offer bespoke training in lead and hard metals to meet your specific needs. This training can be delivered either at our Training Centre or we can discuss the options for bringing training to your workplace or a facility near to your location. | Please contact us to discuss any requirements you may have.

Course Charts

CITB Approved

The LSTA is recognised as a CITB Approved Training Organisation

Training to Suit You

The LSTA is open all year, including most Saturdays, so courses can be arranged around dates that suit you