Traditional Basic Leadwork Craft

Traditional Basic Leadwork Craft (a City & Guilds Accredited Programme)

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.

Bossing is the method used to shape and form lead sheet into complex shapes and joints without leaving tool marks or causing any significant reduction in the thickness of the metal. Welding is the alternative method for shaping lead and can also be used when sheets need to be joined together. Both methods must be achieved neatly and without compromising the weatherproofing quality of the installation. They demand a high degree of skill and knowledge.

This five day-course has two parts (each of approx. 2.5 days), though the course can be taken as two modular blocks each of three days. The reduction in time if taught as single course is a result of not having to undertake two induction briefings. If these courses are taken separately the are eligible for Tier 2 (£70 in 2018/19) completion grants.

Welding

Candidates will cover, and undertake:

  • Butt Welding
  • Lap Welding
  • Cover Patch
  • Fillet Welding
  • Incline welding and gusset corner
  • Pipe sleeve
  • Front apron
  • Welded back gutter
  • Saddle flashings

Each element is checked to ensure quality and conformity to specification and best practice.

At the end of the Welding module, candidates are formally assessed on their fabrication of a Welded Back Gutter.

Bossing

Candidates will cover, and undertake:

  • Half front apron
  • Chute outlet
  • Internal and External corners

Each element is checked to ensure quality and conformity to specification and best practice.

At the end of the Bossing module, candidates are formally assessed on forming a Bossed Back Gutter.

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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 >

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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.

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